Meet the Providers
Dr. Alexandra Swenson, DC
Dr. Alexandra Swenson has been practicing in Fairbanks, Alaska since 2012. She graduated from Life University as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2012. She was recognized by her peers and professors for upholding one of eight principles the school is founded on, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. In addition to her chiropractic education, Dr. Alex received her Bachelor of the Arts degree from The Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she studied Comparative Literature. She also studied German and the violin in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Alex is a family chiropractor trained to work with everyone from infants, to athletes and manual laborers, to grandparents. She is the only chiropractor in Alaska certified in the Pierce Results System, a technique using very specific x-ray analysis and adjusting. In addition, she has extra training in pediatric adjusting and Webster’s technique for pregnant moms, and recently added Torque Release Technique (TRT) to her repetoire of adjusting techniques. She has also received additional certifications as an Essential Oil and Nutrition coach allowing her to bring a holistic approach to those she serves.
Dr. Alex is also involved in contributing to subluxation-based chiropractic research, and has published two peer-reviewed articles to date. Her hobbies include, running, hiking, cross country skiing, playing the violin, and spending time with her son, Fritz.
Dr. Michael Sciortino, DC
Following his passion for adventure and helping others through chiropractic, Dr. Sciortino finally made his way to Alaska in 2013 after many years in the Midwest. He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2002, specializing in athletic injuries, head aches and chronic low back pain. Dr. Sciortino worked in the restaurant and construction industry for years, but discovered working as a chiropractor with patients of all shapes and sizes was his true calling. Dr. Sciortino believes a patient’s health problems are as diverse as they are. This provides him with the opportunity to exercise his problem solving skills, which challenges him to be a better doctor each day.
- Missouri State University, Springfield, MO – Bachelor of Science in Operations Management
- Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO – Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
- Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO – Doctor of Chiropractic
Tom Walton, Rolfer, Advanced Rolf Practitioner
Tom Walton was certified by the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in 1987. His instructors were among the original teaching staff appointed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf. He has practiced in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alaska. His practice encompasses work with chronic pain, athletic performance and the structural aspects of physical and emotional trauma as well as other structure related problems. In May 2016, he completed a six week advanced Rolf Practitioner training in Hawaii. Tom is now the only Advanced Rolf Practitioner in the Fairbanks area.
Debby Thomas, MPT
Debby Thomas is the only Stott Pilates Reformer physical therapist in the Fairbanks area and she brings a wealth of new knowledge for achieving core strength stability, transforming neurological injury, and giving you the tools to stay strong and health without needing us as much! She treats everything from traumatic brain injuries, to sprained ankles, to helping you perform your exercise routine correctly. She winters in Hawaii, and is therefore only with us from June – September so call and make an appointment today!
Terin Watson, LMT
Terin graduated from Alaska Community College as a therapeutic massage specialist in 2015. She specializes in trigger point therapy, prenatal & postpartum massage, and Swedish massage. She has lovingly been nicknamed the “mistress of pain” by some of our clients, and is our therapist with the deepest pressure and touch (though she does know how to back off when needed!) Outside of the office Terin stays busy with two kiddos, and enjoys fishing, hunting, archery and just about any other Alaska specific adventuring you can think of.
Diane Cryer, LMT
Diane graduated from the Denver Integrative Massage School and specializes in Thai yoga massage, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, trauma recovery and Swedish massage. Diane’s approach brings a somewhat lighter touch than Terin, but is still therapeutically gauged and still qualifies as “deep”. Diane also has training in Trauma Touch Therapy, which is an approach to getting in touch with ones physical manifestations of emotional and physical trauma through massage. Outside of the office Diane enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her recently retired husband, their children and grandchildren.
Heather Vest, LMT
Heather graduated from the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado as a massage therapist in 2012. Heather provides effective massage for the common discomforts of pregnancy, managing chronic pain, specific muscular issues or deep relaxation. She is proficient in Swedish, Neuro-muscular, Light Myofascial, Reflexology, Acupressure & Sports Massage techniques. She is certified in Pregnancy/Postpartum/Infant massage techniques as well, and provides unique Postpartum Care services. These services nurture the new mother back to health through restorative massage, nutritional foods and ceremony that mark this time as a rite of passage & empower the woman to mother intuitively. Outside of the world of massage, Heather enjoys bicycling, practicing yoga, farming, cooking for a crowd and playing in the woods with her two sons