Dr. Wade A. Lofton was born and raised primarily in Sioux Falls, SD where he graduated from Washington High School in May of 1994. Dr. Lofton graduated in the top 10% of a class of 500 and excelled in power-lifting and wrestling on a state level; setting many school records. In September of 1995, Dr. Lofton enrolled in pre-chiropractic at South Dakota State University where he excelled academically on the Dean's List and wrestled at the NCAA Division II level. In January of 2001, Dr. Lofton enrolled in Chiropractic school at Northwestern College of Chiropractic, now the Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. In May of 2004, he graduated with a Bachelors of Science and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Several months post graduation, Dr. Lofton continued his study of the human body and one year later became Certified in Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He also became certified in Torque Release Technique, a low force non-linear technique that assesses the function of the brain and spinal cord activity, through reflexive responses in the spine.
Prior to and post graduation from Doctorate School, Dr. Lofton traveled the United States shadowing and learning from many well known Doctors, Management Coaches, and Figures in the Chiropractic profession. Post graduation, Dr. Lofton spent one year visualizing, studying, perfecting, and praying for God to show him direction as to the time, location, and style of practice that he was called to build.
One morning Dr. Lofton was studying the Bible and he ran across Mark 16:15, which states: Go ye into the World and tell the good news to everyone. At that instant moment he jumped out of bed and asked his lovely wife if he should become a Pastor and Teacher, so that he could fulfill Mark 16:15. She responded to him in a kind about way that he should get out of school debt before he thinks of putting himself back into debt. With discouragement he agreed and proceeded to continue reading. To his amazement, he came across Mark 16:18, which states: Those who believe shall lay hands upon the sick and they shall recover. This was the beginning of a vision that would and is attempting to bring Christ to the forefront in healthcare. A faith based health care facility that teaches and preaches the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15) and lays hands on the sick with the belief that they will recover (Mark 16:18).
In July of 2005, Dr. Lofton went out in faith and built a brand new 2200 sq. foot free standing building and named it LifeForce Family Chiropractic PA; the first of many faith based health care facilities to come. Also, in 2005, he and many other doctors went to El Salvador and rendered free health care services to the country for a week, which he was later rewarded by the President of El Salvador with a beautiful signed certificate of appreciation.
In August of 2006, Dr. Lofton and his team at LifeForce Family Chiropractic partnered with Research and Clinical Sciences. They were proud to be 1 of 220 facilities or clinics in the world with an IRB Approved Research status that was documenting and publishing the amazing changes in quality of life through chiropractic care. All research participants subjective and objective findings were being analyzed by a scientific advisory panel of Medical Doctors, Chiropractic Doctors, and PH.D Scientists that approve or deny publications in main stream peer reviewed journals.
In March of 2007, Dr. Lofton became Certified in Auriculo-Therapy by the American College of Addictions and Compulsive Disorders. He also received an Advanced Proficiency rating and certification in the Torque Release Technique.
Dr. Lofton currently is the President of the Minnesota Christian Chiropractic Association where he and many others strive to bring the message of health and healing, through Jesus Christ, to the forefront in healthcare. He also serves as a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Chiropractic Association, Christian Chiropractic Association, and The World Chiropractic Alliance.
Dr. Lofton is very passionate about Christianity and Chiropractic and believes that these are two of the best kept secrets that need to be talked about more often and taught on a global level. Some of his passions are: serving people, loving people, educating people, and empowering people today to change the world tomorrow. He believes in life changing choices; act now or lose later in life.
In between accomplishing the vision that God has placed in Dr. Lofton, he loves to spend time exercising, hunting, competing and watching every type of dirt and pavement racing known to mankind, camping with his family, watching his children race and compete in numerous sports, and watching his beautiful children excel and grow up in life.
Dr. Lofton is a proud father of four girls and four boys and is happily married to a beautiful woman who enjoys most everything he does. His family consists of his wife Kathryn and his eight children: Alexis, Bryce, Carley, Destiney, Elijah, Forester, Graham, and Hope. The family enjoys going on their traditional vacations in the summer to the Water Park and to the Mountains in the winter.
Their goal is to be together and travel around the world fulfilling their purpose that God has called them to do in life.
Raeann is our newest Intern Doctor that will be studying and learning the Principled Neurological model that is attracting people from all over the US. In April of 2014 she will graduate from Sherman College of principled chiropractors. Only the future will tell if she is led to continue with LifeForce Family Chiropractic in the mission to save lives and impact the planet or she will be led down a different path.
Raeann Zschokke is by no means unoriginal, nor has she led a boring life. When she was 18 years old, she moved to New York City to pursue her life long dream of making music. Six months later, she was working for Steely Dan as an assistant audio engineer and living the dream. A year later, at the age of 20, she was in a car accident in which her car went thru a guardrail, off a cliff and flipped four times. Luckily, she survived. Immediately following the accident, she began having health problems. Every time she moved her head, she would become dizzy, nauseous, get shooting pain, and experience numbness and tingling down both arms and legs. A couple weeks later, the stomach problems began. She was unable to eat anything without having to be near a lavatory. To say the least, “she never felt well.”
Her father was in a bowling league with a man whose son was a chiropractor and suggested making an appointment. At the time, the family thought chiropractors were a little strange, but were willing to try anything. Raeann will tell you she “felt different” within the first week and immediately started seeing changes. Her mind was quickly altered into thinking chiropractic was amazing. She went about her life in New York City for a couple years, always making sure to take 5 hours out of her day, to take the subway to the bus, all the way to the “middle of nowhere New Jersey," in order to get her maintenance check-ups. She claims that she really didn’t understand what chiropractic was, but that it seemed to work for her and that was enough.
When she turned 25, a list of goals showed up in her parent’s mailbox that she wrote in class she had taken in high school. The paper was a promise to her-self to change careers if those goals were not completed. Shortly after reading those goals, New York and America experienced the devastating tragedy on 9/11/2001. The night before the attack, she was up until the wee hours of the morning putting together some new audio equipment that she had just saved years to buy. Still in a deep sleep when the phone rang at 9am, she hardly believed that a plane hit the World Trade Center. Therefore, she turned the ringing phone off, and went back to sleep. After waking at 2pm and walking out the door, her roommates were in shock that she had just slept through all of the chaos, including the apartment building shaking. Still stunned, and thinking everyone was playing a joke, she went on the roof and looked out. Her life was forever changed when she noticed the beautiful skyline of New York City was gone and up in smoke. While watching the people covered in soot and ash cross the Williamsburg Bridge she thought, “I have been sleeping a long time.” Later that day in the recording studio, she bent over to pick up a pencil and could not get up. For three days she lay in bed in pain and happened to read the goal sheet again. The decision was hard, but simple; her love of music would have to wait, because she wanted to do something bigger.
After years of being unable to afford health insurance, hoping and praying she wouldn’t get sick, she thought there had to be a better way to live. Why did she understand how to be proactive about health, when nobody else around her did? Why were so many people around her getting sick, watching their health care bills pile up, and yet they wouldn’t see a chiropractor? She thought back to her accident and how unsure of chiropractic she was. Even though she didn’t really know how or what they did, she knew she owed chiropractic her life. No surgery, no drugs and no insane hospital bill, just pure, unadulterated chiropractic. From that moment on, she vowed to tell the world about chiropractic.
The next day she began taking steps on how to go back to school and become a chiropractor. Finally, after all loose ends were tied up, she enrolled in Hunter College’s Pre Med program, and in 2010 received her bachelor’s in Psychology. All the while working many jobs to pay the bills: her own recording studio, being a nanny for two families, helping a folk record label and working as a Master Control Engineer for Fox News Channel. In 2010, Raeann started at Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina. After completing the program, she searched for a principled chiropractor to help guide her on her way in opening a practice. She was drawn to LifeForce Family Chiropractic and Dr. Wade A. Lofton’s passion for “serving people, loving people, educating people, and empowering people today to change the world tomorrow.”
Raeann is very excited to embark on what will be a “no less than amazing” new path. She plans to help and serve as many people as possible, and to spread her success and love of chiropractic. She writes:
“What my fellow chiropractors and I get to do every day is incredible! We get to give life back to every single patient that walks in our doors. We simply put a light force into a restricted bone. The body then uses that force to do what it was designed to do. We do not cure, and we do not treat. We restore health by removing interference in the nervous system. Can I promise you that you will have the same success as I did? No, I cannot. But, WARNING, common side effects of chiropractic are much more than less pain, including more energy, better sleep, better relationships and even a better outlook on life. Do I know exactly what your body will do after you get adjusted? No, I do not. But, what I do know is that there is no organ, tissue, or cell in the human body that can function independently of the nervous system. Chiropractic care restores nervous system function, so the brain and the body can better communicate. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.”
In 3rd grade Brandon received his first Chiropractic adjustment! After playing sports collegiately, and dealing with injuries, he knew he wanted to do something in the Chiropractic field. He brings his high energy and positive attitude to LifeForce Family Chiropractic (LFFC) with a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic. However, Brandon is not licensed to practice Chiropractic in the state of MN, but after he passes his National board exams, he will then be operating a duplicate site somewhere in the state of MN.
Brandon is our go to guy! We can delegate numerous things to him and not worry that it is going to take forever to get done. Even though he says he DISLIKES reception and office work, he sure is really good at it...and we are blessed to have him on our team!
Eric is Doctor Lofton's Chiropractic Assistant (CA) and chases Dr. Lofton around documenting the life saving adjustments being done on a daily basis! You will be interacting with him almost evertime you get your nervous system reset, and in the event that Dr. Lofton recommends nutrition, exercise, or rehab to facilitate your healing potential!
Eric was brought to LifeForce Family Chiropractic in 2007 through a friend who later became his wife, due to his body physically not functioning. He had a lot of symptoms, as so many people do before they "resort" to chiropractic. He was experiencing an inability to stay warm in the cold winters due to a circulatory issue, body pain everywhere, troubles walking, and many other neurological symptoms. His low back pain was so bad that he couldn't even dig a hole or garden, nor could his back withstand any other phiysical labor, which was a big problem because that was his livlihood. After seeing his neurological tests and x-rays that showed scoliosis, and a reversed curve in his neck, he knew he had to begin treatments. Knowing his spine was not in optimal condition was not acceptable to him and he decided to be aggressive in fixing the issue. He was forced to make this decision, either life or death! So he chose life and God has honored that!
Eric has a background in athletics, personal training, and has spent years studying nutrition. He is very passionate about Health, God, and Healing!
If you know Eric, you know that he is very natural and is the definition of living the principled lifestyle. We are honored to have him on our team and hope that his passion for health and healing will be enough to empower others to live the principled lifestyle.
You will run into Alexis during the summer when she is working hard to learn every position in the life changing business that her father started in 2005. She primarily does Chiropractic Assistant (CA) duties, but is qualified to do reception duties and just about anything, other than call patients to inform them they are late for their appointments or that they missed their appointments... :)
Alexis has pretty much grown up living the principled lifestyle and being adjusted since she was 2-3 years of age. Since being adjusted she has never put a drug in her body whether it be a prescription or an over the counter drug. She has also never seen a medical doctor since that age; testimony to a healthy nervous system and the favor of the Lord.
Her passion is to not take over the family business or run a duplicate clinic, but to be an actress or famous singer. She is dreaming big, and only time will tell where God leads her in life, but for the time being she will continue to be an awesome asset to the LifeForce Family Chiropractic (LFFC) team and make as much money as possible so that she can buy her Lexus (car) that she has always dreamed of and also contribute to her college career.
Katie Joann Lofton was born in Akron, IA and raised in Valley Springs, SD. She was raised on an animal farm where they raised exotic animals. She has 1 brother and 2 younger sisters who reside in South Dakota. Katie graduated from Brandon Valley High School in Brandon, SD where she participated in Basketball and Softball. While in the last two months of her senior year she met her future husband (Wade A. Lofton). In 1998 Katie and Wade had their first of eight children who they named Alexis June Lofton. In 1999 they moved to Bloomington, Minnesota to pursue her husband’s career of changing lives through Chiropractic.
Katie worked various jobs while her husband attended graduate school and in September of 2000 they had their second child Bryce Arnett Lofton. After having two children Katie decided to start her own daycare business and stay at home with their children in their new home in Burnsville, Minnesota. As time passed Katie started thinking about her life long dream of being a Massage Therapist and in 2004 she was accepted into Aveda Institute of Massage Therapy School in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. After a long and stressful year of school, due to her third pregnancy, she graduated as a Certified Massage Therapist.
In 2005, Katie started working as the Chiropractic Assistant, Office Manager, Insurance Coordinator, and Massage Therapist for LifeForce Family Chiropractic in Savage, Minnesota; the Chiropractic facility that her husband envisioned would someday bring Jesus Christ to the forefront in healthcare. As you can see, Katie is a go to person and knows just about every position at LifeForce Family Chiropractic, with the exception of being the Doctor, ha. Due to her growing family, Katie currently is the Payroll Department Manager.
Katie and Wade currently have four beautiful girls and four wild boys that most times are all a very big handful, but fun and exciting! From oldest to youngest their names are Alexis, Bryce, Carley, Destiney, Elijah, Forester, Graham, and Hope. Everyone asks them when are they going to say quits in regards to having children and their answer always seems to bring some sort of smile or interesting expression to peoples faces; We will have as many as God blesses us with and trusts us with while here on earth!
Katie enjoys her family and having the children involved in numerous activities and sports. Her passion is to raise Children and spend a lot of money, while doing it! She loves the outdoors, hunting/fishing, watching and participating in racing of all sorts, and watching football with her husband. She is a man’s gal and fits right in with all of the guys if you know what I mean…
Katie and her family attend Celebration Church in Lakeville where their kids are on the Junior Bible Quiz team (JBQ) and serve within the church. Their family strives to become closer to God more and more each day so they can some day look back and know that they have done good in setting an example and groundwork for their very large family!
Anna Jones was born in Willmar, MN. She graduated in 2009. After graduation, Anna decided to attend North Central University in downtown Minneapolis. There she made many friends, one of whom is the reason she is now working here at LifeForce Family Chiropractic. The friend was a patient here, and brought Anna along for the doctor’s report one Thursday night. While Anna was sitting in the doctor’s report, listening to what LifeForce Family Chiropractic is all about, a voice inside told her that this is where she needed to work. After listening to the rest of the report, Anna was quite intrigued, and as she was filling out her paperwork at the counter, she saw that they were hiring, and knew it was a sign from God that this is where she needed to be. The next day, Anna turned in her resume, and now she is a receptionist at LifeForce Family Chiropractic. One of the many reasons Anna wanted to work here is that she loves the welcoming atmosphere. As you walk in you can feel God’s presence, and we are able to help people and heal their physical body as well as their spiritual.
My name is Gayle Wright. I was born and raised in northern Illinois, moved to Texas for 9 years on the Mexican border where my husband and I (with our 4 young children) helped start-up a ministry school and pioneer a church. While there, we learned so much first-hand about the power of prayer, and the necessity of the power of the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives. We have lived the past 10.5 years here in the Metro, and have found a great church in Eden Prairie (Resurrection Life Church) that is just as involved in missions as our previous church was.
I first heard about LFFC from a close friend at church who is a practice member here. She told me they were hiring, and how they are a faith-based practice that actually prays for and with their patients. I was intrigued and when I went to a Doctor’s Report, I was extremely impressed. I loved the peaceful atmosphere and the fact that Dr. Lofton gave all the credit to healing and success to God. I am amazed at the miraculous results of the Torque Release Technique of treating the nervous system as opposed to the bone-crunching results I had been familiar with. I started training in January, and the time has flown. I work the evening hours, and love it! It can be crazy, chaotic in the late afternoon/evening, but the time flies and the practice members are great people to get to know. The staff is very supportive and it is fantastic to be working in a Christian environment again. It has been a good decision for me to come here!
My name is Barbara Cooley; I was born and raised in wonderful MN. I am the 5th child of 6. I have 4 kids, Gabby, Ben, Hannah, and Josh. I began care in November of 2010 with complaints of horrible headaches which would last for days at a time. I would take anywhere between 6 to 20 Excedrin or ibuprofen every day just to help them go away. About 50% of the time it would work but the rest of the time I just dealt with the pain; until one day I had a headache which caused me so much pain that I almost went to the ER to try and get some relief. It was after that I decided to call LFFC and schedule an appointment. I thought “what do I have to lose?” After only one month I was down to taking less than 2 pain meds a week. I was so happy, I finally had some relief. I do believe that chiropractic care here at LFFC and God's amazing healing power has brought me to where I am today. This healing prompted me to want a job here so I could help others get the relief I received. I also bring all my children here and I am very proud to say they are very healthy, due to the adjustments they receive at LFFC. My prayer is to see many more lives healed through chiropractic and living the principled lifestyle