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.
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!
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!
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