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.
Dr. Sam O. Rinehart
Doctor/Tech CA (Chiropractic Assistant)
Sam Rinehart was born and raised in Le Sueur, Minnesota where his parents own and operate a greeting card company called It Takes Two. His mom and grandma started the company in 1984 with 24 cards built upon original torn paper art and hand-written verses. Throughout high school, Sam enjoyed baseball, football, basketball, racquetball, hunting, archery competitions, weight-lifting, and motorsports.
Sam began college one year early at Bethel University as a high school senior through Minnesota's PSEO program. Beginning as a mechanical engineer major, Sam soon felt the Lord calling him to the health care profession through his experience with Concussion injuries and Depression. The positive impact that a principled lifestyle of chiropractic care, principled nutrition, exercise and spiritual faith is something that has drastically changed Sam's life. It is now the desire of his heart to share that with others in every way he can inside and outside of his Chiropractic practice.
Sam is now earning his Dr. of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He has been training in neurologically based chiropractic and looks forward to continuing this training with Dr. Lofton. Sam's vision is to open his own practice and serve as many people as possible with principled, neurologically based chiropractic, while more importantly shining the light of Christ into their lives.
With his free time, Sam loves spending time with his wife and best friend, Amy, as they settle into this new way of life in their beautiful new home. Sam and Amy enjoy being active with their church, family, and friends as well as many outdoor activities.
We at LifeForce Family Chiropractic are super excited to have Sam intern with our team and potentially be part of our bigger vision of building a team of neurological based Chiropractors that love God and love the principle of Chiropractic. Sam is very intelligent and devoted to the principle of health and wellness with always putting God first, Family second, and Serving people/growing a practice next in line. Sam will be learning all avenues of building a faith-based Chiropractic clinic, so you may see him in the Tech CA, CA, Cranial Nerve Therapy, or Outreach position here in our office. We are honored to train with him and teach him the knowledge and wisdom that God has granted us, so that he may go into the world and teach the good news to everyone!
Jessica E. Keesling
I am the new intern here at Lifeforce family chiropractic. I am from White Bear Lake, Minnesota and lived up in Moorhead, Minnesota while getting my undergraduate degree in biology. From there I went on to live in North Carolina to volunteer for a year while deciding what to do with my future. That is when I found chiropractic. After my year was up volunteering, I immediately came home and went to chiropractic school at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Chiropractic is beautiful. We are made as intelligent beings and with each adjustment our body adapts and begins on the path to being the best it can be. I got into chiropractic for that reason. I have always tried to be the best I can be and with chiropractic I can help others do the same.
I chose Lifeforce Family Chiropractic because the environment is people-centered and Dr. Lofton is Christ-centered. Also, Lifeforce Family specializes in the Torque Release Technique which adjusts the nervous system rather than muscles or bones. Torque Release is gentle, specific, and up-to-date with research.
My future goal is to help people become who they are meant to be with the help of chiropractic. I also have a dream of having a hobby farm on the side with chickens. If you want to make me smile, puns are my favorite. I'll see you in the office!
KATIE J. LOFTON
Part Time Operations Manager
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!
KIAH C. ANDERSEN
Kiah Andersen was born and raised on a farm in Southwest Iowa in the tiny town of Elk Horn. She left small town living to attend college in West Palm Beach, FL at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she attained her BA in Cross Cultural Studies. Though she loved Florida, she felt unsettled with being so far from family and felt there was a greater calling that was drawing her to the Frigid North. Unsure of plans she found housing and moved to Wayzata, MN in February 2015. She met LifeForce Family Chiropractic at the Healthy Life Expo and made an appointment to help with shoulder and feet pain. Kiah's first experience as a patient was so awesome, that she later interviewed for the Tech Chiropractic Assistant (CA) position and was intrigued to learn more about the spine and nervous system. After working as a Tech CA, she transitioned in the open part time operations manager position.
BARB J. COOLEY
Barbara Cooley; She was born and raised in wonderful MN. She is the 5th child of 6. She has been married to her husband Herschel for over 18 years. They have 4 kids, Gabby, Ben, Hannah, and Josh. She began care in November of 2010 with complaints of horrible headaches which would last for days at a time. She 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 she had a headache which caused her so much pain that she almost went to the ER to try and get some relief. It was after that she decided to call LFFC and schedule an appointment. She thought what do I have to lose? After only one month she was down to taking less than 2 pain meds a week. She was so happy, finally some relief. She does believe that chiropractic care here at LFFC and God's amazing healing power has brought her to where she is today. This healing prompted her to want a job here so she could help others get the relief she received. She also brings all her children here and is very proud to say they are very healthy, due to the adjustments they receive at LFFC. Her prayer is to see many more lives healed through chiropractic and living the principled lifestyle.
SHANNON E. BREEN
Part Time CA (Chiropractic Assistant)/Receptionist
Shannon Breen grew up in Orono, Minnesota, a small lakeside community on the western edge of the Twin Cites Metro Area. She gradutated with honors from Orono High School as an All-Conference Ice Hockey Player, All-State Lacrosse Player, National Honor Society Member, and Continental Mathematics League Award Recipient. She then received an Academic Scholarship from Bethel University, where she was on the Dean's list, volunteered as a youth mentor, and traveled to five continents for missionary work.
Shannon met the Lifeforce Family Chiropractic (LFFC) Team during her college accounting internship with YWAM Minneapolis, when she was working at the Sonshine Christian Music Festival. Shortly after, she became a practice member, which transformed her life by significantly improving her health and quality of life. Shannon soon enjoyed the benefits of living the principled lifestyle through organic eating, exercise, chiropractic care, and nutritional supplementation. This life changing experience ignited a passion in Shannon to leave the accounting field and journey into a job that allows her to be open about her relationship with Christ, and her passion for health and wellness!
We are excited to add Shannon to our team as a part time evening receptionist, part time chiropractic assistant for Dr. Lofton, and our future full time Cranial Nerve Specialist. Shannon is currently training and learning the protocols for Cranial Nerve Reset (Auriculotherapy); we anticipate that March or April of 2017 she will be certified and helping us to save lives through neurological based care.
ALEXIS J. LOFTON
Part Time Receptionist/Part Time CA (Chiropractic Assistant)
You'll see Alexis Lofton full-time in the summer and occasionally during the rest of the year working hard in every position in the life changing business that her father started in 2005. She has been working here the past 9 years! She primarily does Receptionist Duties, but also is qualified as a Chiropractic Assistant (CA), and anything else we need her in. During the school year, you'll see her here during breaks from school, or when she's covering for another employee.
Alexis was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and raised in Jordan, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Dr. Wade A. Lofton. 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. She currently is working on her bachelor's degree in psychology at Minnesota State University. A big passion in her life the past 6 years has been cheerleading. From high school varsity sideline, to competitive, to all-star, and now collegiate cheer. 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.
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BRYCE A. LOFTON
Part Time CA (Chiropractic Assistant)
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