Dr.Kris ArnoldOwner and Clinic Director
'Our practice's sole purpose is to provide the best wellness care for you and your family.'Dr. Kris was born and raised right here in Bedford County on a family farm. He always had a desire to help other people so he chose to learn one of the most natural forms of health care, Chiropractic. He graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2000 and returned home to set up his office in the Bedford area.
Since day one he has had a positive response from the community because of his unique style. Dr. Kris's chiropractic adjustments are gentle, relaxing and some people even fall asleep. He has a high tech approach to find the underlying cause of health concerns by using computer scans that detect stress in your nervous system. He also takes a wellness approach to health where he not only helps a person get healthy but also provides education on how to stay healthy for a lifetime.
Dr. Kris says, 'I am excited to go to the office everyday because of the amazing miracles that happen there every day. People getting off medication, women getting pregnant, sinuses and allergies clearing up, digestion and immunity improving, kids doing better in school, increased energy, and people simply being happier and healthier.'
Dr. Kris is happily married to his wife Tina since 2000 and together they have three children; Olivia, Isaac and Sophia.
Dr.Jason StephensPediatric and Family Health Director
Dr. Jason was born and raised in Bakers Summit in Bedford County, PA. He attended Northern Bedford High School, Lock Haven University and graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2006.
Dr. Jason has always been interested in health and wellness. When he was in high school, his mother started going to a chiropractor to help her scoliosis. This helped him decide that the natural approach to health was the way he wanted to go. He has enjoyed learning about nutrition and whole food supplements to aid the chiropractic adjustment and to build a healthy foundation. He has also studied numerous low force adjusting and soft tissue techniques that are very gentle and relaxing for the patient.
Dr. Jason resides in Duncansville with his wife, Crystal. His wife is also a chiropractor who practices in Altoona. They have a son, Mason, and a daughter Vada. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, downhill skiing, working in their organic garden, and watching and playing sports.
DrRandy TabitaWellness Director
I was born in beautiful Latrobe, PA and grew up a pretty active child. I played ice hockey and baseball starting at age 5, had my share of injuries and suffered from frequent headaches early on. The medication I was taking did not prevent my headaches from returning. My parents took me to a chiropractor to see if he could help. After an evaluation, he discovered that my neck was not aligned properly and adjusted it. I did not have a headache for a week after that. After a few more treatments, my headaches resolved completely. It was life changing for me!
My parents were in the health care field, so I have always had an interest in the human body and how it worked. In 2001, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia and attended Life University where I studied Biology. In 2003, I was accepted into their chiropractic program and graduated in 2007. While in chiropractic school, I specialized in posture, biomechanics and rehabilitation of the spine. I was president of the Chiropractic Biophysics Club where I taught fellow students the science of how different forces effect the structure and function of the body. In 2007, I worked for a sports chiropractor where we treated athletes and families of all ages. In 2009,
DrHeather BlackNaturopath and Health Coach
Dr. Heather Black, Naturopath, joined Live Well Chiropractic to offer more advanced and intensive nutritional and lifestyle solutions. Dr. Black is the first addition to their expanding wellness center.
“We are excited to add an such an amazing resource to our clinic. Dr. Heather has such an extensive background in natural health and unique insights into the best ways to transforms a person’s health,” commented Dr. Kris Arnold, clinic owner.
Dr. Heather’s journey as a natural health practitioner began over 20 years ago when she took several classes in herbology and energy healing at Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health. Seeing a need for alternative approaches to medicine, Heather began to study various aspects of natural health to include the use of essential oils, herbs, yoga and Tai Chi.
Dr. Black completed her training and education for her Certified Natural Health Professional and her Doctor of Naturopathy March 2016. Much of the curriculum focused on various aspects of nutrition, a holistic approach to improving one’s health and ways to help restore balance to the body.
In addition, Dr. Heather has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology that she used in drug & alcohol, mental health, education and social work. Heather most recently completed her Registered Yoga Teacher with 200 hours certification. She has been teaching yoga classes at Live Well Chiropractic since September 2018. Prior, she and her husband Chris Makdad owned Tree of Life Yoga & Wellness which offered yoga and other natural health services.
Dr. Heather offers one on one nutritional and lifestyle coaching that utilizes advanced nutritional and wholistic body testing available. She also offers group programs on whole body detoxing, healthy weight loss, diabetes, and heart health.
Suzanne MarisicMassage Therapist
Suzanne, a graduate of Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, studied Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and was attuned in Reiki 1. She also had courses in aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, reflexology, and sports massage where she had the opportunity to work with the Steelers during their training camp.
Suzanne has always believed that the body has the ability to heal itself and massage therapy is one of many paths to health and wellness. Her intention is to create a safe and judgement free environment to improve and maintain your health; mentally, physically, and spiritually. Being passionate about the positive effects massage therapy has on the mind and body, she will create a session that will suit your specific needs to get the best results.
She was born and raised in Bedford County and has 2 grown children, Ben and Morgan. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and dreaming about her next adventure.
Melinda FoorNew Patient Concierge
I am the chiropractic assistant that will greet you on your first visit. I will personally lead you through your first couple of visits to ensure that there are no surprises and you get the most out of your care here at our office make. We will get to know each other very well and I really enjoy meeting each and every one of you. It is truly a wonderful joy when I can celebrate along with you your health victories as you progress and heal.
I live in Bedford Valley with my husband Bobby, two sons Austin and Andrew..
Sarah BrenizeFront Desk Assistant
I have always believed in the alternative to traditional medicine. I never was the type of person to take medications or pop a Tylenol or Advil. Working with Dr. Arnold, Stephens and Tabita, I continue to learn how the body works and what happens when it is not working properly. Now I know that the potential and power to heal comes from within. I love working here at Live Well Chiropractic because I enjoy the amazing practice members we have and seeing the amazing results everyone gets!
Caitlin HooverFront Desk Assistant
I love coming to work every day and watching patients get healthier through chiropractic care. Our patients always leave our office feeling better than they did when they originally came in. Ever since I started working here at Live Well, I have been reading and learning as much as I can about how the choices, we make affect our well-being. Now I am living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to others so they too can discover wellness!
I am Dr. Kris's wife and handle many of the back office operations of the office. I design our newsletter, update our website and facebook page. If you have any suggestions, changes or information you would like to see let me know.
I am also called the 'Recipe Queen' because to the large amounts of recipes I collect and try. My husband jokingly says we never eat the same thing twice. My emphasis is on cooking healthy nutritious meals that the whole family will enjoy. I will try to share with you some of my favorites each month on the website and through facebook.
I only get to be in the office a few days a week. The rest of the time I am chasing after our three busy kids.