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Meet The Team at Better Life Chiropractic

Get to Know Our Office Team

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Taitum, Front Desk

“Taitum is super energetic!” says Dr. Strickland. She is always happy and has a big friendly smile. She helps direct traffic flow within the office, will check you in and out, will schedule your appointments, and arranges payments with you.


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Riley, New Patient Assistant

Riley is the Billing coordinator at Better Life Chiropractic. She enjoys helping to answer your billing questions and keeping things running smooth.

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Pamela, New Patient Assistant

Hello! My name is Pamela! I am the New Patient Coordinator at Better Life Chiropractic. As you begin your journey to better health, I will be happy to help you with getting appointments scheduled, communicating with our doctors, your insurance, and ensuring that everything is taken care of smoothly for you!

Sarah, Front Desk

Sarah, Front Desk

Sarah helps run the flow of the office, assisting with check-in and check-out. She loves our patients and is always eager to help, also assisting with therapies, re-exams, and x-rays. She keeps the office smiling and running smooth and is always happy to help.

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Michelle, Chiropractic Therapy Assistant

Michelle is our helpful and attentive chiropractic therapy assistant. She applies laser therapy, decompression therapy, trains on exercises, and assists with re-exams.

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Brianna, Chiropractic Assistant

Brianna is a Chiropractic Assitant here at Better Life Chiropractic. Brianna now works to make laser appointments run smoothly and loves getting to be a part of improving patients pain and quality of life. She also assists in doing other modalities such as Spinal Decompression, X-rays, and computerized nerve tests.

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Amanda Appling, Softwave Technician

Amanda Appling attended the Massage Therapy program at the Monterey Institute Of Touch in Carmel Valley, CA, and has been on the Better Life Chiropractic team since March 2018.

Amanda has solid understanding of functional anatomy and advanced training in Sports Massage, TriggerPoint Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage.

She prides herself in being an advocate for self-care as well as continuing education, with a natural ability to tailor her technique and pressure according to each patients’ individual needs.

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Marcie Ganier, Softwave Technician

With over 20 years experience as an occupational therapist, Marcie is thrilled to be using her expertise to assist with softwave treatments. She has always had a passion for helping others in their health journey.

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Junko Agena, Massage Therapist

Born and raised in Japan, she has undergone extensive training in the great state of Texas where she acquired her Massage license. And now she moved here to Meridian where she is delighting her massage therapy clientele. Of course, training and licensing doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have that “healing touch” and caring hands to match. Well, I can tell you wholeheartedly that she has all of the above.

Tea Bruderer, Massage Therapist

Tea Bruderer, Massage Therapist

Tea attended The Milan Institute of Allied Health. She enjoys doing different types of massage, for instance: Swedish (relaxation) massage, deep tissue, and also likes to incorporate passive joint movements/stretches into her sessions. The favorite part of her job is to strategically figure out which muscles are contributing to pain, working them out, and then gradually contributing to her client’s recovery and success.

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Amanda Appling, Massage Therapist

Amanda Appling attended the Massage Therapy program at the Monterey Institute Of Touch in Carmel Valley, CA, and has been on the Better Life Chiropractic team since March 2018.

Amanda has solid understanding of functional anatomy and advanced training in Sports Massage, TriggerPoint Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage.

She prides herself in being an advocate for self-care as well as continuing education, with a natural ability to tailor her technique and pressure according to each patients’ individual needs.


Nichole Covey, Massage Therapist

Nichole Covey, Massage Therapist


Meet The Team at Better Life Chiropractic | (208) 884-5000