“Gentle Effective Healthcare For All Ages and Lifestyles”
Northern Chiropractic is the leading chiropractic office in Eagle River providing the highest quality, drug-free healthcare in the area. We maintain high integrity and honesty in our desire to enable our patients to live life to the fullest in their daily activities as well as their recreational pursuits.
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Dr. Greg Culbert
Dr. Culbert graduated from Linfield College in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He took one year off between college and chiropractic school and came to Alaska where he got a job on the lift crew at Alyeska ski resort. In the spring of that year, he took a job commercial fishing.
Dr. Culbert started chiropractic school in the fall of 1987, graduating with his doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1991. He worked as an associate doctor both at the Ireland Clinic of Chiropractic and Chugach Chiropractic, each for approximately one year. He opened Northern Chiropractic in 1993 and has been there since.
Dr. Culbert has extensive training in whiplash associated disorders, having completed the Spine Research of San Diego’s Masters Program in 1995, 1996 and most recently in 2010. In 1997, he attained advanced certification in motor vehicle cervical acceleration/deceleration trauma from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, recertifying most recently in 2009. In both 1999 and 2005, Dr. Culbert participated in CRASH, an automobile crash testing program performed in San Diego in conjunction with Texas A&M University. In 1997, Dr. Culbert enrolled in the diplomate program in chiropractic orthopedics. He finished this in 2000 and successfully passed his board examinations, becoming board certified in chiropractic orthopedics in December of 2000.
Dr. Culbert has been a volunteer in the Eagle River community for many years. He was part of the Eagle River Community Council Board of Directors from 1994 to 2000 and served on the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club Advisory Committee from 1993 to 2000.
In January of 1999, Dr Culbert was appointed to the Chiropractic Peer Review Committee by the Alaska State Board. In February of 2002, Governor Tony Knowles appointed Dr. Culbert to the Alaska State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Governor Frank Murkowski reappointed him in 2005. In December of 2004, Dr. Culbert was elected president of the Alaska State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Culbert was also named 2004 Chiropractor of the Year by the Alaska Chiropractic Society.
Dr. Culbert’s hobbies include snow machining at Nancy Lake, water skiing and perfecting his golf game. Dr. Culbert has been married since 1995 and has two sons, Alexander and Greyson.
Barbara A. Harris: Licensed, Board Certified Massage Therapist
Barbara was born in Anchorage and is a lifelong Alaska Resident. She enjoys the numerous outdoor sports and adventures Alaska has to offer; including snow machining, mountain biking, water crafting, four wheeling, hiking, fishing and scuba-diving. Barbara can be found doing many of these activities with her family and her friends. Barbara’s adventures even include the Trail Class division in the 2012 Iron Dog with two of her girlfriends. Team Doo-Chicks was the first all-women’s team to complete the event. Thanks to Dr. Greg, Barb’s spine stayed in line during her 1500 miles of training and 1100 miles of the official Iron Dog Trail Class run.
Barbara joined the Northern Chiropractic team in January of 2001. She offers a variety of different massage techniques, including: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and myofascial release.
Barbara became a licensed and certified massage therapist in 2000 after graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage Massage Therapy Program. Barbara is also nationally certified. Barbara enjoys enhancing her education by attending continuing education courses in many different types of techniques. Some of these courses have included Lomi Lomi massage, shoulder injuries, the Berry Method, positional release technique, muscle energy technique and modern neuromuscular technique. Barbara has also attended a course conducted by James Waslaski in orthopedic massage and pain management, as well as a course conducted by George Kousaleos in myofascial release technique.
Barbara is a professional member of both the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Diana Gaeta: Licensed, Board Certified Massage Therapist
Diana is originally from Riverside, CA. She moved to Alaska from San Jose, CA. in April 2010. Diana enjoys painting, cooking, dabbling in scenic photography and hiking-especially now that she lives in Alaska. Diana also enjoys going on walks with her loving basset hound, Wilber, or sometimes just snuggling up with him. An ideal evening for Diana is spending time with good people, eating good food and listening to good music.
Diana joined the Northern Chiropractic team in June of 2010. She graduated and was certified in 2007 from The National Holistic Institute in San Jose, CA. Diana is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is licensed in the Municipality of Anchorage. She brings with her a variety of massage techniques that include: Swedish, shiatsu, Thai massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial therapies, hot stone, acupressure, aromatherapy, foot reflexology, prenatal massage and lymphatic massage.
Julia Jette: Office Manager and Marketing/PR Manager
Julia has worked for Northern Chiropractic since 1999 and has worn many hats during that time. She began working at the front desk, then moved into insurance billing/collections and is now the team’s office manager. Julia also handles all the marketing and public relations for the office. She is the main contact for all advertising, marketing, public relations and media questions.
Born and raised in Alaska, Julia graduated with honors from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Communications. Julia enjoys enriching her mind, reading fiction books, hanging out with her family, four wheeling, camping, fishing, golfing, scuba diving and traveling. Put simply, she enjoys all things Alaska with Alaskan style.
Erin Kenney: Office Administrator
Erin joined the Northern Chiropractic team in December 2010. Being the first and last contact with patients in the office, Erin has many responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities include: greeting patients and visitors, maintaining the patient schedule and answering patients’ questions. Erin always has a smile on her face and takes any opportunity to crack a joke in order to spread her enthusiasm for life.
Erin was born and raised in Alaska and has spent most of those years in Eagle River. Erin is working on her Bachelor’s degree through the University of Alaska Anchorage and has also attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Erin enjoys many aspects of Alaska, but she is ultimately finds herself at a warm and sandy beach or thinking about a warm and sandy beach.
Carma Johnston: Chiropractic Assistant
Carma began working for Northern Chiropractic in August 2011. She helps assist Dr. Culbert with many aspects of patient care, such as inferential muscle stimulation heat/cold therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, stretch and exercise, patient exams and patient x-rays.
Carma has lived in Eagle River for over 24 years. During the 24 years she has worked in the Early Childhood Education field; where she has her degree. Carma’s experience in the customer service industry for companies such as Alaska USA Mortgage, Alaska Communications’ Systems, Xerox, have prepared her for her newest endeavor as a Chiropractic Assistant. Carma loves to spend time with her family at their remote cabin. She also loves dancing, going snow machining, dirt biking, fishing and enjoying a good meal cooked over an open fire with friends.