Dr. Lili grew up in the small town of Tarpon Springs, Florida, near the Tampa Bay area. My home town was small town USA, with a Greek flare. I learned from a very early age the value of work, family, community, church, and reputation. I also learned Greeks CAN cook.
I've been an athlete all my life. I love the outdoors, sports and good food. I lettered in 4 sports in high school. After finishing high school I was on my way to becoming a vet or MD. I went to a junior college, then on to the University of South Florida (which has recently been ranked as high as #2 in the BCS poll) Yahoo! From there, I finished up at UF, ever closer to medical school, when I had an on the job back injury. I jumped right into the medical route for a solution. 6 months later I was no better and a frustrated athlete. I had continued with sports throughout college. I was particularly frustrated by the MD's pills and take it easy mentality.
Then I was turned on to Chiropractic by a friend. At the time I thought she was nuts. Imagine me, a pre med student, at a DC's office; I was after all programmed to look to the MD for answers, not my body. After just one visit I was so much improved that a light bulb practically blew my head off. I moved to Atlanta as fast as I could get out of town. I had to find out more about this Chiropractic stuff.
Life at Life Chiropractic College was more amazing than I can even put into words. Things have only gotten better. I continue to look to my past for strength. My work is fun, important and satisfying. My family is more than my gene pool; it's my entire practice of clients and community.
I continue to be active in athletics. I believe that motion is life and we all need more of it.
Dr. Cindy grew up in Plum Borough, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Her parents taught her and her 4 siblings the value of hard work and helping others. Having 2 older brothers, she was naturally into sports. She especially loved basketball and softball, and even did some field events in track and field. Dr. Cindy knew she wanted to be in a profession where she could help others and be active, not sitting at a desk. She began her education by attending Lock Haven University and earning a BS in Health Science.
Looking to further her education, Dr. Cindy discovered chiropractic. As an athlete, she appreciated the human body as an incredible organism, the amazing things that the body is capable of, the extremes we put our bodies through and it keeps going. Chiropractic and the idea of a drugless, non-invasive healing profession that utilizes the body’s inherent recuperative abilities fascinated her. The more she learned about it, the more she knew this was the profession for her. At the recommendation of a family friend, she headed to Life College. She devoured her studies there and also decided to pursue a Masters degree in Sport Health Science with a concentration in Exercise and Sport Science. Her first year in practice had Dr. Cindy in an office within a gym. Dr. Cindy spent 2 years as the team chiropractor for the women’s basketball team at Life University, travelling with the team to adjust those athletes before, during and after games. During this time, as a member of the Department of Sports Chiropractic, she also worked with athletes from many different teams, including men’s basketball, hockey, soccer, rugby and track and field. More recently, Dr. Cindy has worked with martial arts athletes, in particular, children. Dr. Cindy has made sports and the athlete of all ages an area of specialty.
She feels truly blessed with having found a profession that she loves so much, that benefits her family (a husband and 3 charming, active boys) in many amazing ways and that allows her to positively impact the lives of others in many important and beneficial ways. Dr. Cindy feels it is a privilege and an honor to be able to provide chiropractic care for others. She hopes to inspire others to live life to its fullest by staying active physically and mentally and pushing yourself beyond your self-imposed limits.
Dr. Dave Brannan is a native of St. Louis while his wife Katrina grew up in Woodstock. He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2008. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic degree he also received a B.S. in Human Biology. He also attended Harding University in Arkansas where he received a B.S. in Biology.
Dr. Dave is proficient in many chiropractic techniques including manual adjusting, kinesiotaping, spinal decompression, Webster technique, and Logan Basic technique. He is available for speaking opportunities related to spinal health, injury prevention, and pain management.
Above all, Dr. Dave Brannan is dedicated to serving people and he encourages all who are wondering about chiropractic to discover the tremendous benefit of chiropractic.
Dr. Lisa Gillem has practiced in Adairsville, Ga with her husband since 2002. She has been a team member at Basic Chiropractic and Foothills Chiropractic since early 2011.
Dr. Lisa specializes in gentle Chiropractic techniques and Designed Clinical Nutrition. She has completed numerous post graduate education classes and has received direct teaching and training from some of the best doctors in the country specializing in Detoxification programs, Weight Loss Programs, Allergy Elimination Programs, Natural hormone balancing, and Designed Clinical Nutrition Programs.
In her free time, Dr. Lisa enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, trying to cook and just hanging out at home with her husband, Cory and two boys, Luke and Zach.
Dr. Jennifer Turcott graduated from Life University with high honors. Since graduation, she has worked at a chiropractic office in Austell helping everyone from babies to baby boomers to grandparents.
Dr. Jenn is excited to be a part of the Foothills Chiropractic team. She was Dr. Cindy and Dr. Lili's first chiropractic intern many years ago and feels at home in the office with these great doctors. Many days you can also find her daughter, Josephine, at the office "helping."
Dr. Jenn grew up on Navy bases but finally settled down in Cocoa, FL when her mom retired. Dr. Jenn played softball 24-7-365 since she was 12 and it led to the chance to play college softball. She finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Microbiology.
While in high school and college Dr. Jenn suffered from migraines. After shadowing different medical specialties, she shadowed a friend's chiropractor and fell in love with the philosophy and compassion of chiropractic. She started chiropractic care and it greatly reduced and then eliminated her headaches. She has been under care for over 10 years and continued chiropractic care during her pregnancy. She credits this care for enabling her to have an amazing natural birth experience.
Dr. Samantha Boucher was born in Marietta, Georgia while her father was in chiropractic college at Life University. She was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her four siblings. She was an avid athlete, playing basketball, volleyball, and softball most of her life.
After graduating from Grand Valley State University with a bachelors degree in Clinical Exercise Science, she moved to Marietta to follow in her family’s footsteps to become a third generation chiropractor. Dr. Boucher’s family has been a part of the chiropractic profession for nearly 90 years. Chiropractic is more than a profession to Dr. Boucher, at this point, it is a way of life for she and her family.
Dr. Boucher specializes in family care, specifically prenatal and pediatric care. She is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in Webster Technique, a specific sacral adjustment commonly used for pregnant women. She is also finishing her 180 hour certification through the ICPA in pediatrics. She utilizes diversified technique as well as Activator. She has worked with conditions such as: asthma, allergies, ADHD, colic, eczema, constipation, bed-wetting, breech fetal presentation, nursing difficulties and more.
Dr. Boucher, as well as all her siblings and her daughter, has been adjusted since the day she was born- it is her mission to bring chiropractic care to all children so that they may experience the same benefits of optimal health through out their lives. She promotes natural birth, attachment parenting, and breastfeeding as a way of preparing children to lead healthier, happier lives.