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100 Year Lifestyle Chiropractor in Frederick MD
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Mission Statement


 Mission Statement
Our mission is to facilitate, educate and inspire others to arise to their fullest expression of health and well being through chiropractic care and massage therapy. At our center, we work to restore balance, movement, and function to the body, as nature intended. We provide people of all ages and all levels of health with the care and education necessary to naturally prevent illness, and actively achieve and maintain optimal health.


Our Name "Arise"


 Our Name "Arise"
The word Arise is an inspiring action word that often creates images of movement and reawakening. Arise has many connotations that go hand in hand with the philosophy and practice of chiropractic and other forms of complementary medicine. The goal of this paradigm of health care is to renew and awaken the innate healing ability of the human body. As an individual receives care that supports the functioning of the body, that individual's true potential for health and well-being comes into existence, emerges, surfaces. As a result, he or she is literally able to ARISE, and is better prepared to enjoy life!


Dr. Lisa M. Hinkle, D.C.


Dr. Lisa M. Hinkle, D.C.
Dr. Lisa Hinkle began her chiropractic career in Frederick, Maryland in 2006. She was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. At the age of seventeen, after witnessing her mother's success with chiropractic, she felt a strong connection with the philosophy of chiropractic and natural medicine, and was moved to share it with others.

In 2002, She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and completion of all pre-medical coursework in preparation for professional school. In March 2006, Dr. Hinkle graduated summa cum laude from New York Chiropractic College with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She had the unique opportunity to complete her clinical experience at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to treating active duty military personnel in the chiropractic clinic, she also rotated through various hospital departments including musculoskeletal and neurological radiology, orthopaedics, neurology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

In February 2007, Dr. Hinkle opened Arise Chiropractic Wellness Center as the sole business owner. In addition to spinal adjusting, Dr. Hinkle is trained in Myofascial Release Technique and Craniosacral Therapy. She especially enjoys providing chiropractic care to children, adolescents, and pregnant women. She has completed a 200 hour certification in chiropractic pediatrics from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice to better serve these populations. She is also certified in the Webster Technique through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Hinkle lives in downtown Frederick, Maryland. She especially enjoys staying active outdoors, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and their two young children.


Debbie Couture, LMT


 Debbie Couture, LMT
Debbie grew up in Rockville, Maryland and at an early age realized her calling to work in the healing arts. She graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2002 and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Debbie is a certified Nurturing the Mother¨ pregnancy massage therapist. Pregnancy massage prepares the body for delivery by helping increase elasticity and range of motion in the joints and muscles associated with childbirth. She is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, who teaches parents and caretakers the benefits and methods of massaging their children.

In addition to massage, Debbie is trained in the healing modalities of CranioSacral Therapy, through the Upledger Institute, and Reiki. CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and function. Debbie has attained the level of Reiki Master and Teacher of Reiki energy healing.

Debbie has been practicing in Frederick since 2002. In February 2007, she joined Arise Chiropractic Wellness Center. Her broad experience and training enables her to custom tailor each session to optimize the patient's healing. This approach is well matched with chiropractic - providing muscle release that supports a more productive structural adjustment.

Debbie works with patients who have chronic issues, as well as those who are just looking to relieve stress and bring relaxation into their life. In the end, Debbie believes that communication with patients and their healthcare providers is important in order to provide the best possible care.


Kathy Anderson, LMT


  Kathy Anderson, LMT
Kathy hails from Erie, Pennsylvania. She attended Penn State for undergraduate and graduate studies in Economics. After healing from a traumatic life event, Kathy developed an interest in helping facilitate the healing of others. She became a yoga teacher in 2004 and a Structural Yoga Therapist in 2006. In 2009 she became a Licensed Massage Therapist after graduating from Potomac Massage Training Institute.

Kathy has been teaching yoga in Frederick since 2005 and practicing massage therapy since 2009. She has been with Arise since 2013. Kathy is certified in prenatal massage. She has trained in visceral manipulation with the Barral Institute, Healing Touch, oncology massage, scar tissue management, and low back pain assessment and treatment. When appropriate, she adds stretching into massage sessions and gives yoga poses as homework to help with healing.

Kathy enjoys working with complex issues, especially low back pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, neck and shoulder pain, and knee and hip pain. She sees each client as an individual, tailoring the session to each client's needs. After working as a massage therapist for so many years, she knows that regardless of symptoms, the cause of the problem can be different for different people. And every day she sees the value of massage for those receiving chiropractic care and the value working in a setting with an integrative approach to client care.


Holly Koontz


Holly is a native of Williamsport, Maryland where she graduated from Williamsport High School, in 2005. Post-graduation, she enlisted in the United States Army, where she served in Baghdad, during Operation Iraqi Freedom III, in 2006.

While stationed in Fort Hood, TX she attended Central Texas College, completing her associates in general education. After being discharged, she returned to Washington County and attended Hagerstown Community College, pursuing her nursing degree. She always strived to move into a rural area, which brought her career to Frederick, MD.

Together Holly and her boyfriend James, have fallen in love with the culture and community of downtown Frederick, with their son.


Sara Fazio


 Sara Fazio
Sara was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland. She has a passion for cooking and baking and she enjoys spending time with her family. Working in the office part time allows her to be home with her two small children.