Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Christopher Dockter
Dr. Dockter began practicing chiropractic in 1996 after graduating from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. While at Northwestern he earned Certification in Acupuncture in addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He has had additional training in clinical nutrition, the treatment of work and automobile injuries, and the treatment of a variety of non-musculoskeletal conditions such as ear infections, headaches, colic and others. He utilizes his acupuncture skills to help people quit smoking, lose weight, and improve their general well being.
Dr. Dockter enjoys canoeing on the Rum River and fishing anywhere he can. He and his family try to take an annual hiking/ fly-fishing trip to Glacier National Park in Montana each summer.
Dr. Dockter became a partner in 1998.
Dr. Daniel Lutz
Dr. Lutz is a Northeast Minneapolis native. He was born and raised in Columbia Heights and lived in the same house until shortly after graduating from Totino Grace High School. From there, he began his pre-chiropractic studies at Mankato State University.
Dr. Lutz graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1997 as a Doctor of Chiropractic. During his academic career he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and an award for his leadership in the student senate board. He was also a member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.
Dr. Lutz lives in Lino Lakes and is the proud husband to his wife, Michele, and father of two beautiful daughters, Anna and Amanda. In his spare time he works on lowering his golf handicap and hopes to play competitive golf soon.
Dr. Lutz opened the first clinic in 1997 as "Lutz Family Chiropractic". Since then it has grown mostly by word of mouth referrals from very satisfied patients.
Dr. Christine Grisham
Christine Grisham, DACM, Dipl. OM., L.Ac. is a graduate of the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Health Sciences (PCHS, formerly PCOM) in San Diego.
Dr. Christine specializes in treating autoimmune and other chronic diseases, depression and anxiety, grief and trauma, substance use disorder, chronic pain, women's health, and working with LGBTQIA+ communities.
Christine has worked at several clinical locations since her graduation, including an outpatient treatment program for mental health and addiction, owning two private practices, and two clinics serving low-income and indigenous people.
Christine also holds a Masters of Arts in Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University.
On a personal level, during her time at PCOM, Christine was diagnosed with a thyroid autoimmune illness (AI). By combining TCM treatments with functional medicine, she has successfully turned her health around.
Dr. Thomas DeWall
Dr. DeWall graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 2002 and opened his first office that same year. He earned his Acupuncture Certification while in school and has used that training to help patients with many types of conditions in addition to musculoskeletal complaints. He has advanced post-graduate training in treatment of injuries sustained in automobile accidents and work injuries. He participated in live human crash testing through the San Diego Spine Research Institute and has a diplomate from the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals. Dr. DeWall is also a Certified Medical Examiner for the DOT.
While not helping patients, Dr. DeWall enjoys traveling, hunting, golf and kayaking on the area lakes and rivers.