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Meet the Fourth Avenue Chiropractic & Wellness Team

Our Chiropractors

Dr. Darcy headshotDr. Darcy Kelly grew up in Spokane and graduated from Gonzaga prep. She went on to attend and play Basket ball for WSU.  After college, Dr. Kelly moved to Santa Monica California and attended the Santa Monica Institute for Massage. Dr. Kelly values massage as an integral part of physical medicine but wanted to have a greater impact on peoples health. Wanting a holistic and wellness approach,  she went on to get her Doctorate of Chiropractic at University of Western States. UofW is a leading evidence based Chiropractic college in Portland, Oregon. She then completed a diplomat studies program in Neurology at Texas Chiropractic College. Dr. Kelly returned to Portland and practiced there for 4 years before coming home to Spokane. She and Dr. Lavis opened Fourth Avenue Chiropractic and Massage in 1992 and have been an integral part of the wellness community in Spokane since then. When not treating patients, Dr. Kelly can be found water skiing, snow skiing, doing Yoga and spending time with her family.

Dr. Kathleen headshotDr. Kathleen Lavis graduated from University Western States in 1987. She started practicing in Portland Oregon and then made her way to Spokane and opened Fourth Avenue Chiropractic and Massage in 1992.  Dr. Lavis holds certification with the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Dr. Lavis is passionate about health, wellness and each individuals overall well being. She is always researching the most current treatment  and rehab models and is passionate about what goes into our bodies, be it food or supplements. She will educate you on posture, movement patterns and optimal nutrition.

Dr. Lavis grew up in Portland and on the Oregon coast in Astoria. She loves spending time outside hiking with her two dogs and two cats (yes the cats hike), working out at Farm Girl Fit or spending time with her two sons.

Dr. Mark headshotDr. Mark Guthrie graduated from the University of Western States in 2000. He went to High School at Gonzaga prep and then attended Carroll College in Helena Montana on a football scholarship where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology. Dr. Guthrie is passionate about injury rehabilitation from motor vehicle and work accidents as well as chronic pain from headaches and spinal disc problems. When he’s not working, Dr. Guthrie loves skiing, fishing, and hiking with his wife and children.

Dr. Maxwell headshotDr. Maxwell Kelly (Dr. Max) was born and raised in Spokane. Upon graduating from Gonzaga Prep high school, he accepted a full ride athletic scholarship to the University of Montana to play football where he received his bachelor’s degree.

Growing up in a chiropractic household with both parents as chiropractors, Dr. Max recognized the value of living and embodying a chiropractic life. Dr. Max moved to The Bay Area California where to enrolled in Life Chiropractic College West to pursue his Doctorate in Chiropractic. While in chiropractic college Dr. Max volunteered as a student ambassador and served as the student body president for 2 terms. Upon completion of his clinic requirements Dr. Max has worked in chiropractic clinics around the world such as the Philippines, Mexico, and India.

While in chiropractic college, Dr. Max co-founded ChiroLux- a chiropractic supply company that designs, manufactures and distributes portable chiropractic tables and accessories across the world. This garage startup has since expanded to become American largest and most well know portable treatment table company and has gained notable customers such as the Chicago Bulls, San Francisco 49ers, USA Track & Field, Olympic Teams USA and Canadian Olympic Teams.

Upon graduation, Dr. Max received the Student of the Year Award in addition to the President’s Award for recognition for outstanding and dedicated performance in Leadership, Academics, Health Center and Community Service.

When not in the office adjusting, Dr. Max can be found mountain biking, hiking and exploring the great PNW. Next time you are hiking RimRock- be on the lookout for Dr. Max!

Our Massage Therapists

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Laura Schouten, LMT

Laura Schouten is a 2012 graduate of Inland Massage Institute, here in Spokane. A passionate medical massage practitioner, she specializes in slow, methodical, deep tissue work, coupled with myofascial release and structural integration. If she can’t convince the soft tissue to respond the way she would like it to, there are other ways to make it talk, er, respond. Cupping, IASTM, and even some gentle rocking are some of her best friends. It’s rumored her nickname is “The Muscle Whisperer.”

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Lori Campbell, LMT

Lori Campbell, LMT specializes in rehabilitation for traumatic injuries, postural misalignment correction and chronic muscular pain treatment. Practicing in Spokane since 2009 and exclusively at Fourth Avenue Chiropractic and Massage for the last 6 years. She uses a variety of techniques to achieve quick and lasting results for her clients. Lori is certified in myofascial cupping and in addition she uses the techniques of gua sha, myofascial release, structural integration, cranial sacral and hot/cold stone work.

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Rachel Ferguson, LMT

Rachel Ferguson studied Massage Therapy at The American Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy in Post Falls and The Wellness Education Center in Spokane, WA. graduating with her certificate in Massage Therapy in 2015.

Rachel believes the healing properties of massage therapy are essential to pain management, improving overall wellness and is an effective treatment for a multitude of health conditions.

Rachel specializes in deep tissue, sports massage, hot stone, and is continually learning new modalities to better meet the needs of her patients.

In her free time Rachel loves to travel and enjoy the outdoors with her family. Rachel is involved in serving our senior community with Meals on Wheels. Her favorite activities include kayaking, cycling, writing, reading, weaving and learning new things.

Our Staff

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Destiny Brown, Office Manager

Destiny Brown has been with Fourth Avenue Chiropractic since May 2019. She has previously worked with an insurance company. She is a person who will get the job done. She is not afraid of a challenge. Outside of work, she loves crafting in any form and spending time with her husband and four children.

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Meriann Homminga, Receptionist

I’ve recently made a change to the medical field after working 12 years in the financial industry. I’m a mother of a 16 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I love spending time with my family.

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Amber Hickman, Receptionist

Amber has been working with Fourth Avenue Chiropractic since June of 2020. She previously was a server at Frank’s Diner. Outside of work she loves to play with her two dogs and go to the lake.

Meet The Team at Fourth Avenue Chiropractic & Wellness | (509) 624-5855