Why Chiropractic Care?
We know that you’re looking for relief. Chiropractic care works to address the source of the issue, instead of just the symptoms. We take pride in helping to heal your body and being a partner on your personal wellness journey. Health Link works for the good of our practice members, even beyond the walls of our office.
Chiropractic Care Can Improve:
Lower back pain
Injuries Due to Accidents
Reduce use of opioids or pain medication
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Meet Our Team
Dr. Elaine K. Bolte — Chiropractor and CEO
Dr. Elaine K. Bolte is the visionary and CEO of Health Link Chiropractic. In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, she is a certified clinician in whole food nutrition, public speaker, wife and mother. She was first adjusted at age 13, when her interest and passion for chiropractic began. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University, she attended New York Chiropractic College and graduated in 1997. She moved to Virginia and opened Health Link in June 1998.
She has served as District representative for the Virginia Chiropractic Association, as well as a board member for the American Cancer Society. She was given the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year at the NAWBO Richmond Enterprising Women of Excellence Event in 2015 and was named as a Richmond Top Doc in 2013.
She and her husband were married in 2002. They have 2 boys, Ethan and Evan, who have been raised having chiropractic starting at birth and are healthy, active children. Dr. Bolte enjoys time with family and friends, being outdoors, kayaking, running, and spending time on a boat. Her goal is to live to 100 and be featured on the Smuckers label on NBC.
Her passion for helping people has inspired others to live life with vitality. She strives to be partners in health with her practice members. Through knowledge, honesty and dedication, she hopes to motivate people to see and reach their full potential. Through chiropractic care, she has had the privilege to witness many lives that have had positive life-changing experiences.
Dr. Moses R. Wahl — Chiropractor
Dr. Moses Wahl grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After seeing how chiropractic care helped his father through lumbar disc issues and sciatic pain for many years, Dr. Wahl decided to become a chiropractor. He graduated from Shippensburg University in 2003 and became a Doctor of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College in 2006. Dr. Wahl joined the practice in 2007, and was named “Top Doc in Richmond” in both 2012 and 2017.
Dr. Wahl takes a caring ‘whole person’ approach to wellness by guiding patients to address the life stresses that negatively affect them, thus increasing the health and healing potential of the nervous system. This approach to aiding the body in ‘self-healing and self-regulating’ helps patients become empowered and less dependent upon traditional drugs and medicine.
He is also a husband, a father of two, an active church member, and enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team. Focusing on wellness is an important part of Dr. Wahl’s life, because health is so challenging to regain once it has started to decline. It is for this reason he believes in the need to be more proactive and less reactive when it comes to your health!
Dr. Thomas B. Read — Chiropractor
Dr. Read has been a licensed chiropractor in the state of Virginia for over 20 years. He attended Cleveland College of Chiropractic in Los Angeles, California, where he was selected by his professors as a “Who’s Who” among his peers. He was one of only three in his class selected to work at a medical clinic treating the underprivileged in East L.A., while simultaneously performing his regular duties at the Cleveland Chiropractic College Clinic.
Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Read served as a California Highway Patrolman for 14 years but had his law enforcement career cut short by an on-duty back injury. He credits chiropractic care for his recovery and his decision to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Read has worked on professional dancers and athletes in the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. A large part of his practice has been working with local equestrians and attending jumping events. He is married with 2 children, a stepson and 4 grandchildren, and is very excited to be a part of the Health Link Team.
Mark Sargent — Director of Business Operations
Mark joined the practice in 2010 to better implement wellness programs in the Health Link office. Mark lives and breathes the mission and goals of Health Link and now has even more responsibility, making him a valuable member of the team.
As Health Link continues to grow, Mark is always looking for opportunities to help the practice reach its full potential. As Director of Business Operations, Mark’s leadership allows the doctors and staff of Health Link to focus completely on helping others achieve their wellness goals. He oversees general business operations, is a new patient advocate, and is an overall jack of all trades around the office. Mark was named Wellness Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and he continues to bring that excellence into every aspect of the operations at Health Link.
In his personal time, Mark enjoys watching his two sons play sports, training his retriever for competition, and spending time at the lake with his wife and kids. Someday, if given the time, he would love to thoroughly prepare for and hike the Appalachian Trail.
Jillian — Massage Therapist
Originally from Washington state, Jillian came to Richmond in 2014. She attended the Lotus School of Integrated Professions. Even as a child, she had an interest in helping people through massage therapy.
Jillian enjoys an active lifestyle, supporting her interest in hiking and outdoor activities with strong health and wellness consciousness.
Melody — Massage Therapist
Melody has been a nationally certified and insured massage therapist for over a decade. Her passion for massage started at age 5 when she would massage her ailing parents and has only grown since then. Melody’s approach to massage is about healing the mind, body, and soul together, so you can truly feel complete. Her other interests include tending to animals, writing poetry, and practicing yoga.
Ki — Licensed Acupuncturist
Ki grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1989, and gained a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and a Certification in Chinese Herbs in 2006 from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. He continues to teach both subjects.
Ki chose Five Element Acupuncture because he wants to help people heal on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. This helps people to see how everything in them is connected and to take control of their own health.
Besides Chinese medicine, Ki’s other passions are nature and music.
Courtney — Director of Healthy Investments
Courtney has lived in Mechanicsville for 31 years. In addition to getting regular chiropractic adjustments, she enjoys staying healthy by taking high intensity classes at the gym.
She enjoys de-stressing by reading books, watching Friday night movies with her husband, and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite destination is the beach, and she is looking forward to having stamps in her passport from sandy destinations around the world.
Charlain — Chiropractic Assistant
Charlain is a Chiropractic Assistant with Health Link. When not at Health Link she enjoys a well-rounded active lifestyle. From designing and creating outdoor landscapes, restoring, and building furniture, to cooking and baking her favorite dishes, her daily activities require regular adjustments, which keep her limber and healthy. She also finds time to dabble in botany, watching avocado trees spring up from the pit, nourish the rosemary plant she brought from Savannah, Georgia and create spice blends used in her cooking. Charlain and her husband enjoy spending time together and their adopted four-legged child.
Heather — Chiropractic Assistant
Heather has been at Health Link for over 8 years. She brings a unique perspective as she has also been a patient of Health Link’s for 15 years. Heather can attest to the body’s miraculous ability to heal itself through chiropractic adjustments not only through her personal experience, but also through watching patients success stories through her time at Health Link. She has 2 daughters who have also been adjusted since birth.
Kristin — Chiropractic Assistant
Kristin is committed to helping others in their personal goals by promoting holistic health in mind, body and soul. She is a member of the Richmond herbalism guild and is committed to making community connections whether that is through supporting local art or music.
Lindsey — New Patient Advocate and Chiropractic Assistant
Originally from Charlottesville, Lindsey has been a Health Link team member since July 2018. Having suffered for years from neck and back pain, she believes in the power of wellness through chiropractic adjustments. She loves having the opportunity to encourage and help patients every day at Health Link.
She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and children, both two and four legged.
Logan — Chiropractic Assistant
Logan, a Chiropractic Assistant with Health Link, has received chiropractic care of many kinds for 6 plus years and has experienced first-hand how it has helped her maintain her active lifestyle. She was an All-Star and Varsity cheerleader for over 10 years and today enjoys hiking, swimming, traveling and writing. She is currently writing a novel, the second of an ongoing series, for which she self-published the first novel. When she’s not writing she can be found listening to her vinyl collection or reading many of her favorite comic series.
Penelope — Chiropractic Assistant
Penelope started receiving chiropractic care 25+ years ago, so becoming an assistant at Health Link wasn’t much of a leap. She is an attentive manager of her health, so she naturally values the opportunity to help practice members heal and maintain their own wellness.
Since coming to Richmond in 2016, Penelope has joined a community service organization, a book club, and a play reading group. She also relishes in taking advantage of all the museums, theaters, restaurants, and festivals the area has to offer.