Meet the Team
At St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center, we are committed to helping you overcome your pain. Through the use of sophisticated screening and treatment methods, we make it easy to recover from your neck, back, hip, or joint condition. From car accidents to sports injuries, we are your dependable chiropractor. Get to know the members of our team below, and be sure to contact the clinic for your next appointment.
Dr. Chris Lilja – Founder and CEO
Starting his mission in 2000, Dr. Chris Lilja brings many years of experience in using proven health strategies to help his patients. A Saint Paul native and Highland Park graduate, Dr. Lilja has owned and operated successful chiropractic and nutritional wellness centers in Minnesota and Washington states. He is dedicated to creating a full-service health and wellness center for his hometown community.
After graduating from Northwestern Health Science University with a B.S. in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic, Dr. Lilja received extensive training in clinical nutrition and applied kinesiology. This training allowed him to broaden his scope of practice. As an expert in injury management, he has worked with patients dealing with the effects of auto accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries, and degenerative conditions. Dr. Lilja is also an experienced clinical nutritionist, and he naturally addresses body chemistry to speed injury recovery, promote health, and address a variety of chronic disease challenges.
Dr. Lilja is a proud father of two daughters and one son. When he is not in the office, he is an avid fisherman, enjoys yoga, goes hiking and camping, and spends time with his family and friends.
Areas of Service:
- Injury Management
- Sports Injuries
- Degenerative Conditions
- Clinical Nutrition
- Highland Park High School
- Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, Northwestern Health Science University
- Doctorate in Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Science University
Olivia Vang – Certified Massage Therapist
Olivia is a graduate from Aveda Institute Minneapolis and is experienced in many soft tissue therapies. She spent the last few years working at a Hmong chiropractic clinic and a clinical spa before joining the St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center team in October 2018. She has experience working with patients with auto accidents, sports related injuries, workers compensation, chronic conditions, and even relaxation. Olivia greets every client with a smile, treats them with the utmost respect and truly enjoys interacting with people!
In her free time, Olivia spends time with her 7-month old daughter and fiancé and enjoys sketching and drawing. In the future, Olivia wishes to become a physical therapist and open a business with her older brother back in Georgia!
Areas of Service:
- Soft tissue therapies
- Chronic conditions
- Injury Recovery
- Degenerative Conditions
- Stress Management
Types of Massage:
- Sports Massage
- Trigger Point Massage Therapy
- Prenatal Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Therapy
- Thai Massage
- Cupping therapy
- Chakra Massage
Emily Catton – Spinal Rehabilitation Specialist
Emily is the Spinal Rehabilitation Specialist of St. Paul Natural Health. She graduated from Winona State University in May 2017 with her Bachelor’s degree in both Movement Science and Psychology and joined the team in August 2017. She is excited to learn more about natural medicine, engage with patients, and support them during their health journey.
As the Spinal Rehab Specialist, Emily is dedicated to creating the best patient experience possible while guiding patients through a series of specialized therapeutic exercises. She will guide patients safely and confidently through movements to help regain vitality. Having played collegiate basketball, she enjoys being active and knows the importance of living a well-balanced lifestyle. Though now she is officially a Minnesota resident, Emily was born and raised in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. She likes playing and watching sports (especially the Packers and Badgers), being outside, and laughing with her husband, adorable pup Norman, and family.
Brittany May – Office Manager
Brittany is the Office Manager of St Paul Natural Health and she joined the team in November of 2020. Originally from Sioux Falls, SD, Brittany moved to Minnesota in 2017. She graduated from Job Corps in 2013 with a certification in bricklaying, which speaks to her various areas of expertise! Brittany is the smiling face at the front desk that will enhance your experience as a patient. She is able to answer any questions regarding services offered, scheduling, insurance, and supplements.
Brittany is most excited about helping patients along their health journey and learning more about natural medicine along the way. Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys playing video games, taking trips back to Sioux Falls to see friends and family, and hanging out with her cats Corbin & Eko!