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
Dr. Kyle Freeman – Chiropractor
Dr. Kyle Freeman is a licensed Chiropractor in the state of Minnesota. He is passionate about integrating his chiropractic knowledge and experience with nutrition and functional medicine to help patients achieve their optimal level of health.
As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Kyle believes in treating the whole person and taking into consideration all systems that may be influencing and potentially limiting the patient’s day to day functioning.
Dr. Kyle earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Previously, Dr. Kyle also earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa as an Iowa native. Dr. Kyle has attended many Functional Medicine and Nutrition seminars throughout his academic career and has achieved certification in nutrition.
In his free time, Dr. Kyle enjoys engaging in functional fitness, yoga, spending time outdoors, employing mindfulness, and furthering personal development. Outside of office hours, you might find him enjoying his time with his wife Tonya, friends, and family.
Dr. Kyle looks forward to the opportunity to meet you, hear about your health history and learning more about you as a unique individual, to assist you in achieving the healthiest life you deserve. Optimally, living a life with less suffering and more answers.
Areas of Service:
- Patients Throughout the Lifespan
- Clinical Nutrition
- Chronic Illness
- Complex Cases
- Cedar Rapids Washington High School
- Bachelors of Science in Biology, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
- Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Science University
Tabitha Crabb – Office Manager
Tabitha is the office manager of St Paul Natural Health. She joined the team in 2015, and enjoys learning more everyday about the wonderful world of Natural Medicine. She loves meeting patients and helping them on their journey of health. Born in Oregon, she moved to St Paul in 2014 with her partner and 2 dogs (Ben, Spock, & Scrappy Doo). When not at work, she spends time with family and friends, crochets, tests new cooking/baking recipes, and reads all types of books. Tabitha values being a part somewhere that helps people create a healthier lifestyle and habits.
Belinda Thor – Certified Massage Therapist
Belinda is the lead Certified Massage Therapist @ St Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center. Being a graduate of Northwestern Health Science University, she is proficient in many soft tissue therapies. She helps our patients with Auto Accident, Sports, and many other injuries, those with Chronic conditions, and those looking for Relaxation.
Belinda’s confident & healing touch yields the highest praise from all of her clients. Her focus on detail & a true passion for helping other shines through, just like her amazing personality. Outside of helping people, she loves spending her time with her family and friends.
Areas of Service:
- Soft Tissue Therapies
- Chronic Conditions
- Injury Recovery
- Degenerative Conditions
- Stress Management
Types of Massage:
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Aromatherapy Massage
- Thai Massage
- Sports Massage
- Trigger Point Massage Therapy
- Myofacial Massage
Emily Wirth – Community Wellness Outreach Coordinator
Emily is the Community Wellness Outreach Coordinator 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. Along with helping in the office, Emily will collaborate with local businesses to create partnerships and spread the message about the benefits of natural medicine. Having played collegiate basketball, she enjoys being active and knows the importance of living a well-balanced lifestyle. Emily was born and raised in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and enjoys playing and watching sports (especially the Packers and Badgers), being outside, and laughing with friends and family.
Victoria Stromme – Wellness Program Development Manager
Victoria comes to our clinic with a breath of experience and knowledge. She lives in Highland Park and loves DIY projects, gardening and spending as much time outside as possible. You will find her to be highly energetic, knowledgeable and a passionate professional. Victoria has transformed her mind, body and life-style, which has helped her to lose more than 160 lbs. She has made it her life mission to continue to grow and challenge herself physically and mentally to continue to be the best and strongest woman she can be. She prides herself on maintaining core values – family, friends, faith, and fitness. Since her dramatic weight-loss transformation she has become a licensed Zumba instructor, completed a Duathalon, Half Marathon and loved biking on Safety crew for the Twin Cities and San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Days.
Victoria has an infatuation in weaving the fabric of our community thru networking, volunteering and community involvement. We are excited to have her as a member of our wellness team as she embodies a healthy and active lifestyle and supports our mission of natural and optimal health. You will find her to have a passion for motivating other in to action to help them achieve their health goals. Victoria looks forward to partnering with you to help you and/or the employees at your business to see and achieve so much more out of life thru optimal health and natural wellness.
- Eagan High School
- Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications-Public Relations & Marketing, St. Cloud State University
- 2015-2016 ZIN: Zumba Instructor Network
- Breast Cancer 3-Day
- Feed My Starving Children
- Relay for Life
- Junior Achievement
- Hope Shines
- Thomson Reuters: Account Executive, Online
- Web.com: Digital Marketing Consultant
- Oracle Corporation: Application Sales Representative
- Thomson Reuters: Field Client Development Consultant, Findlaw/ Super Lawyers
- Globe Education Network: Recruiter/ Admissions Representative
- Redleaf Press: Field Sales Consultant