Andrea Salazar, DC in Austin, TX - Lakeway Spine CenterAndrea Luise, DC

Originally from Long Island, NY, Dr. Andrea Luise headed to Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. She began her Chiropractic studies at Life University in Georgia then transferred and graduated Cum Laude from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. She returned to Virginia to direct a successful practice in Richmond prior to moving to Austin and opening Lakeway Spine Center in 2005.

Dr. Andrea is certified to perform Acupuncture and has completed post-graduate education courses regarding Fibromyalgia, Functional Endocrinology and Nutritional Supplementation. Additionally, she has a certification in Physiotherapeutic Modalities. Her areas of expertise include Pediatrics, Expecting Mothers, Post-Natal Care and Family Wellness Care.

Dr. Andrea is Nationally Board Certified in Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. She loves her career and is thankful to work with her patients and helping them evolve toward better health!

Karlie Kirchner, LMT in Austin, TX - Lakeway Spine CenterKarlie Kirchner, LMT

Karlie Kirchner, LMT, is a graduate of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and is skilled in several modalities such as Swedish, Deep massage (The Lauterstein method), Sports therapy, and Prenatal massage.

Here at Lakeway Spine Center, Karlie is one of our full-time therapists and has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2010. Karlie specializes in clinical bodywork, working with chronic neck, back, rotator cuff and hip issues for many of the patients here at LSC.

Karlie’s love for anatomy, combined with a heart centered approach to her profession, places her clients at ease as they learn about their body and its amazing ability to heal. As a patient at LSC, you can be sure that you will be treated with dignity and respect as Karlie works with you to tailor your session so that you gain the maximum benefits from every visit.

In her free time, Karlie enjoys the outdoors with her son and volunteering at the Central Texas Outpatient clinic for Veterans like herself.

Brad Fonner Lakeway Spine CenterBrad Fonner

Licensed Massage Therapist

Brad specializes in Mobilization Therapy, Structural Alignment Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Therapeutic Massage Therapy. Brad comes to us from South Texas. In 2000, Brad joined the nation’s elite in the United States Air Force, where he was a Jet Engine Mechanic, and continued his military career until 2004. He then traveled the country of Mexico from 2004-2007. Brad moved back to the United States and became a Motorcycle Technician for Harley Davison until 2010.

In 2010, with a strong urge and need to help others, he enrolled in massage therapy school at A New Beginning School of Massage, here in Austin, Texas. He graduated in 2011 from massage school and began turning his focus on Corrective Repair, as a Corrective Massage Therapist. Since then, he has focused on helping patients to gain better biomechanics and improve their lives!

Melina Vargas

Licensed Massage Therapist

Melina was born in LA and raised in Las Vegas. She began college studies at UNLV and then felt called to enroll in the Nevada School of Massage Therapy.  Melina completed schooling and graduated in 2010. She then went back to school after completing Massage Therapy school and graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and moved to Austin for PT school. Melina has worked in the spa environment for 1 year, with a Physical Therapist for 3 years, and a Chiropractor for 2 years. She then moved to Austin and began treating patients here at Lakeway Spine Center. Melina loves helping people and takes a holistic approach when taking care of patients. Her goal is to help people live pain-free and without limitations. She specializes in deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, shiatsu, hot stone massage and has taken continuing education courses in medical massage and orthopedic massage.

Renee LaPeters in Austin, TX - Lakeway Spine CenterRenee LaPeters

Front Desk Coordinator

You’ll see Renee at our front office in the afternoons! Renee and her family moved here from Boston and love Austin! She is married to her husband Mike and has two children, Danielle and Ryan. Renee is often out walking her two dogs or taking beautiful photos in her spare time. She’ll be the one to greet you at our office Monday through Thursday.

Jessica Arnold Lakeway Spine CenterJessica Arnold

Front Desk Coordinator

Jessica will be here to greet you in the mornings! She lives in Lakeway with her husband and daughter. Jessica and her family love taking adventures around the Austin area. When she is not working or exploring Austin, you can find her practicing yoga, gardening, cooking or playing on the lake!