Summit Family Chiropractic
Welcome to Summit Family Chiropractic, North Idaho’s only MaxLiving Health Center! Our mission is to empower longer, healthier lives through chiropractic care and an integration of the The 5 Essentials: Healthy nervous system, positive mindset, nutrition, exercise, and detoxification. Our vision is to bring natural healthcare and wellness to our patients, transforming their lives through sustainable health.
We’re committed to creating a healthier world where everyone is empowered to manage their health responsibly. We pride ourselves in being the trusted wellness resource for young families, athletes, seniors, and everyone in between in the Inland Northwest. Whether your goal is to prevent or overcome degenerative illness, improve energy, lose weight, or simply to maximize your health to its fullest potential, we equip you with the knowledge and tools to help you achieve your health goals.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
2:00 pm – 5:15 pm
- Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Wednesday: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
2:00 pm – 5:15 pm
- Thursday: 2:00 pm – 5:15 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
- Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
- Sunday: Closed
Summit Family Chiropractic – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Meet The Team
Dr. Ryan Sousley, DC, FMP
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Ryan Sousley is a doctor or chiropractic, certified functional medicine practitioner, and has a degree in exercise science. He and his wife Dr. Erin Sousley own and operate Summit Family Chiropractic, one of the largest natural health centers in the country, which focuses on the 5 Essentials of Max Living: Mindset, Nutrition, Fitness, Detoxification, & Core Chiropractic.
Dr. Sousley is also an author, speaker, podcast host, and coach to other chiropractors. Dr. Sousley is an 8-time Ironman triathlete, cross-fitter, and avid outdoorsman. He is obsessed with studying human performance and uses his own body and lifestyle as a test lab for the natural treatment protocols he recommends to patients and clients.
His mission is to help people reach their fullest health potential and live the life of their dreams. His proudest achievement is raising 4 amazing kids with his best friend and wife in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Dr. Erin Sousley, DC, FMP
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Erin Sousley is a board certified doctor of chiropractic and certified functional medicine practitioner. She and her husband Dr. Ryan Sousley own and operate Summit Family Chiropractic, one of the largest natural health centers in the country, which focuses on the 5 Essentials of MaxLiving: Mindset, Nutrition, Fitness, Detoxification, and Core Chiropractic. Dr. Erin has had the privilege of speaking across the country as well as on various podcasts.
She authored a case study in 2011 that was featured in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health. The study demonstrated the resolution of Type 2 diabetes in a patient after implementing the 5 Essentials.
Dr. Erin is passionate about raising her 4 children, teaching others how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, and being active. She and Dr. Ryan host their own podcast, Win Your Health. After losing her 63-year-old mom to pancreatic cancer, Dr. Erin made it her mission to educate others on the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle in order to avoid chronic disease.
Dr. Ben Whitten, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Whitten is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic and serves on the team of doctors at Summit Family Chiropractic. He grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota, and has always been very active with sports including baseball, football, volleyball and basketball. He also enjoys staying engaged in community events and outreach.
Enjoying an active lifestyle, Dr. Whitten wanted to find a career in healthcare that would bring people towards better health. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the North Dakota State University and attended chiropractic school at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. He loves that chiropractic allows him to help patients of all ages and conditions.
In his spare time, Dr. Whitten enjoys staying active with working out, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, woodworking, building, and spending time with friends and family.
Melissa Sandford serves as the Clinic Director at Summit Family Chiropractic. She has helped thousands of patients maximize their health through chiropractic care and the 5 Essentials of MaxLiving. She has also coordinated numerous wellness events that have impacted thousands in our community to help them improve their daily lives through healthy living.
Melissa has a passion and love for helping others see their goals and dreams come to a reality. She believes we are all created for a unique purpose and that purpose is able to be lived out when our bodies can express health to their fullest potential.
At work, Melissa focuses on team development and patient satisfaction. She is continually engaged in personal coaching and training to enable her to be a great leader to her team and our patients.
Outside of work, Melissa loves quality time with her husband and 4 children, enjoying the many outdoor adventures North Idaho has to offer.
Patient Accounts Coordinator & X-ray Tech
Casey serves as the X-ray Tech and Patient Accounts Coordinator. She studied at Whitworth University for biology and pre-med, transferred to the University of Idaho for exercise science and pre-physical therapy, and ultimately found her home here at Summit Family Chiropractic.
She always wanted to work in the health industry, alongside patients to help them find true health. As the lead x-ray tech coordinator of patient accounts, she has been able to dive into her love for anatomy and math, while also being able to work alongside patients throughout their health journey.
Summit Family Chiropractic has not just become her home as an employee but also gave her her life back. Casey struggled with migraines lasting for days at a time, which took away her ability to enjoy even the small things. After a few weeks of care her migraines lessened and soon disappeared. The 5 essentials of Max Living has given Casey a newfound view on health and she is driven to help share her experience and benefits with others.
Outside of the office, she enjoys time with her best friend and husband Dylan and their three very energetic huskies.
Functional Nutritional Therapy
Cece serves as a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has additional certifications in the areas of digestive health, hormone health and mineral balancing. Cece is a specialized practitioner and performs in-depth assessments to discern a client’s bio-individual needs and utilizes nutritional therapy skills along with lifestyle and wellness practices to restore balance and functionality in the body.
Cece joined the Summit Team 2 years ago, and helps patients integrate the 5 Essentials of MaxLiving into their life, while also offering customized, holistic nutrition coaching to help those in our community reach their health goals and address current health issues. Her time outside of the clinic is focused on her husband, three children, and four-legged fur baby (dog) with a passion for enjoying the outdoors and college football.
Patient Schedule Coordinator
Hannah serves as the Patient Schedule Coordinator at Summit, and has her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She is passionate about seeing patient’s health transformed through chiropractic care and the 5 Essentials of MaxLiving.
Hannah has become inspired and empowered to improve her own health since starting at Summit and is proud to relate her experiences to patients to help them along in their journey. Outside of the office, she loves to spend her free time outdoors and hanging out with friends and family.