Our Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Stephen Johnson

For over 30 years, Dr. Johnson has been providing family chiropractic care and educating Floridians in the benefits of a total wellness lifestyle. A chiropractor with a background in athletic training, Dr. Johnson has experience in sports medicine, soft-tissue injuries, and work-related injuries. Gonstead Thompson and SOT are other techniques Dr. Johnson also uses in his chiropractic care.

He has owned and operated Chiropractic Center of Lakeland since 2000, and from 1986-1999 he owned Johnson Chiropractic of Sunrise, FL. Dr. Johnson earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College, his B.A. in Secondary Education, Industrial Arts from Clemson University, and his M.S. in Education from Florida International University.

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Dr. Samantha Marie Denstedt

A Holistic Chiropractic Physician who was born in Michigan where she lived until 2000 when her family moved to central Florida. Following her graduation from George Jenkins High School in 2003, she began her Bachelors in Science at Florida Southern College (FSC) in Lakeland. At FSC Dr. Denstedt was involved in Beta Beta Beta (BBB) National Biological Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Epsilon (GSE). She graduated magna cum laude in 2007. Just over three years later, Dr. Denstedt received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida in Port Orange.

Dr. Denstedt learned the following techniques during her academic tenure and employs them today in her practice: Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Toggle, SOT, Webster, and Activator. With regards to Soft tissue therapies, she uses gwa-sha, manual myofascial mobilization (trigger point therapy) or active release technique (ART), and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching.

Her current practice involves non-invasive pain relief treatment using chiropractic manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy, and BEMER therapy device. She also specializes in neonatal care for pregnant mothers and newborns. In order help every individual reach his or her optimal health level, Dr. Denstedt encourages nutritional supplements, makes dietary recommendations, and recommends essential oils.

Family is core part of Dr. Denstedt’s life. The  mother of nine, six boys and three girls, grew up in a small town. Her mother and father instilled in her strong Christian principles, to love others, keep healthy, and work hard for those beliefs.

Dr. Joshua Smith

Our Support Staff

Kandy Johnson

Personal Injury Insurance / Attorney Liaison

Christie Martel

Christie was born in Lakeland, Fl. In 2013, she graduated Everest University’s Massage Therapy program and then started at The Chiropractic Center of Lakeland in 2014. She is our front desk receptionist as well as a Chiropractic Assistant. Christie will handle the scheduling, referrals, patient information, online scheduling, insurance inquiries and collecting payments. Not only does she handle the front office, she also is trained on most therapies and the decompression.