Dr. Lauren Hendrix, DC, MS was born and raised in West St. Louis County, Missouri. She began her endurance career at Marquette High School running cross country & track, where she garnered all-state and state champion accolades. She continued her running and equestrian career at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science and Psychology. After DePauw, Dr. Lauren began her Chiropractic education at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri. While at Logan, Dr. Lauren was a Red Badge in the Biofreeze Sports & Rehabilitation Center under Dr. Laney Nelson, completed a Masters Degree in Sports Rehabilitation , became certified to perform Graston Technique© and was part of a research group studying Dynamic vs. Static Treatment of Lower Extremity Complaints with Graston ® Technique. Dr. Lauren specializes in treating spinal pain and extremity injuries.
Dr. Lauren continues to study the latest research in spinal care, injury rehabilitation and injury prevention and frequently has chiropractic students shadow her. In her spare time, Dr. Lauren trains for triathlon and running races and goes horseback riding any chance she gets! She serves as assistant cross country coach at Marquette High School and is a member of Big Shark Triathlon Team and ON PACE Triathlon Training Club. She has served as Assistant Coach to the St. Louis Blazers Track Club and has served on the Girls on The Run race committee. She was honored to give the Commencement Address to the Logan University graduating class in December 2017. She considers this one of the highlights of her career.
Wondering what races you will see Dr. Lauren during the 2020 Running & Triathlon season? 2019 brought the addition of baby Maddox, so 2020 will be a year of enjoying the new baby and hoping in races from time to time! 2019 was the year of “Baby Racing”! Dr. Lauren continued to enjoy the local trail racing community and even took “Baby D” on a tour of most of the local trails! She & baby did several races….Ozark Foothills 25k, Mallard Madness 10 mile, Chain of Rocks Duathlon, Berryman Trail Marathon, Leadbelt 8 mile trail race & even a nighttime trail 7k at 37 weeks pregnant!
2018 Race Highlights:
January 28th- Nippy Niner- 9k, 1st Woman
February 10th- Beulah 369 Challenge- OA Female Winner
February 18th- Bootlegger Trail 10k, 2nd Female, 48:12
March 4th- Quivering Quads Trail 1/2 Marathon, 2nd Female, 1:55
April 21st- Chubb Trail 25k, 2nd Female, 5th OA, 2:09
May 19th- Berryman Trail Marathon- 1st Female, 7th OA, 4:07
August 18th- Lean Horse 50 Mile Trail Race, 1st Female, 3rd place OA, 7:48!
Dr. Matt Davidson, DC has a passion for lifelong health for every human! He proves that on a daily basis through his personal lifestyle and how he chooses to communicate health with patients. Dr. Matt has undergraduate degrees from Thomas More College and a Doctorate from Logan College of Chiropractic. Before, during and after his education, he has competed in over 300 endurance racing events ranging from 5k to 50k runs, and sprint triathlons to the Ironman World Championships. He is a member of the Suunto Multisport Team, loves supporting his local triathlon and trail racing community, and all youth athletic events. Dr. Matt also owes much of his success to his loving wife (ok, ok, we might have added that last part in without his permission ). He loves watching his kids grow and develop their individual passions- Cooper as a 10th grade Cross Country & Track runner, and Marin as a 7th grade soccer player, cross country runner, and equestrian. He and Dr. Lauren are anxious to see what their baby boy (born November 13th, 2019) will find his passions in.
Dr. Matt’s 2020 Race schedule:
- Beulah 963 – 2nd overall!
- Saint Louis Triathlon
- Des Moines 70.3
- New Town Triathlon
- IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii!
Dr. Ali Johler, DC, MS, has been a part of the WCSJ team since Day 1 in 2014! She graduated from Logan University with her Doctorate of Chiropractic AND Masters in Sports Rehabilitation in 2019. We are thrilled to have her on the team as treating physician!
Dr. Ali’s 2020 Race schedule: TBD! Dr’s Matt & Lauren are trying to convince her to do her first triathlon this year!