meet the team
Daniel Johns D.C., FIAMA, Cert DN
Dr. Daniel Johns uses chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient's lives, whether they are having problems with pain, fatigue, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning. Dr. Daniel Johns developed his passion for helping people achieve their optimal performance and health through chiropractic care.
A graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Chicago he has attended numerous hours of continuing education to further his knowledge and expertise in areas such as rehabilitation, dry needling, nutrition, diagnostics, pre-natal and pediatric care. Dr. Johns had two practices in Miami which he sold, to move up to Annapolis with his wife. He has had the privilege of treating many professional athletes ranging from Olympic medalists, to NFL players, to professional tennis players and CrossFitters.
Dr. Johns is very involved with all patient treatments and utilizes many different techniques to create an individualized approach to treating each patient's complaints. Every patient is a unique individual, as is their diagnosis, which means there are no pre-determined treatment protocols and patients are involved in all treatment decisions.
Dr. Johns founded Elevate Life to address the lack of whole-person care that is pervasive in today's healthcare. His goal is to not only get people better and allow people to get more out of their life but to provide a clinic where patients can feel at home and completely taken care of. At Elevate Life all patients are treated like a whole person and not a file number or diagnosis. The staff at Elevate Life will always go above and beyond to make each and every visit unforgettable and as pleasant as possible.
Aaron Wolfe D.C., ATC, CCSP
A Baltimore native, Dr. Aaron Wolfe is extremely excited to be back in MD after spending over 25 years in Chicago establishing himself as one of the region's best chiropractors for sports and spine-related injuries. Since 1994, Dr. Wolfe has served as team doctor for Major League Soccer, Professional Beach Volleyball, USA Baseball, USA Wrestling, USA Weightlifting, USA Rowing, USA Triathlon, USA Soccer, The WNBA, World Wrestling Federation, and 4 Illinois High Schools.
In addition to being a licensed Chiropractic Physician, he is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician with expertise in youth sports injury evaluations and treatments.
Prior to joining Elevate Life Clinic, Dr. Wolfe founded and owned Sports and Spine Chiropractic, an award-winning practice in Frankfort, IL. Dr. Wolfe was selected to volunteer at the Ground Zero Rescue Area, providing chiropractic care to the rescue workers at the rescue site for 4 weeks following the 911 World Trade Center tragedy. He also spent many summers overseas in Bosnia with Care For Children setting up rehabilitation clinics for post-war orphanages.
Dr. Wolfe earned a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park and The National University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Wolfe has achieved certifications in CrossFit, Foundation Training, Dry Needling, and Myofascial Release Techniques.
Erik Korzen D.C., NASM-CES, PES
Dr. Erik Korzen is committed to serving others as a chiropractor and educator. At Elevate Life Dr. Korzen will function as the Director of Chiropractic Residency Programs, in addition to treating patients through an integrated approach to physical medicine. He joined Elevate Life "to progress the profession through the development of chiropractic residency programs.
Dr. Korzen has been in practice in Illinois since earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2013. He previously earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Science from Bradley University. Dr. Korzen has held numerous faculty positions at multiple educational institutions. Most recently, he functioned as a professor at NUHS, teaching graduate-level human anatomy in a cadaver lab. Dr. Korzen's practice experience includes private practice, as well as integrated healthcare settings.
He specializes in conservative physical medicine utilizing myofascial treatments, McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT), joint mobilizations/manipulations, corrective exercises, KT taping and instrument assisted soft tissue. Dr. Korzen holds certifications in corrective exercise, performance enhancement, acupuncture, kinesiotape, and is pursuing the MDT certification.
In his personal life he enjoys running, exercising, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Craig Ziegler, PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Craig Ziegler achieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Science from Slippery Rock University. During this time Dr. Ziegler also received his Certification in Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Dr. Ziegler went on to complete an orthopedic residency in 2012. Dr. Ziegler desires nothing more than to get people back to optimal performance and healthy living.
Kristen Kohles, PT, DPT
Dr. Kristen Kohles received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Maryland, Baltimore. She previously was a Division-I Lacrosse player at Virginia Tech, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise. She has a specific interest in treating sports-related conditions and using preventative measures to reduce injury risk. Dr. Kohles looks forward to using her experience and knowledge towards helping patients maximize their wellbeing.
Sports Community Coordinator
Leslie Johns, PT, DPT
Dr. Leslie is passionate about physical therapy and injury prevention. She received a BS from Slippery Rock University, PA in Exercise Science and achieved Doctor of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Leslie has always had a passion for treating adolescent athletes with a special interest in dancers and cheerleading. As a multi-sport athlete growing up, she believes injury prevention is the BEST form of physical therapy.
Dr. Leslie completed a neurology residency with George Washington University and Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in 2017. She has specialized training for all neurological disorders including vestibular therapy, concussion management, stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Dr. Leslie also has a passion for teaching and has taught DPT students at George Washington University. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband (yes, it's Dr. Johns) and their two children. They love spending time outdoors, playing sand volleyball and hiking.
Liz Scheuerman, CRNP, IBCLC
Liz graduated from The University of Maryland School of Nursing with her Bachelors in Science and Nursing in 2009 and became a bedside nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, a role she absolutely loved. During her time at UMMC, she was certified as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and worked as a lactation consultant in both the hospital and private practice setting over the last decade.
Liz has always loved working with families in their breastfeeding journeys, and feels so privileged to be invited into such an intimate part of motherhood.
After leading a team to run a medical camp in Kenya, she decided to pursue her masters in nursing, to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, so that she could better serve the whole family. Liz graduated from Georgetown University School of Nursing and was certified through the AANP as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Liz has always been passionate about holistic, wellness-focused care, starting from infancy through later adulthood and has a special interest in homeopathic medicine, utilizing an integrative approach to healthcare, and looking for the root cause of disease. She has personally experienced tremendous health benefits from integrating modalities such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, nutrition, and acupuncture into her own health journey and looks forward to supporting her patients in their own wellness journeys. She is pursuing additional education in integrative care & regenerative medicine to better serve our patients.
She loves to spend time with her family and friends, especially her husband and son, fishing, boating, gardening, and traveling. She truly believes that fellowship, community, and spending time in nature are integral to wellness.
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