Meet The Staff

Dr. Richard Thomas, Chiropractor
Life Chiropractic Center
605 Shetland Court, Post Falls, Idaho 83854

Richard J. Thomas grew up on a farm near Kansas City, Missouri. After high school, he immediately followed his fathers footsteps and started his career as an iron-worker, building high-rise structures in Kansas City. After falling from a building in 1984, and after pursuing medical help for his injuries, Dr. Thomas discovered Chiropractic as the “miracle cure” that he couldn’t find anywhere else. It was this experience that led him to begin his education to become a Doctor of Chiropractic himself.

Dr. Thomas graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City in August of 1991. With no more than his car and a small overloaded U-haul, he drove to Colorado to start his career. Many experiences and events have transpired since that time which led Dr. Thomas to North Idaho and to start Life Chiropractic Center. Now with a new facility and a growing staff, he is able to realize his dream of serving as a chiropractor in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Dr. Thomas is a licensed chiropractor in Idaho and Colorado and has been practicing in Kootenai county since 1995. He completed a fellowship with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in August of 2000. He is exclusive in North Idaho for this training which allows him to care for pregnant mothers, infants, and children in a more specialized manner.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the International Chiropractors Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance. He is a wellness chiropractor interested in more than just sore backs, but strives to see his patients reach their full potential and become free of any need for medication if possible. Seeing major improvements in the quality of his patients lives is his passion and goal.

Dr. Thomas’ main objective is to restore health and wellness to sick and hurting people.

The Staff


Kathy has been with Life Chiropractic Center for over 14 years.  She works as the office manager and billing specialist.  She is married to a wonderful man who pastors a church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  They have three grown children and have been blessed with two beautiful grandchildren.  She and her husband love watching their beloved Pittsburgh Steelers play football! Go Steelers!

Kathy loves to sing and play the guitar, but most of all she’s thankful for her relationship with Jesus Christ. She’s very grateful and blessed for all that He’s done in her life through the years.


Charity has been at Life Chiropractic Center for almost 5 years. She was a patient  for seven years before joining us. She is a chiropractic assistant and receptionist.  She performs scans & x-rays if necessary and helps with various therapies, and assists Dr. Thomas in new patient exams and with anything else he needs. She truly enjoys working with people and helping them regain their health.

Charity and her husband have a beautiful 13 year old daughter and live in Athol.  Charity is an Idaho native and is a huge Boise State Bronco fan. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her horses.