About Our Practice

Practice Philosophy

Waldorf Chiropractor, Dr. Ronda Sharman, her new doctor, Dr. Betel Aklilu and the rest of the staff have been serving the Southern Maryland area for many years. As a patient here, we strive to help you live your life at your fullest potential. We want our care to enable you to feel better, stronger, healthier and happier so that you may enjoy all that life has to offer. So here's a little about our practice.

At Life Care Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we look at a person as a whole being. A being that needs to nurture the physical self, the emotional self and the nutritional self in order to feel your personal best.

By focusing on all three "selves", we seek to minimize the pain and illness that result from different types of injuries, conditions and stressors. The variety of services we offer through our knowledgeable clinicians and holistic approach can get you on the path to the wellness you desire.

Meet Our Staff

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Ronda Sharman, D.C.,
Licensed Doctor of Chiropractor and Owner

Dr. Sharman has been practicing for 18 years, all in her own chiropractic business. Her credentials include:

  • B.S. Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
  • D.C., Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic West
  • Maryland Chiropractic Association, Board of Directors
  • Maryland Chiropractic Association, Chair, Continuing Education Committee
  • Maryland Chiropractic Association, 2009 Chiropractor of the Year
  • Maryland Chiropractic Association, 2007 Presidential Award


 

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Aklilu (Dr. A) graduated in July 2018 and began her career as an Associate Chiropractor with us in October 2018. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and spent most of her childhood in Takoma Park, Maryland. Dr. A's licenses and credentials include:

  • Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Dry needle certified
  • D.C., Doctorate of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College
  • B.S., University of Richmond


 

Massage Therapists


 

Christiana Cline, Licensed Massage Therapist

Christiana has been a licensed massage therapist for three years and has been a part of Life Care for the past year. Besides holding her massage therapy license in Maryland, she is certified in Prenatal, Deep Tissue, and Swedish massage.

Why she has chosen this profession:

“My personal philosophy on wellness is to take care of your needs, first and foremost - whether it’s internal, external, emotional or physical - to achieve total fulfillment in your life.”

When she’s not working:

“I love to go to the Renaissance Festival and play soccer!”


 

Assistants

Russell Therrien, Registered Chiropractic Assistant

Russell has worked for five years as a Chiropractic Assistant, all at Life Care. Besides being a Registered Chiropractic Assistant, he is also an MQT (Medical Qigong Therapist), a rated instructor in Chinese martial arts and a yoga teacher.

Why he has chosen this profession:

“It seemed like a terrific opportunity to be able to encourage a wider audience to gain greater self-awareness and to take better care of themselves through guided exercise.”


 

Tiffany Morris, Chiropractic Assistant / Administrative Assistant

Tiffany has been employed over two years as a Chiropractic and Administrative Assistant, all at Life Care. She is a Licensed Chiropractic Assistant and is CPR and First-Aid certified. She is currently working toward her bachelor degree in exercise science at Salisbury University.


 

Office Staff

Kimberly Slagle, Front Desk / Receptionist / Patient Billing Coordinator

Kimberly started at Life Care several years ago as the Office Manager and enjoys keeping things running smoothly for us at Life Care.

Why she has chosen this profession:

“The Chiropractic/Physical Therapy field has always held an interest for me. The human body has remarkable healing skills assisted through Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. Helping people get out of pain in a non-drug, surgical environment is very rewarding.”