Dr. Roger Brady
Co-Owner and Chiropractor
Dr. Roger is passionate about chiropractic because it gives our bodies back the power to heal themselves, from the inside out. It doesn’t add anything artificial to our life; it simply allows our bodies to do all that they are capable of. He has witnessed countless different symptoms and health issues resolve as a result of chiropractic care, which has only amplified his drive to educate everyone he can about the benefits of chiropractic care, thereby changing the trajectory of their health for the better.
When he’s not working, you’ll find him playing with his daughter, Wren, and his two pups, Mikko and Lila. He also loves to try new recipes in the kitchen, snowboard, golf, and hunt. His favorite music is alternative rock and he even plays the drums!
Dr. Roger grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a full academic scholarship to the University of Nebraska Omaha where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Biomechanics. He then graduated with his Doctorate from Cleveland University - Kansas City. While attending Cleveland, he pursued additional courses outside the required curriculum through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and earned his Webster Technique Certification. Dr. Roger is also Advanced Proficiently Certified in Torque Release Technique, the neurological approach he primarily uses.
Co-Owner and Operations
Lexie is Dr. Roger's wife. She is one of the few lucky ones that got to know and love chiropractic before she was experiencing symptoms and has utilized it as preventative care ever since! Having regular chiropractic care has allowed her the freedom to live without the aches and pains we so often hear are “normal” - even during pregnancy! She firmly believes if everyone received regular neurologically-based chiropractic care the world would be significantly healthier.
You may not see her in the office often, but she is always working "on" the office. In her free time, she loves being outside, especially near the water, hiking, working on home-improvement projects, and spending time with her daughter and dogs.
Lexie grew up right here in Oakdale but went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with dual concentrations in Real Estate/Land Use Economics and Entrepreneurship from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She has always enjoyed business and hoped to one day open her own. Optimal Life Chiropractic is truly the perfect way to combine both Lexie and Dr. Roger's passions.
Lead Chiropractic Assistant
Julia discovered the benefits of chiropractic care after she started working here at Optimal Life! During her holistic health journey, she felt that chiropractic was something she could benefit from and coincidentally saw that Optimal Life was hiring when she first moved to Minnesota. Julia not only felt quick relief from carpal tunnel syndrome but has experienced how chiropractic care can benefit mental health. She has also been amazed at the benefits our patients have experienced beyond the relief they feel from chronic pain.
In her free time, you can find her working with her nutrition clients or enjoying the outdoors with her corgi Clover. Julia also enjoys supporting local farms and cooking everything from day-to-day meals to batch-cooking from scratch. Homemade jam, butter, and herbal tea blends are a few of her favorites.
Julia grew up in Washington DC and received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Maryland. After working as a research assistant for a short period of time, she decided to move to Berkeley, California to study holistic nutrition. She is now a certified Nutrition Consultant and Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She is passionate about the body’s innate ability to heal itself and educating people about the healing benefits of nutrition, chiropractic, and holistic health practices.
Patient Experience Coordinator
Abby grew up seeing a chiropractor periodically, but never experienced any long term results. In her young adulthood, she had almost constant low back and hip pain, as well as plantar fasciitis symptoms. Since getting adjusted regularly, she has had relief from all of her pain and plantar fasciitis symptoms and she no longer takes over the counter pain medications. The adjustments also helped Abby stay active during her pregnancy by keeping her body balanced and minimizing aches and pains.
You may see Abby in the office occasionally, but she mostly works remotely to be home with her son. In her free time, Abby enjoys a long walk outside, soaking up the sunshine. A quiet, slow morning reading a good book is also one of her favorite things!
Abby grew up in Madison, WI and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is also working on her Birth Doula Certification through DONA International. She has a true passion for teaching and learning the natural aspects of health and healing.
Mikko and Lila
Part-Time Professional Greeters
Mikko (right) and Lila (left) are Dr. Roger and Lexie's dogs. They are both Golden Retriever - Cocker Spaniels.
At the office you can find them by the front desk, curled up on their beds patiently waiting for you to walk inside so they can greet you with tail-wags! They are both super friendly, so feel free to give them some love!
Outside of the office they love to spend time in their backyard, go swimming, or play at the dog park. Mikko's favorite activity is chasing the laser pointer; he could do it all day long! Lila's favorite is simply running... fast! Back and forth, in circles, while being chased by another dog, she loves it all! Mikko's favorite trick for a treat is "spin" and Lila's is "high-five". Oh yea, and they both love chasing bunnies!