Meet The Staff

  • Bryon Arena
    DC, CSCS
    Owner/Chiropractor

    Dr. Bryon Arena was born and raised in northeast Ohio, where he was not only a straight A student but also a serious athlete, playing football, wrestling and participating in strength competitions. After graduating from Malone University with a bachelor’s degree in both exercise science and community health education, Dr. Arena ran a rehabilitation clinic at a local chiropractor’s office – having been a chiropractic patient himself, he was not new to the healing, restorative nature of the practice. Running the rehabilitation clinic inspired Dr. Arena to pursue his career as a chiropractor. In 2011, Dr. Arena and his wife, Lizabeth, moved to upstate New York so that he could realize this dream.

    During his time at the New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Arena earned certifications in Advanced Human Sport and Performance, RockTape and Applied Kinesiology. He also revived the Whole Foods Nutrition Club, where he researched and presented the latest in whole food supplementation and nutrition. Upon graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Arena and Lizabeth relocated here to Lexington to open Arena Chiropractic, PLLC, and begin serving the local community.

    Dr. Arena and Lizabeth were high school sweethearts and have been married since 2009. Their family also includes their beloved dogs: a golden retreiver  named Húsa, and an English boxer named Misha. In his spare time, Dr. Arena can be found in the gym training for his next competition, out and about enjoying the community, or in the kitchen perfecting his smoked brisket.

  • Lizabeth Arena
    Director of Operations

    Lizabeth Arena was born and raised in northeast Ohio, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in applied health science with a minor in health care administration. Since graduation, she served in several roles on the business side of health care, including compliance, billing and office management. Lizabeth and Dr. Arena have known each other since they were 3 years old, were high school sweethearts and have been married since 2009.

    In 2011, when the Arenas moved to upstate New York, Lizabeth took a position in the outpatient health clinic at the New York Chiropractic College while teaching several business classes at the school. Lizabeth also complete a master’s in healthcare administration during this time. She joined Arena Chiropractic full time in the summer of 2017.

    Most of Lizabeth’s free time revolves around Húsa and Misha, the Arena’s two dogs, but you can also find her in the gym training with Dr. Arena or in a local spin class.

  • Rebecca Skiljan
    DC, MS, CCSP, ICCSP
    Associate Chiropractor

    Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Rebecca joined the Arena Chiropractic team at the start of 2018.

    While pursuing a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from the University of Missouri, Dr. Skiljan worked as a student athletic trainer within the Mizzou Athletic Department. After graduation, she chose to pursue a career at Logan University’s College of Chiropractic.

    While completing the doctoral program, Dr. Skiljan also received her masters in sports science and rehabilitation. Upon graduation, Dr. Skiljan worked as a resident at Logan’s Human Performance Center and a graduate lecturer for the chiropractic college.

    Having grown up playing sports herself, Dr. Skiljan takes a particular interest in youth athletics. During her last year of residency with the Logan University Human Performance Center, Dr. Skiljan specialized in youth treatment, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning. She has had a major hand in integrating more youth athletes into Arena Chiropractic during her time.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Skiljan enjoys competing in strongman and powerlifting and spending time with her french bulldog, Meatball.

  • Corey Hawes
    MS, RD, CNSC, CSO, LD
    Dietitian and Owner, RDN Performance, Lexington, KY

    Corey is a clinical dietitian for the Pediatric DanceBlue Hematology/Oncology Service at the University of Kentucky and Owner/Dietitian of RDN Performance. He has trained and worked since 2013 with focuses in Nutrition Support, Oncology, Sports Nutrition, and Pediatrics. Corey currently serves on the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board, Committee Member of A.S.P.E.N’s Clinical Practice Committee, Mentor for the Nutrition Support Dietetics Practice Group’s program, and Board of Directors for Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky. Corey is also an avid and competitive triathlete, specializing in sprint distance and Ironman 70.3 courses. Corey received his BS in Dietetics and MS in Nutritional Sciences with a focus in clinical nutrition from the University of Kentucky. Corey is currently expected to graduate with his Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University Newark in August 2022 and with a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky in May 2023.

  • Lindsay Starr
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Originally from the Boston area, Lindsay relocated to Lexington in the spring of 2013. She originally worked in law firm marketing, but her desire to work in health and wellness led her to transition to massage therapy. She graduated from Lexington Healing Arts Academy in 2015 and specializes in therapeutic massage, utilizing deep tissue, myofascial release and stretching techniques.

    A casual athlete for most of her adult life, Lindsay has participated in sprint triathlons, obstacle courses and long distance relay runs. Lindsay was an avid CrossFitter for years, which served as an introduction to powerlifting, her sport of choice. Lindsay's athletic interests and her own experiences of receiving consistent quality bodywork led her to massage therapy as a career. Lindsay is always looking to expand her knowledge to better serve clients. Since earning a professional license, Lindsay has dedicated upwards of 300 hours to continuing education classes.

    When Lindsay is not lifting weights or massaging, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Brady, and snuggles from her cats, Nami and Momo.

  • Katrina Dunker
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Katrina joined Arena Chiropractic in mid-2017. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Katrina graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Before coming to Lexington to pursue higher education, she coached and operated a martial arts dojo. At her local YMCA, she developed a martial arts program, and instructed group exercise classes. There she became a Livestrong coach, where she was trained to work extensively with cancer survivors and their families.

    Katrina’s passion for helping others has to lead her to pursue her massage therapy license here in Lexington. When not at the office or lifting weights, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Gabe, and their dogs, Bella and Benny.

  • Hannah Perkins
    Office Manager

    Hannah was born and raised in Kentucky.  She has an associates degree in communications.  She has worked with chiropractors for 10 years, in both administration and management positions. 

    When not at work Hannah enjoys being outdoors, kayaking, fishing and spending time with her family, friends and dogs Penny Lane and Chief. 

  • Isaac Gard

    Isaac is a rehab specialist who has a love for the pursuit of strength and resilience in a lifelong fashion. After graduating from the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, he became the head coach of a barbell gym in Lexington where he taught efficient barbell training for all demographics of people. After four and a half years of coaching he joined the Arena chiropractic team to help instill proper movement mechanics and promote strength to everyone. Isaac is a strongman competitor who loves lifting atlas stones, wood chopping, and eating large quantities of food.

  • Gethen Wood
    Rehab Specialist

    Gethen Wood is one our Rehab specialists. He was born and raised here in Lexington KY and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2018 after going to Lafayette high school. 

    He’s a long time soccer player and athlete who found a new love of weightlifting and general fitness in college pushing him towards the strength & conditioning field. He currently competes in powerlifting, where he holds a KY deadlift and overall total state record for the USAPL.  He has experience with personal training and coaching lifters. While he’s not working here at Arena Chiropractic he enjoys coaching and playing soccer. 

  • Blake Richard
    Office Assistant

    Born and raised in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Blake joined the Arena Chiropractic team in August, 2020. Blake is currently studying at The University of Kentucky working to finish his Bachelor's degree in exercise science. After graduation, Blake plans to attend chiropractic school. Growing up in sports, Blake developed a strong interest in health and fitness. 

    Outside of the office and the classroom, Blake enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and lifting weights. 

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 AM

7:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM

4:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM

1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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Testimonials

  • "Dr. Arena took the time to help educate me every step of the way and it made me feel very comfortable. I definitely recommend him to any person with minor or major issues."
    K. Knight
  • "Absolute best chiropractor in Lexington. Very knowledgeable and cares about his patients."
    A. Thomspon
  • "My visit was beyond perfect! They really listen and take into consideration every aspect of your physical well being. Being a competitive powerlifter, their ability to relate to my injuries and discomforts was absolutely amazing. Will be a patient of theirs for a very long time!!"
    Z. Taylor
  • "I feel like last night was the first time in a long time I didn't wake up at all! Not switching positions 12 times to get comfortable. THANK YOU"
    E. Wilson
  • "These guys truly know what they are doing. They have a passion for their work. You should especially go to this place if you are a serious weightlifter!!"
    G. Falcone
  • "Dr. Arena has excellent clinical skills, both in the diagnosis of as well as the treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. As a physician with 37 years of experience and as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, I heartily endorse his practice."
    B. Greiser

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