Meet Our Team

Dr. Darryl Koch, DC,CCSP

Originally from Western New York, Dr. Koch (pronounced ‘cook’) was educated at Syracuse University where he earned his Business Administration degree. Darryl became a chiropractic patient for neck and back injuries he sustained in an auto accident in 1993. After receiving effective care from physical medicine, Dr. Koch decided to become a chiropractor. He earned his doctorate degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1998. Dr. Koch received his Chiropractic Sports Physician certification (CCSP) in 1998 and his acupuncture certification in May 2015. Darryl’s active lifestyle and experience resonates with athletes, as well as patients who are looking to maintain their everyday life and activity. Dr. Koch is dedicated to treating typical spine-related injuries, headaches, and chronic pain and specializes in sports and extremity pain. He has further expanded his technique and knowledge base by attending numerous continuing education seminars including upper cervical techniques, functional neurology, Neuro-Muscular Re-education (NMR), workplace ergonomics, whiplash, sports injuries and Acupuncture. Prior to moving to Vermont in 2005, Darryl owned and operated a chiropractic clinic in Geneseo, New York for seven years. He lives in Essex with his wife, Aimee and their two sons, Braeden and Ethan.

Dr. Derrick Ladeairous, DC, LAc

Dr. Derrick Ladeairous is originally from Long Island. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Binghamton University in 2015. While at Binghamton, Derrick was a Division 1 soccer player, which spiked his interest in helping others with their overall health, pain management, prevention, and body mechanics for optimal performance. Derrick earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2018 as well as his Master’s degree in Acupuncture in 2020. Dr. Ladeairous is certified in Sports Science and Human Performance as well as Webster Technique. In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Ladeairous practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, which gives him the ability to treat patients with both an Eastern and Western philosophy. In his downtime, Derrick enjoys hiking, fishing, and snowboarding.

Julie Griffis, PT

Julie Griffis, PT was born in and raised in Shelburne, Vermont where she later attended the University of Vermont and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1999.  After graduation, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where she began her career working in an outpatient clinic that specialized in chronic back and neck pain.  Over the course of her physical therapy career, she has had the opportunity to work in many different settings of physical therapy practice.  She has focused most of her professional continuing education classes on learning and implementing intentional movement practices primarily based in the Pilates Method, along with Therapeutic Yoga and more traditional exercise and sports medicine movement disciplines.  She also specializes in various manual techniques including Integrative Manual Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, and Myofascial Release.  Julie prefers a holistic, “whole person” approach when working with her clients and often incorporates different forms of mindfulness to strengthen the mind-body connection. In her spare time, she enjoys tap dancing, gardening, hiking and foraging with her dog and making a variety of handcrafted herbal products.  She loves to create and is also a self-taught Artist working in mixed media including acrylic painting, epoxy resin, and soft pastels.  She currently lives in Milton with her partner, Dan, and daughters Arianna and Alana. 

Matthew LaClair, ATC, LAT

Matt is originally from Plattsburgh, New York. He always participated in sports including soccer and ice hockey which he continued through college and led to his interest in Athletic Training.  Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Lyndon State College in 2018.  In 2021, Matt earned his Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from Minnesota State University, Mankato. During his studies in Vermont and Minnesota, he had the opportunity to work with athletes from many sports including soccer, ice hockey, basketball, wrestling, and many more. In 2022, Matt held the title of Head Athletic Trainer with the professional soccer club New Mexico United, where he was able to continue developing his skills in acute and chronic athletic injury management, rehabilitation, and prevention. Matt is dedicated to treating orthopedic injuries through the use of rehabilitative exercise, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, cross-education, and many other techniques. Since returning to Vermont, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, ice hockey and soccer.

Linnea Willey, LMT

A graduate of the Wellness Massage Center and Institute in St. Albans, VT, Linnea truly enjoys the opportunity to be a part of the team at Community Chiropractic Spine & Sport. In order to address her client’s specific concerns, Linnea incorporates Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and shiatsu massage as well as Thai yoga, fire cupping and myofascial release techniques.  Linnea’s bodywork will help to reduce pain, ease tension, increase range of motion and allow you to gain a sense of deeper well-being.