Our Staff

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Meet the Team

Experts With a Passion for Healing

We have a team of dedicated experts who are passionate about healing and committed to providing exceptional healthcare services. Get to know our staff members who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice.

Dr. Elizabeth Beadle


Since 1994, Dr. Elizabeth Beadle has been practicing both chiropractic care and acupuncture. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University, a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University (NYC), a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine NCCAOM, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic (NCC), Chicago. Dr. Beadle’s extensive education and training make her a unique chiropractor in the area, with certifications including KATMAN neurology specialist, Chiropractic Sports Physician, and more. Along with her passion for healthcare, Dr. Beadle is an avid and competitive athlete, with achievements in in-line skating, ice hockey, skiing, horseback riding, and cycling. Dr. Beadle welcomes you to Healing for Life and is dedicated to providing effective and gentle healthcare services to you and your family, focusing on optimizing vitality and longevity.

Dr. Elizabeth Beadle

Dr. Issiah Sullivan


Dr. Issiah Sullivan has been practicing chiropractic care since 2018. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Wellness Management in the field of Health Promotions from Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa. He pursued his Chiropractic degree from Parker University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Sullivan’s unique approach to chiropractic care involves incorporating exercise rehabilitation methods to improve body balance. With his experience as a high-level athlete, including competitive wrestling for twenty years and being a two-time national qualifier, he brings a deep understanding of physical performance to his practice. Dr. Sullivan has also gained recognition as the Best Cedar Park Texas NUCCA Upper Cervical Chiropractor in 2019. He is thrilled to provide chiropractic care to his patients in Hickory and surrounding areas.

Dr. Sullivan

Ryann Pruitt

Manager, Chiropractic Assistant,
Billing Manager, X-ray Tech

Ryann is a Hickory, NC native. She comes to us with over 18 years of experience in the medical field. As a NC board certified Chiropractic Assistant, Ryann assists with the in-office therapy and PEMF therapy. She also has the title of Office Manager and Billing Manager, keeping the office running smoothly. In her off time, she enjoys time with her two boys, Blake and Dylan, and boyfriend Jeremy. They enjoy swimming, hiking, kayaking and trips to their beach house. We just know you will love her happy, bubbly smile as much as we do!

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Cara Crawford

Chiropractic Assistant

Cara assists with the adjunct therapies and PEMF therapy performed at Healing for Life. She is also a student of Chinese Medicine at Jung Tao School where she is studying to become an acupuncturist. Cara graduated from Virginia Tech with her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences before moving to China for 4 years where she was inspired to go back to school to learn Chinese Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, horses, and chickens on her farm, hiking in the mountains, cycling, and traveling.

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Jill Arnold

Chiropractic Assistant

Jill Arnold is a mother of two who’s taken on the role of homeschooling her kids in Hickory. She’s new to the area and enjoys exploring local businesses when she can. In her free time, you’ll find her spending quality moments with her family and their playful young dog.

Jill Arnold


Chiropractic Assistant
Aly is a student and looking forward to pursuing a career in healthcare. She loves the outdoors and is an avid softball player.