I have always suffered from year-round allergies and frequent colds and thought that I just had to live with the symptoms. Chiropractic care was recommended to me after a car accident, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had a huge impact on my allergies – which, until that point, was only treatable with over-the-counter drugs. I was suddenly able to enjoy life again.
I didn’t really consider the chiropractic health care field until I was almost done with my undergraduate studies. I started to get cold feet when I was filling out applications for physician assistant schools and realized that I wasn’t nervous about the schooling – I just didn’t want someone else to dictate the care I provided, nor did I want to use traditional thought to treat common illnesses and problems. Chiropractic care offers such a refreshing approach to health care that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with others.
I attended Concordia University in St. Paul for my undergraduate studies. My emphasis was Pre-med, with a major in Natural Science (Biology and Math Concentrations) and a minor in Chemistry. I completed my chiropractic studies at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Studies included anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cardiology, pediatrics, obstetrics, dermatology, radiology and major emphasis on chiropractic technique. I’m certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and the Webster Technique, and I’ve completed by Pediatric Certification (FICPA) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
As our clinic continues to grow, I see an incredible need for community education, not only in chiropractic care, but with health, fitness and lifestyle in general. My focus at this time is community-based education outside the clinic setting. I continually tap and create resources with the school district, as well as surrounding businesses, to make an impact in as many lives as possible.