2016 Best Chiropractors
Dr. Arlen Lieberman, Chiropractic Orthopedist, founder and director, and Dr. Krystle Lieberman Wall, licensed dietitian, acupuncturist, and chiropractor of Advanced Medical of Twin Cities.
PHOTO BY TJ TURNER
Advanced Medical of Twin Cities
According to the national highway Traffic Administration, a car accident happens every minute of every day. In some cases, the result is whiplash from the impact (resulting in headaches, neck, shoulder, or back pain), and in some cases, a person can have delayed symptoms that can show up days, weeks, even months later. An experienced chiropractor—like those at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities—can uncover “hidden injuries” and correct them before they become big problems. Dr. Arlen Lieberman, named a “Best Chiropractor” for the past three years, and Dr. Krystle Lieberman Wall approach these injuries with compassion and skilled care.
According to Katie, who was seen at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities after being rear-ended in a car accident, the staff made her feel welcome from her first treatment. She comments, “They know everyone by name and helped tremendously with the pain and recovery of getting back to normal.” The treatments are so positive, she actually looks forward to going, she says.
The dedicated father-daughter duo is trained to help people “get back to normal” by relieving pain commonly associated with accidents, as well as migraines, old injury flare-ups, random aches and pains, and general ‘maintenance.’ They do so through providing drug-free, natural treatments like gentle spinal manipulation (adjustments) and pressure release techniques.
Advanced Medical of Twin Cities is a comprehensive health facility, offering the services of not only chiropractors, but a medical doctor, rehab therapists, and other health care providers in one location. This team approach is a distinctive mark of the clinic—one of the first in the state to integrate a medical doctor into their facility, back in 1998. Today, the staff includes Dr. Arlen Lieberman, Chiropractic Orthopedist, founder and director with 35 years of clinical experience, medical director Dr. Wook Kim, sports chiropractor Dr. Jason Fenske, and chiropractor, acupuncturist, and licensed dietitian Dr. Krystle Lieberman Wall, as well as massage therapists, exercise rehabilitation therapists, and highly skilled support staff. This comprehensive model works because professionals are working together in the best interests of their patients. According to Dr. Arlen Lieberman, “Optimal health and reduced disease risk are best achieved when medicine, chiropractic, exercise, and nutrition are holistically combined.”
5801 Duluth St., Suite 150 Golden Valley, MN 55422 • 763-541-1280 • advancedmedicaltc.com
Dr. Brandon Langerude, Dr. Scott Mooring, and Dr. Debby Jerikovsky
of Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic. PHOTO BY TJ TURNER
Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic
In recent years, sports chiropractors have emerged as an integral part of healthcare teams. Research shows that visiting a properly trained sports chiropractor can be more clinically and cost effective when dealing with common conditions such as back or neck pain as well as a wide variety of sports injuries. Many people also seek chiropractic care when looking to avoid invasive or potentially harmful healthcare procedures.
Dr. Scott A. Mooring, Owner and Director of Clinical Services at Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic in St. Paul, was named a “Best Chiropractor” for the third straight year. He helps patients improve their quality of life by incorporating a comprehensive approach to the conservative management of many common musculoskeletal conditions. “My team and I provide a variety of clinically effective, evidence-based treatment procedures that go beyond traditional chiropractic adjustments (joint manipulation) that help us address more complicated musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions,” he explains.
Dr. Mooring is a board-certified chiropractic sports physician who is certified in the Active Release Technique® and the Graston Technique® specialized, non-invasive soft tissue therapies utilized to help facilitate recovery and decrease downtime from injuries. He comments, “We see patients respond more quickly when applying a combination of treatment methods including adjustments, advance soft tissue therapy, corrective exercise, and kinesiology taping which aide our patients in recovery and stabilization after an injury.”
In addition to owning a growing practice, Dr. Mooring is also a staff chiropractor for the University of Minnesota Athletic Medicine Department where he works alongside a team that help keep student athletes active and healthy. He comments, “Specialized training in advanced joint and soft tissue techniques help me provide exceptional care to recreational athletes, elite level Olympians, and professional athletes who want to prevent injuries or rehabilitate old injuries to achieve peak performance.”
The team at Back in Balance Chiropractic Clinic includes Dr. Debby Jerikovksy, named a “Best Chiropractor” for the third year, and Dr. Brandon Langerude. Dr. Mooring comments, “My team strives for excellence allowing us to be a leader in the treatment of non-surgical back and neck disorders.”
1525 Livingston Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55118 • 651-455-5264 • backinbalancemn.com
Dr. Christopher Lauer, Dr. Micheal Catain, and Dr. Jacob Lesher of LifeClinic,
located inside Life Time Fitness. PHOTO BY TJ TURNER
LifeClinic Physical Therapy & Chiropractic
LifeClinic Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Clinics are located inside Life Time Fitness facilities. A unique feature is that both members and non-members are welcome to make appointments. Non-members have the opportunity to utilize the fitness club on scheduled appointment days, including complimentary yoga, group fitness, free childcare, and posture screenings.
Another unique aspect of LifeClinic is their innovative Integrated Muscle and Joint Therapy (IMJT), a unique treatment combining deep-tissue therapy and spinal adjustments to rehabilitate muscles, joints, and nerves. Developed by Dr. Reza Alizadeh exclusively for LifeClinic Physical Therapy & Chiropractic, IMJT is a specialized muscle technique designed to activate weak and underactive muscles, and adjust those that are tight or overused. The result is decreased pain, increased mobility and function, and better range of motion.
The chiropractors work alongside physical therapists. “Our integrated approach of utilizing chiropractic, IMJT, and physical therapy enables us to maintain longer lasting results and prevent future injuries by focusing on mobility, stability, and strength,” says Dr. Michael Catain, named a “Best Chiropractor” the past two years.
“At LifeClinic, we treat the whole person, not just their symptoms,” explains Dr. Christopher Lauer, a certified chiropractic sports practitioner who has been part of the Crossfit medical team. “By treating the spine, which protects the nervous system, we can influence everything from simple joint pain, to headaches, to digestive problems,” he comments.
“When your spine, muscles, and central nervous system work well together, your body can function optimally,” adds Dr. Jacob Lesher, a Veterans Health Administration Department of Defense Chiropractic Internship Participant. “Our method will help you feel your best during workouts and in everyday life.”
LifeClinic - located inside Life Time Fitness (Chanhassen, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Highland Park, Lakeville, Plymouth, Savage, St. Louis Park, Woodbury) • 855-430-5433 • lifetimefitness.com
Left to right: Matthew Varner, DC; Chad Hendrickson, DC; Richard Hills, PT, DC, FAAOMPT; Phillip Kamps, DC, CCSP; Evan Natvig, DC; and Nicholas Hastad, MS, DC, CCSP, ICCSP.
Photo COURTESY OF INSTITUTE FOR ORTHOPEDICS & CHIROPRACTIC
Institute For Orthopedics & Chiropractic
Dr. Richard Hills, named a 2016 “Best Chiropractor,” recently added a team of exceptional chiropractors to the Institute for Orthopedics & Chiropractic (IOC). The doctors have over 60 years of combined clinical and chiropractic experience, and specialty training in the Gonstead method of chiropractic. The Gonstead method focuses on hands-on adjustments of only the offending segments of the spine and extremities. (Accuracy is everything to the Gonstead chiropractor.)
Dr. Hills vision is to build multi-specialty clinics throughout the greater Twin Cities area where patients can go and not only have their chiropractic adjustments, but receive non-surgical orthopedic approaches to support their treatment and wellness goals.
Dr. Hills is currently accomplishing this through three clinics in Edina, Uptown, and St. Paul. In addition to chiropractic, services include physical therapy, sports injuries, massage therapy, rehabilitation, personal fitness training, the Gyrotonic Expansion System, Well Wave treatments (Acoustic Compression Therapy), traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and TMJ and oral facial pain disorders.
Institute for Orthopedics & Chiropractic • 952-941-3311 (Edina) • 651-340-3959 (St. Paul) • 612-315-2842 (Uptown) • iocpllc.com
Dr. Craig Couillard of Lake Marion Chiropractic. PHOTO BY TJ TURNER
Lake Marion Chiropractic
As a certified chiropractic sports practitioner and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Craig Couillard’s services are in high demand. He’s starting his third year as the St. Paul Saints’ team chiropractor, finishing his fourth year as the sports chiropractor and massage therapist at Hamline University, and has been affiliated with both USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming—the national governing bodies of the competitive sports—for the past nine years. In 2015, he was also part of the medical staff for the U.S. Women’s Hockey National Team Training Camp, and was invited to a 2016 Camp at the United States Olympic Committee facility in Lake Placid, New York.
At Lake Marion Chiropractic locations in Lakeville and St. Paul, Dr. Couillard, selected for the third year as a “Best Chiropractor” by his peers, applies a comprehensive approach including advanced soft tissue therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, nutritional counseling, strength training, and corrective exercise.
Lake Marion Chiropractic Center • 9202 202nd St. W., Suite 203 • Lakeville, MN 55044 • 952-469-8385 • lakemarionchiropractic.com
Dr. Kevin Schreifels, selected as a 2016 “Best Chiropractor,”
pictured with the staff at Lyn Lake Chiropractic.
PHOTO BY TJ TURNER
Lyn Lake Chiropractic
There’s an electrifying energy at Lyn Lake Chiropractic. When you open the door to the hip, loft-like clinic, you’re greeted by friendly smiles, rockin’ tunes piping in from ceiling speakers, and staff of some of the most dedicated chiropractors and massage therapists in the metro area. The atmosphere is upbeat, fast-paced, and family-friendly. It quickly becomes obvious that the Lyn Lake Chiropractic staff loves what they do.
Dr. Kevin Schreifels, Dr. Ryan Jones, and four massage therapists treat car accident patients, prenatal, children, anyone with back pain, and those suffering from running and athletic injuries. As the Official Chiropractors of The Twin Cities Marathon, the doctors—both avid marathoner—have a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of running injuries.
At Lyn Lake Chiropractic, every patient gets a great deal of muscle work done, including massage and muscle stretching prior to adjustments. High-tech rehab equipment is also used to speed up the healing of injured muscles.
Schedule an appointment with the 24-hour answering service (so convenient!) or online. Same-day appointments are often available.
Lyn Lake Chiropractic • 2937 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., MN • 612-879-8000 • lynlakechiropractic.com
DR. sharhae matousek, SELECTED AS A 2016 “BEST CHIROPRACTOR,”
Real health chiropractic clinic.
PHOTO courtesy of real health chiropractic clinic.
Real Health Chiropractic Clinic
It says a lot about a medical professional when patients will travel from other states for their services. Patients come from as far away as Oklahoma to see Dr. ShaRhae Matousek of Real Health Chiropractic Clinic in Eden Prairie. Maybe it's because she doesn't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to chiropractic care. Maybe it's because she offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Or maybe it's because she is accessible and truly cares about the expectant mothers, infants, athletes, adults and aging population who make appointments to see her.
"I have an advanced degree in pediatrics and obstetrics," she says. "And as a former athlete, I know the ins and outs of athletic excellence and injury." No matter the reason, her patients love the fact that she listens, understands expectations, and is passionate about helping them heal. In addition to being selected as a "Best Chiropractor," she has a 99.5 percent approval rating from her patients on Healthgrades and Angie's List.
Real Health Chiropractic Clinic • 8901 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, MN • 952-224-0607 • realhealthclinic.com
Left to right: Dr. Nolan Mitchell, DC, CCSP, CSCS, FMT; Dr. Christopher Dean, DC, CCSP, CSCS, FMT, EMT; Dr. Michael Williams, DC, CCSP, CSCS, FMT, GT; and Dr. Holly Westbrock, DC, DACBSP, EMT, CSCS and 2016 “Best Chiropractor.”
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Premier Sports and Spine Center
One patient suffered a hamstring injury while training for the NFL draft, another hurt her back while exercising, a third had been sidelined from running due to intolerable knee pain. The common thread? They went to Premier Sports and Spine Center and found relief.
It’s stories—and patients—like these that make the work of Dr. Holly Westbrock, clinic director, Dr. Christopher Dean, a 2016 “Best Chiropractor,” Dr. Nolan Mitchell, and Dr. Michael Williams so gratifying. The doctors established Premier Sports and Spine Center to help athletes remain competitive and get to the root cause of conditions, correct those issues, then send patients home with the necessary tools to “keep them from returning.”
“The biggest myth about chiropractors is that we want to see you once a week for the rest of your life,” says Dr. Holly, selected a 2016 “Best Chiropractor.” “If we see you and you’re not making gains, then we re-evaluate to find the miss or make an appropriate referral for co-managing the case to ensure patient success.”
Premier Sports and Spine Center • 8577 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 • 952-479-0043 • premiersportsandspine.com