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Spinal Rehab Clinics is a Sauk Rapids Chiropractic and Physical Therapy clinic that serves the both Sauk Rapids and the surrounding communities in Central MN.
At Spinal Rehab Clinics, we seek to improve our patients' health and wellness in all areas of their lives through chiropractic and physical therapeutic care. At Spinal Rehab Clinics, we treat the "whole person", which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, which usually arise from imbalances in the spinal column. Under the supervision and care of our talented and dedicated Doctors and Physical Therapists, our patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.
Dr. Joseph M. McKiernan
I founded the Spinal Rehab Clinics in 1977 after graduating Northwestern College of Chiropractic.
I was raised in Connecticut, at a time when chiropractic was unknown. My mother was a nurse and she thought I was throwing away my Pre-Med education. I remember getting on that bus in 1973 to come to Minnesota to start chiropractic training, hoping it was for "real." Well, I am glad to say, I've never looked back.
I have had the fortunate pleasure of helping and being a part of my patient's lives. There is a quiet joy in taking good care of families, watching children grow to adults, and yes, comforting those "left behind."
I have been married to my wife, Mary, for 33 years and we have two adopted children from South America. We enjoy the lakes, woods, gardening, and of course, shoveling snow.
Dr. Daniel T. Carlson
I was born in Red Wing, Minnesota, but am a native of Sauk Rapids. Early on I knew I wanted to work in the medical field, but was unsure on what specialty to choose. This is when I suffered a blessing in disguise. I was injured playing High School sports and my parents brought me to see a local chiropractor. In fact, the very doctor I currently work with today. I was able to see first-hand the incredible benefits of chiropractic care. The more I researched this field, the more I could see the benefit and impact of chiropractic on patients' lives. I knew that I had found my calling.
I attended St. Cloud State University as an undergraduate and then Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Upon graduation in 1986 I returned to Sauk Rapids to join Spinal Rehab Clinics and the practitioner who had inspired me. Since that time I have had the unique opportunity to help literally thousands of individuals to live happier, healthier and more active lives. As a 30 year practitioner in this area I have also had the opportunity to see families grow and to watch as patients reached their goals and potential with our help.
I have been married for 29 years. My wife, Joan, is a native of Foley, a small town about 15 miles east of Sauk Rapids. Together we have two children, both boys. Michael who is 27 and a newly graduated Chiropractor and Jonathan, 24 who is an Engineering student at NDSU. In our free time we enjoy spending time with our families, the outdoors, as well as golf, traveling and the changing seasons with the variety of activities that Central Minnesota offers.
Dr. Charles L. Thompson
Hi, I am Dr. Chuck Thompson. I have been practicing chiropractic in the St. Cloud/Sauk Rapids area for the past 21 years. I was born and raised in the St. Cloud area and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1981. I did my undergraduate studies at St. Cloud State University, attended and graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1989. My wife Stacy and I have been married for 25 years and we have three beautiful children, Trent, Madison and Carson and reside in Sartell, MN. I enjoy golfing, watching my two sons play hockey, watching my daughter perform her dance routines and coaching my oldest sons' basketball and baseball teams, as well as family vacations at the cabin.
I have always been interested in sports, both in participation and watching. At our clinic we treat numerous athletic injuries and I enjoy being a part of this health care avenue for the injured athlete. I understand how the injured athlete feels and how disappointing it is to not partake in practices and games when you are injured. It is my goal to return the injured athlete to the playing field as soon as possible without risking further injury.
Having had three children, I know how parents feel when the little ones are not feeling as well and energetic as they normally feel. Another goal for me is to restore normal function to the spinal cord and to the nervous system in an effort to return to their playful habits and give mom and dad a break from the crying and complaining that children do when they are not feeling well.
Allison F. Westlund PT
Becoming a Physical Therapist was first suggested to me at the age of 12 when I was helping my father recover from a back injury and subsequent back surgery. My interest in science (biology specifically) as well as, my desire to be physically fit continued to push me in that direction.
I began my formal training in 1997 at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and have been a licensed physical therapist since 2003. I've worked in a variety of settings, all in Central Minnesota and have worked with patients ranging from 7 to 106 years old. A personal goal of mine is to live an active and healthy lifestyle while helping others to live the same way. I believe that our age does not determine our activity level, but that your activity level will effect how you age.
My husband Matt and I live in Sartell and have two children, Ronan and Kiera. We enjoy traveling, watching our children learn and grow and spending time with our families
Charles Wojciechowski PTA
My name is Charles Wojciechowski and I have always had an interest in the human body especially the musculoskeletal system. The body is an amazing thing and my interests in it lead me to earn a Health and Exercise Science diploma from the Minnesota School of Business in 2006. After working in the Personal Training field I had the chance to work with a number of clients who suffered problems and injuries ranging from neck strains to plantar fasciitis and everything in between. I recently went back to school to further my education, and I graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Anoka Ramsey Community College spring of 2012. I couldn't be happier with my decision to go back to school to help people recover from any injury whether it is acute or chronic.
Other interests of mine include teaching exercise classes, running, living a healthy lifestyle and helping others live a pain free life. I currently live in Becker with my wife Ashley, a new baby girl named Finnley and an Italian Greyhound named Calvin.