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LifeClinic of Chanhassen, MN

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Restore, maintain and optimize your body.

Experiencing pain and discomfort in different parts of your body can drastically affect your quality of life. For instance, chronic and acute pain can change your sleeping patterns and disrupt your daily tasks. 

In particular, conditions like arthritis and scoliosis can affect your mobility and make it hard to perform things you used to do easily. Simply standing and walking can feel taxing if you leave musculoskeletal disorders untreated. Moreover, these conditions can make you reliant on pain medications and may even trigger feelings of anxiety and depression. 

Chiropractic care and physical therapy can help you manage pain and treat various conditions ranging from ankle injuries to an achy upper back. At LifeClinic of Chanhassen, our chiropractors and physical therapists will identify the cause of your pain. We’ll provide the right treatment plan to help you restore mobility, maintain health and wellness, and optimize overall body function.

Chanhassen, MN Chiropractic Services

Neck & Back
Neck & Back
Headaches
Headaches
Shoulders & Arms
Shoulders & Arms
Hands & Wrists
Hands & Wrists
Hips
Hips
Feet & Ankles
Feet & Ankles
Hips & Knees
Hips & Knees
Athletic Performance
Athletic Performance
Work & Auto Accidents
Work & Auto Accidents

Chanhassen, MN Physical Therapy Services

Motion and Strengthening Exercises

Our physical therapists can recommend various motion and strengthening exercises that target specific muscles and joints. In turn, you can improve your range of motion, increase muscle strength, and ease tension.

Physical Therapy Modalities

We use various physical therapy treatments to relieve pain, relax muscles, and improve blood circulation. Our hot and cold therapies, for example, can help you manage pain better and reduce swelling. 

Manual Therapy

Our physical therapists apply pressure on specific muscles and joints to treat different musculoskeletal conditions. This treatment includes massage and mobilization techniques that can help relax stiff joints, relieve tense muscles, and reduce pain.

Chanhassen, MN Rehabilitation Services

Post-Operative Care

We will design a recovery plan depending on a patient’s condition or surgery to help restore strength, range of motion, and body function. We may also recommend exercises and stretches for your muscles and joints. 

Sports Rehabilitation

Our specialists work closely with you to reduce pain and improve mobility so you can return to your athletic activities as quickly as possible. Our rehabilitation program will not only help you recover from your injuries but it can also reduce the risk of a re-injury.

Chanhassen, MN Special Services

Zero Gravity Treadmill

This exercise uses a low-impact treadmill that puts less pressure on your joints and requires less effort than walking or jogging. Performing this type of exercise can help you reduce weight, strengthen muscles, and restore mobility. 

Dry Needling

This type of treatment involves inserting needles into specific trigger points to ease muscle pain, stiffness, and spasms. This procedure can also help improve mobility and flexibility.

Conditions We Treat

Let us help you manage pain and treat various conditions. Visit LifeClinic of Chanhassen to get the right treatment plan for any of these conditions:     

Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition marked by an inflammation of the joints. Patients with arthritis can experience pain and swelling, affecting their range of motion and ability to perform daily tasks.

Bursitis

Bursitis occurs when the small sacs that protect the bones and tissues become inflamed. Some symptoms of inflammation are sharp pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleeping problems. 

Sciatica

Sciatica describes nerve pain that originates from the lower back to the back of the leg.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal spinal curvature that can cause back spasms and reduce one’s range of motion.

Patellofemoral syndrome or Knee Pain

Knee pain is a condition often caused by prolonged strenuous physical activities, misaligned kneecaps, and injuries. 

Disc Herniation

A herniated disc can occur anywhere in the spine, leading one to experience lower back pain and muscle weakness.

Foot (Plantar fasciitis) & Ankle Pain

Foot pain refers to discomfort in any part of the foot while ankle pain describes ankle discomfort.

Repetitive Stress Disorder

Repetitive stress disorder occurs when muscles and tendons get damaged from performing repetitive movements.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain refers to any discomfort felt in the lower back.

Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain refers to any discomfort felt between the neck and middle back.

Extremity Pain (Arm & Leg)

Extremity pain is any discomfort felt in the arm and leg. It is typically caused by repetitive activities, mechanical stress, and injuries.

Shoulder Impingement & Elbow Pain

Pinched muscles, tissues, and tendons can cause shoulder impingement while sprains, fractures, bursitis, and arthritis can cause elbow pain. 

Hip Pain

Hip pain can occur within the hip joint, the groin, the thighs, and the buttocks.

Neck Pain & Stiffness

Neck pain and stiffness can affect one’s mobility and range of motion. 

Tension Headaches or Migraines

Migraines are intense and debilitating headaches that are typically accompanied by vomiting, tingling, and nausea.  

Numbness/Tingling

Numbness or tingling are characterized by reduced or altered sensations in the body.

Dizziness & Vertigo

Dizziness makes people feel woozy, and it could trigger a sensation that feels like their surroundings are spinning.

Chronic Joint & Muscle Pain

Chronic pain in the joints and muscles can cause discomfort and interfere with body movement.

Sprains/Strains

A sprain happens when a ligament is torn. Meanwhile, a strain occurs when a tendon is torn.

Growing Pains

Growing pains are throbbing pains usually felt in the calves and behind the knees.

Meet the Team

Dr. Christopher Lauer

Dr. Christopher Lauer

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Chris Lauer graduated from the University of Minnesota and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He has been serving patients in the Chanhassen area for 13 years. Dr. Chris was originally inspired to become a chiropractor by being a patient himself. After being injured in a car accident that caused daily migraines, Dr. Chris found immediate relief through chiropractic adjustments. Over time, his practice has evolved as he has worked the CrossFit Games and with many elite power lifters and CrossFit Athletes. Now, he finds a balance between headaches and wellness care as well as performance care for the competitive athlete. He enjoys the fact that his patients usually walk out of his office feeling better than when they entered. Whether his treatments are for pain, or to improve performance, it is this improvement in his patients that drives him and is the “why” for why he does what he does. After a combined two decades of education and practice within his clinic, Dr. Chris has added many tools in order to improve the quality of life for his patients. By working with and being certified in CrossFit Level 1, RockTape level 2, Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), Titleist Performance Institute Medical Level 2 (TPI), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), cupping and dry needling, he tries to find the best tool for each patient to get the results they are wanting. 

Dr. Deborah Lensing

Dr. Deborah Lensing

Physical Therapist

Dr. Deborah Lensing graduated from Augustana University and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Minnesota. She has been serving patients in the Chanhassen and southwest metro area for 14 years. Dr. Deb was inspired to become a physical therapist by having the influence of her mother being a nurse and seeing how she truly loved her job and caring for people as a nurse. In college, Dr. Deb loved the anatomy and physiology classes along with the exercise physiology classes. She saw for herself the benefits of exercise and the natural ways of healing through exercise and fitness, so she decided physical therapy was a perfect match!  Working at the LifeClinic within LifeTime Fitness has really taken it full circle for her. She enjoys helping people navigate out of pain and then being able to help them to get back to doing the activities they love to do. As a physical therapist, she is able to do manual techniques, provide education and exercise prescriptions specifically tailored to the patient and their goals which makes being a therapist fun and rewarding. Dr. Deb has a particular interest in OCS – Orthopedic Board-Certified Clinical Specialist and Running Gait Analysis. She also has her Dry Needling Certification.

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