I can honestly say that I never thought I could feel any better with the back pain that I have consistently had over the last 5 years. A completely different approach to what traditional chiropractic care looks like and it worked!! Highly recommend to anyone experiencing long term pain !!
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LifeClinic of Chanhassen, MN
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 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 is a long-term disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleeping problems.
Sciatica describes nerve pain that originates from the lower back to the back of the leg.
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.
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 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 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.
A sprain happens when a ligament is torn. Meanwhile, a strain occurs when a tendon is torn.
Growing pains are throbbing pains usually felt in the calves and behind the knees.
Meet the Team
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.
What Our Patients Say
The attention to detail is very much appreciated. Other chiropractors I have been to in the past seem to give everyone the same prescribed exercises and routines. The work I do here at the LifeClinic feels much more customized to meet my specific rehabilitative needs. It also helps the staff is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. I would enthusiastically recommend the LifeClinic to anyone who wants to feel better!!!
The doctors here go above and beyond their duty to not only make you feel better but to function better in every aspect of your life. Each of my visits have given me more mobility and a better ability to not only train but enjoy it again.