LifeClinic of Highland Park – St. Paul, MN
Meet the Team
Dr. Richard Froehle
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Richard Froehle graduated from Hamline University where he graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He has been serving patients in the Highland Park, Merriam Park, and South Minneapolis area for 30 years. Dr. Froehle was inspired to seek a career in chiropractic after being introduced to the wonders of chiropractic at the age of 15. At that time, he was unable to raise his right arm due to a football injury. Impressed at returning to play within a week, he remained in contact with his doctor, eventually completing an internship and a year working with his mentor. When the effects of a concussion at age 18 (you guessed it, football) lingered into his 30’s, Dr. Froehle again experienced the wonderful benefits of chiropractic care. Because he has experienced and delivered the benefits of chiropractic care, he is able to empathize with people who are experiencing health challenges that are threatening their enjoyment of life. These challenges include headaches, spinal pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder impingement, dizziness, and digestive disturbances. Dr. Froehle has received advanced training in neurology from the Carrick Institute, providing deeper insight into the root causes of many perplexing health challenges. Outside the office, Dr. Froehle enjoys bicycling, exercising, and sharing life with his wife, Mary, 6 adult children and spouses, and 14 grandchildren.
Highland Park – St. Paul, MN Chiropractic Services
Highland Park – St. Paul, MN Rehabilitation Services
Apart from providing chiropractic care, we also offer rehabilitation services in St. Paul. If you’re experiencing pain symptoms or have been diagnosed with a musculoskeletal condition, we can help.
At LifeClinic of St. Paul, we offer occupational therapy services designed to help you regain independence. We can help improve your range of motion so you can perform daily activities without hassle. For example, we may recommend assistive devices such as walkers or canes to help restore movement and function.
Nutritional counseling can help you relieve body pain by helping you reduce your intake of pro-inflammatory foods and balancing your diet with more fruits, vegetables, and unsaturated fat. Together, we’ll come up with a diet plan that suits your needs.
Managing your pain symptoms can be difficult. We offer alternative treatments for pain management such as passive therapy, massages, mind-body techniques, counseling, and acupuncture.
If you want to strengthen your muscles and improve stamina, we can recommend a muscle strengthening and coordination program. With stronger muscles and better coordination, you can enhance your range of motion and perform everyday tasks without difficulty.
Part of our rehabilitation program includes recommending assistive devices for improved balance and fitness. Some of these tools include mechanical aids or assistive belts like walkers, canes, or clutches.
Conditions We Treat
Our chiropractic and rehabilitation services can help you treat chronic conditions and physical injuries. Partner with LifeClinic, and we’ll help you address the following:
Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. People diagnosed with arthritis experience joint inflammation. The cause of the condition remains unknown, but in some cases, it can be traced to injuries or infections.
Pain caused by sciatica will radiate along the path of your sciatic nerve, which could extend down to your hips, buttocks, and legs. This type of nerve pain is often triggered by a slipped disc that causes pressure to the nerve root. Usually, only one side of the body is affected by sciatica.
Back pain usually stems from muscle or ligament strain but it could also be the result of activities such as heavy lifting or other sudden movements. If you’re in poor physical condition, subjecting your back to constant strain could result in painful muscle spasms.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects your bones and muscles, and it is accompanied by fatigue, mood swings, and memory issues. Since fibromyalgia results in widespread musculoskeletal pain, researchers believe that the condition affects the way your body processes pain.
Patellofemoral Syndrome, also called “runner’s knee,” affects the front of your knee and the area surrounding the kneecap. Doctors are still uncertain about the cause, but it’s often associated with overuse or sports (such as jumping or running) that put extra strain on your knees.
Spinal discs are cushion-like pads between your vertebrae. Without them, your spine would lack flexibility and you’d be unable to absorb the impact of trauma and body weight. When these discs become damaged and encroach on nerve roots near your spinal cord, it could result in a herniated disc.
What to Expect
During your 1st visit, our providers will hear the story of what brings you in, perform a new patient examination to determine the root cause of your problem, and briefly summarize what was found.
The examination consists of motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, and muscle strength, to help identify dysfunction in movement patterns and poor muscle engagement.
2 Report Of Finding
During your second visit, your provider will recap what was found in the examination, discuss a solution, review what your personal contribution to care will be, and begin treatment on that day.
3 Daily Appointments
On each subsequent visit, our providers will perform routine assessments to ensure you are track with your treatment plan and provide treatment.
Treatment visits typically consist of a combination of:
- Chiropractic Adjustments: restores, maintains, and optimizes human function by eliminating interference within the joint and soft tissue thus restoring the synergy between your joints, nerves, and muscles. Chiropractic adjustments are only available during sessions with a chiropractor.
- Integrated Muscle and Joint Therapy (IMJT): an advanced, active form of soft tissue treatment that effectively integrates the mind, muscular, skeletal, and neurological systems to achieve optimum balance throughout the body. IMJT is a patented technique available exclusively at LifeClinic.
- Rehabilitation: carefully selected exercises and activities used in a specific sequence in order to reinforce changes made with the adjustment and IMJT. Rehabilitation retrains the body’s “movement habits.”