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St. Louis Park, MN Physical Therapy & Chiropractic

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Lifeclinic of St. Louis Park, MN

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Restore, maintain and optimize your body.

Any kind of pain — whether it’s acute pain caused by injury, chronic pain, or pain caused by an underlying condition — affects how you live your daily life, preventing you from reaching your full potential. If you want to seek treatment, there are non-invasive procedures you can try to put an end to such pain.

Are you searching for non-surgical treatments, or perhaps you don’t want to depend on painkillers to manage discomfort? Get help from LifeClinic’s trained specialists and go through our chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and rehabilitation services.
During the session, our chiropractors use their hands or small instruments to apply sudden and controlled pressure to the affected area. This type of procedure can correct misaligned bones, muscles, and joints and alleviate pain.

Here at LifeClinic of St. Louis Park, we aim to restore, maintain, and optimize human function by improving our patients’ mobility. Before anything else, you’ll undergo medical tests, such as radiography, blood work, and neurological exams. We’ll also ask about your diet and lifestyle. This way, we can create an effective treatment plan that suits your lifestyle. Some conditions we treat are neck pain, runner’s knee, muscle strain, and more. If you’re looking for a St. Louis Park chiropractor, you can trust us to be your partner to recovery.

St. Louis Park, MN Physical Therapy & 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

St. Louis Park, MN Chiropractic Care & Adjustments

Spine Alignment

During this procedure, chiropractors use their hands or a small appliance to apply a controlled yet abrupt force to the spinal column. In turn, you can experience pain-free mobility and maintain the correct posture. 

Hip Alignment

Through varied techniques, this chiropractic approach can loosen tight muscles around the hip area to relieve chronic hip pain. Hip alignment also helps patients improve balance.

Back Alignment

Although more common in adults, children also experience back pain. During a back alignment procedure, chiropractors apply a sudden force to your backbone to relieve lower and upper back pain. This way, you can sit and stand for long periods easily.

Tailbone Adjustment

Those who have given birth and or been injured commonly experience tailbone pain. During this chiropractic procedure, we gently manipulate the affected bone, called the coccyx. 

Full Body Adjustment

Unlike the procedures mentioned above, a full body adjustment aims to relieve pain in all parts of the body. Hence, this procedure tends to take longer than the others. A series of full body adjustments aim to correct posture, improve sleep quality, and ease overall discomfort.

Holistic and Preventive Adjustments

At LifeClinic of St. Louis Park, we offer holistic care through our individualized treatment plans that focus on preventive care. This means you can still seek the help of our chiropractors even if you don’t have any chronic conditions. For example, we can help you prevent an underlying condition from getting worse.

St. Louis Park, MN Physical Therapy Services

Manual Therapy

Our therapists use their hands to apply force or massage the affected area. This way, you can experience relief from pain and discomfort. Other benefits include relaxation and reduced inflammation. Through different techniques and varying pressures, manual therapy can help you stretch muscles better, increase circulation, and improve range of motion.

Physical Therapy Modalities

Some of our physical therapy modalities involve the use of machines and gadgets to help in pain management. For example, our therapists can use heating pads to soothe injured body parts. In some cases, we use ice packs to reduce blood flow and manage swelling. 

Therapeutic Exercises

Apart from our chiropractic care and physical therapy services, we also encourage our patients to exercise. At LifeClinic of St. Louis Park, we will monitor your recovery and recommend low-impact activities. We will also advise and teach you when and how to perform these exercises. 

Functional Training

Unlike therapeutic exercises, functional training aims to improve strength, increase flexibility, and enhance your range of motion. This kind of treatment plan is recommended for recovering athletes and those who want to become stronger without being held back by their condition.

St. Louis Park, MN Rehabilitation Services

Accident Injuries

An accident can affect a person’s mental and physical health. At LifeClinic of St. Louis Park, we help speed up your recovery without compromising your overall well-being. Some of the conditions we treat include whiplash, strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Sports Injuries

Athletic activities are a rewarding pastime and, for some people, part of their work. However, unfortunate events sometimes lead to sports-related accidents. Should you experience chronic pain due to sports, don’t hesitate to reach out to our therapists and chiropractors.

Work Injuries

Most work-related injuries include muscle and joint trauma, sprains, and strains. We offer non-invasive treatments for such conditions so you can go back to your daily activities.

Pre- and Post-Operative Care

In some cases, going through a surgery is a must. However, this type of operation could also take a toll on your body. A personalized rehabilitation program can aid you in achieving a speedy and healthy recovery. In the same way, it can also help prepare your body before undergoing surgery.

Special Services

Apart from our chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation services, and physical therapy, we also offer a special therapeutic procedure for our patients.  

Cupping

Dry cupping requires the use of numerous suctions to relieve pain and discomfort due to sore muscles and joints. Our therapists will leave the cups on top of your skin for several minutes to help improve your body’s circulation.

This non-invasive procedure helps relieve pain symptoms related to low back pain, arthritis, shoulder pain, neck pain, and other conditions. Due to the pressure from the cups, you might notice circular marks left behind on the affected area. But there’s no need for you to worry since these marks will fade after a few days.

Dry Needling

During dry needling, monofilament needles penetrate the skin to stimulate muscle tissue. The needles are placed in various trigger points to address neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. No liquid is involved during the process.

Shockwave

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment method that promotes blood vessel and bone cell regeneration. The procedure releases high-energy sound waves to restore blood flow and encourage long-term soft tissue healing.

Conditions We Treat

General Pain

Since general pain usually doesn’t respond to usual management strategies, it is important to seek non-invasive remedies for the following conditions:

  • Repetitive Stress Disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Chronic Joint & Muscle Pain
  • Growing Pains
  • Sprains / Strains

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain may be caused by an underlying medical condition, like scoliosis and stenosis. Sometimes, poor posture and prolonged sitting may also trigger this condition.

  • Low back pain
  • Disc herniation
  • Scoliosis
  • Stenosis
  • Lower crossed syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a debilitating condition that can affect your daily life. Should you experience localized discomfort around the hip area, contact LifeClinic of St. Louis Park.

  • Hip pain
  • Hip impingement
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip arthritis

Knee Pain

Arthritis is one of the main causes of knee pain. Athletes who participate in contact sports also experience this type of discomfort. Regardless of the origin, chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate its adverse effects.

  • Runner’s knee
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Meniscus tear
  • Osgood Schlatter
  • Knee arthritis

Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain prevents patients from walking and performing daily activities. Hence, it is advisable to try chiropractic and physical therapy for the following musculoskeletal illnesses: 

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprain

Neck Pain

Prolonged use of computers could contribute to improper posture. However, neck pain is also associated with the following conditions:

  • Headaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Upper crossed syndrome

Shoulder Pain

Do you experience tingling and burning sensations in your shoulder? It could be a sign of chronic shoulder pain due to an injury or underlying condition. If you’re seeking treatment, here are some of the conditions that chiropractic care can help with:

  • Shoulder impingement
  • Thoracic outlet

Elbow Pain

Here at LifeClinic of St. Louis Park, we help alleviate discomfort caused by elbow pain and other related conditions.

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)

Hand and Wrist Pain

People use their hands and wrist most of the time, which makes them prone to injuries. Should you experience chronic hand and wrist pain, you can turn to chiropractic adjustment and therapy to manage your condition.

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Wrist sprain

Meet the Team

Dr. Mike Colich

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Mike Colich graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University. He has been serving patients in the St. Louis Park, West End, and Golden Valley area for over four years. Dr. Mike was originally inspired to become a chiropractor because his dad was one and he was fortunate enough to grow up getting regular care. In fact, his first adjustment was when he was only 18 hours old. He enjoys seeing people heal and reach their goals. He also enjoys meeting people and getting to know them on a personal level. He has many friends that he sees and hangs out with outside of LifeClinic, that started as complete strangers to new patients. Dr. Mike has a particular interest in working with patients on their movement. He knows life in general can create a lot of bad movement patterns, along with movements that not many of us are ever shown from a young age. Improper movements such as hip hinges, squats, and to engage scapular stability muscles. As much as IMJT helps people, he has also found that other soft tissue therapies like cupping and graston can be very beneficial for his patients.

Dr. Nate Murray

Physical Therapist

Dr. Nate is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, where he received his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science, with a minor in Nutrition. With a heart and passion to optimize patient movement and restore the human body, Dr. Nate went on to pursue his dream of becoming a Physical Therapist, receiving a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the College of St. Scholastica. Dr. Nate has a passion for treating active individuals from the weekend warrior to the everyday gym goer. He combines communication, creativity, and clinical skill to empower patients in reaching their maximum potential. He specializes in creating uniquely designed rehabilitative programs that integrate load management and strength training principles to accomplish proper movement performance to build more resilient patients. Dr. Nate combines his innovative exercise prescription with a variety of manual therapy techniques to affect the joint and muscle in order to restore patients’ motion, lead them out of pain, and optimize their health in order to achieve what’s important to them. Outside of his practice, Dr. Nate enjoys spending time with his wife and son, participating in a variety of recreational sports, and pursuing a healthy lifestyle. He is passionate about integrating strength training, nutrition, and regular physical activity into his everyday life. Dr. Nate is a lifelong learner and looks forward to continuing his education to pursue orthopedic and sport specialties to further enhance his physical therapy practice. 

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Dr. Connor Ginder

Chiropractor

Dr. Connor Ginder graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa where he received a degree in Athletic Training. While in school, he played soccer which is where his inspiration to work with athletes began. He then spent several years working in orthopedics as an acute injury specialist and primarily treated pediatric patients. Dr. Connor came across chiropractic when exploring non-surgical routes for treatment and was inspired by the process of optimizing movement through holistic health. He then attended Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa and received his Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Connor enjoys working with athletes but also with families and people of all ages. Dr. Connor has always had a passion for helping people achieve their goals of optimizing movement and living a healthy life. He enjoys creating relationships with his patients and believes that reaching your goals can be a fun and exciting process. His specialty is extremity adjusting and soft tissue mobilization through IMJT and myofascial release. When not working with patients in the clinic, you will find Dr. Ginder golfing, playing soccer and exploring the Twin Cities area with his wife and dog.

 

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