By Starrla Cray
DELANO, MN Kelly Thompson, who plans to open Thompson Chiropractic Clinic, P.A. in Delano next month, has always appreciated natural health care.
“My first visit to the chiropractor was in first grade,” Thompson said. “I fell off the monkey bars and landed on my head.”
After that initial chiropractic experience, Thompson’s interest in the field grew into a lifelong passion.
Thompson’s clinic, located in the former Edina Realty building at 327 13th St. S, suite 110, will be a place for people ages “one minute to 99 years” to heal and restore their bodies.
“Anybody who just wants to live a happier, healthier life can benefit,” Thompson said.
Thompson Chiropractic is unique in that it features nutrition, acupuncture, and natural health care services in addition to chiropractic care.
Thompson said she has a special interest in care for women and children, but has a wide range of clients.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in human biology at Northwestern Health Sciences University, and earned a doctorate degree in chiropractic from the same school.
Thompson is also certified in acupuncture, and will soon be certified in pediatrics by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Thompson said that improving people’s quality of life through chiropractic care has been very rewarding.
“I like to be able to see healthy changes in people,” she said.
One of Thompson’s patients, for example, had suffered from a headache for a full year before receiving treatment. After Thompson did acupuncture therapy and a chiropractic adjustment, the patient’s headache was gone in a week.
“You don’t have to be in pain to go to a chiropractor, though,” Thompson said. “Pain is sometimes the last symptom of your body telling you something is wrong. Come in and get checked out. See where you’re at physically.”
Thompson’s focus has been helping people achieve long-term health without the use of pharmaceuticals.
“It’s embracing the idea that if you keep the nervous system functioning properly, the immune system will function properly, and the body has the potential to stay well,” she said.
People come to Thompson for treatment of a wide variety of ailments, including back and neck pain, colic, ear infections, sciatic nerve pain, and more.
Thompson often sees patients who have been in car accidents or were injured at work or in sports.
As an athlete herself, Thompson said that helping people recover from sports-related injuries is especially rewarding.
“I played rugby in high school,” she said.
Thompson still enjoys being physically active, and is involved in two broomball teams one in Hamel and one in the Lake Minnetonka area.
For the past three years, she has lived in Delano with her husband, Cody, a Wright County deputy sheriff.
The couple enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing in the summer and winter. Thompson is an avid runner, and did a half marathon last October.
“I’m a Minnesota outdoors person,” said Thompson, who grew up in Plymouth and graduated from Wayzata High School.
When Thompson Chiropractic opens in February, Thompson said she is looking forward to getting to know more people from the Delano area.
“My goal is just to help as much of the community as possible,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to opening.”
For more information, contact Thompson at (763) 972-3447.