By Kristen Miller
Charger Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Center is the key to natural health care in the Dassel-Cokato area.
In addition to providing chiropractic services six days a week, Charger Chiropractic offers massage therapy with Kara Johnson and Mary Raisanen; muscle and injury rehabilitation, and nutrition.
On the first of May, Dr. Shane Colberg will complete his sixth year as owner of the Dassel business, and 10 years as a chiropractor.
The Dassel native received a doctorate of chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. His desire to become a chiropractor became evident in his senior year of high school.
It was then that Colberg suffered a wrestling injury and was worried it would affect his chances in the post-season.
Colberg visited Dale Hultgren, a chiropractor in Dassel at the time, who treated his injuries.
This sparked a deeper interest in chiropractic services for him, Colberg said. He knew how much it helped him, and wanted to do the same for others.
As he works in his hometown, Colberg treats people he knows and cares about.
Charger Chiropractic treats people of all ages and body types, from newborns with ear infections and colic to the elderly suffering from arthritis.
Most people suffering from joint and muscle problems are going to be easily treated by a chiropractor, particularly the muscles and joints in the spine, Colberg noted. Oftentimes, these problems can lead to neurological conditions such as pain and numbness, which can be alleviated through chiropractic services.
Patients at Charger Chiropractic will receive 15 minutes of hands-on service and a thorough treatment where they are physically and manually adjusted, in addition to offering adjunctive (secondary) therapy such as electric stimulation and ultrasound. Hot packs are also used during the visit.
As part of the treatment, Colberg consults with his patients to give them the tools they need to maintain their conditions properly through exercise and stretching.
Colberg also works with a comprehensive network of health care providers in the area if the patient needs a referral beyond chiropractic services.
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