Ellen Weis Chiropractic is The Twin Cities' Equestrian Chiropractor. We are based out of the south metro but offer our educational services to equestrians all across the midwest. The goal at Ellen Weis Chiropractic is to offer specialized care for all riding disciplines with focus on your health needs as an equestrian.
Riding is more than just a hobby, it's a lifestyle, that's why Dr. Ellen works hard to keep you in the saddle by promoting optimal health and spinal function.
Why do equestrians need a specialized chiropractor?
Equestrians utilize different muscle groups and spinal posture in order to be balanced in the saddle. Many times, chiropractors will equate riding with bicycling which is not sufficient when it comes to an equestrian's spinal health. Horses are much wider than a bike which causes different stress and position of the lower extremities and the pelvis. Not only is the position different in a saddle versus a bike seat, but equestrians rely heavily on non-verbal cues to communicate with their horse. How do they communicate non-verbally? With leg cues, sitting deeper into the saddle, through contact on the reins, and body language. All of these actions are controlled by the nervous system which is housed within the spine. If the segments of the spine or pelvis are not moving properly, this causes miscommunication from the equestrian's brain to the rest of their body resulting in poor communication with the horse.
This is precisely why Dr. Ellen has made it her mission to educate and provide chiropractic service to as many equestrians as possible. By listening to riders about issues they are having in the saddle, Dr. Ellen is able to create a personalized health care plan that will help individuals create a stronger bond with their horse.
EWC Sponsored Rider
Julie Christie. Owner of Equine ETC, competes at the FEI level in dressage and is an avid jumper. Julie works out of the Rochester area and has seen great improvements in both her and her students while under chiropractic care from Dr. Ellen.
Not only is Julie a sponsored rider of EWC, but Dr. Ellen and her have created a partnership for workshops specifically focused on riding biomechanics! Check back for upcoming events for the 2020 calendar year.