Riding is more than just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Dr. Ellen's approach to spinal health will help keep you in the saddle by promoting optimal health and spinal function.

Equestrian Wellness Chiropractic (EWC) is The Twin Cities' Equestrian Chiropractor. With Dr. Ellen's unique approach to spinal analysis, she goes where you are...the barn! EWC is a mobile chiropractic clinic catered to the equestrian and your unique health needs.

Traveling to her patients has given Ellen the freedom and flexibility to care for equestrians where they are most at ease. Not only are patients more relaxed, but it makes it convenient to have a patient hop on their horse to analyze the spine whenever it is necessary!

Equestrians are unique athletes with a need for a more specific analysis of the spine and extremities, which is why Ellen has made it her life's work to help as many equestrians as possible stay in the saddle until they're 100 years old.

EWC Hours

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursdays: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fridays: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays: By appointment only

Sundays: Closed

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.

Meet the EWC Sponsored Riders

Meet Julie Christie!

Julie is the 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.

Meet Kasey Tarnutzer!

Kasey has been riding horses since she was 7 years old. She has competed at the AA level circuit in both hunters and equitation since age 9. Now she has found enjoyment in rehabing/retraining Thoroughbreds. Kasey began chiropractic care becuase of constant migraines, back issues, and feeling unbalanced in the saddle. Since starting care, all of these concerns have improved!