Meet Dr. Ellen
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Colleen from Town Square Television to talk about what I do and why I love working with fellow equestrians.
Hi! My name is Ellen and this is the story of my life's trajectory that landed me in chiropractic and caring for my fellow equestrians.
I was born and raised in Lakeville, MN and am proud to be serving equestrians in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin River Falls (UWRF). During my last year at UWRF, I had a nasty fall off of my young horse which resulted in a serious concussion. Going through the medical system I came out with a prescription for pain meds and instructions to lay low and "take it easy". This helped initially, but after six months I noticed continued blurred vision and constant headaches that forced me to miss classes frequently. This is when I was referred by a friend to a local chiropractor. Through consistent chiropractic care, I was able to be medication and migraine free, plus I even graduated on time! This was the deciding factor that after graduating from undergrad, I was going to go on to chiropractic college. I attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington and received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2018.
Not only am I passionate about the nervous system, but I am also passionate about horses and being an equestrian. I have been riding horses for twenty years and over that time I have suffered from injuries that many equestrians can relate to including concussions, migraines, back pain, etc. Not only have I found relief from these injuries with chiropractic care, I also noticed a deeper, stronger bond between my horse and I. Thanks to this discovery, I have made it my goal to share this knowledge with other equestrians so that they, too can experience a deeper level of connectedness with their own horse.
I own a Morgan gelding named Vik who has brought me so much joy over the years. I bought Vik when he was 3 and together we have taught each other very valuable lessons. Vik was the first green horse that I trained and I chalk up our success with having a properly functioning nervous system and healthy spine.