Our Services

Welcome to our chiropractic services page. Here at Skrien Chiropractic Clinic P. A. we are committed to providing the North Mankato and Mankato area with personalized care, using a holistic approach to enhance your overall well-being and promote optimal health and vitality.

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Skrien is trained in the Gonstead Method of chiropractic care. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Parrish Skrien has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

What is Gonstead Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic began with Daniel D. Palmer giving his first adjustment in September 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. Today, there are many methods used by chiropractors to correct spinal misalignments, joint dysfunctions and subluxation complexes. Many techniques are identified by the name of the person who was most instrumental in their development. One of the most advanced and scientific methods is a technique called: The Gonstead System.Developed procedures as a result of extensive clinical research in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. These procedures were developed over many years of clinical observation and research to work out how to get sick patients well. Doctor Gonstead’s fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in a most complete method of biomechanical analysis for use by today’s doctors of chiropractic. Dr Gonstead was asked by other chiropractors to teach them what he did and how he got the results that he did. This lead to the development of the Gonstead Seminar in the mid 1940's and a systematic approach to explaining the way he practiced and got sick patients well.  The Gonstead System is taught in many Chiropractic schools around the world.

History - Your Chiropractor will take a thorough history of your presenting complaint and include your overall health and medical history. This can assist in determining if you are a Chiropractic case.
Visualization – Visualization is a way to cross reference all the other findings. Your chiropractor is an expert in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.
Instrumentation – The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervo-scope. The Nervo-
scope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
Static Palpation – This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
Motion Palpation – This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables the chiropractor to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.
X-Ray Analysis – X-rays enable your doctor to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient’s condition. These full-spine radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Pain Relief

Through manual adjustments and other techniques, chiropractic care can alleviate pain without the need for invasive procedures or medication.

Improved Posture

Chiropractors can assess and correct postural imbalances, helping you improve your posture and maintain a healthier alignment of your spine.

Enhanced mobility and flexibility

By targeting areas of stiffness or immobility, chiropractic care helps enhance your overall mobility and flexibility, allowing you to engage in daily activities and exercise with greater ease.

Injury Prevention

Regular chiropractic care can help prevent injuries by addressing imbalances, correcting spinal alignment, and improving overall musculoskeletal function.

Boosted Immune System

Chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper nervous system function, enhancing your body's natural defense mechanisms.

Stress reduction

By releasing muscular tension and promoting relaxation, chiropractic adjustments can contribute to a calmer nervous system and improved overall well-being.

Holistic approach

Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health, considering the interconnectedness of the body's systems.

Improved sleep quality

By aligning the spine and reducing nerve interference, chiropractic care can help regulate the body's natural sleep-wake cycle, leading to improved sleep quality and overall restfulness.

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Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use.

Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health. Dr. Skrien has been trained in chiropractic sport care and rehab and will put together a exercise program specifically for your needs and wants.

Benefits of Corrective Exercises

  1. Improved Posture
  2. Enhanced Body Mechanics
  3. Pain relief and injury prevention
  4. Long-term wellness & optimal physical function

DOT Examinations

The DOT requires drivers to have a current Medical Examiner's Certificate that they are physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Anyone who does any of the following will need to have this:

  1. - If you drive a commercial vehicle that is over 10,000 lbs.
  2. - Transport hazardous materials
  3. - Capable of carrying  8 or more passengers (including driver) for compensation.
  4. - Capable of transporting more than 15 passengers (including driver) not for compensation.

What do you need to bring to the examinations?

  1. - Driver's license as proof of identity
  2. - A list of all current medications (including over the counter and supplements), their dosage, and prescribing doctor's name.
  3. - If you wear contacts of eye glasses please have them in or bring them.
  4. - Payment is to be paid at time of the examinations. We take cash are credit card.
  1. If you drive a commercial vehicle that is over 10,000 lbs.
  2. Capable of carrying 8 or more passengers (including driver) for compensation.
  3. Transport hazardous materials
  4. Capable of transporting more than 15 passengers (including driver) not for compensation.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment.

Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace. We have some of the latest screening tool to do this, they include computerized screening tools.

Benefits of Spinal screenings

  1. Early detection of issues
  2. Increased awareness on posture and spine health
  3. Reduced risk of injuries
  4. New blood vessel formation
  5. Improved spinal health
  6. Personalized treatment plans

Benefits of spinal Screenings

  1. Early detection of issues
  2. Increased awareness on posture and spine health
  3. Reduced risk of injuries
  4. New blood vessel formation
  5. Improved spinal health
  6. Personalized treatment plans

Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most.

We recognize that each of our patients is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

Benefits of a Healthier Lifestyle

  1. Enhanced well-being
  2. Reduced stress
  3. Increased energy levels
  4. Better sleep quality
  5. Disease prevention
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Contact details

Morning Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 8:00am - 11:30am

Afternoon Times:
Monday to Thursday - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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