Thursday, November 7, 2013

Be Thankful For Your Health!!

Never had a spinal check-up?  Feel great and not sure why you would go to a chiropractor?  Can you help with ...?

All of these are questions I get asked on a regular basis.  Back pain is not a pre-requisite of chiropractic care.  The ONLY thing that is...wait for it...A SPINE!!

Everyone has a spine and therefore everyone is susceptible to subluxation, or spinal bone misalignment, and you are pain is required.  Subluxations take place on a daily basis and sit there, reek havoc and go unnoticed for days, weeks, months and years!

Take advantage of our current special to get a sneak preview of what your spine looks like!  From there you can determine if you think it should look better.

Find our current special at

'Watching your Back' Heather L. Giesen, DC, CACCP

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Weekly Tidbits

Here are a few highlights from my Weekly Health Update:

Health Alert: TV Or Computer Screen Linked To Psychological Problems In Kids. A child who spends at least two hours a day in front of a TV screen or computer monitor has a significantly high risk of developing psychological problems, no matter their level of physical activity. The more physically active children appeared to do better than their sedentary peers in emotional and peer problems, but fared worse in behavioral areas, including hyperactivity. American Journal of Pediatric, October 2010

Chiropractic: Still Better! A 2010 systematic review found most studies suggest spinal adjustments achieves equivalent or superior improvement in pain and function when compared with other commonly used interventions, such as physical modalities, medication, education, or exercise, for short, intermediate, and long-term follow-up. Spine Journal, 2010

Quote:There is nothing that wasted the body like worry.” ~Gandhi

Don't forget who is in charge of your health...YOU!!  Health is not found in a pill or potion...the choices we make over the years will lead you down the path of health or disease.  So often we point fingers elsewhere or put others in charge of our health.  Be pro-active and do all the right things to ensure a life full of health and happiness!!!

'Watching your Back'

Dr. Heather L Giesen

Sunday, September 22, 2013

You Have Been Nominated...

This morning my email inbox contained the following message... 

Congratulations! Someone has nominated you for this year's Best of the Twin Cities Birth & Baby Awards from the Twin Cities Birth & Baby Expo! Voting is now open for the public to determine the winner and two honorable mentions. Polls are open until October 4th.

WOW!!...What an honor!  I may be biased...but...I have the BEST patients in the world!!  

Thank you in advance for your vote!!

Heather L Giesen, DC, CACCP

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Children and Chiropractic?

For those of you that know me, it may come as no surprise how much I enjoy working with and adjusting infants and children. There is no greater joy than 'turning the power on' in a child and watch their lights shine brighter. At the same time, I am routinely asked why a child would need to be adjusted in the first palace. Take a moment to watch the birth of a child, a toddler learning to walk or a preschooler playing with friends.  It won't take long to realize the number of traumas we endure, even at a very young age.

All of these traumas add up and affect the spine in one way or another.  And, needless to say, even the youngest of spines I meet are not perfect.  I had the opportunity to meet K just before her 7th birthday...which mean she has had 7 years of physical, chemical and emotional stresses on her spine and this is what we found...

You guessed it, even though she is still really young, her spine is not straight and perfect as we assume all children are.  It is a good thing I met K when I did.  She is at an age where she is growing rapidly...which means her spine will only continue to grow in this crooked state if we had let it go.  Ever heard the saying, "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree"?  Same concept applies to the spine.

Here is the new and improved K...2 years later and many inches taller...

Chiropractic isn't about back pain and headaches.  Can it help those things, sure, I see plenty of it but the foundation of chiropractic lies in making sure the spine is in the most optimal position, at all times, thus allowing the body's innate intelligence a chance to flow, run, control and coordinate every function within the body.  We have all learned the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth daily or changing our oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.  If we didn't do those things we would loose our teeth and our vehicle would eventually blow up on us.  If our spine was on our face, I would make a hefty bet that we would all take better care of it.

Even though a child like K may not come through my door with a whole host of symptoms to correct, I would be willing to bet her body is functioning more efficiently now that her spine is straighter and the nerves have less pressure on them.

You have all heard of someone who was in good 'health' and then unexpectedly died...Never assume everything is great just because you feel good!  Make sure you know what your spine looks like and judge your health by that.

'Watching your back',

Dr. Heather Giesen, DC, CACCP

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Join Us For Kettlebells!!!


Amanda Fisher, Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor

Beginner Kettlebells

Meets Sep. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 7:30PM

Cost - $45

Come learn the basic moves of kettlebells! 

You will safely learn how to perform the deadlift, the swing, the goblet squat, the get-up, and the plank.   You will also learn WHY these moves are important.  Each class will spend time working on skill building and incorporating each exercise into an overall total body workout. 

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move well in.  Appropriate footwear includes athletic shoes with a very low tread/sole, or plan on working without shoes on a yoga mat. 

Kettlebells and yoga mats provided. 

Each session will last approximately 45-60 minutes. 

Interested?  Register with Dr. Heather!

Amanda Fisher, Owner
(952) 465-2298

Monday, August 5, 2013

Now's The Time!!

If you have every wondered what has been holding you back from living pain free, performing at your best or just getting a good night is the time to see if your spine is the source of the problem.

Check out the New Patient special we have for August!

'Watching your Back'

Heather L. Giesen, DC, CACCP

Monday, February 4, 2013

Rescuing Hug

This is a picture from an article called "The Rescuing Hug."
The article details the first week of life of a set of twins.
Apparently, each were in their own respective incubators,
and one was not expected to live.
A hospital nurse fought against hospital rules
and placed the babies in one incubator.
When they were together, the healthier of the two babies
threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace.
The smaller baby's heart rate stabilized and her
temperature rose to normal.

Let us not forget to embrace those whom we love
never underestimate the power of a hug.
Hug someone today !
Watching Your Back,
Dr. Heather Giesen