Our Practitioners

Dr. Aaron Morland, Doctor of Chiropractic


  • 2004 Graduate of Northwestern Health Science. Graduated valedictorian- Summa Cum Laude
  • Owner and clinical director of Valeo Health and Wellness Center of Eden Prairie
  • Certified by Personal Injury Institute for personal injury
  • Certified in Torque Release Technique
  • Certified in Gonstead technique
  • Certified in Nimmo (Trigger point) technique
  • Candidate for Functional Neurology Diplomat
  • Certifications in numerous fuctional medicine courses
    • Mastering the Thyroid
    • Mastering Brain Chemistry
    • Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry
    • Functional Endocrinology
    • Neuroendocrine Immunology of Mucosal Immunity
    • The Development and Aging of the Brain
    • The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Enviromental Triggers
    • Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics
  • Resident of Chanhassen, MN.
  • Married to Natalie with 3 children, Brittany, Brianna, and Nicholas.

Upon graduation Dr. Aaron Morland started Valeo Health and Wellness Center in 2004. Over the past 14 years, through his passion for health, Dr. Morland has helped thousands of people regain their health.  From people who are dealing with acute injuries to people that have suffered for years with chronic health issues, Dr. Morland loves helping them.  Most recently Dr. Morland has been focusing his specialties towards functional medicine and neurology.

Dr. Morland is very active in his church teaching Sunday School and High School ministries as well as leading a men’s Friday morning Bible study.  He is also involved in sports such as Triathlons and Martial Arts.  When not hanging out with his family, serving in his church or being active, Dr. Morland is learning more about how the body works.
“I went to Dr. Morland because I was suffering with numbness in the left side of my face. I was also dealing with numbness down my arm. I had gone to see a neurologist who said that in order to proceed I needed to have thousands of dollars worth of tests to determine what was wrong. The tests were not in my budget. When I saw Dr. Morland he did a few tests and right away determined what was wrong. It took 2-3 treatments and my problem was gone. I am very happy that I chose to see Dr. Morland!” Valeo Client- Roberta N.

“Recently I was in an auto accident. I was very surprised how sore I was after the accident. A friend of mine recommended that I go see Dr. Morland. Dr. Morland explained to me how important it was for me to get this taken care of. Through the work of Dr. Morland and Leah (massage therapist) I recovered quickly and was back to my usual self in no time. I am glad that I took my friend’s advice and went to Valeo!” Valeo Client- Bev L.


Dr. Rob Lindsey, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr-Rob-in-SuitDr. Rob Lindsey is a contributing author of Sports Medicine for Young Athletes: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Coaches. His 20 years of experience working with Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine physicians, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers and Functional Medicine practitioners gives him a broad and unique perspective in caring for people of all ages and health challenges.

Dr. Lindsey received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the prestigious Northwestern Health Sciences University and he holds a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine. He specializes in working with patients who suffer from chronic neurological and metabolic conditions, such as Migraines, Vertigo/Dizziness, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, ADHD, Hypothyroidism, Autoimmune Diseases and many other conditions. He also enjoys providing general family care and loves to see children jump up on the table for their adjustment.

Dr. Lindsey has done extensive post-doctoral training in functional blood chemistry analysis, functional endocrinology, functional immunology, and functional neurology. He has a strong interest in the relationship between the brain, emotions, and body physiology and how emotionally traumatic events have the ability to contribute to disease. He understands that you cannot treat the disease or symptom and instead must treat the person. He also understands that each person is body, mind, and spirit and in order to make lasting changes in health all three aspects must be addressed.

Dr. Lindsey utilizes a clinical, functional neurologic protocol known as Brain Based Therapy along with specific functional blood chemistry analysis and Neuro-Emotional Integration to provide patient specific care. Brain Based Therapy is a protocol developed by Dr. Fred Carrick, the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist and chiropractic’s only Neurological Fellow. The Carrick Institute offers classes internationally and helps patients around the world with severe neurological disorders.

In addition, Dr. Lindsey has studied under some of the top doctors in functional medicine including Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?, Dr. Andy Barlow, and currently studies with Dr. Michael Johnson, who is a board certified chiropractic neurologist, and author of the best selling alternative health book, What Do You Do When The Medications Don’t Work? He has developed a Brain Based Therapy/Neurological program for chiropractors in the United States who wish to pursue this extensive, post graduate training. Dr. Lindsey has been working closely with Dr. Johnson to ensure that the patients he treats can benefit from this amazing approach to overall health.
Take a look at hundreds of testimonials at www.lifechangingcare.com and see how our clinic and hundreds of other clinics across the country are using Brain Based Therapy to help people get out of chronic pain and change their lives!

In addition to providing exceptional family care, Dr Lindsey is a seasoned group seminar presenter. He has presented such topics as Thyroid Recovery, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Headaches, ADHD, and a wide variety of other health topics. He is readily available to speak to civic clubs, church and social groups for as many as 5 to 500 people. Please contact our office to make arrangements for your group. Our phone number is (952)949-0676.

Dr. Lindsey lives with his lovely wife Denise and their 4 boys, Elijah, Noah, Micah, and Jonah, in Savage, Mn. He is actively involved with his church, Evergreen Church in Lakeville, and enjoys softball, camping, and chasing his very active boys around the yard.


Dr. Ryan Christenson, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Ryan in suit

      • Graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University
      • Dedicated to holistically improving the health and wellness of his patients
      • Specializes in Advanced Certified Activator Method
      • Specializes in Graston Soft Tissue Technique

Dr. Ryan is currently seeking further training in functional medicine and neurology, and is actively serving and mentoring student youth at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He is a martial arts enthusiast and former instructor, and has earned his black belt.





Leah Shirley, MS, CMT, Neurodevelopment Specialist

LeahSuit-240x300I have the desire for everyone to live pain free on every level of their being – Body – Mind – Emotions -Spirit!  Having personally benefited from a variety of bodywork modalities and my love for learning motivated me to pursue a variety of massage and bodywork therapies.  I have training in or hold certifications in the following treatment modalities:  Massage Therapy Techniques, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Neural Manipulation, Touch for Health, Trauma, Abuse & Neglect, Emotional Release, and Applied Kinesiology among others.  It is a joy for me to bring a wide spectrum of treatment options to my clients to address areas of pain or discomfort in whatever area of life they want to improve upon






Michelle McKusick

Michelle-ScrubsMichelle was raised in a small, rural town in Minnesota. She grew up learning to appreciate the quieter lifestyle it offered. That lifestyle is mirrored in Michelle’s approach to life and her personality. She appreciates the simple, wholesome ways in life and sees the beauty in things it may be easy for one to overlook. Embracing this lifestyle has brought her great joy in vegetable gardening and recently heirloom gardening. The nutritional benefits of her gardens are a plus, since she has learned how her intake of food affects her moods, well-being and energy levels. She feels closer to God, by witnessing the miracle of a seed growing into a plant and then producing a harvest.

The journey to become a massage therapist started as a little girl who enjoyed rubbing family member’s shoulders. Then, years later came a nudge from God while she was caring for her husband after a construction fall which broke his back. It wasn’t until she was in an auto accident five years later that she opened her heart and felt the calling.

Michelle graduated from Center Point Massage and Shiatsu School and Clinic from the massage therapy program with a determination to help others. While there, she had the privilege of massaging the Minnesota Gopher Football Team and runners from the Twin Cities Marathon which has given her unique experience.
 Her continuing education includes studying Myofacial Release under John F. Barnes.  She has also achieved certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Michelle delights in giving back to the community by volunteering at multiple organizations and within her church. She is an avid gardener and loves each changing season in Minnesota and what it has to offer.

      • Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy.
      • Married to John with two children; Stuart and Milissa
      • Studied at Center Point Massage and Shiatsu School and Clinic
      • Volunteers in community outreach programs: Rake the town through Faith in Action,
 Second Harvest food distribution, Monticello Clothing Center and the Twin Cities Marathon.