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Dr. Aaron Morland, Doctor of Chiropractic


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Dr. Aaron Morland

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 in pediatrics
Certified by Personal Injury Institute in Colossus
Student liaison for the International Chiropractic Association.
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 7 years 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.

More recently Dr. Morland has been focusing his specialties towards acute and chronic traumas. He has recently been certified in Colossus and is also becoming certified by the Spine Research Institute in acute trauma. Dr. Morland is also an expert in connective tissue/soft tissue trauma.
“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


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Dr. 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 is Doctor of Chiropractic from the prestigious Northwestern Health Sciences University and he holds a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine. Dr. Lindsey 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(952)949-0676.
Dr. Lindsey lives with his lovely wife Denise and their 3 boys in Savage, Mn. He is actively involved with his church, The Urban Refuge, and enjoys softball, camping, and chasing his very active boys around the yard.

Leah Shirley, CMT, EDST


 

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I have been doing massage therapy since 1999. I graduated from Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork, Inc. I love working on and learning about the human body and I am enthralled by its functions and the potential the body has to heal itself when given the right materials. Massage therapy has so many positive effects on the body, and I love being able to help facilitate wellness with my clients. Seeing first hand how massage has given such great rewards to me personally (click the “my story” link for how massage and CST has helped me personally), as well as my clients encourages me to continue my pursuit and growth of different massage techniques, so that I can offer my best to you as your therapist. It is a thrill for me to learn and continue to grow in the area of massage and bodywork.

I believe much of our illness and bodily dysfunction today is due to the food we eat, the extreme stress and burdens we carry and the lack of exercise. Our true freedom from these negative habits comes only through Jesus Christ; however, if I can aid in your rest, relaxation and elimination of negative factors that hinder you from being healed, as well as encourage you through life’s journey, I view it a privilege.

The massage modalities I use are relaxation, deep tissue, CranioSacral Therapy, and Myofascial Release. My areas of specialty are headache / migraine, TMJ , neck pain and pre/post natal. I continue to take advanced training in CranioSacral therapy and am currently working on my certification with The Upledger Institute. I also take continuing education in Myofascial Release through John Barnes. In addition to keeping my massage and bodywork current, I am working on my masters degree in holistic nutrition.

My vision is to create a safe and comfortable environment of relaxation and care to promote healing and wellness from within, while encouraging my clients to take control of their health resulting in a rich and enjoyable quality of life in a non-threatening way.

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Michelle McKusick was raised in a small, rural town in Minnesota named Silver Creek. 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 CenterPoint 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.
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.

• Resident of Elk River, MN.
• Married to John with two children Stuart and Milissa.
• Studied at CenterPoint 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.