HealthSource of St. Cloud North
We specialize in the treatment of:
• New or Old Neck & Lowback pain
• Car Accident Injuries and Work Injuries
• Disk herniation of neck/low back
• Degenerative disk disease
• Carpal Tunnel/Tennis Elbow
• Low back pain/Sciatica
• Neck pain/Headaches/Migraines
• Bedwetting/ADD/colic in infants
• Many more!
Services We Offer
• St. Cloud, MN Chiropractic for all ages both humans & animals
• Animal Chiropractic for Horses/Dogs/Cats
• DRX9000 Spinal Decompression
• Massage Therapy-craniosacral therapy, deep tissue, Swedish & more
• Nutritional Counseling
• Rehabilitative Exercises to restore function & eliminate pain.
Diversified Chiropractic: Manual, Activator, Thompson Drop, SOT, and others. We strive to fit the patient and NOT make the patient fit us.
Dr. Melissa is excited to bring Certified Animal Chiropractic services to the St Cloud and central Minnesota area! With her passion for animals starting as early as she can remember while growing up on a dairy farm, she gets true joy from bringing health back to animals and happiness back to their owners!! She graduated from Options For Animals College of Animal Chiropractic and is Certified with the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Animals she can treat include: dogs, cats, horses, and cattle.
Animals need chiropractic for the same reason humans do. Horses, dogs & cats suffer pain, soreness, stiffness & poor mobility, just like we do. Animals & humans are both vertebrates, which means they have spines and therefore all of the potential problems or injuries that come along with spines. Animals are prone to experience twists, falls, & injuries, suffering the same consequences as us. One main difference is they can't talk, complain, or use their pain as an excuse to avoid responsibilities or work.
Animal spines are very similar to human spines, one main difference being that we are upright beings using two legs and they walk on four legs. All mammals have exactly the same number of neck bones...seven. From mice to giraffes, all have 7 neck vertebrae. All mammals have thoracic (midback) spinal segments with ribs attached and lumbar (lowback)vertebrae, and although the numbers of bones in these areas differ a little from ours, the basic shapes and functions are quite similar. It's really quite remarkable when you think about it. Please see related forms below.
Animal Chiropractic Consent
Horse Information History
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Melissa Loidolt has been in practice since 2003. She was raised here in Sauk Rapids and graduated with honors from high school in 1996. Dr. Melissa attended undergraduate college at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She then went to Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. Here she received both Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees in 2003. She had further training and certification in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Society of America.
Dr. Melissa is excited to announce she is providing Animal Chiropractor in the St Cloud area! She graduated from Options For Animals College of Animal Chiropractic and is Certified with the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Animals she can treat include: dogs, cats, horses, and cattle.
Married to her Canadian Clint, they have cats Willie and Watson and their beloved Samoyed dog Kona. In spare time Dr. Melissa enjoys time with family, friends, crafts, and outdoor activities like camping, fishing and working in her many flower beds and organic vegetable gardens. Her husband hopes she will take up the love of golf. No luck so far.....
Meet the Staff
Tesha is the first person who will greet you and help you with all intake procedures. She is fantastic at multitasking and explaining all parts of your visit here at HealthSource Chiropractic of St Cloud. Her compassion and experience will be at your service
Steph brings organization, detail and efficiency to the busy job of dealing with every changing health insurance. With a Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management she’s an invaluable asset to both HealthSource and our patients.
Heather, our Certified Massage Therapist, has a passion for massage like no one else! She thrives on helping patients achieve health gains through the use of many types of massage therapy & uses the style of massage to best fit the patient. Her many years of experience show with her patient satisfaction and results!
Sara, with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine, brings her expertise and passion for fitness, proper movement patterns, strength, flexibility, health and wellness to our patients. With the knowledge of healthy and safe measures to use with patients, Sara is vital in teaching our patients lifelong skills and tools to get them well FASTER and keep them well LONGER! She runs our Rehab/Wellness Area focusing on restoring muscle function, proper posture and strength to our patients so you get back to what is most important to you! She explains things in a way that is so easy to implement and memorize! We guarantee you will learn ways to improve your health after time spent with her!
A St. Cloud winner of the Patients' Choice Awards in Chiropractic - St. Cloud, MN
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A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative medicine or complementary medicine.
St. Cloud Chiropractors focus on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine, and hold true the following beliefs:
Biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine can affect the nervous system, and
for many conditions, chiropractic treatment can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue, and consequently improve the health of the individual.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. St. Cloud chiropractors also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. St. Cloud chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic is well established in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many St. Cloud chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues. Most who seek St. Cloud chiropractic care do so for low back pain.
Chiropractors emphasize the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues.