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Chiropractor

Levin And Chellen Chiropractic

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Levin And Chellen Chiropractic, Natural family Health Care
Serving Minnetonka and the West Metro since 1997
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Welcome to Levin and Chellen Chiropractic

We offer our commitment to you and your family with our philosophy and practice of the Golden Rule. We strive to be the health care professionals that we would send our most beloved to. Our ultimate mission is to help you to need us less, but want to utilize when you need help.

You are free to use our services as much or as little as you deem necessary. We will give you our best clinical advice as to your condition and needs, but will not pressure you into a treatment plan. We will let you know if we determine that your condition is not one that we can help you with and make suggestions as to where you may receive help that is more appropriate.

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
We will never pressure you with sales and marketing ploys.
We believe that your health care should be about YOU, not us.
Our decisions are made with you and for you.
We are NOT a “high volume” patient mill.
We ARE your personal health care providers, taking time and giving thought to your needs.
We care for one patient at a time and do not double book.
We run on time. Rarely is there any waiting.
Our practice has grown through referrals, not ads.

First of all, we are chiropractors and that is our specialty. Therefore we provide spinal realignments using skillful adjusting techniques to fit the needs of our varied patient population. We also have a variety of additional services which either assist the realignment issues or that are related to addressing the many other health issues people come to see us for. You are invited to call us and discuss your personal needs anytime.

We provide full-spine, gentle chiropractic adjusting using one or a combination of techniques. Both doctors are Advanced Proficiency Rated in Activator technique. While many of our patients prefer this technique to manually applied adjusting techniques, both are completely safe, gentle, and effective because of our great care and sensitivity to our patient’s needs. We have provided care for every size and every age of person over the years of our practice.

Similar to AK, (applied kinesiology) we use a system of body response testing using leg length change to help determine the need for the adjustment at any given area (level of the spine or for an extremity such as ribs, shoulders, knees, and feet). We may also choose to use other techniques depending on an individual’s needs or preferences. We receive many appreciative comments from our patients regarding our gentle adjusting style!

We work closely with medical doctors when referrals and/or co-management are appropriate.

Non-Spinal Conditions
We also treat extremity conditions such as plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tempromandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, tendonitis of any joint, hip pain, knee pain, and many more. Please call us to inquire about your needs.
Practice Areas
Certifications
 Licensed Chiropractor (State)
Bio
Dr. Levin is a 1995 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota. She holds a bachelors degree in human biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic. After practicing in Minneapolis for two years she and her husband, Dr. Nels Chellen, opened Levin and Chellen Chiropractic, Natural Family Wellness in Minnetonka in 1997.

Also in 1995, Dr. Levin became a certified Neuromuscular Therapist and assisted Judith Walker as a trainer for Neuromuscular Therapy students. In 1998 Dr. Levin completed her Advanced Proficiency certification in Activator Methods technique, a low-force, mechanically assisted adjusting technique.

Since opening her first practice she has been offering her time and expertise to her community as a volunteer speaker/educator in schools and other community organizations. In 2007 she began to volunteer her speaking services through the Foundation for Wellness Professionals and in 2008 she co-founded the Foundation for Health and Wellness in the Public Interest.

Within and outside of the Foundation she speaks to a wide range of audiences who are interested in the ever-growing field of natural and holistic health care. Along with her husband, Dr. Levin is passionate about sharing her vast knowledge of self care strategies which enable people to live happier lives, free as possible of the consequences of health breakdowns.

Dr. Chellen is a 1996 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota. Besides a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he holds bachelors degrees in psychology and elementary education. Before chiropractic school he worked as a child care counselor in Minneapolis and an elementary school teacher in Orono.

In 1997 Dr. Chellen completed his Advanced Proficiency certification in Activator Methods technique. In 2006 he opened Pure Meditation, an instructional workshop offering lessons in the art and techniques of meditation. In 2007 he began to volunteer his speaking/educational services as a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Long before speaking as members of the Foundation, he and his wife, Dr. Sharon Levin, had shared their helpful knowledge with schools, parent education groups, support groups, special interest, and service groups such as the Lions. Together they hope to provide others with a positive, can-do perspective on the choices we all have in taking care of ourselves, being strong, healthy, and informed.
Education/Training
Education of Doctors of Chiropractic
Doctors of chiropractic must complete four to five years at an accredited chiropractic college. The complete curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. Approximately 555 hours are devoted to learning about adjustive techniques and spinal analysis in colleges of chiropractic. In medical schools, training to become proficient in manipulation is generally not required of, or offered to, students. The Council on Chiropractic Education requires that students have 90 hours of undergraduate courses with science as the focus.

Those intending to become doctors of chiropractic must also pass the national board exam and all exams required by the state in which the individual wishes to practice. The individual must also meet all individual state licensing requirements in order to become a doctor of chiropractic.

An individual studying to become a doctor of chiropractic receives an education in both the basic and clinical sciences and in related health subjects. The intention of the basic chiropractic curriculum is to provide an in-depth understanding of the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. The educational program includes training in the basic medical sciences, including anatomy with human dissection, physiology, and biochemistry. Thorough training is also obtained in differential diagnosis, radiology and therapeutic techniques.
This means, a doctor of chiropractic can both diagnose and treat patients, which separates them from non-physician status providers, like physical therapists. According to the Council on Chiropractic Education DCs are trained as primary care providers.
Memberships
Dr. Levin: Certified Neuromuscular Therapist; member: Minnesota Chiropractic Association
Co-founding director of the Foundation for Health and Wellness in the Public Interest, a Minnesota non-profit corporation (MN 317A).
Dr. Chellen: Co-founding director of the Foundation for Health and Wellness in the Public Interest.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance, credit cards
Hours:By appointment
License:Both doctors are licensed in MN