I am a chiropractor, mom, wife, and daughter. I graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University and opened Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center in 2009. My passion for family care, pregnancy and pediatrics and working with kids started when I was young. I grew up in an in-home daycare, and have been around kids for what feels like my entire life. I didn’t decide to specialize in pediatrics and prenatal care until my trip to New Zealand in 2007. While I was there, I studied and worked with children and pregnant moms that often had significant health challenges and saw them get healthy through chiropractic care. That experience led me back to Minnesota to continue my education and specialization in pediatrics, prenatal, and family care. I received my pediatric specialization training (CACCP) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (www.icpa4kids.org) and continually expand my knowledge every year on how to help babies/children and pregnant moms.
After my husband Jay and I got married, we moved to Vadnais Heights and moved Family First Chiropractic and Wellness Center to White Bear Lake in January of 2014. We are blessed with three amazing kids and our beloved Goldendoodle named Ginger.
When I’m not at the office, I love being with my family, spending time outside, yoga, running, traveling, and a good cup of coffee!
Credentials and Training:
-Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
-Certified in Webster Technique, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (a specialized technique for pregnant moms)
-Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner (training involving using Spinning Babies techniques to help pregnant moms)
-Baby Bare Training (training involving childhood movement and brain development)
-Various specific adjusting techniques: MC2, TRT (tonal and low force/gentle techniques), Advanced Muscle Palpation, SOT, CranioSacral work, and Thompson Technique.
-International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
-Well Connected Twin Cities
-Paleo Physicians Network
-Spinning Babies Aware Practitioners
Front Desk Manager/Wellness Advocate
Hi! I’m Alicia – and I am so excited to join Dr. Angie to help provide an amazing patient experience here at Family First Chiropractic. I have a passion for building relationships, and serving others in all that I do in my professional and personal life. I love learning about others backgrounds/stories and helping them grow and develop into the person God created them to be. A little about me: I’m married to my husband Evan, and we have two children – Abbi and Malachi. We live in Maplewood with our two kitties and very close to our extended family – which is such a blessing to us. In my free time I love to be outside tending to one of my many gardens, flowers and veggies – or going on walks with my family to the lake just down the street from us. I’m looking forward to meeting each of you at your next visit!
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