Chiropractor Oakdale MN

When it comes to choosing a chiropractor, the options seem endless. That is why at Big Idea, our mission is to break through the clutter and share with you our vision for our patients.

Why "Big Idea?"

The developer of chiropractic, BJ Palmer, introduced the profession as the “Big Idea” in which a small adjustment by a chiropractor can have a BIG impact on one’s health. We like to call it the “I Have a Dream” speech of chiropractic. Palmer’s “idea” has grown into an art and science that is now practiced worldwide. We hope to instill this sense of “going BIG” within our patients as they continue to heal and grow through chiropractic care. The results may surprise you!

The Gonstead Difference

Our clinic specializes in the Gonstead System which is a scientific, logical approach of chiropractic care. Full spine X-rays are taken at the first visit on most patients. These X-rays are methodically analyzed and compared with the spinal exam. This allows us to construct a plan tailored just for you! Periodic exams and X-rays are taken to track changes and improvements in order to optimize the efficacy of the adjustments. At each visit, a thermal scan of your spine will be performed to find points of inflammation or “hot spots” caused by nerve impingement, allowing us to pinpoint regions in need of attention. Static palpation confirms tender areas, heat, swelling, and changes in muscle tone due to spinal misalignments. Adjustments are gentle and performed in a way that minimizes twisting and maximizes results.

A Stable Foundation

A unique feature of our clinic is its focus on gait. Just as a house built on a rock can weather the storm, so the stability of the spine depends on the integrity of its base. Watching your gait, or walking stride, allows us to see how best to adjust your ankles, knees, hips, back, and even shoulders so you leave feeling stable and balanced. Healing is in the details. Balanced motion slows the aging process and inhibits arthritis from forming. Joints that move well stay healthy and young!


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It's time to go BIG with your health!

Working with Big Idea Chiropractic will make a difference in your health

The History of Chiropractic Care

The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the founder of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer.

In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.

D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.

Training of a Chiropractor

Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.

Our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.