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Chiropractic Sports Medicine

We have a special focus in helping athletes achieve optimal performance. Our doctors assess and help prevent injury while improving training and performance. We utilize chiropractic adjustments, nutrition, massage therapy, Electronic Stim, ultrasound, specialized imaging, and specialized state of the art techniques including ART® (Active Release Techniques®) and Graston Technique® to provide athletes with top of the line care.

Specialized Imaging Referrals

Our clinic has established relationships with leading Twin Cities interventional radiologists. The use of appropriate imaging is part of our coordinated care approach and varies based on patient's specific needs.

ART® (Active Release Techniques®)

ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue technique that is utilized to treat numerous muscular and soft tissue conditions. Shoulder pain, shin splints, plantar fascists, knee problems, tennis elbow, and achilles tendonitis are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®. Dr. Stude was the first ART® provider in the state of Minnesota.

The Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment is a technique in which trained chiropractic physicians use their hands to manipulate the joints of the body in order to correct structural alignment, increase your range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve physical function. Essentially, the chiropractic adjustment is a great way to keep the body functioning well. When the body is in alignment, it is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.

Graston Technique®

The Graston Technique®, a soft-tissue instrument-assisted manual therapy, helps the practitioner detect and treat scare tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.


Nutrition plays a significant role in pre-competition preparation, competition endurance, and all aspects of sports performance and injury prevention. Dr. Stude is chiropractic board certified in nutrition.

Niel Asher Technique™

The Niel Asher Technique™ is clinically proven to unlock frozen shoulder with a hands on approach. The NAT™ uses a definitive sequence of manipulations and pressure points to the shoulder joints and soft-tissues. The NAT is set apart from standard approaches because it doesn’t force the arm into a restricted range of motion but offers gentle stimulation to muscles in a resting state. This treatment can quickly and effectively improve range of motion, relieve pain, and increase power and strength.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy provides a wide variety of benefits for health and wellness. Massage therapy is a treatment targeted at superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and to promote relaxation and overall well-being.

Coordinated Care and Specialist Referrals

Our philosophy is to take a coordinated care approach to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Electronic Stimulation

Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a treatment device that uses electrical frequencies to reduce muscle tension, provide pain relief, and to provide other benefits that assist the body in its healing process, so that progress can be achieved more quickly.
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