1. Interview with Dr. Shannon Score

    What's your number-one secret to Healthy Aging? Starting my day off with time set aside to meditate and pray. This gives me the clarity to focus on what's most important to me and gives me the strength to do the right things. How would you describe your job to a child? I would tell them I help people feel better, move better and look better. What is your biggest achievement to date? That's an easy…Read More

  2. Headaches & What Causes Them?

    Headaches are no fun. Statistics suggest that 80-90% of people suffer headaches at some point in their lives, and one person out of six experiences a headache in a given year. They can range from minor inconveniences to full-blown, painful and debilitating migraines. Three Types of Headaches Only about 5% of headaches are symptoms of greater health issues. The remaining 95% are primary headaches: …Read More

  3. What Are Your Flip-Flops Doing to Your Feet…Ouch?

    Flip-flops. Call them thongs, call them zories, these familiar casual sandals are the essence of summer. They're easy to put on and slip off, and they're just a whisper away from bare-footing it. They're cheap and fun, coming in a million and one colors. Most amusing of all, they're a wearable daily example of onomatopoeia--a word formed from a sound associated with what the word names, like sizzl…Read More

  4. It’s Scoliosis Awareness Month – Do You Know the Signs of Scoliosis?

    Many of us remember that day in gym class every year when the school nurse screened us for scoliosis. Many Minnesota students get these checks today, and with good reason: scoliosis is the nation’s most common spinal deformity and affects approximately 3 percent of Americans. While scoliosis is fairly prevalent, many of us don’t know how to spot it in our growing kids. In the spirit of Scolios…Read More

  5. Osteoporosis and How to Avoid It

    Osteoporosis and How to Avoid It May is National Osteoporosis Month, so we're spreading awareness among our community about this debilitating disorder. First the good news: it's preventable when caught early enough, and it's generally treatable. Like with any health issue, education is essential. There's a wealth of information available, including the excellent website from the National Osteoporo…Read More

  6. The Affects Stress Can Have on Your Health

    April is Stress Awareness Month. (It's also file-your-tax-return month. Coincidence? We doubt it....) Excess stress is no fun. Increasingly, however, research is finding that stress is clinically unhealthy in a variety of concrete ways. At Life Wellness Center, we focus on the triad of health. The three pillars are mental, physical, and nutritional health. Keep all three strong and in balance, the…Read More

  7. It’s Arch Madness Month at Life Wellness Center

    It's that time of year again: Arch Madness! Sure, much of the country may be obsessing with basketball right now, but at Life Wellness Center, we're thinking about your arches and the important role they play in your foot's structure. To help support your arches while they support you, we're offering a special on Foot Levelers®. Foot Levelers® are top quality custom-made functional orthotics, cl…Read More

  8. 11 Healthy Heart Habits

    February is heart month -- and we're not just talking valentines. Since it was designated in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, this month has been dedicated to cardiovascular health. There's been a lot of research in the five decades since then, and we urge our patients to be heart-conscious in their health and lifestyle choices. Clinicians have studied both genders, and while the advice overla…Read More

  9. Dr. Tom’s Inspiration…

    Dr. Tom Schmidt, Life Wellness Center founder, was exposed to Chiropractic care as a teenager. It was senior year on the football field. A very good season meant the Rosemount High Irish had their eye on the state championships. Three weeks out, Tom went down on the field. X-rays at the ER revealed a severe ankle sprain. The prognosis? Out for four to six weeks! Not acceptable to this devoted thre…Read More

  10. 12 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

    Eat Well The holiday season is practically defined by edible temptations. Take the middle road--enjoy treats in moderation. You'll feel deprived if you don't indulge at all, so plan on some treats, and eat healthily when you're not in social situations. Maintain Your Exercise Routine Even if your schedule is packed, reserve time for your workouts. You'll need the endorphins and the stress release …Read More