1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Healthy Posture for Kids–Beware of Overloaded Backpacks and Texting

    Practicing good posture is challenging at any age. Wouldn't it be great if we all developed great postural habits as kids? However, kids today face more challenges to practicing good posture than ever. Two factors can have a huge impact on posture: texting and overloaded daypacks. First, let's talk about texting, or use of any handheld digital device. It's natural to hold it somewhere near the wai…Read More