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Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?
 

Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) are trained as primary health care providers. They use manipulation in order to help patients maintain proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, primarily of the spine, but also extremity and soft tissue-related issues. These modalities work in conjunction with the body's ability to heal itself. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue, which can cause dysfunction and pain.

 

Beyond acute chiropractic care, we offer comprehensive, preventative, and maintenance care to enhance overall well-being for adults, children, and infants. 

Techniques
 

While this office primarily practices Diversified Technique, our providers are skilled in different adjusting techniques that cater to your individual needs, such as:

 

  • Instrument-Assisted

    • We have 2 Activator-trained providers

  • Drop-Table

  • Traction Table

Consultations

 

Our providers are excited to work with you to achieve overall health and wellness.

 

If you have any questions as to whether chiropractic care is right for you, all of the providers are willing to give a 5-10 minute phone consultation discussing your questions.

Meet The Team

Dr. Amanda Gebhardt-Fitzgerald

Dr. Gebhardt-Fitzgerald is originally from Oakes, North Dakota. She graduated with honors from the University of Jamestown with a BA in Biology in 2001. This prepared her to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University and receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2005.

 

After working as an associate chiropractor in Plymouth, MN, she began working for Northwestern as an assistant professor and faculty clinician. She provided patient care and integrated intern education into her practice. Shortly after moving to their Woodwinds clinic in 2007, she took on the additional role as Chief of Staff, allowing her to manage some of the day-to-day tasks and business activities of the clinic. It would eventually prepare her to own her own practice by honing her leadership and management skills. In 2015, Northwestern Health Sciences University decided to divest themselves of the Woodwinds clinic, and Dr. Fitzgerald, along with Dr. Smith, purchased the facility, making the Natural Care Center of Woodbury an independent and solely provider owned clinic starting in September 2015.

 

Dr. Fitzgerald has a general family practice, and enjoys treating all ages, from newborns to elderly individuals. She believes that chiropractic care, and its adjunctive therapies, can benefit a wide variety of conditions and ailments. She feels that looking at the individual as a whole is incredibly important, and often works in conjunction with other health care providers, both in-house and externally, to get patients the best care and results possible.

 

Dr. Fitzgerald has a special focus in soft-tissue conditions, whether due to repetitive overuse or an injury, and utilizes Graston®, an instrument-assisted manual therapy technique in her treatment plans. Other conditions she has a special interest in treating are migraine headaches and sprain/strain or whiplash-type injuries. She is also certified in chiropractic acupuncture and has participated in continuing education that focused on nutrition and rehabilitation.

 

Dr. Ftizgerald is married and has one daughter. In her free time she enjoys photography, hiking the beautiful state parks in Minnesota, and spending time with her family.

Dr. David Smith

Dr. Smith grew up in Minnesota and has practiced chiropractic for over 30+ years. As an Associate Professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University, he had trained more interns through their clinical experience than any other professor. Through his tenure he directed four of the University's clinics. His most-prized accomplishment was founding the Natural Care Center at Woodwinds. For 15 years, Dr. Smith and his colleagues developed an integrative care model that successfully treated difficult and chronic cases. This approach won the admiration and trust of Woodwinds medical doctors. Collaboration between the disciplines progressed into a unique one-stop health care clinic.

 

Dr. Smith has specialized training in sports medicine, orthopedics, neurology, and has certificates in Best Practices Scenarios. Smith states, "I enjoy treating difficult and chronic conditions. My diagnostic ability and experience can typically help patients whose previous care falls short of their goals."

 

Dr. Smith's goal with the Natural Care Center of Woodbury is to deliver the most progressive, up-to-date, evidence-based, and cost effective chiropractic care possible.

 

Dr. Smith has also been employed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners for 16 years.

 

Dr. Smith has raised 5 children and has also been blessed with 10 grandchildren. When not in clinic, he enjoys doing a variety of outdoor activities including biking, snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating, and hiking.

Dr. Holly Doolan

Dr. Holly Doolan grew up in eastern central Wisconsin, half an hour south of Green Bay.

From a young age, she has always had a passion for learning, especially about the human body, and in particular, how things function and how to correct things that go wrong.  In the summer of 2012, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, with a Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy.  While working in her family's restaurant, she found an interest in chiropractic during a conversation with a dear customer that had been suffering from back pain for many years.  After discovering this new field of health care, she then went on to study chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University.  She graduated in April of 2017 with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.

Dr. Doolan did much of her internships at the Natural Care Center of Woodbury, and received extensive training in everything from infant care to pregnant mothers, to athletes.  She uses a wide variety of techniques and modalities to obtain positive results.

Dr. Doolan works closely with the other chiropractic providers as she directs the Natural Care Center's Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation program.  This is designed to help each individual patient improve, manage and control a variety of conditions, such as neck and low back pain, disc issues, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, shoulder pain, etc.

In her free time, Dr. Doolan enjoys reading mystery and thriller novels, and participating in outdoor activities like sand volleyball.  She also enjoys exploring new places and going on culinary adventures.