Chiropractic Care in Willmar, MN

When you’re dealing with lasting pain, it can be easy to feel like you will never find relief
That’s where we come in! At Nelson Clinic and Rehabilitation Center, we offer comprehensive chiropractic services that are fine-tuned to meet your specific needs. When we are treating our patients, we don’t just look at the area they are feeling pain, we look at their body as a whole system.

With our Functional Movement screens, we analyze your full-body movements to see where the stress on a specific area may be coming from. Whether you are dealing with long-term back or neck pain, a herniated disk, a sports-related injury, or something else, you can be sure that our team will work tirelessly to create a treatment plan that will work for you and end your pain for good.

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Our Chiropractic Treatments

Active Release Techniques (ART)/Pin & Stretch

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system-based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions occur?

Overused muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause a reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

What is an ART treatment like?

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols — over 500 specific moves — are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.

What is the history of Active Release Techniques?

ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients’ problems.

Spinal Decompression Traction Therapy

If you have lasting back pain, spinal decompression may be the right treatment for you. The spinal decompression/traction technique focuses on slightly stretching the spine through motorized movement. This relieves pain and pressure on the nerves or joints.

Which conditions can decompression treat?

Spinal decompression and traction can effectively treat back or sciatica pain, herniated disks, and joint or nerve pain located in the spine.

Where can I learn more about KDT Spinal Decompression & Traction Technique?

Visit KDT’s website to learn more about this treatment option!


Chiropractic manipulation is the practice in which our doctors apply pressure to different points on your back in order to properly adjust and align your spine.

Does manipulation hurt?

For most patients, spinal adjustments are painless! At most, you may feel stiff or slightly uncomfortable, but this is typically experienced by new patients. When you are in our hands, you have nothing to fear!

How effective is manipulation treatment?

Spinal manipulation can be very effective in treating lower back and neck pain, and even reducing headaches; but, it isn’t suited for every issue. When you come into our office, we will perform thorough tests and assessments to determine if manipulation will be beneficial or detrimental to you.

Fascial Manipulation

As many patients are unaware of fascia, they don’t realize that it can be one of the biggest causes of pain. Fascial manipulation is focused on promoting movement and flexibility of your body’s fascia. This technique is recognized as highly effective by doctors across the world.

What is fascia?

Fascia is the thin tissue that encases your muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and organs. It also contains nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin, which is why fascia might be the hidden cause of your pain.

How does fascia become injured?

Fascia can become torn or injured by:

  • Misuse or overuse
  • Sports-related injury
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor posture

Where can I learn more about Fascial Manipulation?

Visit the official website to learn more about this treatment option!

For more information about our chiropractic services, contact us today or call us at 320-235-2720!