Get To Know Our Team
Honest & Professional Caregivers
When you are dealing with an injury or lasting pain, you need a rehabilitation center that has your best interest in mind.
Nelson Clinic and Rehabilitation Care has been a trusted business since 1984, so it’s no wonder that residents of Willmar, MN, and beyond have relied on us for their healing journeys for more than 30 years.
Our team of chiropractors and physical therapists is committed to practicing hands-on, patient-focused care that you will feel good about. From the moment you step into our office, we will work hard to get to the root cause of your pain rather than a quick fix.
Meet Our Trusted Staff
Dr. Jim Nelson
Jim is a 1974 graduate of Pine City, MN. He graduated from Hamline University with majors in Biology, Business Administration, and Environmental Studies. He played football, basketball, and track in high school and continued to play football as a quarterback and basketball as a guard in college.
After graduating from Hamline, Jim graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1984 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He began practice in Willmar, MN. in 1984 and has been there since. He enjoys treating all types of patients with athletes being of special interest. Above all, Jim loves to further his knowledge base and skill set through new classes each year in course work and study. His mantra is: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
He also enjoys time spent with his wife, Laurie, and their time at the cabin in Tofte, MN. His favorite pastime is playing with his dogs. He has five children and six wonderful grandchildren.
- Active Release Technique in 1999
- Whiplash Masters Program in 1998
- Graston Technique in 2008
- Functional Movement Screen parts 1 and 2 in 2011
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment Advanced in 2011
- Fascial Manipulation three levels in 2014
- Stuart McGill seminars 2015
- Neurokinetic Therapy
- Rock Tape Levels 1 & 2
- Summus Peripheral Neuropathy Protocols in 2018
- DMR Method in 2018
- Molecular Fitness
- TPI – Titleist Performance Institute in 2022
Dr. Tom Nelson
Athletics and spinal mechanics have been at the forefront of Dr. Tom’s clinical focus since beginning practice in 1989. He has been involved with athletics his whole life, whether on the St. Cloud State football field or following his sons, Josh and Casey, at the Minnesota State-Mankato hockey rink and Casey in the AHL/NHL. They continue to follow Josh’s hockey life as he coaches in the USHL system, the top junior ice hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey.
Peak performance starts with the biomechanics of the body being at their optimal levels and he enjoys helping patients to reach those levels. Dr. Tom enjoys adjusting, soft tissue techniques, and nutrition.
Tom and his wife, Jodi, have two sons, Josh and Casey. The boys are the couple’s passion and they follow their boys’ hockey careers in person when possible, or most often, via computer or TV.
Graduated from Pine City High School 1980
Graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic 1989
Practiced in Lakeland, Minnesota 1989-1996
Practiced in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 1996-2014 (no he’s not a Packer fan!)
Dr. Kameron Peters DC
Bio coming soon!
Physical Therapy Team
Lauren Schroeder PT / DPT, Physical Therapist
Bio coming soon!
Scott Lageson PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant
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Bios coming soon!