Drs. Scott and Melissa selected Hastings, MN to open Millner Family Chiropractic (MFC) over 22 years ago. Their practice has grown over time building upon their shared passion of helping people of all ages experience the greatest level of health the most natural means available.
Soon after opening MFC, an even bigger dream was born: Owning a health facility where people in Hastings and the surrounding communities could experience a new natural approach to whole person care. With the opening of Health Solutions Center, the dream has now become a reality. Health Solutions Center (HSC) is a gathering of like-minded health professionals, all in one building, offering scientifically backed services for whole person care.
Dr. Scott is one of the first doctors of chiropractic to have earned the prestigious status of Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (C.C.W.P.) He successfully completed the comprehensive post graduate educational program and was awarded the C.C.W.P. status by the International Chiropractors Association’s Council on Wellness Science.
Dr. Melissa has earned her Diplomate in chiropractic Pediatrics with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA.) This three year, 360 hour postgraduate course has armed her with the advanced skills and techniques to better care for children and pregnant woman.
The specialized training gives the doctors the ability to find and correct the source of your health concern through individualized care plans versus the more conventional practice of treating and masking your symptoms.
Drs. Scott and Melissa care for adults and children suffering from migraines, acid reflux, sleeplessness, ear infections, stomach and bowel disorders, carpal tunnel pain, stiffness, allergies, asthma, food and environmental allergies, and many other conditions stemming from a low functioning immune system. Another area the doctors focus on is stabilizing your body’s core allowing for optimum performance. Whether or not you are an athlete, a strong and stable core is critical for your health.
“True health is so very valuable. We believe with proper education and knowledge, people gain more control over their health than they previously thought possible. We are truly excited to share our vision of total body care with you. Come experience well rounded, whole person, corrective care approach at Health Solutions Center. We believe you will be amazed at the difference.”
Dr. Scott graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1998 with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He is currently an associate faculty doctor of Northwestern Health Science University and sits on the Alumni Board. Being an associate faculty doctor allows Dr. Scott to mentor Chiropractic interns and give them real experience in a successful practice. The interns get a better understanding of how their training impacts the health and lives of others. You will often see and interact with interns at the clinic.
Dr. Scott is in the process of completing his certification as a Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner throught the International Chiropractic Association (ICA). He will complete his certification this year. This demanding post-graduate program is based on helping people see how their everyday choices are affecting their health. The ICA Wellness Certification Program involves four areas including: chiropractic and subluxation, wellness nutrition, exercise and fitness, and stress management.
"This [certification program] is without any doubt, chiropractic's most exciting new frontier because it addresses head on the most vital and compelling health issues of our era," said ICA President Dr. John Maltby.
Dr. Scott is thrilled to share his experience and knowledge in this monthly presentations of Eat Well, Think Well, Move WellTM. This program is anchored in chiropractic's neurological basis, but takes our understanding of the global impact of the nervous system to an all new level.
The leading causes of sickness and death in the United States are degeneratice in nature and are preventable. Dr. Scott is following his mission by helping both patients and other community members understand they do not have to go down that path of sickness and disease. He is committed to Helping people improve their lifestyle one choice at a time.
He and Dr. Melissa purchased this clinic in 1998. Their vision is to help people get well, express their fullest potential, and then stay that way for life. He looks forward to serving Hastings and surrounding areas for many years to come.
Dr. Scott is active in the Hastings community throught his church and as a member of the Downtown Business Association. He enjoys reading, playing golf as well as watching sporting events and playing with their young sons Joey and Danny.
Dr. Melissa graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1998 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, a BS in Human Biology, and a certificate to practice acupuncture. She currently serves as an associate faculty doctor from Northwestern Health Sciences University as well. Dr. Melissa has successfully completed her Diplomate in chiropractic Pediatrics with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). This three year, 360 hour postgraduate course has provided Dr. Millner with the advanced skills and techniques to better care for children and pregnant women in her practice. Her diplomate status was awarded by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Academy of Chiropractic Pediatrics, both international, academic organizations dedicated to the advancement of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle. Through research, training and education these organizations are fulfilling their vision worldwide. After passing a rigorous board exam in November of 2004, this Diplomate status proves her dedication to the children of this community. Approximately 25 chiropractors out of 50,000 in our country have completed the coursework and sat for the boards to achieve this degree.
Dr. Melissa already sees children battling with colic, acid reflux, sleeplessness, ear infections, torticollis, stomach and bowel disorders, allergies, asthma, other conditions stemming from a low functioning immune system, ADHD, bed wetting, scoliosis, and Down Syndrome on a regular basis, with great results. What this degree gives her more specific knowledge in is working with children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Brain injury, Hypotonia, Neural Tube defects, Epilepsy, Cranial/head molding problems, cancer, seizure disorders, Developmental Delays, Food and Environmental Allergies, as well as much more.
Dr. Melissa also learned specialized techniques to use during pregnancy to optimize not only the Mom-to-be's body function, but also to optimize the baby's capability to develop and function optimally. These techniques have been proven to decrease pain and discomfort to the pregnant female, decrease labor pain by up to 50%, decrease labor time by 34%, decrease the chance of trauma to the mom or baby during delivery, and decrease the need for interventions during delivery. These techniques also help optimize baby development by ensuring proper nerve flow, which is vital to the developing baby. These techniques also help to optimize the baby position for better comfort for the baby and the mom, as well as helping the baby get into the best possible position for birth, limiting the chances of having a breech, transverse, oblique or posterior baby (which creates“back labor). Outside of the clinic, she enjoys being a mom, card stamping, scrapbooking, reading, golfing, traveling and public speaking– especially on health related topics.