Meet the Doctors

 

Drs. Scott and Melissa

Drs. Scott and Melissa selected Hastings, MN to open Millner Family Chiropractic (MFC) over 19 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.”

 


 

Sarah Wasvick

Hundreds of local and professional athletes worldwide have used ARPwave technology along with the “In-Balance” technique for injury prevention, accelerated recovery, and improved performance. ARPwave is a patented, FDA approved method for working with various types of soft tissue injuries. ARPwave finds the origin of the pain, treats it and rapidly eliminates the symptoms for real results ­­– fast. Typically the pain symptoms are reduced about 25% after one ARP treatment.

The “In Balance” technique is a blend of applied kinesiology and functional neurology that highlights the “disconnects” in how the nervous system is communicating with the muscles. Slow or weak communication will cause the muscles to respond late and with less strength.

Once these “disconnects” are stabilized (think of gapping a spark plug properly) the absorption and transfer of force is maximized. Along with the ARP  protocols compensation patterns can now be eliminated, increased circulation optimized healing, overall strength and stability increase and recovery time is greatly shortened.

The ARPwave machine can also permeate scar tissue, increase the circulation in the area, and flush the toxins from inflammation and scar tissue out of the body.

After achieving unparalleled results with my personal injuries as well as my family’s I decided that this was my “missing link.” After years of various therapies and unacceptable results I had finally found what worked. The proof is in the results reported from friends, family, and clients!!

 


 

Mary Yarbrough

Mary began her massage therapy career in Cannon Falls, MN. A much welcome career change after several years as a Flight Attendant for Northwest Airlines (Delta). Mary received massage to alleviate the wear and tear of lifting luggage, sleeping on bad mattresses and pushing and pulling carts at 40,000 feet altitude. Mary believes massage therapy was the magic ingredient responsible for keeping the mind and body going during that stressful lifestyle and she greatly benefitted from the healing power. Mary also was a new mother and didn’t like traveling with a baby girl at home. She enrolled at Sister Rosalind Gefre’s School of Professional Massage. Mary also has B.A. from the University of Minnesota Business Communications.

 Now more than 10 years later Mary is enjoying giving massage therapy to many people of all ages. She is fluent in Swedish, trigger point, deep tissue, sports massage and pre-natal massage therapy. Mary’s clients appreciate her firm, strong touch and her specific knowledge of anatomy. At every opportunity, she encourages self-care.

In addition to massage, Mary enjoys taking care of and riding her horses with her daughter. They also ski and enjoy many outdoor activities.

 


 

Now and Zen with Bren

The human body should be treated like our favorite car, which requires fuel and oil changes to prevent it from breaking down. Massage is like a fuel and oil change, providing energy and lubrication for muscles, joints, etc.

Shiatsu

A scientific explanation of SHIATSU is that it calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress. Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan. It uses kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping and stretching techniques and is performed without oils, through light comfortable clothing. The word shiatsu means “finger pressure,” and shiatsu is sometimes described as a finger pressure massage. Like acupuncture, Shiatsu is based on Chinese medicine, which uses meridians of the body. Meridians are pathways within the body along which vital energy flows.

Clinical Massage

Clinical styles of massage differ from relaxation styles because they focus on therapeutic goals (for example releasing muscle spasms or strengthening and stretching specific muscles affected by an injury.) They use more specific manipulation of the muscle and/or surrounding connective tissue and may address other systems in the body such as the lymphatic, circulatory, and nervous systems.

Swedish

As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

 


 

Tammy Carlson

I’m a Cranial Sacral Therapist with focus on Myofacial Unwinding and body balancing. I’ve been a dental hygienist for 33 years. Nine years ago, I became employed as a dental hygienist in a holistic dental practice. I’ve met many alternative health care providers and they’ve guided me to a new level of health for myself and family. I’m excited to be a part of this amazing group of Alternative Health Care Providers. Through our journey, I know that it isn’t about just one caregiver with one answer. It’s about a “Health Care Team” and it can take many different modalities to achieve our desired outcomes. I’m very excited to be a part of the Health Solutions Center and I look forward to helping all of you on your journey.

The Cranial Sacral Fluid bathes your spinal cord and brain from deep within your skull to your tailbone. Facia is a plastic wrap like film that covers everything in your body; every bone, organ and muscle. This is one continuous piece. If any of this facia has had an injury, repeated use or is imbalanced in any way, it can lead to stagnation of the energy flow through your body. This can lead “dis-ease”. Everything is connected!

 

 

 

It can be effective for a wide range of health concerns including:
  • Chronic Pain
  • Headaches
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Hormonal Balances
  • Fertility – Pregnancy Related Issues
  • Childbirth – Traumatic Birth: forceps, vacuum, c-section, misshaped head
  • Ear Infections
  • Colic
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Sensory Perception Disorders
  • ADD-ADHD

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Lisa Aronson

As a health coach, Lisa educates and supports people to build healthy new habits and create sustainable lifestyle changes. She is committed to help them meet their health goals, and live a happy and abundant life. This is done through a personalized program that focuses on food and nutrition, with gradual changes they can maintain. Lisa’s approach is holistic and comprehensive, offering not just nutrition but lifestyle management. She believes that to achieve happiness one needs a balance in many areas of their life - including relationships, career, physical activity, spirituality and more. Her passion is helping others lead a fulfilling life by giving them the support, training and accountability they deserve.

Lisa obtained her Holistic Health Coach Certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her past job experiences in training and meal planning, have been incorporated into her coaching. Lisa is known as a trusting, compassionate and honest individual that her clients find easy to talk to.

Lisa enjoys working with individuals ready to make a change to restore their energy and achieve a happy life-balance. The habits created will be done in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial. The experience of her own food and health issues throughout her life, while learning to maintain them, has gained her the understanding and knowledge she shares with others. Lisa understands that everyone is unique and no one way of eating will work for everyone.  

Lisa is the mother of two adult children and when she’s not coaching, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 


 

Dr. Sean Xiangdong Yu

Dr. Sean Yu has practiced both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine in China for more than 25 years. He received his medical science training at Shandong University of TCM in 1991. In 2002, he was honored to receive his Ph.D. in TCM from China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is the national center for TCM in all of China. Upon receiving his Ph.D., he performed his Postdoctoral research at Beijing Institute of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology, considered the best Neurology hospital in China. He was, and still is, an attending physician and neurologist at that hospital. For his MS, MD and PHD degrees He focused on the neurology and gerontology, conducting research, treating patients, and teaching. He is proud that his research projects have been beneficial to many stroke victims and Parkinson’s disease patients.

In 2004, he came to America to accept a professorship at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) in Minnesota, a fully accredited school that graduates its students with Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. He served as one of the principal professors of TCM and the Clinical Director till spring 2010.

He hs successfully treated many neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke sequelae, ALS, and disease related to senility. He also treat many common health conditions such as joint pain, chronic neck and back pain and injuries, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, TMJ, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, digestive distress, women’s health concerns, infertility, depression, chronic fatigue and many others. Combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Dr. Sean Yu has achieved remarkable results for treating all these diseases and issues. Trained both in Traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, Dr. Yu has over 25 years of Traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine practice in China and Minnesota. His rich experience and great skills in TCM have made him a highly sought-after doctor in the Twin Cities area.

 


 

Lisa

 

Lisa is so excited to work for Millner Family Chiropractic. As an employee she has been with the clinic for 10 years. She loves the patients, the positive effects and the healing that comes from regular adjustments. She enjoys a good laugh, going to sporting activities, golf, spending time with friends, and finding good deals while shopping! Lisa is married to Russ and they have two children. Kalli is active with basketball and softball.   Cory is involved in basketball, lacrosse and football.

 

 

 

 

 


Megan

 

Megan is from Mankato, MN and moved to Hastings in 2007. She has one older brother and a twin brother. She is an aunt to her two nephews Skylar and Ryker. Megan is currently going to Metro State for her bachelor's in Human Resources Management. Working at Millner Family Chiropractic as a chiropractic assistant has been rewarding because she gets to meet new people every day and help them meet their health and wellness goals. Some of her interests are: passionate about saving animals (would like to open up a shelter), spending time at the cabin with her boyfriend, going to sporting events, traveling, fitness, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets!

 

 


 

 

Renee

 

Renee' has recently joined the team here as a chiropractic assistant. She enjoys meeting and assisting the patients at the clinic and seeing the positive effects that chiropractic has on them. Renee' has lived in Hastings most of her life. She has three grown daughters, three step children, and 12 grandchildren. When not working, Renee' enjoys spending time with her family and her husband Gary. She also enjoys baking and sewing. She looks forward to meeting you!