Albertville’s newest doctor of chiropractic care, Dr. Pauline Meyer, has traveled quite the journey to get to her new “home,” located between a “hometowne” pizza place (Andy’s) and InsSPAration Salon in the Towne Lakes Center.
Working in everything from an office setting to being a stay-at-home mom, Meyer’s new practice – Living Motion Chiropractic – is the fulfillment of a dream.
“I think I’m just really excited to be here, where I am. I tried a couple of different things that just didn’t work out. And now, we’re here on the north side of the freeway in Albertville and we’re the only office like this between here and Elk River. So it’s really exciting to be able to serve the area and offer people care.”
Meyer’s Living Motion, which opened in January, is typical in one sense: if you’ve been to a chiropractor, you know what it’s about. Adjustments are done to assist with everything from easing tension to assisting with injury recovery. Meyer uses an activator for most adjustments, which is less violent on the body
than manual adjusting (though she can do that, too).
“We treat all ages and stages,” she said. “I have a passion for assisting moms who are pregnant or have newborns. The body goes through a tremendous amount of change and stress during a pregnancy, of course. And kids are a favorite, too. Their bodies are growing and changing so much, it’s important to keep everything aligned.”
One thing Meyer brings to the table that perhaps no one else in the North Wright County area does is her ability to treat four-legged friends. Dogs, cats, horses and more – she’s licensed to treat animals with chiropractic care as well, and certified through the AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association).
“I grew up in Glencoe, and was big into 4H, so I had a relationship with animals ever since I was young,” she said. “I even worked as a dog groomer after high school. One of the additional specialties I discovered after going into school to study chiropractic was the option for animal care. It’s a fun mix. It keeps me attached to animals, which I’ve always loved.”
Meyer needs a referral from a veterinarian to begin care, but can treat anything from a hip injury (common in dogs) to injuries sustained by a run-in with a car or even a long fall.
Living Motion also offers physical therapy, stimulation for muscles and nerves and table adjustments, Meyer said. More information can be found on the web, via LivingMotionChiropractic.com.
The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturdays are by appointment only. Call 763-515-6566 for more.