I came to chiropractic out of necessity. As a young man I lived with chronic pain as a result of multiple injuries from combat sports, motorcycle accidents, hang gliding accidents and more. I saw multiple doctors for years with very disappointing results, including orthopedists, physical therapists, surgeons and chiropractors.
I was studying to be a physical therapist when a friend talked me into seeing one more chiropractor. I was resistant due to poor results in the past, but he offered to pay for my exam if I was not satisfied. I saw a doctor who used a technique called Applied Kinesiology. That evaluation changed my life.
This doctor evaluated my nerve function by testing muscle balance and found many problems I had not even told him about. He evaluated my digestive system by testing my meridian system. Based on what he found, he tested me for food intolerances, and discovered that I had a gluten sensitivity. I quit eating gluten and within 4 weeks my chronic back pain was a thousand percent better. My colitis resolved, my headaches went away, my acne resolved. I realized that what I had been eating had been killing me. This, I realized, was true health care. In one hour, this doctor had done more to change my life than all the other doctors combined. I went to chiropractic school not so much to be a chiropractor as to be an Applied Kinesioligist.
In the 36 years since that day, I have devoted thousands of hours studying whatever I could find to help my clients find the source of their suffering and bring balance to their lives. I find that we have to balance the structural, chemical and emotional body to find true health. My firm belief is that doctors do not fix patients, patients fix patients. Patients need education, understanding and encouragement.
What I love about my career is spending the time necessary to uncover the ‘pieces of the puzzle’ in someones health dilema, building a strategy to help them change their lifestyle, and watching them unfold and recover. I tell every patient that I see that my goal is to ‘get you healthy and have you come back every 6 months to tell me how good you are feeling’.
I am fortunate that the nature of my business allows me study with some of the greatest minds in health care and science and incorporate not just what they do but how they think. This means that I am always learning. The most important question in health care in not “what” but “why”.
I met Dr. Irestone when I was 14. Several soccer injuries had left me with low back pain and major jaw pain. Within a couple visits he was able to help me heal the injuries that half a dozen doctors couldn’t come close to helping.
I was hooked from the start. The muscle testing fascinated me.
Growing up with a mother versed in natural healthcare was a rare thing in the 80’s. Now days it is “cool” if your parents give you vitamins and buy organic, but back then it was just plain weird.
I clearly recall heated debates with friends about why butter does not cause heart disease and margarine does. My friends finally accepted my “weirdness” after my offerings of herbs and vitamin C cured a couple sore throats and winter colds.
I don’t think there was ever any question in my mind as to what I would be “when I grew up”. Thankfully Dr. Irestone never moved from the Twin Cities and took me under his wing when I graduated from chiropractic school in 2002. I opened my office the same year and have spent the last 14 years learning from the greatest healers in the industry.
Last year I made the decision to sell my practice and take a year to develop my doctor seminar series. The Alenov 3R Program has taken shape over the past 3 years.
I lecture around the country, teaching doctors the best-of-the best in natural medicine and wellness care. I love teaching both patients and doctors alike. Education is the true road to health and happiness.
When it became clear that it was unreasonable to teach full time and run a clinic full time I needed a second option. One that would allow me to do all the things I love in the wellness industry and still have the time and energy to be a good father and husband.
Joining Health Resources as a part time physician is an amazing opportunity for my career, health and personal-growth. Working alongside my mentor, physician and good friend is a dream come true.
As with most great healers, I have learned many of my therapies and techniques out of personal need and necessity. As a very young boy I can remember thinking, “people are too sick in this world, but I don’t think it has to be this way.”
I have overcome many personal health issues during my journey as a health care practitioner. I continue to learn and push the boundaries because that is what is needed to insure the health and happiness of my family, friends, and all those I love and care for.
When a stranger comes to you and places their health in your hands, a deep and immediate bond is created. That trust is not taken lightly and I treat every patient as I would my own family. Any less would be a misuse of this great body of knowledge that has been handed to me over the years.”
And the journey continues….
My name is Lisa and I grew up in a small town in southern Minnesota. I worked for 8 years in the corporate world of Financial Advising and Stock Brokerage.
My own health and wellness issues took me down a new life path of healing. When traditional medical treatments didn’t provide the answers and relief that I was looking for, I pursued answers through holistic modalities.
I managed a wellness store for 2 years before moving to Colorado. I then worked for 5 years as an Office Manager/Clinical Assistant in a chiropractic office. I then relocated back to Minnesota to be near my kids and grandkids. I love spending any spare time I get with them!
I was fortunate to find Dr. Irestone and Health Resources. I feel that now I have found my life’s calling with satisfying and truly rewarding work. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing team!