Dr. Shaun Craig DC, FIAMA
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Northwestern Health Sciences University
Fellow of the International Acadamy of Medical Acupuncture (FIAMA)
Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology, University of North Dakota
Dr. Craig was first exposed to chiropractic after having a rib injury in HS football. He was having difficulty breathing and standing up strait and made an appointment with a local chiropractor. The adjustment made such a huge difference that he was struck with disbelief. "When can I play again?" He asked. "Well, tomorrow if you are feeling up to it" She said. "Amazing!"
But the real amazement came a few days after his first adjustment, when he realized the daily headaches he had been having for years had dissappeared. He had forgotten what it was like not to have a headache. A very strong interest in chiropractic was born.
Dr. Craig finished his bachelor's degree at the University of North Dakota and entered chiropractic school at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN in 2003. He began shadowing chiropractors in the area to get a feel for what life would be like in practice. That's when he discovered a couple of doctors using Applied Kinesiology. After being completely blown away by what these doctors were treating and getting better, and doing so before his eyes, a burning passion was born to dive heavily into this lifetime study to become a master of this technique.
Dr Craig graduated Northwestern in 2007, and took an associate position in Salt Lake City, UT. He spent four years at this practice where he received plenty of clinical experience in examination and treatment of patients six days per week. Its estimated that he delivered around 23,000 treatments during his time there and saw a wide range of patient presentations.
Still passionate about his continued growth utilizing Applied Kinesiology, he took a position in Pueblo, CO, at a world renowned clinic utilizing Applied Kinesiology formerly owned and operated by the late Dr. David Walther DC, author of textbooks Applied Kinesiology Volume I, Volume II, and Synopsis. The clinic was taken over by Dr. Scott Cuthbert, who continued the Applied Kinesiology textbook series, and also published over 20 peer reviewed research papers on Applied Kinesiology. Here Dr. Craig was able to dive into whats likely the largest personal chiropractic library in the world, and was exposed to the work of the many great healers in AK. He spent over 4 years at this clinic diving into AK and having great clinical successes.
Dr Craig is very grateful to have studied from these masters who have shared their clinical expertise and allowed Dr. Craig to expand and grow into the type of physician he has wanted to become:
Dr. Wally Schmitt, author "Treatment of glandular disorders using Applied Kinesiology", "Compilation of Clinical Nutritional Products" , "Stop Your Pain NOW" and "Quintissential Applications".
Dr. Michael Lebowitz, lecturer, "Treating the Complex Patient" -Food Allergies, Dysbiosis, Heavy Metals and Environmental Toxins
Dr. Freddy Ulan, lecturer, "Nutritional Response Testing (NRT)"
Dr. Scott Walker, lecturer, "Neuro-emotional Technique (NET)"
And all of the wonderful physicians who share their insights at the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) Annual Meeting.
Dr Craig is a chiropractor in Monticello, MN who brings his experience and passion for learning to his patients. He is looking forward to helping his community through hard work, integrity, honesty and service.
Dr. Katherine (Katie) Connor DC
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth
Dr. Katie first discovered chiropractic after experiencing back pain from a car accident as a teenager. Something just felt "off" and her local chiropractor was able to help. The initial appointment not only provided pain relief but led to the discovery that she was developing scoliosis. Thanks to regular chiropractic visits through the remainder of her teens, she was able to keep her scoliosis from progressing and keep back pain at bay.
Throughout these same years she was an active equestrian and logged hours riding, training, and working with horses. Due to the nature of her active interest in horses, she learned the true value of chiropractic care. It was always a joke that her chiropractor growing up frequently had to "put her back together" after a rough day at the barn. Once after a fall from a horse, she had trouble walking and experienced a sharp, excruciating pain in her spine anytime she tried to sit down. Amazingly, after just one chiropractic treatment she could noticeably walk better and was able to sit down without collapsing in pain. Because of experiences like that, chiropractic care has become a regular addition to her life.
Dr. Katie went on to complete her bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. From n early point in her college education, she had an idea she would like to become a chiropractor herself and hence why she chose to major in Biology. This thought was not only based on her personal experiences with chiropractors, but her draw to the profession and taking a holistic approach to health. While always intrigued by chiropractic, her final decision to become a chiropractor was not solidified until she was treated by chiropractor practicing Applied Kinesiology (AK).
At that point, she had experienced enough health problems that left her a mystery patient to the many doctors, practitioners and chiropractors she was seeing. It took the work of one chiropractor using AK to discover her adrenal fatigue and associated hormonal imbalances as the root of her problems. With their assistance, she was able to start the road to recovery and developed a passion for wanting to help patients the same way she was helped by AK.
Dr. Katie determined to become a chiropractor and enrolled in the chiropractic program at Northwesters Health Sciences University (NWHSU). From the start of the program, she knew she ultimately wanted to practiced AK and actively met with mentors, shadowed AK doctors, attended AK trainings / seminars, and became active in the University's Applied Kinesiology Club. She had the privilege of serving as the AK Club president from January 2021 - April of 2022 where she worked to: revive the AK club, increased club attendance numbers, set up work-shops, lead club meetings, do tabling events, help make AK resources more available, develop a leadership team, network with AK doctors and nutrition companies, and more!
Dr. Katie was able to connect with Dr. Craig through Northwestern Health Sciences University's mentor program. From that, she started shadowing the clinic, and shadowed for over six months before becoming an intern. After interning for 1 year with Dr. Craig and continuing to learn about AK, Dr. Katie was very happy to joint the clinic as an associate and to be able to treat patients using Applied Kinesiology.