Why I became a Chiropractor.
In 1983, while playing football for the University of North Dakota, I suffered a serious neck injury which caused me to lose strength, sensation and reflexes in much of my left arm and hand. After consulting orthopedic and neurologic specialists who were unable to help me, I reluctantly went to a chiropractor on the advice of a coach. As he said, "What have you got to lose?" After a complete chiropractic exam and x-rays, the chiropractor explained that I had misaligned (subluxated) vertebrae in my neck which were compressing the nerves which ran down my arm. He believed by re-aligning the vertebrae through a series of adjustments that I had a good chance for a full recovery. My response to treatment was excellent and I was able to return for my senior season of football, something that meant a great deal to me at the time.
As a pre-med student at the University of North Dakota, my successful response to chiropractic treatment when all other treatments failed, caused me to become very intrigued with this natural approach to healing. The more I learned the more inspired I became, leading me to pursue a career in chiropractic rather than medicine. I felt that if I could help just one other person like I had been helped, it would be worth it.....it certainly has been.
Dr. Pratt has been in private practice serving the northwest metro area since 1989. Through ongoing continuing education, he strives to stay on top of the very latest in chiropractic and nutritional research to give his patients the absolute best possible care.
A Sample of Recent Continuing Education Seminars Attended:
2019- Unique Nutritional Needs for Athletes
2018- Nutritional Approach to Neuroinflammation
2017- Management of Traumatic Cervical Spine Injuries
2017- Nutritional Support for Alzheimer's
2016- Evidence Based Nutritional Wellness
2014- Purification & Nutrition's Role in the Physiology of Health
1989- Minnesota Chiropractic Licensure
1989- Doctor of Chiropractic - Northwestern College of Chiropractic
1985- Human Sciences - University of North Dakota
Pratt Chiropractic (763) 767-1800
Chiropractic - Nutrition - Fitness
Wayne E. Pratt, D.C.
13750 Crosstown Dr. NW, Suite 204, Andover, MN 55304