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Hetland finds joy in chiropractic work

David Hetland

Dr. David Hetland of Osakis — the owner of Comfort Chiropractic clinics in Long Prairie and Sauk Centre — said he feels blessed to be able to return to his hometown.

He lives in Osakis with his wife, Tara, a teacher at St. Mary's School in Alexandria, and his three young boys.

Hetland received his chiropractic doctorate degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in November of 2007 and has been serving the local community since 2008. He spent seven years working for Advanced Chiropractic clinic before he purchased the Long Prairie clinic in 2015. In 2016 he purchased the Sauk Centre Chiropractic Office from Dr. John Welle and renamed both clinics, Comfort Chiropractic.

While receiving his training, Hetland had an opportunity to work under a pediatric chiropractor in the Twin Cities.

"After seeing the difference chiropractic care could offer for relief of colic, ear infections, and constipation, I developed a passion for working on children," Hetland said. "Many parents are nervous to bring their child to a chiropractor and end up surprised at how well their child will lie on the table while enjoying the gentle massaging, stretching and tool adjusting of their treatment."

Hetland's chiropractic philosophy includes spending time at each appointment loosening the tight muscles that are commonly responsible for a person's discomfort. "I have found that this not only speeds up the healing process, but also allows for longer lasting relief," he said. "For most people, life is so busy that they need quick results, so I strive my best to accomplish just that."

Occasionally, patients present with conditions such as years of chronic low back pain, to which they have been unable to find relief. The clinic offers two specialized tables for these types of conditions. The use of theses table is to take pressure off of the discs of the low back which commonly become compressed due to prolonged sitting and standing found in today's lifestyles.

"It's a joy to have a job where I get to help people feel better," Hetland said.

Hetland, recently welcomed Dr. Alyana Cronk, to the Sauk Centre office. She treats infants to seniors, and alters the technique based upon the individual and their symptoms.

Hetland and Cronk can be reached for a free consultation at 320-352-6899 in Sauk Centre and 320-732-3383 in Long Prairie.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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