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The How and The Why

Oasis Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Dr. Eric and Dr. Alex, who met during their chiropractic schooling, founded Oasis Chiropractic in 2003.  Their steadfast commitment led them to choose their current location in Cottage Grove, despite originally considering other areas.  Despite the changes in plans, they've found the community support in Cottage Grove to be truly incredible.

Meet The Team

Dr. Alex Sheppard

My name is Dr. Alex Sheppard and I am one of the founding chiropractors of Oasis Chiropractic and Wellness Center.  One of our goals is to be a natural healthcare clinic where people can reach new levels of health and wellness.  Our clinic has been open for 18 years and we provide chiropractic care, active rehab, weight loss, and body contouring light therapy, along with our newest service, Nutrition Response Testing. 

I got started with chiropractic care during my middle school years. I sustained a back injury playing basketball and my parents immediately took me to a chiropractor. With chiropractic care, my back felt a lot better and I found I was having fewer headaches. Win, win!! ​ Over the last 21 years I have had the privilege of helping thousands of people feel better and improve their overall level of health. Pain reduction through chiropractic is very important and with our additional services we have been able to help our patients reach an even higher level of health. ​ Our newest service, Nutrition Response Testing has changed my life and the lives of my wife and children. For years my wife was dealing with headaches and neck pain so I would adjust her neck and back several times per week. The adjustments helped temporarily but once she was able to get started on a program from Nutrition Response Testing she felt a lot better, slept better and was able to start exercising again. In my case, I find myself rarely getting sick, I have more energy and I sleep great!! My family and I have lived in Cottage Grove for 14 years. My wife and I have two children and we enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors.

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Dr. Eric Hahn

I grew up on the iron range and went to high school in Virginia, MN. I was active in many sports. I attended Mankato State University to study athletic training. While I was studying athletic training, I started to learn more about the body, and I realized how important your spine and nervous system are. One of my rotations was in an advanced back care clinic. We used some of the most advanced rehab and therapeutic techniques. One day while we were working with a really difficult patient, the head of the clinic told me “All these machines are good but if you want to see what really works follow me.” He took the patient into the back room and adjusted them. The patient had improved more with one adjustment then in two weeks of rehab. I was amazed. Why hadn’t anyone told me about this before?

I decided I was going to learn everything I could about chiropractic.  I attended chiropractic college at Northwestern Chiropractic College in Bloomington, MN.   I read every book, listened to every tape, and attended every seminar I could find.  Dr. Alex was in my class, but we really got to know each other through our extra education at weekend and evening seminars.   The more I learned the more I realized how amazing chiropractic is.  Your brain tells the rest of your body how to work.  It sends the signals down the spinal cord and out the nerves.  If the spine is out of alignment it changes how these nerves work and your body can’t function the way that it is supposed to.  In 2002, I graduated in the top 10% of my class and passed the national and state boards, and became licensed.  After graduating, I spent another year completing pediatric certification through the ICPA.  ​ When I first started getting adjusted, I thought I was completely healthy and that I was just getting adjusted for wellness.  I thought it was normal to be sick on a regular basis and to have stomach and allergy problems.  I had enjoyed weight lifting but was unable to bench press because of a problem in my shoulder.  I started getting adjusted and my shoulder healed right away, I was finally able to bench again.  After about a year I noticed my allergies also disappeared.  I also noticed that I rarely get sick and when I do it doesn’t last long.  I can’t even imagine what my body would be like if I hadn’t been adjusted.

Dr. Makenzie Steenerson

Dr. Makenzie, her husband, and two young children reside in Edina currently. She has worked in multiple practices surrounding the Twin Cities over the past years. Wanting to practice in a strong community, she is fortunate to have the opportunity to join Oasis Chiropractic and serve the wonderful area of Cottage Grove.

Dr. Makenzie received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2016. Growing up with Chiropractors for parents, she has had a passion for chiropractic and natural medicine since a very young age. Dr. Makenzie believes everyone is created uniquely and by balancing the nervous system, the body is given the ability to heal and get back to what we love to do.

Dr. Makenzie enjoys down time with her family and friends, camping, live music, baking, and playing board/card/video games.

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Nicole Moeller

With over 16 years of dedicated experience in the health and fitness industry, I've had the privilege of helping countless individuals transform their lives through tailored fitness regimens, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle adjustments. My journey began as a Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, where I cultivated a deep understanding of the human body and the importance of personalized wellness strategies.

 

Over the past 13+ years, I've honed my skills and expertise as a vital member of the Oasis Chiropractic & Wellness Center team. At Oasis Chiropractic & Wellness Center, I've had the opportunity to integrate my passion for fitness with holistic health practices, contributing to comprehensive wellness solutions for our clients.

 

Now, as a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, I'm dedicated to empowering individuals to feel confident and at ease in their bodies. Whether it's through targeted fitness routines, nutritional counseling, or lifestyle modifications, I'm committed to guiding others on their journey to optimal health and self-love. My mission is simple yet profound: to help people not only achieve their health and wellness goals but to truly embrace and celebrate their unique selves along the way. Let's embark on this transformative journey together!

Laura Devine

Laura is a Nutrition Coach and Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner here at Oasis Chiropractic. Laura struggled with her own health issues that no medical doctor, amount of exercise, or drugs could cure. By changing her diet and using whole food supplements, she unleashed the healing power of food within her own body! She resolved her headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Lyme disease symptoms naturally, and now her passion is to do the same for her patients. Going from being sick and tired all the time to an energetic and happy mom, she knows firsthand how to guide her patients through the healing process with compassion and understanding. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She is an avid runner, enjoys yoga, and loves to travel.

Education: Laura graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology and minor in Business Management. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Northeast Health Sciences in New York. She received her advanced clinical training in Nutrition Response Testing from Ulan Nutritional Systems in Florida, her Personal Training Certification through the American Council on Exercise and is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance.

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