meet the team
Andrew Schwert D.C.
Dr. Andrew Schwert, D.C. has been a licensed Chiropractor since 2011. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. He graduated as Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Science University. Dr. Schwert is also a certified acupuncturist.
Dr. Schwert is a member of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.
Because no two people are alike, Dr. Schwert has a diverse clinical approach by combining chiropractic care, physical and injury rehabilitation, functional performance enhancement, nutrition counseling and acupuncture to deliver immediate and lasting relief from pain. Dr. Schwert educates his patients on how to stay healthy, active, and to avoid injuries.
Dr. Schwert also specializes in working with athletes ranging from golfers to runners, helping them restore proper biomechanics, flexibility and strength allowing them to perform their best. Dr. Schwert is a Titelist Performance Institute Medical Provider. In his free time Dr. Schwert enjoys exercising, golfing, spending time on the lake and cheering on the local Minnesota sports teams.
Dr. Schwert has won numerous awards as a chiropractor, including Best Chiropractor by Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2014-2020.
John Wertish D.C.
Dr. John Wertish, D.C. has been a licensed Chiropractor since 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from St. Cloud State University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Science University. Dr. Wertish is also a member of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Wertish is an expert in chiropractic care, whole food nutrition, diet counseling and exercise plans. He specializes in a root-cause resolution approach to chiropractic care and overall well-being to ensure lifelong health and vitality. He works closely with his patients to achieve their health goals by uncovering and treating the underlying causes of pain and discomfort instead of just masking symptoms. Restoring proper function and getting patients out of pain is done through a combination of chiropractic care, physiotherapy procedures, physical rehabilitation, spinal traction, soft tissue mobilization and nutritional counseling.
As many people know firsthand, the conventional medicine approach of looking at and treating individual organs isn't solving our health concerns. By looking at the body as a whole and understanding how each system interacts and communicates with one another, Dr. Wertish is able to provide his patients with a holistic approach to health and healing that works. He specializes in creating customized care plans for each unique individual, and he makes it his personal goal to help every patient achieve optimum health so they can keep doing the things they love to do.
When he's not in the office, you can likely find Dr. Wertish enjoying the outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping and wake surfing, to name a few), or in the gym working on his fitness. As a true believer in the power of whole foods, Dr. Wertish also enjoys shopping at local farmers' markets and checking out some of the great farm-to-table restaurants in the Twin Cities.
Dr. Wertish has been named one of the Best Chiropractors by Minnesota Monthly Magazine from 2014-2020
Dana Harrington D.C.
Dr. Dana Harrington, D.C. was born and raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She studied Kinesiology and Art at the University of Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. From there she went on to study Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in the Twin Cities. There, she received her doctorate degree and remains an active member in the American Chiropractic Association and the Minnesota Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Harrington has been practicing for 9 years and sees a variety of patients with a range of conditions. Some of her specalities include:
- athletes and fitness enthusiasts
- patients with office-related ergonomic injuries
- disc bulges and herniations
- car accident injuries
Dr. Harrington now offers custom ergomonic webinars for local businesses. If your team could benefit from a course on proper work station set-up for the home or office, learn more and contact email@example.com.
Dr. Harrington is the official chiropractor of the North Star Roller Derby. Dr. Harrington, or 'Doc Bones' as they call her, specializes in female athletes, has helped the whole team perform at their optimal level.
In her free time, Dr. Harrington enjoys painting, music and staying active. She enjoys taking trips back to La Crosse to visit her large family and take-in the beautiful western Wisconsin scenery. When she is not in the office spending time with her patients, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband and her dog, Bogart.
Dr. Dana Harrington has been named one of the Best Chiropractors by Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2015-2020.
Erik Waldeland D.C.
Dr. Erik Waldeland, D.C. graduated from the Gustavus Adolphus College in 2016 with a degree in Exercise Science and went on to receive his DC from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in April 2020. He is thankful to be involved with and to serve the St. Louis Park community.
Erik is passionate about natural health care which includes treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, manual muscle therapy, functional rehabilitation, corrective exercises, and nutritional recommendations distinct to your situation allowing him to provide the most effective and efficient strategy for you. Outside the office, Erik enjoys spending his time on the golf course, exercising, and being on the lake.
Dominique Giesen D.C.
Dr. Dominique (Dom) joined the West End team back in January of 2020 as a chiropractic intern and had the privilege of getting hands on patient experience while working with the doctors and rehab specialists. It was a year of immense growth as a clinician, team member, and chiropractor. She graduated summa cum laude with her Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in November of 2020 and is dedicated to helping individuals by getting to the root cause of the problem and demonstrating a holistic approach to a healthier pain free life.
Through the power of evidence-based chiropractic care, she is focused on helping individuals that have normalized their pain and discomfort. Whether it be a desk job/working from home, physically demanding job, or sports and activities that contribute to the aches and pains, she is committed to getting to the root cause and demonstrating a path to a healthier, pain-free life. Utilizing a combination of chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy procedures, and rehabilitation exercises she strives to restore proper function and achieve optimum health so her patients can continue doing the work they love to do. She is also proud to be a provider that is devoted to being a portal of entry to healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community. She believes all people are deserving of customized care that is tailored to them as she strives to deliver a holistic approach to health and healing. She is eager to begin this journey with such a remarkable team by her side and to spread the word of life changing benefits of evidence based chiropractic care.
DJ is a Rehabilitation Specialist at West End Chiropractic and Wellness. His focus is to provide a safe and controlled environment to ensure patient recovery is closely monitored and results are achieved. DJ has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a personal training certificate, giving him a diverse educational background allowing him to help patients with a variety health conditions.
When he is not working with patients, DJ spends his time working out, whether its on the track or in the weight room, checking out new foods in the Twin Cities, and enjoying being around his friends and family!
Paige is a Rehabilitation Specialist at West End Chiropractic and Wellness. Her goals are to connect with patients and provide guidance to ensure patients see and feel desired results. Paige has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports Medicine, which providers her with the education to assist and guide patients throught their individualized rehabilitation process.
When she is not working with patients, she enjoys staying active and trying new restaurants and hanging out with family and friends.
Dawn is an Office Coordinator at West End Chiropractic. She loves engaging with patients to create a friendly atmosphere. Dawn enjoys spending with her family, reading and hanging with friends in her spare time.
Rehab Specialist/Office Coordinator
Victoria is a Rehab Specialist/Office Coordinator at West End Chiropractic and Wellness. Her goal is to educate patients on the importance of being active and leading an all-around healthy lifestyle. Victoria has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University. She enjoys traveling to sunny places and trying new restaurants.
Malia is an office coordinator at West End Chiropractic and Wellness. She enjoys helping others, engaging with patients and learning about chiropractic care. Malia graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Outside of the office she enjoys being active, boating, traveling, spending time with family or friends and trying new restaurants/activities.
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