Herald JournalHerald Journal, Sept. 26, 2005

Chiropractor to open shop in LP

By Lynda Jensen

Meganne Stifter-Knoll of Lester Prairie plans to bring her business home with the opening of a new chiropractic office in downtown Lester Prairie Monday, Oct. 3.

Originally from Winsted, Stifter-Knoll graduated in 1997 from Lester Prairie Schools.

Stifter-Knoll and her husband Shaun Knoll, have been renovating the office where Peg’s hair salon used to be, next to the police station.

After new carpet, having the front redone, a new bathroom, and even a few new walls, Stifter-Knoll is ready to open the doors of the Lester Prairie Chiropractic Clinic next week.

She likes to offer service with a working plan for recovery rather than a Band-Aid approach to chiropractic care, she said.

“It’s an option to try before trying drugs or surgery,” she commented, saying she preferred to offer less invasive treatments for her patients.

X-rays, exercises at home, and stretches may be part of her patient care. Eventually, she plans to pursue nutrition in more detail, since this is such an important part of health.

Her patients range in age from three weeks to seniors in their 80s, she said.

“I can adjust head to toe,” she said.

Common ailments include carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, knee pain, headaches, low-back pain, shoulder pain, and even babies with colic.

Her care may include the services of friend and massage therapist Jenny Ross of Lester Prairie, who is one block down, she said.

Ross uses hot stone massage, Swedish deep tissue massage, and even lymphatic drainage techniques, which help to drain the sinuses.

Stifter-Knoll has a degree from the Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington. She has a doctorate in chiropractic care. Her undergraduate study was at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Previously, she worked for two years at the Montrose Chiropractic Clinic, as well as interning at a chiropractic clinic located in the Woodbury hospital.

Stifter-Knoll’s office hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Thursdays 2 to 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in calling for an appointment may do so at (320) 395-9827.

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