600 EAST MAIN STREET ANOKA, MINNESOTA
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing state of the art chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. We provide treatment for:
What will treatment include?
Your specific treatment plan will vary, and may include adjustments, exercises, acupuncture, physiotherapy, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle advice.
Give us a call today to schedule a consultation or request our new patient special to see how Chiropractic can help you!
Family Chiropractic in Downtown Anoka
Photo from 1984 of Dr. James J. Abeler, Sr. with sons Dr. James J. Abeler, Jr. and Dr. Stephen R. Abeler
Since 1951, Abeler Chiropractic has been helping patients in Anoka, MN recover from injuries and increase their overall health. In addition to activator and traditional chiropractic methods, we also offer kinesiology, acupuncture, and massage as part of our overall treatment process.
Our staff of health professionals includes Dr. Jim Abeler, Dr. Steve Abeler, Dr. Sarah Pickhardt, Dr. Thea Killeen, Dr. Joel Vlaminck and our massage therapists, Laurel Iverson, CMT, and Tyrel Collins, CMT. In good health or in chronic pain, we are eager to help you wherever you are in the wellness spectrum.
Dr. Jim Abeler is a licensed Chiropractor serving the Anoka community for over 30 years! As a second generation chiropractor, Dr. Jim is proud to be a part of the legacy his father started over a half century ago. He has made it a practice to put service first to the over 40,000 people they have cared for over the years.
His technique includes a gentle approach to spinal care utilizing the use of an Activator for adjusting, kinesiology, spinal and muscular balancing, nutritional advice and a strong emphasis on personal responsibility on the part of the patient. In addition, Dr. Jim looks for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function.
Dr. Jim believes that good health does not cost but rather pays huge dividends and is gratified to see so many people enjoy improved health as they seek and continue his care.
Dr. Steve Abeler joined his father's practice in 1980, before opening his own in Andover, but has now returned to rejoin his brother and fellow chiropractors in Anoka.
Learning to Improve Health
His father strongly influenced Dr. Steve's decision to become a chiropractor. “I saw him helping people all the time and wanted to serve others too.”
Outside of the Office
Dr. Steve is very involved with his local church and volunteers his time both at church and in the community, and has a caring heart for the older generations of our area.
"I had neck pain and headaches for years and relied too much on pain relievers. It took a few weeks for the Chiropractic care to work but I did get progressively better. Now I go in every month or two to keep things from coming back."
Dr. Sarah Pickhardt has been in practice since 1998, specializing in women’s and children’s natural healthcare, as well as those with chronic or inflammatory diseases. Additionally, she enjoys guiding her patients to make wise lifestyle choices. She is trained in the Activator technique and also utilizes drop table and manual adjustments when appropriate.
Dr. Sarah's gentle, holistic approach includes soft tissue work, nutrition, exercise, cranio-sacral therapy and energy work. As a doctor of chiropractic who treats three generations in her own family, her passion is the privilege of being a part of improving the lives of families, young and old, through chiropractic.
Dr. Joel Vlaminck graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2008. He attended undergraduate school at the University of St. Thomas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He further went on to earn a Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, through which he learned methods of analysis and treatment of athletic injuries and dysfunctional motions. Dr. Joel has been trained as an Active Release Technique® (ART) practitioner.
Dr. Joel uses a mixture of techniques to provide patients with a comprehensive and unique treatment plan. He takes the time to assess unique kinetic chains and identify postural adaptations. He understands the importance of an expedited return to activity many patients hold. By combining chiropractic, soft tissue mobilization techniques, and exercise rehabilitation, he aids patients to a quick recovery and lasting results.
Dr. Thea Killeen D.C.A, a longtime resident of Coon Rapids, has been in clinical practice for over 10 years primarily in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.
“It really is a joy to finally be working where I live, I feel a great sense of pride and community.”
Her focus is on the neurological evaluation and treatment of chronic pain. She has a long history of success in the field of chronic pain and has studied extensively with the Carrick Institute of Neurology of Florida. In addition, she holds her acupuncture certification and is passionate about utilizing alternative medicine to treat complicated women’s and children’s health conditions.
Dr. Thea also serves as a community volunteer and has been an involved member of the MN Chiropractic Associations Legislative Committee. She has had the privileged opportunity to be asked to treat multiple performers, celebrities and musicians visiting and living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul areas and was the chiropractor to the MN Vikings cheerleaders from 1999-2003. She enjoys working with athletes and sharing her expertise to support them in achieving their performance goals.
Dr. Thea has extensive experience as an athletic trainer, wellness coach and public speaker.