Conveniently located 15 minutes North of Rochester in Pine Island, MN
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Dr. Brad (507) 356-4014
Dr. Kristine (507) 398-9527
Dr. Ezra (507) 254-5555
500 S Main St
Pine Island, MN 55963
Mon 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Bradley Meints
Dr. Brad Meints, a rural Minnesota native, has been providing chiropractic care in our community for over 30 years. He received a medical technology degree and a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from South Dakota State University in Brookings.
He worked at Rapid City Regional Hospital prior to his enrollment and graduation from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. After receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Dr. Meints completed an internship in Shoreview before opening his practice in Pine Island in 1984.
Dr. Meints has mastered a variety of techniques including diversified manual adjusting, Activator Methods instrument adjusting, and most recently, Advanced Biostructural Correction also known as ABC Chiropractic. He has an Advanced Proficiency Rating status in Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique and has served as Regional Director and is a national instructor for their teaching organization.
Dr. Meints has always enjoyed using the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies such as low level laser therapy, surface EMG, spinal infrared imaging, and digitized range of motion. He enjoys working with people of all ages. What his patients notice most and often say is, "Dr. Brad really cares about me."
If Dr. Brad is not in the office serving patients, he is outdoors farming, hunting, or involved in wildlife management. He is married to Dr. Kristine and has two grown children and three grandsons.
Dr. Kristine Meints
Dr. Kristine Meints, a native Minnesota chiropractor, has been practicing in Pine Island for over 30 years. She attended the University of Minnesota for her pre-chiropractic educational requirements before enrolling at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1983 just prior to her internship at a women/children's clinic in St. Paul. Following her internship at the Women/children's clinic, she joined her husband, Dr. Brad, in their Pine Island office.
Dr. Kristine is passionate about helping patients find the underlying causes of health conditions. Nearly every health condition has a nutritional or lifestyle origin, including heart disease, cancer, GERD, IBS, Alzheimer's, hot flashes, etc. She specializes in Nutritional coaching designed to reveal causes of disease and developing a customized solution to restore health, rather than covering up symptoms.
Dr. Kristine has extensive post-graduate training in Pediatric care, nutrition, wellness care. She is currently certified in Nutrition, Pediatric care, and Wellness Care. She holds Advanced Proficiency rating status in Activator Methods Instrument adjusting.
She is especially interested in treating infants and children health concerns such as colic, ear infections, asthma, ADD and ADHD. She has found that better educated patients are healthier patients. She has dedicated time to community education, conducting classes on many topics including children's health, nutrition, exercise, positive thinking, work station management and vaccinations.
Her personal interests include oil painting, quilting, gardening, and nutrition studies. She and Dr. Brad have two grown children, Jacqueline and Dennis. Jacqueline is married to Elijah Parker and has three sons. Denny is married to Amy.
Dr. Ezra Schlotthauer
Dr. Ezra Schlotthauer is an Oronoco native and Pine Island High School graduate. He has been practicing chiropractic since 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in trumpet performance at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. His Doctor of Chiropractic degree hails from Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington, MN. Since his graduation he has completed internships in Bloomington, Burnsville, Excelsior and Blaine. The past three years he has worked at an Activator Methods clinic in Blaine where he has gained experience treating families, athletes and seniors, as well as auto and worker's compensation injuries.
Dr. Schlotthauer is experienced in Activator Methods adjusting as well as diversified manual adjusting. He currently is completing training in acupuncture. He has earned Advanced Proficiency Rating status in Activator Methods adjusting technique. Following in Dr. Brad's footsteps, he is an Associate Clinical Instructor for the Activator Methods post graduate teaching program. He plans to add ABC, Advanced Bio-structural Correction, to his arsenal, upon completion of his acupuncture studies.
Returning home to live and practice is a dream come true for Dr. Ezra. His successful first adjustment by Dr. Brad Meints in 2004, made a lasting impression on him and set his career path. He had visions of creating a practice just like he had experienced with Drs. Brad and Kristine. He is now thrilled to be a part of that very practice.
When Dr. Schlotthauer is not serving patients, he is spending time with his chiropractic wife, Dr. Kayla, and their son, Remington. They are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy hunting, camping and spending time with their dogs, Madchen and Bailey and their extended family.
Our Pledge to You
- We will listen to you carefully so that we fully understand your concerns.
- We will tell you the truth about your current health status and give you recommendations for care that provide the optimum solution for your long term health.
- We will refer you to other health care providers if we find you are not responding as anticipated or if we suspect you have a condition that warrants care other than what we can provide.
- We will respect the decisions you make regarding your health even when we do not agree with them.
Chiropractic & Health Services
The Activator is a small hand held instrument designed for chiropractic adjusting. Activator Methods Technique was developed in the late 1960's and has grown to be the most widely used 'low force' technique in the profession. This highly specific method of adjusting has the ability to restore proper spinal/joint movement with incredible safety and comfort. Activator methods is one of the most scientifically researched techniques in Chiropractic. Read more...
Advanced Biostructural Correction
Advanced Bio-structural Correction, ABC is a unique method of treating back/body pain and it's related dysfunction, developed by Dr. Jesse Jutkowitz, an engineer turned chiropractor. He was frustrated that not all of his patients were able to be helped by traditional chiropractic methods. Through x-ray analysis and review of neuro-surgical reports, Dr. Jutkowitz discovered two sources of potential problems not addressed by most chiropractic treatments. Read more...
Certain nutrients need to be taken as supplements. Certain fats are wonderfully healthy while others are very harmful. Some fruits/vegetables absorb toxic chemicals and need to be organic, others are relatively clean and are not worth the cost of organic. Some foods claim to be healthy, yet they are not. It is difficult to sort out all the nutritional information being thrown at us through advertising and the media. For this reason Dr. Kristine offers personalized nutritional coaching. Read more...