meet our team

Chiropractic Baxter MN Team
Chiropractic Baxter MN Brian Kasel PA-C

Physician Assistant Brian Kasel, PA-C

Brian is a physician assistant who believes in evidence based patient centered healthcare. He places patient education as a top priority. He works hard to integrate the best therapies from Eastern and Western medicine, and his mission is to find practical solutions to best address chronic painful conditions.

Brian works hard to provide his patients with cutting edge, holistic, preventative medical care. His treatments are rooted in the principles of evolutionary biology, backed by extensive peer-reviewed scientific research, and based on protocols created by leading medical experts. He specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a focus in diet, nutrition, supplementation, chronic pain management, postural restoration, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). His goal is to identify dysfunction, imbalance, and the underlying disease process and create a path to optimal health and wellbeing.

Brian graduated from PA school at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. He has completed extensive training in postural restoration from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). He practices Dr. Gary Donovitz’s industry leading BioTE Method to optimize hormone levels using biologically human identical hormone replacement therapy. He is currently working to become trained and certified in functional medicine through the Functional Medicine University. Prior to joining the Axness Integrative Medicine team in 2020, he treated patients with chronic pain at Twin Cities Pain Clinic in Edina, MN.

In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Grace and dog Popcorn while relaxing by the lake. He loves to read and listen to lectures, books, and podcasts. He also enjoys playing board games and cribbage, USTA tennis, exercising with gymnastics rings, sitting by a campfire, and socializing with family and friends.

Brian looks forward to meeting you and seeing how he can best optimize your health and wellbeing. It’s time to stop surviving and start thriving.

Chiropractor Baxter MN Arik Axness

Chiropractor Arik Axness D.C.

Leading chiropractor Dr. Arik Axness of Axness Integrative Medicine in Baxter, Minnesota, developed a passion for chiropractic treatment at a young age when his brother severely injured his pelvis after jumping off their outdoor swing. Seeing his brother return from the chiropractor, no longer in excruciating pain, deeply resonated with Dr. Axness.

Now a chiropractor himself, his first job is to relieve physical pain. As a healthcare provider, he takes the necessary steps with expert guidance to prevent health complications before they develop.

Dr. Axness began his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He also attended Northwestern Health Sciences University, where he completed courses in biochemistry.

Dr. Axness has had the privilege of working at several different clinics in the Twin Cities region, treating injuries for everyone ranging from babies to professional athletes. In 2011, Dr. Axness returned to Baxter and opened his practice, Axness Integrative Medicine, providing comprehensive treatments to naturally and safely relieve each patient’s physical, emotional, and neurological pain symptoms.

Dr. Axness looks forward to meeting you and learning about your symptoms to provide the utmost care. He’ll help you reduce your symptoms and prevent future injuries with his non-invasive, natural treatments.

Chiropractor Baxter MN Justin Bunkers

Chiropractor Justin Bunkers D.C.

Dr. Justin Bunkers grew up in the small town of Lake Park, Iowa. After suffering from several high school sports injuries including: a shoulder injury, golfer’s elbow, a concussion, as well as other minor aches and pains, Dr. Bunkers found he was always able to heal quickly and receive significant relief while being treated under chiropractic care.

This type of care kept him from missing significant time on the field and allowed him to remain active in sports. These experiences with chiropractic care are what inspired Dr. Bunkers to pursue his career as a Chiropractor.

Dr. Bunkers graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with his bachelor’s degree in Biology. He continued his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic. While completing his Chiropractic degree, Dr. Bunkers became proficient in various adjusting techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, and Thompson. He also elected to receive additional training in Activator Methods, Flexion- Distraction and Advanced Soft Tissue to help patients of all ages with a variety of treatable conditions. While in school, Dr. Bunkers also worked as a teaching assistant in various courses including physical diagnosis, active and passive rehabilitative therapies, and neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis.

Dr. Bunkers loves providing chiropractic care to all ages and enjoys the interaction of helping patients achieve their optimum healing potential through chiropractic care. He looks forward to getting to know patients, learning about their conditions and seeing how they would benefit from chiropractic care. Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Bunkers almost always outdoors playing golf, biking, hunting, and spending time with his family.

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Axness Integrative Medicine
7350 Clearwater Road N
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 454-5050