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Chiropractic Baxter MN Team
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.

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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.

Chiropractic Baxter MN Sarah Berscheit Nurse Practioner

Sarah Berscheit, A-GNP - Nurse Practioner

Chiropractic Baxter MN Jenna Niggeler Acupuncturist

Jenna Niggeler, LAc - Acupuncurist

A highly-trained acupuncturist, Jenna Niggeler, LAc., of Axness Integrative Medicine, located in Baxter, Minnesota, first realized her interest in acupuncture in 2009, after providing successful treatments while training for the Twin Cities marathon.

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Her interest led her to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota, where she acquired her acupuncture license and began to work at various wellness clinics and hospitals in the Twin Cities, igniting her passion for women’s health, sports medicine, and pregnancy treatments.

That passion led her to the other side of the world, where she expanded her knowledge in Oriental Medicine at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China.

With her advanced studies completed, Jenna’s now a nationally certified acupuncturist through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Her ability to ease needle anxiety with a gentle touch is highly desired by Axness Integrative Medicine patients. It’s her passion for helping people and impressive background that enables Jenna to use her expertise to improve each patient’s quality of life.

Jenna applies the importance of balance in her everyday and professional life. She looks forward to reducing symptoms and helping you live an active, pain-free life when you visit Axness Integrative Medicine. Call or make your acupuncture appointment online today.

Chiropractic Baxter MN Nicholas Manning Physical Therapist

Nicholas Manning, DPT - Physical Therapist

Dr. Nick attended the University of MN - Twin Cities, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology - Clinical Movement in 2012. In 2016 he achieved his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

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First exposed to physical therapy after a knee injury in high school, Dr. Nick realized the influence a physical therapist can have on their patient’s quality of life. While Dr. Nick was still in high school his father survived an illness that left him hospitalized for several months, once recovered he needed to relearn all the movements of daily life. After watching physical therapists help return his father to him, Dr. Nick dedicated both undergraduate and doctoral studies to learning the practice that had such an impact on his life.

Dr. Nick and his wife are both excited to be out of the big city (Minneapolis) and returning to their small town roots by joining the Brainerd Lakes Area community! Dr. Nick is especially excited to build strong relationships within a closed community of people and support them on their journey to health. His favorite part of physical therapy is hearing that people he treats are able to return to all of the things they love doing. When a patient says “I couldn’t do that before, but now I can” or “I just don’t think about my pain anymore” he knows he did his job right.

Dr. Nick would be honored to help you return to the things you love doing. He will perform a comprehensive evaluation of any areas giving you trouble and help develop a personal and specific plan to help you address the pain and limitations you are facing. In his free time, Dr. Nick is an avid sports fan and enjoys many outdoor activities including snowboarding, rollerblading, skating, hiking, sailing, and traveling with his wife.

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1:30pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 2:00pm

By Appointment


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