Dr. Chad Munsterman

dr-chadmunsterman.jpgThey cared enough to get involved…I became interested in chiropractic as a young athlete. I had been injured several times through sports first seeking care from our family medical doctor. The care I received seemed to be based primarily on covering up my pain but not really fixing the problem. These conditions gradually became worse and more frequent. I started taking more and more ibuprofen and/or Excedrin depending on what I could find at home to cover up the pain. These over-the-counter medications game me a stomach ulcer. My brother (who at the time was a student at Chiropractic College) and my mom (a long time Chiropractic patient), encouraged me to visit a local chiropractor. After several chiropractic manipulation treatments and encouragement in rehabilitation exercises and eating behaviors I felt better, was stronger, and had more energy than ever before. I was able to go on to several successful athletic and academic achievements. I was lucky to have people who cared enough about me to get involved in my life.

These experiences had a significant impact on my life. Late in high school I found myself trying to decide between chiropractic or practicing law. I had a teacher/coach that arranged a shadow program for me and through that process I decided on chiropractic.

I attended Moorhead State University for my undergraduate study and Northwestern Health Sciences University for my graduate degree.

I enjoy improving patients’ quality of life through education and chiropractic care.

Chiropractic is able to influence one’s entire health through influencing the nervous system which controls every bodily function. Chiropractors also educate and encourage patients through nutritional wellness and exercise. The main conditions that chiropractors treat are low back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, various muscle pains, but remember that chiropractors are primary care physicians and can diagnose and refer out when needed.

There are several technologies used in chiropractic from ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, traction, diathermy, and x-ray. My favorite advancement in the last couple of years has come in digital x-ray because it allows us to diagnose patients easier and more accurately. The other new advancement is the Standing Upright MRI and its ability to show the stress to the disc while standing.

I am married with 3 children that keep us very active with their activities. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends…hanging out in our backyard. My family is very active in our Church and continue to grow in our faith. I also spend a lot of time hunting, fishing, traveling, and playing cards.

I receive most of my patients through “word of mouth” people telling other people about my services and our center. This I have found comes naturally from attaining trust from people from doing the best you can do. My father once taught me that you should treat people the way you would want to be treated and make decisions for others that you would make for your own loved ones. What I like to do when making decisions is to think what I would do if this patient was my son, daughter, wife, mother, father, etc. and then you can’t go wrong.

The types of patients seeking chiropractic care includes all ages from newborns with injuries from birthing trauma to 100 year olds with arthritic conditions as well as patients that are very sick and dying soon to those looking for care to improve their performance and/or prevent injury or maintain Health.

Influencing the lives of other people for the better forever and being there when they need you is “priceless”. I would hope that when you are making a choice in your healthcare provider that you would make me a part of your team to care for you and your entire family….THANKS FOR YOUR TRUST!

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Office Hours

Early morning and lunch times are available

Monday:

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Tuesday:

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Wednesday:

6:30 AM-12:00 pm

1:00 PM-5:30 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Friday:

6:30 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 am

Sunday:

Closed

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3405 6th Street | Brookings, SD 57006