We are here to serve you!

At Bloomington Wellness Center our passion is to serve families with exceptional natural health care. We care for all people – from hurting to healthy, from young to not-so-young & we have fun doing it!

Founded in 1999 as Bloomington Family Chiropractic, we’ve had the privilege of caring for thousands of individuals in Bloomington, MN and the surrounding area.

Our doctors have advanced training & extensive experience caring for children & pregnant women, but it doesn’t stop there for us.  We offer a complete natural healthcare solution including: chiropractic care, nutrition, massage therapy, acupuncture and much more.

RCA-Sun-Media-2016BWC is a true family practice and hope that you and your family will join us & experience what was voted the “Best Chiropractic Clinic” in Bloomington, MN for the past 6 years (2011-2017 Sun Newspapers).

Take some time and learn about our doctors, staff, and the services we are proud to offer.  If you have any questions that are left unanswered after checking out our website, please feel free to contact us.  If you are ready to schedule an appointment, feel free to do so through our online scheduling system.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

“Bloomington Wellness Center has added both knowledge of and appreciation for this wonderful profession. Dr. Cory helped me to understand the benefits of regular wellness care.”

— JP

Tour Our Office


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  • Doctors
  • Massage Therapist
  • Dr. Cory Emberland
    Dr. Cory Emberland
    Chiropractor
  • Dr. Brittany Brownell
    Dr. Brittany Brownell
    Chiropractor
  • Dr. Katie Corazzo
    Dr. Katie Corazzo
    Naturopathic Medicine
  • Tammy Thorson
    Tammy Thorson
    Massage Therapist
Dr. Cory Emberland
Chiropractor
    Baseball Fanatic
    32%
    Interior Decorator
    67%
    Know-It-All
    22%
    Audio Book Reader
    18%

    Cory L. Emberland, AS, BS, DC, FICPA, is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn. In addition to his rigorous chiropractic education, he completed two years of acupuncture training. Dr. Emberland has an advanced certification in the Cox Distraction technique, a specialized treatment for lower back disc conditions, from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill. He is also certified in the specialized procedure for pregnant women and breech babies, known as the Webster Technique. In 2002 he became a Fellow of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association after completing extensive study. To better serve his patients who have sustained auto injuries, he has obtained training in numerous auto injury case management, chiropractic, and soft-tissue techniques. He is well versed in the care of athletes of all levels being certified to provide pre-participation sports physicals, concussion management, and is also a certified SpiderTech kinesio-tape therapist.

    In 1999 he founded Bloomington Family Chiropractic and as its services and scope expanded the name was changed to Bloomington Wellness Center in 2013, now a multi-disciplinary practice focused on natural health care.

    Additionally in 2010 Dr. Cory completed a year-long SpineCor scoliosis training program, and is now one of a small number of certified bracing specialists offering this innovative procedure to adolescents and adults with problematic scoliosis. His education included hundreds of hours of training and a mentorship program prior to final certification by The Spine Corporation LTD of Chesterfield, UK. In support for his vision for scoliosis care Dr. Emberland established Twin Cities Scoliosis Center, LLC in 2011, a division of BWC focusing specifically on the needs of children and adults with scoliosis. His career long emphasis and training in pediatric, adolescent, and maternal care made an easy transition into a division of practice focused exclusively on scoliosis.

    In 2014 Dr. Emberland completed the SpineCor Physiotherapy Method training, giving him the distinction of being one of only a small number of SpineCor bracing specialists with both certifications in the United States. He has had the opportunity to work with dozens of adults and children from numerous different states, traveling to work with him and the SpineCor brace, achieving incredible success stories along the way.

    2015-2016 has also been a time of expansion of Dr. Cory’s depth of knowledge of the conservative management of scoliosis. He attended the first ever ‘World Master Course’ a year long program offered by ISICO (The Italian Spine Institute) and SSORT (Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment) instructed by the best minds across the world in the various treatment approaches used in the management of scoliosis. The education was extensive and indepth, requiring detailed study of the literature on the condition. This education has positioned him as an expert in the field of scoliosis among his peers, and recognized globally as one of a small number of individuals extensively educated and trained in the conservative management of scoliosis.

    Dr. Emberland has a passion to assist individuals dealing with scoliosis, offering those he consults with an understanding and open-minded perspective on the management of scoliosis conditions. Working with his clients he has been able to coordinate care and consult with schools, camps, pediatricians, spine surgeons, even the Mayo Clinic has referred to him for SpineCor bracing. He is uniquely able to assist his clients through the difficult to navigate waters of scoliosis with his education, experience, and understanding nature.

    Dr. Cory and his wife Pam both grew up in Willmar, Minn. and now live in Bloomington, Minn. They are the proud parents of three boys: Drew, Alec, and Luke and have an Aussiedoodle named Ranger. Pam has a family and early childhood development degree from Bethel University. In addition to being a stay-at-home mom she loves cooking and making gluten-free taste good and organic gardening. The whole family is involved at Hillside Church in Bloomington. Dr. Cory is a life-long Minnesota Twins fan—reading, listening, and watching anything related to the Twins. He also loves audio-books as they quench his desire to learn new things while multitasking. His current favorite author is Malcolm Gladwell, having read all of his books, some more than once. Check out pictures at the Emberland family page.

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    Qualifications

    • Education and Training

      • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 1999
      • Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, 1997
      • Associate of Science in Biology, 1995
      • Fellowship International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, 2002
      • Certified Webster Intrauterine Constraint Technique, 2002
      • Certified Auto Injury Management, 2002
      • Certified Pediatric Auto Injuries, 2002
      • Certified Chiropractic Acupuncturist, 1999
      • Certified Chiropractic Radiology, 1999
      • Certified Cox Distraction Technique, 1999
      • Certified SpiderTech Taping Technician, 2011
      • Certified SpineCor Scoliosis Bracing Specialist, 2011
      • Certified SpineCor Physiotherapy Method, 2014 & 2015
      • Certified Pre-participation Sports Physicals, 2014
      • Certified ACBSP Concussion Management, 2015
      • Certified Scolibrace Therapist, 2016
    • Experience

      • 2015-2016 ISICO Scoliosis World Master Course – Milan, Italy
      • 2015-2016 Chiropractic Biophysics Scoliosis Management – Boise, ID
      • 2003 to present: Associate Clinical Faculty – Northwestern Health Sciences University – Bloomington, MN
      • 2011 to present: Scoliosis Specialist – Twin Cities Scoliosis Center – Bloomington, MN
      • 1999 to present: Chiropractor, Bloomington Wellness Center – Bloomington, MN
      • 1997-1999: Chiropractic Clinical Externship & Preceptorship, private practice – Champlin, MN
      • 1998-1999: Clinical Internship, private practice – Edina, MN
      • 1998: Clinical Internship, Northwestern clinic – St. Paul, MN
      • 1997-1998: Student Clinical Internship, Campus – Bloomington, MN
    • Board Qualifications and License

      • Diplomate National Chiropractic Board of Examiners, Part I, II, III, IV & PT, 1997-1999
      • Minnesota Board Chiropractic Examiners, Jurisprudence, 1999
      • Doctor of Chiropractic Licensure: Minnesota, 1999-present
      • Chiropractic Acupuncturist Licensure: Minnesota, 1999-present
    Dr. Brittany Brownell
    Chiropractor
      Yoga Enthusiast
      30%
      Hair Flipper
      11%
      Compassionate
      40%
      Shoe Freak
      40%

      Dr. Brittany Brownell graduated magna cum laude with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2013. Prior to her chiropractic education, she attended The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, where she double majored in biology and chemistry and was a member of the Division III women’s volleyball team. Throughout her education, Dr. Brittany completed supplemental training in sports injuries, nutrition, soft tissue therapies and pediatrics. She continues to attend regular continuing education courses in these topics in order to better serve her patients. She is certified in the chiropractic procedure for pregnant women and breech babies, known as the Webster technique. She is also a certified Yoga Alliance instructor, offering educational and exercise classes to patients at Bloomington Wellness Center. Dr. Brittany believes in a whole person approach to health, and enjoys applying a multitude of styles of treatment in order to get her patients feeling back to their best! Dr. Brittany maintains the belief that every person deserves to reach and maintain an optimal level of health and wellness, and she has a passion for helping others on that journey.

      Dr. Brittany grew up in Hibbing, MN and grew to love hockey, nature, and all outdoor activities. In her free time you will find her running, practicing yoga, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

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      Qualifications

      • Education

        • 2013- Present: Doctor of Chiropractic, Bloomington Wellness Center
        • 2013: Chiropractic Clinical Externship & Preceptorship, Northwestern Chiropractic – Seattle, WA
        • 2012-2013: Clinical Internship, private practice – St. Paul, MN
        • 2012: Clinical Internship, 50th and France Chiropractic – Edina, MN
        • 2011-2012: Clinical Internship, Northern Life Chiropractic – Burnsville, MN
      • Experience

        • 2015-2016 ISICO Scoliosis World Master Course – Milan, Italy
        • 2015-2016 Chiropractic Biophysics Scoliosis Management – Boise, ID
        • 2003 to present: Associate Clinical Faculty – Northwestern Health Sciences University – Bloomington, MN
        • 2011 to present: Scoliosis Specialist – Twin Cities Scoliosis Center – Bloomington, MN
        • 1999 to present: Chiropractor, Bloomington Wellness Center – Bloomington, MN
        • 1997-1999: Chiropractic Clinical Externship & Preceptorship, private practice – Champlin, MN
        • 1998-1999: Clinical Internship, private practice – Edina, MN
        • 1998: Clinical Internship, Northwestern clinic – St. Paul, MN
        • 1997-1998: Student Clinical Internship, Campus – Bloomington, MN
      • Board Qualifications and License

        • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, II, III, IV & Physiotherapy
        • Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Jurisprudence, 2013
        • Doctor of Chiropractic Licensure, Minnesota, 2013-Present
        • Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor, 2013- Present
      Dr. Katie Corazzo
      Naturopathic Medicine
        Veggie Lover
        99%
        Brainiac
        75%
        Yoga Fan
        29%
        Wears Wet Socks
        12%

        Dr. Katie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Nutrition Science and then attended naturopathic medical school at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Shortly after graduation Dr. Katie joined the staff of Bloomington Wellness Center in 2012 (then still known as Bloomington Family Chiropractic). After two years of practice, sharing her talents with a number of clinics through out the area, Dr. Katie began working in her own practice exclusively. In 2015 Dr. Katie rejoined BWC through our innovative Virtual Naturopath service, while continuing in private practice.

        Naturopaths attend a 4 year post-baccalaureate medical school and focus their study on treatments to uncover the root cause of disease using cutting edge natural therapies as their main treatment modality. Dr. Katie’s natural family practice is focused on conditions such as; women’s health concerns, digestive complaints, infertility, anxiety, depression, and weight loss. Treatment is individualized and you are never rushed in working with Dr. Katie, assuring success in optimizing your health.

        Dr. Katie is passionate about nutrition and holistic health. She feels the diet can have a huge impact on health. Women, men, and children looking for an alternative method of health care can find natural treatments and preventative options through Naturopathic Medicine. Many of our health problems stem from underlying issues; whether it be an imbalance physically, mentally, or emotionally. Naturopathic Medicine offers a unique approach to uncovering the cause of illness and creating individualized treatments. Dr. Katie uses cutting edge natural medicine to provide positive outcomes. Lab testing may be recommended and necessary physical exams conducted, assuring a comprehensive diagnosis.

        Whether you are frustrated with the conventional medical system, on medications, or just looking to improve your health and prevent disease; Dr. Katie will be there to guide you towards your optimal health goals. Your health goals will be discussed and an individualized treatment plan that may include a diet plan, nutritional supplements, and home care recommendations will be developed.

        We hope that Naturopathic medicine, Dr. Katie and BWC’s virtual-wellness become a step on the path to your health and wellness.

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        Qualifications

        • Education and Training

          • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 2008 – 2012
            Specialize training: Women’s Medicine, detoxification, fasting, digestive complaints, autoimmune conditions, food allergies, weight loss, dietary counseling, diabetes, chronic health concerns, and homeopathy.
          • CDNA Emerging Medicine Conference; March 2012 The Gathering; Fall 2008
          • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Minnesota, Bachelors of Nutrition Science, 2004 – 2008
          • PHI UPSILON OMICRON Honor Society – St. Paul, MN 2005 – 2008
          • University of Wollongong, 2007
        • Experience

          • Balanced Care LLC, Edina, MN 2012-present
          • Bloomington Wellness Center, Bloomington, MN 2015-Present
          • Tailor Made Nutrition, Woodbury, MN 2012-Present
          • Bloomington Family Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN 2012-2014
          • Bhakti Wellness Center, Edina, MN 2012-2014
          • TrueNorth Health Center, Santa Rosa, CA 2012
        • Board Qualifications and License

          • Registered Naturopathic Doctor, Minnesota – 2012 – present
          • American Association for Naturopathic Physicians, 2013-present
          • American Holistic Medical Association, 2013-present
          • Minnesota Naturopathic Association for Naturopathic Physicians, 2013-present
        • Treatment Techniques

          • Botanical Medicine
          • Counseling
          • Detoxification Programs
          • Environmental Medicine
          • Homeopathy
          • Hydrotherapy
          • Natural Hormone Replacement
          • Nutrition
        Tammy Thorson
        Massage Therapist
          Animal Lover
          100%
          Compassionate
          100%
          Scuba Diver
          50%
          Traveler
          70%

          Tammy received her training and Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy from Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington, MN, where she now a supervisor and instructor. She is a National Board Certified Massage Therapist as well as a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tammy is certified in Massage for the Childbearing Years (Prenatal Massage, Labor Support, and Post Labor Massage), Therapeutic Cupping Therapy (CCT), and Aromatherapy. Some of Tammy’s other specialties include Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue, Specific Clinical / Trigger Point Massage, Sports Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Indian Head Massage, and Scar Tissue Work. Tammy enjoys working with all age ranges of patients from pediatric to geriatric adjusting her techniques to match individual patient need. Tammy is a highly talented therapist, passionate about healing and providing the best care possible to her patients.

          Prior to training and practicing in Massage Therapy Tammy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota in Exotic Animal Training. She served has previously served in the Peace Corps volunteer working in a wildlife sanctuary in Zambia. Tammy loves the outdoors and nature and has developed a love of traveling and learning about the world.

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          Services We Offer

          Chiropractic Care

          Massage Therapy

          Scoliosis Care

          Custom Orthotics

          Acupuncture

          Kinesio Taping

          Laser and Electro-Therapy

          Virtual Naturopathic Medicine

          Virtual Medicine

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