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


  • All
  • Chiropractic Assistants
  • Doctors
  • Massage Therapist
  • Office Staff
  • Mollie Stier
    Mollie Stier
    Bookkeeper
  • Dr. Cory Emberland
    Dr. Cory Emberland
    Chiropractor
  • Dr. Brittany Brownell
    Dr. Brittany Brownell
    Chiropractor
  • Sarah King
    Sarah King
    Guest Services Team Lead
  • Dr. Katie Corazzo
    Dr. Katie Corazzo
    Naturopathic Medicine
  • Philomena Dvorak
    Philomena Dvorak
    Massage Therapist
  • Gemar Duo
    Gemar Duo
    Massage Therapist
  • Vicki Dunlop
    Vicki Dunlop
    Administrative Office Team Lead
  • Josiah Mangas
    Josiah Mangas
    Case Manager
  • Nickol Burrell
    Nickol Burrell
    Guest Services Coordinator
Mollie Stier
Bookkeeper
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    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
        Sarah King
        Guest Services Team Lead
          Shopping
          100%
          Outdoor Enthusiast
          100%
          Coffee Lover
          75%
          Running
          1%

          Sarah was born and raised in Wisconsin. She met her husband Steve 17 years ago and moved to Minnesota, which immediately felt like home. She is grateful for the opportunity she had to stay home and raise her two lovely daughters. About 5 years ago Sarah returned to the workforce on a part time basis, allowing her the opportunity to maintain a fantastic work/life balance. Prior to working at Bloomington Wellness Center she has worked at dental and orthodontic offices.

          Sarah likes to experience life to the fullest. She is always eager to explore new adventures with family and friends, especially things in nature. Sarah loves to walk, hike, paddle board, and go boating. Sarah has a passion for fashion which has now been passed along to her two teenage daughters! She is full of curiosity, open to insight and wisdom. She is a hard worker and is fully committed to whatever she puts her mind to.

          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
            Philomena Dvorak
            Massage Therapist
              Clean Freak
              65%
              Hair Perfectionist
              30%
              Considerate
              45%
              Family Oriented
              40%

              Philomena received her Certificate of Massage Therapy at Northwestern Health Science University in August of 2016. She is also educated in other modalities such as Reflexology, Hospital Based Massage, Infant Massage, and Hot Stone. Prior to her certification, she attended Holy Family Academy Catholic High School. Post high school graduation, she worked as a Home Health Aide at Kingsway Retirement Living in her home town of Belle Plaine, MN.

              Philomena is very involved in her Church and enjoys swing dancing, reading, volleyball, and spending time with her family. She is newly married to Mike and they live in Andover, where they plan to raise a family.

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              Gemar Duo
              Massage Therapist
                Seahawks Fan
                100%
                People Person
                90%
                Winter Lover
                4%
                Photogenic
                60%

                Gemar is originally from Atlanta, GA. He attended the Everest Institute for Massage Therapy and has worked in the massage industry for over 5 years now. He is passionate about people and providing them the best massage possible, his massage skills are impressive. If you are looking for a therapeutic deep tissue massage to address an injury or area of concern, or a relaxing massage to lighten the stress in your body, Gemar is the therapist for you.

                Gemar is a father of twin 5 year olds, one boy, one girl. When not enjoying spending time with his kids, he is rooting for his favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks.

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                Vicki Dunlop
                Administrative Office Team Lead
                  Animals & Outdoor Lover
                  92.5%
                  Family
                  97%
                  Laughing
                  45%
                  Smiling
                  45%

                  Vicki has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota but has found herself with a very eclectic mix of experience ranging from software development, data analysis and process management to event planning, marketing and web design. Ultimately, she loves anything to do with data, processes and helping facilitate communication within a group.

                  She grew up in several states and learned to love the outdoors through family camping (yes, with a tent), family sports (there were enough of us to play a small game of baseball together) and family landscaping (every house we moved into, she and her 5 siblings would help with whatever landscaping project her dad had in mind). She is very proud to have recently received her 1st degree blackbelt in Taekwondo. Her current house is happily filled with 2 dogs, 3 cats, occasionally a foster cat, 2 kids (but not so young anymore) and 1 very awesome husband.

                  Josiah Mangas
                  Case Manager
                    In never ending hunt for hair growth
                    35%
                    Guessing what Dr Cory will wear tomorrow
                    89%
                    Professional Nose Bead Sweater
                    40%
                    Doctor's Peanut Gallery
                    100%

                    Josiah is the ‘do-anything for the team’ assistant at Bloomington Wellness Center. He is on a journey to become a doctor of chiropractic himself someday. He has a bachelor in Psychology and Biology from St Cloud State. Josiah grew up in Monticello, MN where he enjoyed many hobbies. He loves show jumping his horse, playing his guitars, and writing new standup material of the local comedy club. He got into the chiropractic because he heard it is a suitable place to “crack” people up! He is the Andy Richter to the doctor’s Conan O’Brien. He has a passion for making others smile when they visit the office.

                    If you come into our office, you might notice that he is setting clothing trends for Dr. Cory. They often match their clothes without even trying. So often, that Josiah mostly wears scrubs to work now (It’s just comfier that way). Josiah is a newly wedded husband to his wonderful wife, who enjoys and puts up with his creative sense of humor. Josiah loves to travel, and has ambitions to someday move to Costa Rica. A place where he’s not the only person sweating down his forehead!

                    Josiah started young in the health field working as an Occupational Therapist Assistant at a hippotherapy riding center for over 10 years. He also took on the role of being a personal care attendant for a young special needs boy for 9 years. Caring for others has always been in his heart, and he is determined to do just that.

                    Nickol Burrell
                    Guest Services Coordinator
                      Computer Nerd
                      70%
                      Caffeine Addict
                      20%
                      Tree Hugger
                      50%
                      Unicorn
                      5%

                      ​Nickol is a compassionate and service-minded fine artist, graphic and web design student currently residing in the Bloomington area. Through ​her diverse experiences in Americorps as a Minnesota ReadingCorps Tutor, a special-education teaching assistant, and an education in Fine Arts, Art History, and Design, ​she​ bring​s​ a sensitive, analytical, and cultured approach to creative problem solving at work and in ​her daily life. When not working on design, you can find me painting intimate watercolor portraits, practicing mindfulness meditation, and cooking up vegetarian fare in my kitchen.

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                      Kinesio Taping

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                      Virtual Naturopathic Medicine

                      Virtual Medicine

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