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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-2019BWC 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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  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Doctors
  • Massage Therapist
  • Office Staff
  • Dr. Cory Emberland
    Dr. Cory Emberland
    Chiropractor
  • Dr. Brittany Brownell
    Dr. Brittany Brownell
    Chiropractor
  • Dr. Taylor Murphy
    Dr. Taylor Murphy
    Chiropractor
  • Dr. Curran Dougherty
    Dr. Curran Dougherty
    Chiropractor
  • Sarah Cross
    Sarah Cross
    Guest Services Team Lead
  • Laura Meyer
    Laura Meyer
    Clinic Manager
  • Lorena Ryden
    Lorena Ryden
    Massage Therapist
  • Maiya Gare
    Maiya Gare
    Massage Therapist
  • Samantha O’Donnell, CMT
    Samantha O’Donnell, CMT
    Massage Therapist
  • Madison Gordon
    Madison Gordon
    Guest Services Coordinator
  • Jenna Rieth
    Jenna Rieth
    Chiropractic Assistant
  • Kassie Kadrmas
    Kassie Kadrmas
    Chiropractic Assistant
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. Taylor Murphy
      Chiropractor
        Kind-Hearted
        80%
        Full of Smiles
        99%
        Fly Fisherwoman
        26%
        Foodie
        45%

        Dr. Taylor Murphy graduated summa cum laude with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2017. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Taylor attended University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor degree in Biology with a healthcare science emphasis. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Taylor also earned her acupuncture certification. She holds additional training in myofascial release, cupping, diagnostic imaging, and kinesiotaping. Dr. Taylor is a compassionate individual who loves helping patients obtain optimal function by providing natural healthcare. She believes every patient and symptom is unique. As such, she customizes each treatment plan to best fit the patients’ needs. Dr. Taylor enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions including headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome.

        Before settling in the beautiful state of Minnesota, Dr. Taylor grew up in the small town of Chelsea, Michigan. Even though she is a Midwesterner at heart, she still isn’t used to the cold! When she’s not treating patients, Dr. Taylor enjoys fishing, Googling, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

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        Qualifications

        • Education and Training

          • 2018-present: Doctor of Chiropractic, Bloomington Wellness Center
          • 2017: Chiropractic Clinical Externship, Bloomington Natural Care Center
          • 2017: Chiropractic Externship, Northwestern Health Sciences University- Radiology Consultation Services
          • 2016-2017: Acupuncture Certification, NWHSU
          • 2015-2017: Chiropractic Clinical Internship, private practice – Golden Valley, MN
          • 2010-2014: Bachelor of Science in Biology with a healthcare science emphasis, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
        • 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, 2018-present
          • Acupuncture Certification Licensure, Minnesota, 2018-present

         

        Dr. Curran Dougherty
        Chiropractor
        Diehard Dog Freak
        306%
        Insect Fanatic
        82%
        Eggs
        0%
        Color Blind
        100%

        Dr. Curran Dougherty graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2017. Dr. Curran is certified in Graston Technique, and has extra training in flexion distraction, kinesiology taping, and sports taping. Prior to his education at Northwestern, Dr. Curran earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where he was an integral part of the Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Team. Dr. Curran spends the time with each individual to assess their underlying issues, and creates a specialized care plan to best help the patient reach optimal health. Dr. Curran treats a wide variety of conditions, but has special interest in treating sports injuries, headaches, and sciatic pain.

        After completing his undergraduate program, Dr. Curran spent a summer in Chula Vista, California where he was the Sports Medicine Intern for the United States Olympic Training Center. He worked with Chiropractors, PT’s, and Athletic Trainers to treat high caliber athletes with various musculoskeletal conditions. This truly sparked Dr. Curran’s passion for the Chiropractic profession, as he saw first hand the impact that he could make on a patient’s life.

        Dr. Curran grew up in Hibbing, MN and spent plenty of time out on the lake. In his free time, you will find him downhill skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, or spending time with his family at the cabin in northern MN.

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        Qualifications

        • Education

          • 2019: Present: Doctor of Chiropractic, Bloomington Wellness Center
          • 2018: Doctor of Chiropractic, Axness Integrative Medicine- Baxter MN
          • 2017: Certifications in Graston, Flexion Distraction and Taping- NWHSU
          • 2017: Chiropractic Clinical Internship, Absolute Chiropractic- Rochester, MN
          • 2016: Chiropractic Clinical Internship, Take Care Chiropractic- Minneapolis, MN
          • 2014: Sports Medicine Intern, United States Olympic Training Center- Chula Vista, CA
          • 2010-2014: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
        • Board Qualifications and Licensure

          • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, II, III, IV & Physiotherapy
          • Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Jurisprudence, 2018
          • Doctor of Chiropractic Licensure, Minnesota, 2018-Present
        Sarah Cross
        Guest Services Team Lead
        Cow Obsession
        100%
        Drama Queen
        300%
        Sarcasm
        80%
        Hangry
        99.9%
        Laura Meyer
        Clinic Manager
        Fat Camp Memories
        100%
        OCD
        89%
        Genius
        300%
        Hand Model
        99.3%
        Lorena Ryden
        Massage Therapist
        Cat Obsessed
        88%
        Comic Book Nerd
        75%
        Waterfall Lover
        60%
        Arachnophobe
        97%
        Maiya Gare
        Massage Therapist
        Dog Mom
        73%
        Hermit
        17%
        Lifting Things Up and Down
        300%
        Foodie
        38%
        Samantha O’Donnell, CMT
        Massage Therapist
        Crazy Cat Lady
        300%
        Nature Lover
        100%
        Smiley
        75%
        Loves French Fries
        150%
        Madison Gordon
        Guest Services Coordinator
        Sarcasm
        80%
        4Eyes
        100%
        Neck
        67%
        Sour Cream & Onion Chips
        99%
        Jenna Rieth
        Chiropractic Assistant
        Baby Dory Obsessed
        500%
        Scrunchie Lover
        87%
        Avocadoholic
        75%
        TJMaxx Freak
        165%
        Kassie Kadrmas
        Chiropractic Assistant
        Crazy Cat Lady
        300%
        Coffee Lover
        100%
        Reality Show Junky
        150%
        Pizza Addict
        300%

        Services We Offer

        Chiropractic Care

        Massage Therapy

        Scoliosis Care

        Custom Orthotics

        Acupuncture

        Kinesio Taping

        Laser and Electro-Therapy

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