Dr. Cory Emberland

Dr. Cory L. Emberland


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Cory L. Emberland, AS, BS, DC, FICPA, is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. In addition to his chiropractic education, he also completed a two years acupuncture certification program. 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, IL. He is also holds certification in the Webster Technique, a specialized procedure for pregnant women and breech babies. In 2002 he became a Fellow of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (FICPA) after completing extensive study in pediatrics. The pediatric certification became the starting point to his career long focus on scoliosis.

To better serve his patients who have been injured in auto accidents, 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 providing the most professional atmosphere and highest quality services in the region.

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 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 of his vision for scoliosis care, Dr. Emberland established ‘Twin Cities Scoliosis Center in, LLC’ in 2011.  After years of experience and extensive additional education in the conservative management tools for scoliosis, the business name was transitioned to Scoliosis Solutions of Minnesota, LLC in 2019.

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

2015-2016 was also 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 the Italian Spine Institue (Scientifico Italiano Colonna Vertebrale {ISICO}) 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 evidence-based conservative management of scoliosis.  The education was extensive and in-depth, requiring a detailed study of scientific literature.  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.

As an extension of the training offered by ISICO Dr. Emberland was also certified in SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) in 2017.  The hands-on instruction provided by the doctors from the Italian Spine Institute positioned him as one of the only a small number of doctors trained in the world’s only evidence-based exercise programs exclusively designed for 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, MN and now call Bloomington, MN their home. 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 and United Christian Academy where Dr. Cory serves on the school board. 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.


  • 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
    • Certified SEAS Scoliosis Exercise, 2016 & 2017
    • Certified Spinewerx Spinal Decompression Therapy, 2018
  • 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

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