A licensed Chicago chiroprator since 1997 and founder of Sauganash Wellness Center, Dr. Deanna “Dr. D” Minkler brings her clinical expertise and her love for animals to Sauganash Animal Chiropractic.
She is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy from The Healing Oasis Wellness Center, a nationally accredited institution through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. All programs presented at the school have also been approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, College of Animal Chiropractors (www.collegeofanimalchiropractors.org) and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (www.animalchiropractic.org).
Becoming a successful chiropractor has been my ambition since I was nine years old,” says Dr. Minkler. “Helping people transition from discomfort and impaired movement to pain-free mobility has been my greatest reward. As an animal lover, I was thrilled to learn how to apply chiropractic treatments for our pets and service animals! Now, through Sauganash Animal Chiropractic, we can extend these benefits to dogs, cats and horses.”
Dr. D’s people practice includes treatment for athletes and for prenatal care. As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, she assists athletes recover from injuries at a quicker pace. She is a certified HypnoBirthing Instructor and Labor Companion in addition to being a HypnoFertility Therapist and a doula. She excels in hypnotherapy and acupuncture, which she has been practicing since 1996. Her training and experience provide patients with superior healthcare and her new services for pets will offer the same level of expert care.
A Chicago resident for more than 20 years, Dr. D loves the city and takes her greyhound therapy dog, Callie, to dog-friendly parks, beaches and “meet-and-greets” all over town. Her cats Aliya and Maxx (the newest kid in the family) are content to stay snuggled up at home.
Credentials: Dr. Deanna Minkler, DC, MS ACP, CCSP, CHt, CVSMT, CoAC
- Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL.
- Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice (MS ACP), National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL.
- Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL.
- Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
- Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy Certification, The Healing Oasis Wellness Center, Sturtevant, WI