Dr. Jeff Lavell, D.C
Dr. Jeffrey Lavell holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic (now re-named Northwestern Health Sciences University) in Bloomington, Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, where he majored in Biology and received a minor in Chemistry. He also holds a Bachelors degree from Northwestern in Human Biology.
After completing his internship in St. Paul, Dr. Lavell established Specific Family Chiropractic in Maplewood in June of 1998. In the spring of 2001, he opened his satellite office in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota to meet growing demands of his patient base. In 2004 Spinal Decompression Of Minnesota was started with an aim to help those with chronic back pain that were facing surgery and could not be helped with other conservative methods.
Dr. Lavell has extensive training in human nutrition and has completed over 200 post doctorate hours in the study of this topic. For many years dating back to his undergraduate studies he helped work with bodybuilders to help them get in shape for their shows and events. He also has well over 300 hours of post graduate study has been performed in human biomechanics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and is considered an expert in the area, with a focused emphasis on the non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation of lumbar disc herniations. He has developed a unique multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal injuries by combining the expertise of varied professionals including; personal trainers, massage therapists and chiropractors.
Currently, Dr. Lavell serves as a team chiropractor for The Minnesota Menagerie Women's Rugby Team as well as many athletes from the University of Minnesota Men's Rugby Team. He also has lectured to various organizations and companies on such topics as "Workplace Safety & Ergonomics", "Carpal Tunnel Injuries, Treatment, & Prevention", and "Prevention and Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniations". Companies include Xcel Energy, Cargill, and Healtheast Bethesda Hospital.
He is also has been granted Associate Clinical Faculty status for Northwestern Health Sciences University and provides for internships to students looking to complete their education in a successful clinical setting. To date, he has personally mentored over 20 students as they have successfully made their way to doctor status.
Additionally, Dr. Lavell strongly promotes a holistic approach to healthcare, which includes proper diet, rest and exercise programs specifically designed to meet individual needs.
Hobbies include: Fishing, skiing, weightlifting, scuba diving, home aquariums, football, travel, and movies. He is married with two children.