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Breakthroughs and Barriers

Breakthroughs and Barriers

Gaining a seat at the health-care table
Spring/Summer 2015

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Dr. Erlandson continues his father’s legacy

Dr. Joe Erlandson with a young patient at Erlandson Chiropractic Clinic.
Dr. Erlandson seated while palpating young patient

In February 2015, Joseph (Joe) Erlandson, D.C., Davenport ’14, reopened the Erlandson Chiropractic Clinic in Westby, Wis., fulfilling a longtime goal. The clinic was established in 1980 by Dr. Joe’s father, Martin L. Erlandson, D.C., Davenport ’80, who operated it until his death in 2011. Dr. Joe Erlandson is the fifth member of his family to become a chiropractor.

“It feels wonderful and is very rewarding to be able to help the people in my community,” Dr. Erlandson says. “The United States is in a health-care crisis, and the only way out of it is through great chiropractic care and teaching people the chiropractic lifestyle, including proper diet and exercise.”

His practice, like his father’s before him, centers around the Gonstead technique. “I specialize in the Gonstead system because it takes the guessing out of finding the subluxation on my patients,” Dr. Erlandson says. “I also think it is the most specific technique, and the results are amazing.”

His goal as a chiropractor is to help people understand that the body is a self-healing organism from the inside and out, as long as messages being sent from the brain are reaching the entire body through the nervous system.

“My goal is to focus on kids because they’re the future of this world,” he says. “I’m also going to focus on getting families under wellness care so they can function as close to 100 percent as possible all of the time, instead of waiting for symptoms to appear.”

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