Daniel Gaustad, DC, RYT, SEP~ A Mindful Approach To Chiropractic & Somatic Experiencing ~
Welcome to my practice!
I have fifteen years of experience providing patient-centered wellness care and injury rehabilitation. In my office, emphasis is placed not only on the physical aspect of a condition, but on its emotional and chemical components as well. All play a role in reducing the body’s natural ability to adapt to challenges in health.
My practice style often incorporates Somatic Experiencing and aspects of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga that I have adapted for chiropractic. Both of these modalities can be described as embodied, “bottom-up” approaches to working with nervous system dysregulation and trauma. I also provide acupuncture which can be very helpful for regulating the nervous system.
An important part of my work involves helping patients develop an interoceptive (internal felt sense) connection to their bodies. As a patient’s interoceptive awareness increases, so does the capacity to listen to their body’s needs, and they can take effective action in relation to those needs. Often, we will then see improved capacity for self-advocacy and improved health and treatment outcomes long-term.
The Somatic Experiencing component of my work can be especially helpful when navigating nervous system dysregulation that has become “stuck” in the body, as in PTSD or other forms of trauma. This dysregulation can show up as incomplete or unresolved self-protective or defensive movement patterns that keep the body stuck in a state of flight/fight/freeze response resulting in chronic muscle tightness, pain, sleep issues, digestive problems, migraines, anxiety, depression, hyperarousal, etc.
My office is located at 2736 Lyndale Avenue South in Uptown Minneapolis. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my practice philosophy, about the services I offer and about how I might be able to help you. I maintain relationships with many great health and wellness practitioners located throughout the Twin Cities metro area. If I don’t believe that I am the most qualified person for your specific needs, I am more than happy to refer you to someone that is.
Daniel Gaustad, DC
Daniel Gaustad, DC 2736 Lyndale Ave S #210 Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone – 612.327.1447 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org