Laura Vollkommer, Massage by Laura, is our certified massage therapist who specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, pre/post-natal and “accident recovery” massage. By providing 30-60 minute massages she is able to provide pain relief, decrease stress and help clients live better, healthier lives.
Raised in Elk River and now residing in Zimmerman (with husband Riley), she is thrilled to provide services to a community she has always invested in.
Laura is also Dr. Carrie’s assistant and right-hand. Because of our strong commitment to the healing of the muscular system (in conjunction with the spine), she provides 8-10 minutes of soft tissue work prior to the adjustment. She also keeps the office flowing as our Care Coordinator; rooming patients, starting therapies and assisting x-ray services.
“I believe God created our bodies in such a way that we have the ability to heal if given the right tools. Massage is one of those tools.”
In June of 2003, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Dr. Carrie discussed with me the benefits of EDS even though I had been given the cancer diagnosis. I began doing the recommended treatment of detoxifying and supplements for areas of the body that were affected a month before I went for surgery. I went into surgery feeling better and stronger. I stopped the detox while on chemotherapy, but continued on the supplements.
I am pleased to tell you that I am now at 21 months with no signs of cancer, even though I was told that I had less than a 10% chance of survival. Thank you Dr. Carrie!
Just wanted to give a word of thanks for all you have taught us. Charlie came down with a 101 temp on Saturday. It continued through Sunday while reaching over 102. We started on the Colostrum mixed in his milk and tea tree oil at every opportunity we had. Sunday he woke up with a fever (?) of 99. He took a long nap and woke up energized, ready to eat & take on the world!
We never would have had this knowledge without you!
My name is Pam Kaiser and I’m a nurse who works full time on the night shift as a supervisor at a large psychiatric hospital. Needless to say, I’m on my feet a lot, and at the end of my shift my right hip was so sore I could barely walk. Four years ago, while teaching my son to skate at a roller rink, I was plowed into from behind by a teen aged speed demon. I fell on my back and my left leg was thrown above my head and bounced off the floor. My left leg was stretched – tearing blood vessels and muscles – I was on crutches for a month. A trip to the ER ruled out dislocation or breaks in my bones. I was told that in time the muscles and blood vessels would heal.
Well, three years later my rig…
At around three months of age, our little guy “S” was suffering from reflux and constipation. We were at wits’ end, dealing with the poor little guy’s reflux and constant spitting up, combined with the pain and discomfort of tummy problems. When we first visited Dr. Carrie, she assessed “S” and we developed a plan of action. I have to admit, I was frightened and very nervous at our first appointment (seeing your baby being adjusted was a lot for a mommy to handle), but Dr. Carrie took everything slow, explaining each step she was going to do ahead of time and preparing me for what was next. We started seeing Dr. Carrie weekly and started to see improvements soon after. We were also able to s…
I was in a terrible car accident about 2 years ago in which my car flipped and slid down the highway. Ever since, I’ve had awful burning and tightness in my shoulders and back. Since I’ve been seeing Dr. Carrie, I’ve had great relief from the pain. Dr. Carrie is absolutely wonderful and her treatment has been very effective. I highly recommend her!
I first came to Collyard Chiropractic in December of 2011, needing help with depression and anxiety. I was tired of my family doctor telling me I needed to be on medication that would treat how I was feeling. I was desperate for another form of treatment.
My first visit with Dr. Carrie made me feel like I had finally found where I was supposed to be for healthcare. Dr. Carrie actually listened to me, first as a doctor, then as a fellow wife and mom. She suggested acupuncture, much to my dismay (needles!? in my back!?!). Since nothing else had previously worked, I trusted her judgement. After about a month of acupuncture treatments (roughly 8-10 visits) I was amazed at how much better I felt …
I’ve struggled with fibromyalgia for 10 years. Over the last few years it has gotten progressively worse, causing severe fatigue, aches, pains and limiting my ability to perform everyday tasks at home and work. I’ve tried many treatments from meds, physical therapy, massage and chiropractic care and none of these provided long term relief.
I heard about Dr. Carrie’s expertise with acupuncture and desperately wanted to try it. I was impressed by the immediate relief the first treatment provided. I then decided to add deep tissue massage and Dr. Carrie’s detox program. The long term results have been incredible!
Today I have so much energy, I feel like a new person. My family and I thank you, …
This has been my first experience with a chiropractor and lucky for me, it’s been a good experience! The beginning of the “Golden Years” has left me with more aches and pains than I can deal with. Going to a chiropractor on a regular basis has helped me “cope.” I’ve had every test possible and everything checked and checked again. But my chiropractor experience seems to be helping the most. I like the “personal” touch here and I feel they REALLY DO CARE and REALLY DO want me to feel good again.
Thanks Dr. Carrie! You have been a BIG help!
I had been suffering from a very painful choking feeling in my throat and chest for about 6 months. I felt weak and tired because I was really unable to eat due to the pain. I’d been to many medical doctors and tried a variety of medicines that they prescribed all to no avail.
After several chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Carrie, I feel 95% better! The adjustments helped clear my throat and eating is no longer uncomfortable or painful. I now feel stronger and I have more energy and ambition than I have in months. I would definitely recommend Dr. Carrie and her staff!
A couple months after our son came into the world, my husband and I noticed he favored one side and was uncomfortable moving his head and neck to the right. We were unsure why this was and when we brought him in for his 3 month check up the doctor told us we need to make sure we keep switching his head to each side. If he continued to lie on just one side he would eventually have a flat spot and become a good candidate for getting a helmet. We kept trying to switch sides but we could see it was painful for him.
A couple years back we brought our oldest son to see Dr. Carrie when he was getting a lot of ear infections. Since then he has not had one. So we had confidence that she could help o…