Dr. Nicholas A. Krause
Dr. Krause began his pre-chiropractic education at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where he received his BS degree in Business and Computer Science. He then attended mortuary school at Kansas City Kansas Community College receiving the Robert O' Todd award for academic excellence. After six years as a Funeral Director, he wanted a change to spend more time with his family and moved to Davenport, Iowa where he attended and graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He received the John Connolly Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Graduate.
Dr. Krause founded Chiropractic First Wellness Center in 2004.
Dr. Krause enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife Kim and their three boys, Collin, Dawson and Caiden.
Dr. Tony Parks
Dr. Tony practiced through 2006 at Family Chiropractic Clinic as an independent contractor and has since joined Dr. Krause at Chiropractic First Wellness Center with his own private practice.
Dr. Tony had previously managed Crossroads Coast-to-Coast Hardware and assisted his brother-in-law with the management of Grandma's Kitchen in the Silver Lake Shopping Center.
Dr. Tony enjoys spending time with his wife, Sue and his children, Shane, Kyle and Megan. He also is an active volunteer through his church.
Dr. Chris Hartley
Dr. Chris Hartley graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in April 1998 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and B.Sc. in Human Biology. He passed my Certified Strength and Condition Specialist exam in 2001. Most recently, He became a Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach in 2016.
Dr. Chris Harltey interest in health and nutrition started when he started weight training at 13 which led him to competing in bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions starting at the age of 17; to this day he still competes and judges bodybuilding competitions.
With his wife Carrie they own Perfect Fit – Fitness and Nutrition LLC. Where they help people at all levels reach their health and fitness related goals from losing a few pounds to competing at the elite level.
Outside of the health and fitness field he enjoys spending time with his wife Carrie and his 3 children: Alex, Koelton and Vyvien. They enjoy traveling, water parks, fishing and soccer.
Dr. Chris joined Chiropractic First April of 2018
Chiropractic First Wellness Center (Dr. Nicholas Krause and Dr. Chris Hartley) and Tony Parks Chiropractic operate two separate businesses within one convenient office location and proudly serve Rochester and the surrounding areas in MN.
They both seek to improve their patients' health and wellness in all areas of their lives. The doctors enjoy treating the "whole person" in their work as chiropractors, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, usually arising from imbalances in the spinal column. Under our supervision and care, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.