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Dr. Nicholas A. Krause

Dr. Krause is an Iowa native, growing up in Sioux City. Prior to becoming a Chiropractor, he was a licensed Funeral Director in Cresco, Dyersville, and Sioux City, Iowa.

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.

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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.

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Dr. Tony Parks

Dr. Tony owns and operates his own private practice within Chiropratic First Wellness Center.

Dr. Tony has been practicing since 2004, upon his graduation from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota where he graduated with high honors.

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.

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Dr. Chris Hartley

I was drawn to the Chiropractic profession in my early 20’s after my father sustained a lower back injury that left him bed ridden for days due to severe back spasms. I literally carried him into the Chiropractors office and he was able to walk out on crutches about an hour later. Within a few weeks he was moving normally again and by the end of a month’s time he was back to his normal pain free self. I changed my major in college the following semester.

I graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in April 1998 with my Doctor of Chiropractic degree and B.Sc. in Human Biology. I passed my Certified Strength and Condition Specialist exam in 2001. Most recently, I became a Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach in 2016.

My interest in health and nutrition started when I started weight training at 13 which led me to competing in bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions starting at the age of 17; to this day I still compete and judge bodybuilding competitions.

My wife Carrie and I own Perfect Fit – Fitness and Nutrition LLC. We 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 I enjoy spending time with my wife Carrie and my 3 children: Alex, Koelton and Vyvien. We 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.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My back pain was why I started with chiropractic care. I had shots and pills before and didn't want them anymore. I couldn't ride in the car even a little ways let alone on a trip to see my grandkids. I gave up gardening because I couldn't bend.

    The whole office is so friendly you make friends instantly. My overall health has changed because not only is my back great, I can ride 3 hours without stopping. I'm so happy because I don't hurt. I think my whole attitude is better. Thank you!

    Judy B."
    Rochester, MN

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