Chiropractor in Rochester Uses Decompression Therapy and Massage
Therapy to Treat Chiropractic Patients.

Chiropractic First Wellness center  is a chiropractic office serving Rochester MN and the surrounding areas. Whether our patients have an injury or accident needing treatment, a specific body problem (such as back pain or a spinal condition), need pain relief, or just want to improve their overall health, the Doctors at Chiropractic First may have a solution for them through chiropractic care. Our potential patients can visit our testimonials page to see how many patients have benefited from seeing our chiropractors and getting regular treatments.

At your first visit to Chiropractic First, Dr. Nick Krause, Dr. Chris Hartley and Tony Parks Chiropractic, will explain to you how the science of chiropractic works, and give you a full evaluation to see if chiropractic care is right for you. If there is a good fit, we can develop a plan of chiropractic care that is specific to your condition and health goals.

If our potential patient is new to seeing a chiropractic care  and want to find out more, feel free to click the "email us" link to ask any questions they may have and are more than welcome to call (507) 292-1800 and speak to us directly. We also welcome referrals, so we invite you to share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and loved ones.

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Back Pain and Neck Pain Relief

"Observational study found that low back pain patients receiving chiropractic care, which typically includes spinal manipulation, are more satisfied than those receiving medical care."
- New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Nick Krause, Dr. Chris Hartley and Dr. Tony Parks

Rochester Chiropractors | Chiropractic First, Dr. Nick Krause, Dr. Chris Hartley and Tony Parks Chiropractic |

 (507) 292-1800

3257 19th St. NW #1
Rochester, MN 55901


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Meet the Team

Learn Who We Are

  • D.C.
    Nicholas A. Krause

    Dr. Nick Krause founded Chiropractic First Wellness Center in 2004.   

    Dr. Nick Krause began his pre-chiropractic education at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where he received his BS degree in Business and Computer Science. Then he 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 chance 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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    Tony Parks

    Dr. Tony practiced through 2006 at Family Chiropractic Clinic as an independent contractor and has since joined Chiropractic First Wellness Center with his own private practice called Tony Parks D.C.

    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, his 3 children and his 2 grandchildren.

  • D.C.
    Chris Hartley

    Dr. Chris Hartley joined Chiropractic First in 2018. His interest in health and nutrition started when he started weight training at 13 which led him to compete in bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions starting at the age of 17; to this day he still competes and judges bodybuilding competitions.

    Dr.  Chirs Hartley and his Carrie, 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 Vivien. They enjoy traveling, water parks, fishing, and soccer.

    Dr. Chris joined Chiropractic First April of 2018


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.
  • "Dr. Chris Hartley was able to help adjust me and offer other assistance as to what other treatment is necessary for me. Taking time to talk to me about what was hurting and understanding my needs. This is why I continue to see Dr. Chris and refer friends, family to your office. THANK YOU"
    Marty H.
  • "The Doctors have always taken great care of me and my family. I had a major accident years ago and Dr Krause and Parks have been there all along while I have rebuilt my health. Without Chiropractic First I don’t know how I would have been able to get through it."
    Todd G.
  • "I was struggling with severe low back pain that was radiating down my leg. I was waking up in pain and advised by my provider to get injections to help with the pain. I came to Dr. Nick and now I’m walking around with days that are virtually pain free! I didn’t have to get Injections! If you are in pain, don’t wait. Make an appointment with Dr. Nick! He’s the best!!! Thank you Dr. Nick for helping me feel better!!"
    Genaida B.
  • "Quick appointments, excellent front desk service, and Dr. Parks was outstanding! He explained everything and it was a nice surprise to hear he doesn't do x-rays , additional testing unless necessary. Most other places automatically do those things and just run up your bill- whether they are needed or not! Not here.. you get only what you actually need... Which for me was an excellent chiropractic experience."

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