Christine Schlenker, D.C.

Dr. Christine Schlenker

Dr. Christine Schlenker began her chiropractic journey by helping her grandfather on Saturdays at his busy chiropractic office in Milaca, MN.  Since a young age she has always been fascinated in how bodies function from the inside out. She saw the excitement and passion her grandfather had for what he did as a chiropractor, how he helped so many people out of pain and suffering.  Through him she was inspired, knowing deep inside she wanted to be a chiropractor and healer in the Milaca community, too.

She attended St. Cloud State University for her pre-requisite courses, and ventured on to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, where she achieved her Bachelor’s in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Christine opened her chiropractic clinic, Natural Elements Health Center, in 2007 in her home town of Milaca, MN, and it has been one of the best things she has ever inspired herself to do.  To bring chiropractic, healing, and alternative health education back to the Milaca community has been an empowering experience.  Her approach in helping you heal includes giving you the all the information and tools you need to help you become an active participant on your healing path and in your own health decisions.

The focus of her treatment is placed on the aspects of the physical, chemical, emotional and energetic natures of the body.

Techniques used in treatments:

  • Diversified Chiropractic Manipulation
  • Activator Technique
  • Thompson Drop Technique
  • Active Release Technique
  • Orthobionomy
  • Craniosacral Therapy (certified since 2005)
  • Myofascial Unwinding
  • Acupuncture (certified since 2005)
  • Muscle testing with Applied Kinesiology
  • Natural Whole Food Nutrition Education (minimum 20 hours each year obtained)
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Energy/Acupuncture Meridian Balancing

Special Interest: Home & Birth Center Births


Dr. Christine has been fortunate to be allowed to work with area midwives in home and birth center births since 2009 providing craniosacral therapy & chiropractic care assisting with labor progression and healthy delivery of babies.  Dr. Christine also loves working on babies and children that have experienced birth trauma or are having other difficulties including:

  • Birth Trauma
  • Difficulties with nursing
  • Reflux
  • Not sleeping well
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Attention disorders
  • Asymmetrical head shape from fast or difficult labor

Dr. Christine lives north of Milaca with her husband, Noah, and their children, Sophie and Nate, plus many pets & farm animals.  They enjoy growing their own vegetable garden, raising chickens and ducks, and learning more about becoming self-sustaining as a family.  They also enjoy camping and hiking together, especially along the North Shore and all across the country.  Dr. Christine maintains a healthy balance with cooking (veggie loaded recipes with the music going), yoga,exploring exploring her creativity with painting, flower gardening, beading and music in her spare time.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christine, call our clinic at 320-983-2333.