Meet The Team
SHELLY RECER, D.C.
Dr. Shelly Recer, D.C. was trained in chiropractic at Northwestern Health Science University and graduated in 1996. After working with another chiropractic doctor for a couple years, she opened Healing Touch Wellness Center in 1998. Dr. Shelly is especially interested in addressing children's issues — starting with new borns.
She treats children and entire families. Dr. Shelly is a mother of six terrific kids — all receive regular treatment since the day they were born. Moms and Dads love coming to the office, too, because it’s so friendly towards kids and they can acheive their health goals too — all at one location. Dr. Shelly has great success with conditions that are both new and older ones that have not responded to other treatments. Injuries, accidents, and chronic repetitive symptoms are all treated with excellent success.
Dr. Shelly understands the specific needs of women who are pregnant and chiropractic care can be quite helpful during each trimester. During pregnancy, the center of gravity changes, putting stress on the spine. Many women find their labor shorter and experience less discomfort if they have received chiropractic care during their pregnancy.
Getting new borns off to a healthy start, Dr. Shelly recommends starting babies with gentle chiropractic treatments to build a healthy immune system, as well as ward off other common childhood ailments.
Dr. Shelly says…
"My goal for you is to improve the state of health you are in. This is different for everyone. There are so many ways to improve how you feel and how your body works. I like to add to the adjustments with nutritional and vitamin supplements, essential oils, exercises, and lifestyle changes. There are many facets to you and all need to be addressed. Your body has the ability to make changes and heal itself — we just have to figure out a way to make that happen for you. I would like to give you natural options for your health."
Dr. Shelly’s practice continues to grow. She has changed the name of her Eagan chiropractic practice to be “Eagan Family Chiropractic and Massage” to better reflect the services offered. Dr. Shelly continues to educating patients on back care and overall healthy life practices, including services focusing on patient weight loss and nutrition.
PAM HADLER, D.C.
Dr. Pam Hadler received her B.S. from Winona State University and completed her chiropractic studies at Northwestern College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1997. She owned a family wellness chiropractic clinic for many years, went part-time to spend more time with her kids and is excited to be back in action at Eagan Family Chiropractic & Massage.
Dr. Pam has her fellowship with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, specializing in children’s health and wellness. She also has a passion for sports and helping people of all ages live their very best life!!
Dr. Pam lives in Farmington with her husband Jeff and 3 kids – Jenna, Conner & Ava. She enjoys playing volleyball, working out, scrapbooking and gardening.
TARA WATKINS, D.C., A.T.C.
Dr. Tara Watkins received her Bachelors in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and has worked with a variety of athletes ranging from high school to collegiate. After undergrad, she pursued her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University, graduating in 2018.
While she was in chiropractic school, she studied an array of different specialties, but continued to focus on sports medicine. Dr. Tara is certified in FAKTR, RockTape, and has studied Myofascial Release techniques for treating musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Tara started her chiropractic career in New Hampshire, treating the population of Manchester and surrounding cities. She loves focusing on the athletic and physically active population because of the opportunities these patients bring for a diverse treatment of care. Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior or someone who would like to move more, Dr. Tara wants to help you!
When Dr. Tara is not working, she is either spending time with friends and family or enjoying the beautiful outdoors! She loves to hike and run with her boyfriend, Matt, and their energetic dog, Rhea. She also loves to read a good book or snuggle up on the couch with her cat, Nessi.
Hello, my name is Veronica. I am the Chiropractic Assistant at Eagan Family Chiropractic and Massage. I will help you schedule appointments and direct you where to go in our clinic. I will also help with any Insurance questions or general informational questions you may have.
When I am not working at Eagan Family Chiropractic and massage, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons watching MN Wild hockey, golfing and traveling. I am so fortunate to have found my new work home here with Dr. Shelly. Seeing our patients heal is truly an amazing gift, and I look forward to helping you achieve your best you!
Anne comes to us with a high level of expertise in the chiropractic and insurance field, making her the perfect addition to the Eagan Family Chiropractic & Massage team. After 15+ years of not having answers to her chronic pain and fatigue, Anne was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and other co infections in March of 2020.
Through a holistic Lyme Disease protocol, chiropractic, and other modalities her two boys, Gavin (18) and Gabriel (15) are finally getting their mom back and are so thankful for that!
Outside of our friendly office, Anne enjoys spending time with her family, attempting DIY projects, photography, shopping, and personal development. Anne looks forward to serving the patients of Eagan Family Chiropractic & Massage and is happy to be a part of their team!
INSURANCE & COLLECTIONS ACCOUNTS SPECIALIST
Debora started her career in the world of chiropractic in 2000. Her first position was a part-time position as an insurance and collection account specialist. As she experienced and gained more knowledge of chiropractic care, she knew this was her new journey. Over the years Debora has served as a Front Desk Coordinator, Chiropractic Assistant and Manager and Insurance and Collections Accounts Specialist.
Deb is married to her wonderful husband and has 4 children, 2 son-in laws and an energetic grandson.
Hobbies are: Hosting family and friends, sewing and crafts, music choir and piano, golfing, decorating, walking and traveling.
Holly graduated from St. Olaf College in 2020, and is now working at EFCM with her mother, Dr. Shelly, and the rest of the team. Her favorite thing to do is creating art, including the children’s book that she and Dr. Shelly worked on together, I Love You to Infinity. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, drawing and painting, and spending time with her partner and cat.
REHAB EXERCISE SPECIALIST
Tracy completed her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of MN. She has experience training with diverse populations of varying ages,from high level athletes to those dealing with acute injuries or chronic conditions. Tracy’s main goal is to provide an individualised plan to our patients so they can learn how to manage their healing and enjoy all of their hobbies and interests.
Tracy enjoys music, travel and being outside all year round. My family is the most important part of my life.
My name is Nicole. I am a massage therapist here at Eagan Family Chiropractic and Massage. I studied Professional Massage Therapy at Everest Institute in Eagan and graduated in 2008. I have been working with Dr. Shelly since 2008. I like helping our patients feel better. I reside in Eagan with my husband and kids.
Megan joined the Eagan Family Chiropractic and Massage team in March of 2021. She graduated from the advanced therapeutic massage program at St. Paul College in 2009 and has been practicing massage ever since. Megan is passionate about her career because helping people is very rewarding to her.
She specializes in combining different modalities including trigger point, hot stone, myofascial release, passive range of motion, craniosacral, deep tissue, reflexology, and stretching to treat each clients individual needs and goals, such as reducing pain and inflammation, increasing range of motion, promoting healing and circulation, and releasing stress and tension from the body. Megan grew up in Apple Valley and now resides in Eagan with her family. When Megan is not practicing massage, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter, biking, rollerblading, hiking, swimming, ice skating, and skiing.
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