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!
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.
Kyra has been working with Eagan Family Chiropractic since 2007, the same year she graduated from Everest Institute. She specializes in medical, sports, and trigger point massages. Some of her most frequent services include the use of hot stones, myofascial cupping, deep tissue, prenatal, improving range of motion and stretching, and TMJ release.
When she is not working, Kyra likes to spend time with her three kids and fiance.
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