Stephanie Dietz, DC CCSP® received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Jamestown College in North Dakota in 2005. She then received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2008 from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Dietz has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physican® by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™. Dr. Dietz enjoys treating patients of all types, but her greatest passions are caring for sports injuries, pediatrics, and maternal care.
Dr. Dietz was born and raised on a farm outside of Mt. Vernon, South Dakota. She grew up helping on the farm and playing sports while attending Mt. Vernon High School. She met her husband, Ben, at Jamestown College and they were married shortly after graduating. They now reside outside New Riegel with their children Tyler and Grace and numerous pets. When Dr. Dietz is not at the clinic or with her family you may find her on the sidelines at Vanlue High School athletic events where she’s been taking care of the student athletes since 2013.
Prior to opening Dietz Chiropractic Dr. Dietz spent time running a satellite clinic as an associate doctor and working as a covering doctor in multiple clinics.
Chiropractors deal with subluxations. A subluxation is a partial or incomplete dislocation of a joint. The contact between the joint surfaces remains, but the relationship is altered in terms of motion and alignment.
A subluxation is a response to stress, whether it be a physical stress (trauma), emotional, or chemical. Muscles get tight. Joints don’t move as they should. Adjacent nerves are irritated. These nerves are part of a nervous system that controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Irritated nerves garble communication between your brain and parts of your body.
Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption.
Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used. Other times an instrument delivers carefully directed energy. Maybe a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted or just one. Sometimes a popping sound is heard. Most patients report a feeling of pressure being relieved.
Newborns, infants, children, pregnant mothers, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.
Extremities. If it’s a joint, it can be adjusted! Chiropractic care is not just for your spine. Knees, ankles, elbows, the TMJ, and ribs (to name a few) are often adjusted, too.