A good chiropractor can be hard to come by, but at The Brost Clinic, you know you’re getting the best chiropractic, acupuncture and natural health care because clinic founder and CEO, Dr. Barbro Brost, has carefully selected our award-winning team for their aptitude and attitude. The team is dedicated to the highest quality service, which has won a number of awards throughout the years, including multiple Best Chiropractor awards, as voted by readers of Lake Minnetonka Magazine and the Wayzata Sun Sailor Newspaper, along with several nominations for Best Chiropractic Clinic in Plymouth Magazine. You can read on below to find the right chiropractor for you, or call now and one of our Chiropractic Assistants will help you choose your perfect chiropractor.
Dr. Barbro Brost, D.C.
A native of Sweden whose first six years of chiropractic practice took place in Stockholm, Dr. Brost views health care through Europe’s more holistic prism, yet she understands firsthand the toll that American lifestyles exact on our health.
After completing her pre-med studies in Stockholm, Dr. Brost graduated in 1979 from Northwestern College of Chiropractic, which is now Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. She went on to complete a three-year diplomat program in neurology and certification in acupuncture while continually studying clinical nutrition at the postgraduate level.
She co-founded the Brost Clinic in 1985 and Advanced Back Technology, an adjunct practice that served patients with severe disc problems, in 2002. In 2008, Dr. Brost received the “Alumnus of the Year” Award from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Also in 2008, The Brost Clinic received the Five Star Office Award for offering excellent patient service. The Brost Clinic expanded into a modern 7,400 square foot facility in 2009 and is now one of the largest chiropractic & natural health care clinics in the Midwest.
Valued by patients for her nurturing manner and far-reaching competencies, Dr. Brost treats a wide variety of health problems and bodily injuries, often solving complicated riddles that have not responded to other forms of health care. Dr. Brost has selected a team of chiropractors and works closely with them on more complex cases. Everyone on the Brost team works with the philosophy of treating the source of health problems to eliminate the symptoms and fully resolve conditions so patients receive the most optimum outcome. Our goal is to coach each patient to optimum health.
Dr. Ryan Elton, D.C.
A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and summa cum laude graduate of what was then Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Dr. Elton came to the Brost Clinic in 1998 as an intern. He showed great promise as a doctor and was hired as an associate after his 1999 graduation as a doctor of chiropractic. In 2005, Dr. Elton received his board certification in acupuncture. In 2014, he became certified as a medical examiner on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners., to perform DOT exams.
Although he is in general practice treating all ages and conditions, Dr. Elton sees many athletes who find truth in his claim that chiropractic does more than correct aches and pains; a properly aligned spine enhances sports performance and reduces the risk of injury. A father of three, he also treats many children and young adults.
Commonly known as “The Golf Doctor”, Dr. Elton”s true passion is working with golfers to lower their handicaps. He is a scratch golfer and his college team annually ranked among the nation”s top five. He conducts golf seminars from the perspectives of both a doctor and a golfer, stressing “The most important piece of golf equipment is your body”.
Dr. Caroline Brost-Sailer, D.C.
Dr. Caroline Brost-Sailer was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but moved to Minnesota with her family when she was four years old. She is the daughter of Dr. Barbro Brost and Dr. Gerald Brost, the founders of The Brost Clinic. Dr. Caroline has lived the chiropractic lifestyle all her life with regular adjustments, organic food, natural supplements and exercise. She is walking proof that natural healthcare works.
She grew up in Medina and went to Orono Schools. She Graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in Psychology and went on to complete a four year doctorate in chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2006. She also did parallel studies in Acupuncture and received her acupuncture certificate in 2007. Dr. Caroline is certified in the Activator technique and low force instrument adjustment technique.
Dr. Caroline Brost-Sailer treats families and individuals of all ages combining chiropractic, acupuncture and natural supplements for a complete health approach. Her specialties include treating car accident related injuries and her passion is natural healthcare for children. As a mother of three young children, Dr. Caroline understands the importance of receiving chiropractic care throughout pregnancy and loves to treat infants and children of all ages.
Dr. Shawn Sailer, D.C.
Dr. Shawn Sailer was born in Mandan, North Dakota. His job in operations at an oil refinery brought him to Minnesota in 2000. Soon thereafter, he decided that natural health care was his calling and went back to school to pursue his dream of being a doctor of chiropractic.
Dr. Sailer graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in April of 2009 and went on to complete his certification in acupuncture in May 2009. He worked with Dr. Jay Greenberg in Redwing, MN before joining The Brost Clinic in April of 2009.
Dr. Sailer works with athletes and people who want to improve their overall health. He specializes in nutrition, weight loss, and sports related injuries. After continued studies, Dr. Sailer achieved status as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) with the ACBSP, making him an expert at improving athletic performance, reducing injury, and treating sports injuries. Having three beautiful children, Dr. Sailer promotes the importance of family and child wellness.
Dr. Laura Zaker, D.C.
Dr. Laura Kate Zaker was born and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota. Being a chiropractic patient since age 5, Dr. Zaker always knew she wanted to be a doctor of chiropractic. She worked towards that dream graduating in 2006 from St. Olaf College with a degree in Biology and graduating in 2009 from Northwestern Health Sciences University as a doctor of chiropractic. Dr. Zaker is also board certified in acupuncture.
As a fast-pitch softball pitcher throughout college, Dr. Zaker can relate to athletes’ musculo-skeletal issues. She enjoys working with athletes and knows from experience how chiropractic can improve athletic performance and avoid injury.
Dr. Zaker is married with a teenage step-daughter and two young sons. Dr. Zaker had always had a passion for pediatric chiropractic, but that passion grew even more after experiencing pregnancy and the birth of her children. Dr. Zaker is well trained in the Webster Technique, allowing her to help women with pregnancy issues and easing the birth process.
Dr. Zaker is The Brost Clinic’s only Spanish speaking doctor and had an opportunity to practice these skills while doing volunteer chiropractic work in Costa Rica for 3 weeks in June 2009. During the experience, she treated patients of all ages and saw a complexity of cases. She has also done volunteer work at an orphanage in Mexico.