DR. HILARY PATZER
Dr. Hilary Patzer’s number one goal is to support athletes in achieving their highest level of performance and athletic success. She is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her tools of the trade also include being a Level lll Fascial Stretch Specialist and certified in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Neurokinetic Therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2018 in order to deepen her comprehension and mastery for her patients benefit. She in now pursuing a second master’s degree which is in Health Coaching and Performance. Hilary is driven by empowerment through, growth, health and movement. She currently serves as the Sports Acupuncturist for the Minnesota Vikings and treats professional, elite, college and high school athletes from various sports.
Hilary was a two-time NCAA Division 1 All American Nordic Ski Racer. She raced with the U.S. Ski Team for 3 years. As a competitive skier, Hilary over trained and acupuncture was the one thing that brought her back to a whole, healthy person and athlete. She continues to train and compete in ski races, marathons, and triathlons. She competed in the Ironman World Championship and the Boston Marathon. Her competitive experience provides her with unique understanding of what pushing the body to its limit means and how acupuncture can aid the athlete’s body.
Sophia is a licensed acupuncturist with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and post-graduate training in functional neurology through the Carrick Institute. With a strong educational background in neuroscience and her own personal experience with traumatic brain injury, Sophia is passionate about helping support others to optimize their brain health, traumatic brain injury recovery, neurodegenerative disorders and finding relief from pain. With a focus on the nervous system, Sophia is motivated by exploring and strengthening the relationship between an individual’s conscious experience of their body, and the body’s deeper operative systems. She seeks to work with patients to discover how to harness this relationship for control and precision in athletic pursuits, overall wellbeing and everyday life.
In the past, Sophia competed in swimming, diving and dance. However, her appreciation and passion for acupuncture came from using it to heal her own nervous system first from nerve damage following a mild snowboarding injury, and later after a life-threatening car accident resulting in a severe traumatic brain injury, from which she had to relearn how to walk, swallow and dress. She is now dedicated to helping others experience the same profound impact of acupuncture and applied clinical neuroscience to bring freedom and ease into their lives.
Iris is a certified massage therapist with a deep understanding of a variety of manual techniques including Sports, Swedish, and Deep Tissue Massage. She holds a degree in Clinical Sports Massage and frequently works with professional athletes and sports related injuries.
Iris is passionate about facilitating the recovery process for her clients, helping them reach their goals and improve their quality of life. Suffering from sports injuries as a teen led her on a journey of healing through massage and other manual bodywork. Fascinated with the body’s ability to heal, she knew she had found her calling. As a massage therapist, Iris enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and uses a holistic approach which allows her to intuitively adjust her work to fit the needs of the individual leading them along the road to optimum health.
Emily graduated from CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy school in 2013 from the East West Program. Learning both western based massage therapy and shiatsu skills. In the last six years she’s worked with college and pro athletes. She’s worked in many different settings doing massage including chiropractor clinics, spas, wellness centers, high end hotels, Pilates and physical therapy studios. She enjoys working with people who have specific injuries and issues going on in their body. Emily specializes in deep tissue and sports massage. Using firm pressure and techniques such as muscle stripping, cross fiber friction, trigger point therapy and range of motion exercises as well as stretches in a session. She often incorporates elements of shiatsu and Thai massage into a session to help energy flow through the body. She was originally drawn to massage as a career to help people take for themselves and heal from pain.
Through the years of doing massage Emily was seeing a number of postural related ailments and wanted another tool to help her client base. She sought out a movement practice that would not only strengthen her own body but help her current and future client base. She graduated from Polestar Pilates Program in the winter of 2018. She’s found a strong love in teaching Pilates and learning a new way of looking at the body. Pilates is movement practice that helps energy flow and reduce pain while strengthening and lengthening the tissue.
She's excited to join the JADA team and looks forward to learning from everyone at JADA~