DR. HILARY PATZER
Dr. Patzer’s number one goal is to support athletes in achieving their highest level of competition. She is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist based out of 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 has recently completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in order to deepen her comprehension and mastery for her patients benefit. She is driven by empowerment through, growth, health and movement.
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 overtrained 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 in Minnesota, with a background in brain health, pain management and hormonal regulation. 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 and everyday life.
In the past, Sophia competed in swimming, diving and dance. However, her appreciation and passion for acupuncture came from personal tragedy. Acupuncture was crucial to her full recovery from a snowboarding accident and a life-threatening car accident 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.
Iris is a certified massage therapist with a deep understanding of a variety of manual techniques including Sports, Swedish, and Deep Tissue Massage. She is passionate about facilitating the recovery process for individuals and athletes, helping them reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
Suffering from sports injuries as a teen led Iris 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, her work is deeply influenced by an understanding of the whole person. This allows her to intuitively adjust her work to fit the needs of the individual. She continues to add to her knowledge base and is currently pursuing a degree in Clinical Sports Massage.