Area residents now have more choices when it comes to chiropractic care.
Dr. Grant Morlock recently joined Drs.Pierre and Susan Constantin of Blaine Chiropractic Center earlier this month, specializing in sports chiropractic and gentle treatments for infants and children.
Morlock completed his pre-chiropractic studies at Gustavus Adophus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where he played soccer as a member of the Gustavus Men’s varsity soccer program and graduated with honors in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in psychology.
In 2009, he earned his doctorate in chiropractic and bachelor of science in human biology from Western State Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated magna cum laude.
He also trained in diversified adjusting, the classic chiropractic technique that employs manual adjustments to align the spine and is certified in the Graston technique, which employs soft tissue therapy using a stainless steel instrument and massage to relieve scar tissue and also “trigger points” or areas of acute pain, especially in the upper neck area.
“A lot of people have that, especially those who have desk jobs,” he said. “There’s a lot of slouching and rolling the shoulders forward as people tend to have their monitors tilted forward.”
He also participated in the chiropractic sports medicine outreach at WSCC where he provided chiropractic care, stretching, taping, first aid and soft tissue therapies for a variety of sports.
He moved to Blaine with his wife Megan, after she was accepted into the graduate program for political science at University of British Columbia. After living here only a few months, Morlock said they might be “stuck.”
“I think we’ve decided we want to stay here for a long time,” he said, citing the area’s beauty and dynamic community. “We love it here. We’re hoping to make this our home.”
Morlock said he enjoys running, playing soccer, golfing, skiing and fishing in his spare time. Growing up with a father who practiced chiropractic in his family practice in Moorhead, Minnesota, Morlock said he received chiropractic adjustments from an early age. As a result, he attributes his health and well-being as well as avoidance of injuries partly to those treatments.
“The adjustment is one of the greatest tools we can employ,” he said. “It does quite a bit for the muscular and nervous system.”
Morlock’s hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. He is also available by appointment. Blaine Chiropractic Center is located at 245 H Street in Blaine and can be reached by calling 332-1086.