The Doctor

Jeff Brist, D.C.,

Dr. Jeff Brist has been practicing holistic health care in Minnesota for over 20 years. He was born in Roseau, Minnesota, and grew up in the Midway district of St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul Central High School. He attended church at Fourth Baptist in Minneapolis during junior Jeff Bristhigh and high school, and went to Pillsbury Baptist Bible College. Intending to become a pastor, he attended Central Baptist Theological Seminary for two years. However, when he felt that God was not calling him into the ministry, he began to search for his true calling. He developed an interest in chiropractic and enrolled in pre-chiropractic courses at local community colleges. He went to Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota (now Northwestern Health Sciences University) and graduated in 1987. In 1988 he established his own practice in Golden Valley; the clinic relocated to Champlin in 2001 where Dr. Brist continues to deepen his understanding as a chiropractor and alternative medicine pratictioner in order to more effectively help his patients. Dr. Brist has five children.

Education

  • 1987 – Northwestern College of Chiropractic
    Doctorate of Chiropractic
  • 1983 – North Hennepin Community College
    Pre-chiropractic studies
  • 1979 – Central Baptist Theological Seminary
    Ministerial studies
  • 1978 – Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
    Bachelor of Arts, Bible

Experience

  • 1987 - 2001:
    Private practice Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 2001 – present:
    Private practice in Champlin, Minnesota

Licensures, Certifications, and Post-Doctoral Training

  • Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, Minnesota
  • Certified in Brimhall Ten Steps to Wellness protocol
  • Certified in Active Release Techniques
  • Extensive post-doctoral training in applied kinesiology and sports chiropractic (4,000+ hours)

Hobbies and Leisure Activities

  • Hunting and hiking
  • Karate and self defense
  • Weight lifting and physical training

Contributions to Chiropractic and Community Health

  • Community Education Instructor for Anoka-Hennepin ISD 11
  • Mentor to doctors of chiropractic and naturopathy in wellness protocols
  • Collaborated with Nutrition Dynamics on development of two nutritional supplements
  • Former adjunct professor, Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Former preceptor, Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Host of "Health Spot," formerly heard on WCTS-FM, "The Bible Station"
  • Former leader of motion palpation club at Northwestern College of Chiropractic
  • Received a Lifetime Scholarship from Motion Palpation Institute for contributions to the advancement of scientifically based chiropractic diagnostic techniques.
  • Clinical research: participant in two studies published in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.