About Dr. Flatgard
Your St. Louis Park Chiropractor
Get to know Dr. Flatgard
Doctor of Chiropractic
Born & raised in Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Flatgard enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid camper/adventure enthusiast and can often be found cheering on all Minnesota sports teams, especially the Vikings! She proudly served 8 years in the Army National Guard and volunteered in the nutrition department at the VA hospital in Minneapolis. In addition to running her own clinic, she helps run the Human Performance Center at Northwestern Health Sciences University, where she provides sports nutrition counseling to many sports teams across Minnesota and helps teach and mentor several future chiropractors in active care treatment!
She is your go-to evidence-based chiropractor in St. Louis Park, specializing in soft tissue treatment & nutrition supplementation. She is a full-body certified ART (Active Release Technology) & Graston Technique provider and is currently working to obtain her CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) certification and M.S in Exercise Science.
Certificates & Qualifications
After serving eight years in the Army National Guard as a communications specialist, she earned her BAS in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Flatgard went on to earn her Doctorate in Chiropractics from Northwestern Health Sciences University. She started Excelsior & Grand Chiropractic in June of 2018 and is in the process of completing a two year Sports & Nutrition Chiropractic fellowship at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She is also a level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach, a Full Body Certified Active Release Technique and Graston technique Provider.
Meet Liya Sandberg, L.Ac, M.Ac
Excelsior & Grand’s Acupuncturist
Liya is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and licensed with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN.
While at Northwestern, Liya interned at many different clinic sites where she gained experience in treating a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to anxiety and stress, digestive issues, headaches and migraines, menstrual issues, musculoskeletal pain and injuries, and insomnia and sleep disturbances.
Liya was born in China and raised in Minnetonka, MN. Her diverse background and caring nature are what led to her interest in healthcare. After experiencing first-hand the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Liya fell in love with the medicine. She loved the holistic approach to healing and promoting the body’s natural healing abilities. Liya is a very compassionate and warm-hearted practitioner who takes the time to listen to her patients and address all of their concerns and questions to provide the best possible care for them.
In her free time, Liya enjoys staying active and being outdoors. In her past, she has trained for and ran two half marathons. She also enjoys relaxing with a good book, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Meet Gabi Cacciotti
Excelsior & Grand’s Rockstar Chiropractic Assistant
Gabi is a Madison, Wisconsin native… Go Badgers! I am an avid college basketball fan, especially during March Madness.
Gabi goes the extra mile to make sure our patients are taking care of. She is always happy to answer any questions and is here to make sure that your experience at Excelsior & Grand Chiropractic is one of a kind.
“When you see me at E&G, I will most likely be drinking coffee and greeting you with a smile through my face mask. I look forward to meeting you all at your next appointment with Dr. Heather!”
Move Better. Feel Better.
Contact us today and let’s start this awesome journey!