Meet the Team
Your St. Louis Park Chiropractor
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!”
Meet Jason Landry
Excelsior & Grand’s Acupuncturist
I believe that the emerging choices in health care are not alternative in any way, I believe that most available modalities are critical parts of a necessary collective that makes up our healthcare system. In my experience, the integration of eastern and western therapies is essential in the management, prevention, and treatment of disease and injury.
“My goal is to provide an accurate assessment of each patient and their condition. When this is done correctly, specific treatments and protocols can be utilized to help patients in a timely and efficient manner”.
Licensed practitioner in Minnesota and Washington. I completed my Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2009. I was licensed in 2010 and I have been in clinical practice treating complex cases, musculoskeletal injuries, and pain without interruption since that time.
– ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
– CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, NORTHWESTERN HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
– OWNER, LAKE WASHINGTON INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
– LEAD ACUPUNCTURIST, SEATTLE SOUNDERS F.C., JUNE 2016 – 2020
– ACUPUNCTURIST/MEMBER, NEURO & SPINE CONFERENCE OVERTAKE HOSPITAL, JAN 2014 – 2020
Meet Allison Gerstner
Excelsior & Grand’s Masseuse
Allison is a massage therapist licensed in the city of St. Louis Park. She graduated with a Certificate in Therapeutic Massage from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. She also took the courses and exam to be certified as a NeuroMuscular Therapist through the NeuroMuscular Training Center.
Allison was born and raised in Bloomington, MN. She always wanted to go into a health-care profession as a child and decided working with her hands was a great way to start. Allison is determined to do the best she can to help others with her skills and knowledge and believes massage should always be a good experience for the client and works hard to make it a reality. She believes a good massage therapist listens to their client’s concerns to create the best session to help them reach their goals. Whether that be to relax and unwind or help manage any aches or discomfort caused by soft tissue dysfunction in muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
Allison loves to stay busy in her time outside of work at Excelsior and Grand Chiropractic. In addition to working as a massage therapist, she also works part-time at a pet store as she loves animals and thinks it provides the right balance of jobs to keep gaining experience. She often rotates between hobbies such as crocheting, painting, and sculpting. She loves spending time with her friends and family and finding out more about whatever topic currently has her interest.
Move Better. Feel Better.
Contact us today and let’s start this awesome journey!