Dr. Shari Aultman focuses on health care for the entire family utilizing holistic care.
She recognizes we, as humans, are intricately woven together as physical, spiritual,
and emotional beings. Dr. Aultman practices a variety of chiropractic techniques
including manual adjustments with a drop-piece table, Activator Technique, Applied
Kinesiology, Sacro Occipital Technique, and Active Release Therapy. Supportive
nutritional counseling, herbal, and lifestyle recommendations are also integral to her
patient care. She utilizes cutting-edge Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) therapy
as well as Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy. Dr. Aultman enjoys
furthering her skills and competencies by frequently training in chiropractic pediatrics,
nutrition, and sports medicine, to name a few.

Dr. Aultman earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1988 from Northwestern
College of Chiropractic (now Northwestern Health Sciences University) after
completing pre-medicine courses at University of Minnesota, Duluth. After college
graduation she practiced chiropractic care in Eden Prairie and Minneapolis, MN until
she moved back to her home town of Grand Rapids, MN. She began practicing
chiropractic care in Grand Rapids in 1992, and in 1997 she expanded into Healing
Hands Chiropractic Center.

As a mother of eight children, she loves and enjoys her family and keeps an active
lifestyle. Among her favorite activities are swimming and downhill, cross-county, and
water skiing. She finds the most joy and fulfillment in both her personal and
professional life by keeping her personal relationship with Jesus Christ as her
Dr. Karen Bates graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree
from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2005. Dr. Bates also graduated
Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Augustana College
in 2002. Dr. Bates addresses health concerns using natural and conservative
approaches. Specializing in Applied Kinesiology, she uses muscle testing to help
diagnose specific needs for each patient. Dr. Bates main goal in treating patients is to
unleash the body’s God-given power to heal itself by reducing neurologic
interference. The spine, as well as the muscles are addressed. She uses manual and
Activator techniques along with a drop-piece table adjusting and nutritional
counseling. She also utilizes Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) as a therapy
modality. Dr. Bates continues to study and utilize FSM since completing the FSM core
training in 2008. She has also started treating patients using the Pulsed
Electromagnetic Field (PEMF). She is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner using
kinesiotape to aid in restoring neuromuscular function as seen in the recent olympics.
Always wanting to learn more in her field, she regularly attends continuing education
seminars focusing on nutrition.

When not at the office, Dr. Bates spends time with her wonderful husband and three
daughters. She enjoys spending time outdoors in her gardens, camping and in the
boat fishing or waterskiing. She is active in her church teaching Sunday school and
singing in the choir.
About Us                                                                                                        
1891 E US HWY 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

(218) 326-0046