Dr. James J. Thor – Norfolk Office
Dr. James J. Thor, a native to northeast Nebraska currently resides in Norfolk where he is approaching thirty years in private practice.
Before beginning his career as a chiropractor, Dr. Thor attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in both biology and chemistry in 1982. Following graduation, Dr. Thor continued his studies at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic where he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in 1985.
In addition to his formal training, Dr. Thor continued to pursue other avenues of academia which included the development of the Limited Radiography Program for the state of Nebraska which allows all medical staff the ability to better themselves through continuing education resulting in the certification to take x-rays in a medical setting. In addition to the aforementioned, Dr. Thor was granted post-graduate faculty status with Palmer College to teach limited radiography. Rounding out his academic achievements, in 1988 Dr. Thor authored the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Associations Practice guidelines in alignment with Nebraska’s state laws and national trends. As a result of his efforts, his work on the subject became the paradigm for all other states.
Dr. Randy D. Barnes – Norfolk Office
My name is Randy D. Barnes, D.C. I am a 2004 graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College. I am also a graduate from the University of Nebraska Kearney and served four years in the United States Marine Corps. After years of education and hands-on experience, my wife and I decided to practice and raise our family in the Norfolk area.
I treat everyone from infants to seniors, athletes to weekend warriors. I also have an extensive knowledge in the treatment and management of Personal Injury cases. All of my cases are handled in a multi-disciplinary fashion, i.e., neurologic, orthopedic, and diagnostic testing.
Dr. Calvin Thor – West Point Office
A native of Norfolk, NE, Dr. Calvin J. Thor is back to serve his community. He graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School in 2006, attended SDSU & UNO before making his way to Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS. He graduated in April of 2013 and soon began with Creekwood Chiropractic. He is a firm believer that the body is capable of healing itself and would love to help you reach your full health potential. He is currently taking appointments in Norfolk and West Point.
Dr. Chelsie Englund – West Point Office
Dr. Chelsie grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA where she also continued her athletic career as a participant on the volleyball team. She then continued her chiropractic education at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. At Palmer, Dr. Chelsie served as a Diagnosis Teaching Assistant and Clinical Radiology Technician Assistant. She also enjoyed volunteering her time serving as a teaching assistant in the Pediatric classes. She currently enjoys playing coed volleyball, competitive women’s league, running with her dog, and being with family, especially her daughter Londyn. Dr. Chelsie takes great pride and joy in her career as a chiropractor helping others get their lives back and restoring health!
Dr. Chelsie's chiropractic story began as a high school athlete, when she was unable to run track or long jump without severe low back pain. She had exhausted all conservative treatment routes but nothing helped her as well as chiropractic care did! With a few chiropractic adjustments she was back on her feet and able to run and jump with little to no pain! From that day forward, Dr. Chelsie decided she too wanted to help and serve others through chiropractic.
Dr. Chelsie uses many different forms of chiropractic care tailored to each individual. Among those techniques, she is certified in Webster Technique for Prenatal care and will be completing her full certification in Pediatric and Family care in the near future. However, Dr. Chelsie loves seeing patients of ALL ages! Although Dr. Chelsie has always had a passion for helping the little ones, it wasn't until she did her chiropractic mission trip in Fiji during her studies at Palmer that she truly fell in love with chiropractic care for kids. There she learned the true power of what chiropractic could do for children and decided to extend her education through the ICPA.
Dr. Chelsie is Nationally Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Part I-IV & Physiotherapy) as well as licensed by the Nebraska Board of Chiropractic and is a member of the Nebraska Chiropractic Association. She is currently also a member of the ICA and International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is the NE District Representative for Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Chelsie would be honored to serve you and your family!
Dr. James Zielinski – Neligh Office
Dr Zielinski graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2007.“I began my pursuit of Chiropractic in the military, where I proudly served 15 years. Later, as a patient in the Department of Defense test trials of Chiropractic care for military personnel, it had such a profound impact on my life and personal health that I decided to pursue it as a career field so that I could introduce this wonderful philosophy and practice to others, as I had previously been unfamiliar with it.I know many people still are unfamiliar with or poorly informed about it. I began my career by going to college while still in the Army on active duty and eventually left the army to pursue my graduate degree, which required a full time commitment.”
Dr. Zielinski utilizes many differing manual techniques including Gonstead technique and Diversified. He also employs myofascial release techniques and other soft tissue modalities to help patients achieve their best results. Dr Zielinski believes in taking a whole person approach to health care as the body is a perfectly integrated system and therefore more than just a collection of independent parts. He believes that optimal health is the state of homeostasis where all of the body is working as close as ideal for that individual as possible, all systems in concert, and not just the absence of pain or symptoms. Dr Zielinski likes to take the time to evaluate each patient on each visit and do what is most appropriate for the greatest gains and best outcomes for that patient each time he sees them.
Dr Zielinski has had practices in Anchorage, Alaska and Ogden, Utah before coming to Neligh. He also did clinic work in Manaus Brazil in 2007 working with indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest and residents of Manaus as an extra addition to his clinical training. He is very experienced in providing Chiropractic care and coordinating with other aspects and providers of healthcare.
Dr Zielinski finished training in Acupuncture in December of 2016 and graduated with a diploma from the University of Western States in Acupuncture. He has since added Acupuncture to his arsenal of healing arts and accepts Acupuncture patients in the Neligh office
• Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs CO
• Doctor of ChiropracticPalmer College of Chiropractic
• Physiotherapy Palmer College of Chiropractic
• AcupunctureUniversity of Western States
• Affiliations and Memberships
• Veteran's of Foreign Wars, Neligh NE
• American Legion , Neligh NE
• Neligh Chamber of Commerce
• Neligh Nebraska Economic DevelopmentBoard
Dr. Alicia Schieffer – Norfolk Office
Dr. Schieffer grew up in Yankton, South Dakota and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Spanish at the University of South Dakota with a passion for holistic healthcare. After studying abroad in Spain, Dr. Schieffer pursued her passion for spinal and nervous system health at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City with a specialization in treating spinal disc and radiating pain disorders including disc herniations, sciatica, piriformis syndrome and scoliosis. Following her desire to practice in the Midwest, she has grown to love the small town values Nebraska has to offer and has enjoyed meeting the amazing people in and around Norfolk. In her spare time, Dr. Schieffer enjoys spending time with her family and two Chihuahuas and enjoys staying active at the gym and training for marathons. Dr. Schieffer has a passion for treating entire families, women’s health, pregnancy, athletes, and children, including sports physicals and scoliosis screening. Dr. Schieffer is now accepting patients at the Norfolk office and offering complimentary consultations! She accepts walk-ins and all insurances, including United Health Care and Care Credit.