Our team has provided brain therapy and rehabilitation for many patients in Minnesota and the United States. We've helped professional athletes get back on the field, older adults who have been hurt from a slip and fall, and everyday people who had an accident and sustained concussion. Our staff is dedicated to providing care that truly impacts the way that you live and feel on a daily basis, and you will see this when you step into our clinic.
Unlike other doctors, practitioners, or clinics, we work as a comprehensive team for our patients. Essentially, it is our entire office and team that work together to get you the results you need. Our focus is to offer you the most comprehensive concussion and brain injury care in Minnesota and the USA.
DR. JEREMY SCHMOE
Meet Dr. Jeremy Schmoe (DC DACNB FACFN, FABBIR), a Minnesota doctor and owner of Minnesota Functional Chiropractic & Neurology (MFNC.) He is a leading practitioner who works with patients from all over Minnesota as well as the USA.
Dr. Schmoe is board certified through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and has completed a TBI Certification, he is a fellow in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. He also helps manage patients with complex neuro and metabolic conditions and has completed course work in functional medicine.
In December 2015, he was named Valedictorian for the Carrick Institute/ISCN Traumatic Brain Injury Graduation! He was chosen for having the highest score on the Fellow of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation (FABBIR) exam during the year.
Dr. Schmoe specializes in helping patients who are suffering from concussions and complex brain injuries. He also sees patients with low thyroid issues, leaky gut, autoimmune, food allergies and sensitivities as well as brain gut axis interactions. He is an expert in Chiropractic Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine.
Dr. Schmoe is also a speaker for the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies, where he shares his expertise and presents advice on managing patients with concussion and brain injury. In this role, he teaches and educates other practitioners about clinical applications in functional neurology. He has also lectured for the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, Northwestern Health Science University, University of Minnesota Sports Performance Program and various patient support groups. He has worked with multiple professional athletes with complex injuries and persistent post concussive symptoms. He is also on the leadership team for Functional Neuro Orthopedics (FNOR). He is a highly innovative rehabilitation specialist that draws from a diverse wealth of clinical experience gained from years of clinical experience in the areas of sports and neurorehabilitation. Jeremy’s introduction to FNOR came as a patient and practitioner when after having undergone multiple surgeries and years of failed rehabilitation attempts, he finally achieved relief from a persistent shoulder condition that ended his baseball career. Jeremy brings a wealth of neuro rehabilitation experience, particularly in the areas of vestibular and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation (incl. concussion.) He personally has had injuries from whiplash skiing accidents that lead to debilitating vertigo and dizziness in 2011-2014. He has developed innovate exercises and rehabilitation based on his personal experience with concussion injuries.
The Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies
It’s important to note that Dr. Schmoe's most recent and ongoing education is with the world renowned Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies where he has recently completed a 350-hour Concussion, Vestibular and Brain Injury series of study. In addition to this course he has completed over 1,600 hours of courses, as well as lectured on various topics including: Neuron Theory, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nervous System, Head and Face Pain, Movement Disorders, Vestibular Dysfunction, Autonomic Dysfunction and Cerebellar Disease. He has also completed courses in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Mastering Brain Chemistry, Mastering the Thyroid, Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Connections, Environmental Autoimmune Triggers, Neuro-development of the Brain, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Brain Gut Axis Applications, Complexity of Gluten Sensitivity and The Neuro Immunology of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.
The Carrick Institute is headed by Dr. Ted Carrick, who is a leading brain researcher. Dr. Carrick has made ground-breaking discoveries in neurological disorders and is seen as a leading expert in his field, working with neurological disorders for over 37 years. Dr. Ted Carrick’s research and teaching has led to huge changes in the field of brain based therapy and clinical neurology, which has improved the lives of countless patients suffering from brain related injuries and disorders all over the world.
DR. ERIK REIS
Erik Reis is a Chiropractic Physician and board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist specializing in the neurology of human movement. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University, graduating with magna cum laude honors. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in human motor performance in both athletic and therapeutic settings. He is currently completing his certification in the functional neurological rehabilitation of traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and vestibular disorders, having completed over 700 hours of additional study utilizing clinical applications and therapeutic interventions.
At MFNC, he primarily focuses on neurological rehabilitation and increasing human physiologic function. He emphasizes pain management and improving movement by utilizing corrective exercises, gait retaining protocols, and individualized neuromuscular training programs. He utilizes comprehensive nutritional and metabolic testing to address potentially limiting dysfunctions of the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. The connection between neurological function and nutritional status is essential to undersand how to fully maximize brain function, which is why he takes a multi-faceted approach to improving the brain health and overall wellness.
Dr. Reis spends his time outside of the office by writing music and playing competitive sports. He is an avid hockey and soccer fan.
DR. LORI JOKINEN
MFNC is excited to welcome Dr. Lori Jokinen to the staff!
Dr. Lori Jokinen is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in nutrition, pediatrics, maternal care and acupuncture. She earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic degree and acupuncture certification from Northwestern Health Sciences University, graduating with cum laude honors. She holds a Certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics and is currently working toward a diplomate in clinical nutrition. Dr. Lori completed her undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She has completed course work for Apex Energetics Nutrition and in addition to her nutrition study is learning functional neurological rehabilitation for neurodevelopment issues in children including ADHD, ADD and Autism. In addition to working in pediatrics, Dr. Lori has a passion for working with individuals with low thyroid symptoms and autoimmune issues.
Dr. Lori can help with issues pertaining to pediatrics, material care, nutrition counseling, functional medicine and thyroid health including solutions for: colic, ear infections, frequent colds, acid reflux, sleep, ADD/ADHD, asthma, food sensitivities and more.
DR. KASSIE KAAS
Dr. Kassie Kaas earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she graduated with honors. After graduating, she spent a year with AmeriCorps developing a community based health and wellness program in rural West Virginia. While completing this project, Dr. Kassie decided that chiropractic care was how she wanted to help people recover from their chronic health issues and achieve a better quality of life. She earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University, graduating with cum laude honors. During her time in Chiropractic College, Dr. Kassie served as the President of the Functional Neurology Club for 5 trimesters, helping other students discover and expand their knowledge of functional neurology. Dr. Kassie also obtained extra training in applied kinesiology, pediatric care, nutrition, and functional medicine. She is currently working toward becoming Board Certified in Functional Neurology and has completed over 200 hours of education in functional neurology. Additionally, she has attended numerous Apex Energetics educational classes focused on Brain Chemistry, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Food Sensitivities, Autoimmunity, and the Brain-Gut Axis. She is always excited for opportunities to continue her education so that she can better serve patients. She believes that by combining multiple areas of study, a bigger impact can be made when it comes to helping people reach true health.