Minneapolis-area Chiropractic Clinic: Kelly ChiropracticGwendolyn E. Kelly-Kohnke, DC
8421 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 220
Golden Valley, MN 55426
Phone: (763) 231-0143
Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®

Chiropractor Dr. Gwen KellyAbout Dr. Gwen

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Chiropractic Care:

Dr. Gwen practices Diversified chiropractic.  Diversified chiropractors use as many different techniques as possible to treat patients.  This allows her to develop a treatment plan that will address each patient's specific needs, and allow her to include many different aspects of health. Exercise, stretching, nutrition, and sleeping habits are all important to look at when evaluating health, and are often a part of treatment plans in her office. 

At Kelly Chiropractic, P.A., Dr. Gwen will help you learn about chiropractic, your health, and things you can do to improve and maintain your health. She does a complete history and exam in order to find the proper diagnosis.  Treatment usually includes a chiropractic adjustment.  These adjustments are gentle and non-invasive.  There are, however, adjustment techniques that are even more gentle and can be used for infants, pregnant women, and osteoporotic patients. Treatment may also include modalities such as: heat, ice, interferential muscle stimulation, biphasic muscle stimulation, microcurrent, high volt muscle stimulation, Russian muscle stimulation, soft tissue massage, friction massage, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, PI stretching, RI stretching, myofascial release, lymph drainage, trigger point therapy (TPT), mobilization, strength and aerobic exercise, and neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) re-education.



Dr. Gwendolyn E. Kelly-Kohnke is a Doctor of Chiropractic (D. C.) and has a B.S. in Human Biology, both from Northwestern College of Chiropractic (NWCC), Bloomington, MN.  She took Acupuncture at the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MCAOM), Bloomington, MN, and is certified to practice Acupuncture by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE).  NWCC and MCAOM are both a part of Northwestern Health Sciences University.  She also has a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, where she majored in Psychology.  Dr. Kelly-Kohnke is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®.  She is CPR/AED certified and Safe Sport trained. 



Dr. Gwen was a member and volunteer coach for Moms on the Run (Northwest Metro Mom's on the Run) from April 2015- april 2020.  She joined Mom's on the run in April of 2015, started hosting polar club in Nov. 2015, and started volunteer coaching spring of 2017. She has coached interval classes, distance class, and polar club for Mom's on the Run.  She was the Marathon/extreme distance class and the trail running class coach for the spring 2019 season.  Since joining Mom's on the Run, she has run many races.  Her races include Ragnar (Great River) 2016 and Ragnar Chicago (2017), several 5K races,  10K races, 10 mile races, half marathon races, and a marathon race. 

Dr. Gwen is a member of TRECs (Trail Runners of Elm Creek-since fall 2018), as well as a member of UMTR (Upper Midwest Trail Runners- since 2019).

Dr. Gwen taught at CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic for 5 1/2 years.  She taught Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology, and  Pathology. 

Dr. Gwen practices Tai Chi, and taught T’ai-Chi at Birthing Life T’ai-Chi Center in Minneapolis for five years.

She was a gymnast for 13 years, and competed for Young’s Academy, Hopkins High School, and Gustavus Adolphus College gymnastic teams. She received several high school leter awards, all conferance awards, and all state awards.  She was an Acedemic All-American her senior year at Gustavus.  She taught gymnastics for over 17 years.   She last taught  gymnastics at Mini Hops in Minnetonka.

During High School, she was a member and leader of Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) at Unity Christ Church in Golden Valley, MN.

Dr. Gwen Volunteers her time.  She worked at the Sunshine State Games (Florida multi-sport event) in 2008.  She worked with CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic at the Twin Cities Marathon in 2010 and 2013.  She also worked at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in 2013 and 2014.  She was part of the support crew for an ultra runner for the 100 mile Superior (fall) Race in 2018.  She also volunteered at a few of the aid stations (as a floater) at the Superior (fall) Trail Race in 2018.


Hobbies and Activities:

I love spending time with family and friends, reading, jogging, weight lifting, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.  My favorite places to backpack are in the boundary waters (BWCAW) and on Isle Royale. 

I am currently (2019) enjoying adult strength and gymnastics classes at Minihops whenever I can make it.   I was a finisher of the 25K Superior (spring) race, and the Milwaukee Marathon in 2019.  I am currently hoping to finish Grandma' marathon, and I am trying to figure out if I am crazy enough to set my goals on a 50K trail race. 


Kelly Chiropractic, P.A. in Golden Valley, Minnesota, serves patients from the Twin Cities - Minneapolis West Metro area including Bloomington, Edina, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, St. Paul, Anoka, Shakopee, Hastings, Eagan, Burnsville, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Anoka County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, and Wright County.

Thank you for visiting the Kelly Chiropractic, P. A. web page. Please note that the information located on our site is not intended to provide specific chiropractic advice. You should consult with a chiropractic doctor and not rely on any information contained herein regarding your specific condition. We welcome the receipt of electronic mail. Please be advised, however, that the act of sending electronic mail to this office or to Dr. Gwendolyn E. Kelly-Kohnke, DC does not alone create a physician-patient relationship. We will neither accept requests for chiropractic advice or treatment nor offer specific chiropractic advice over the internet.  The information here is presented for general information purposes only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice.