I relocated back home to Grand Forks in 2002 to provide quality Chiropractic care for those in need. I completed my pre-chiropractic requirements at University of North Dakota and then attended North Western College of Chiropractic in Bloomington MN. Upon graduation I received my Bachelor degree in Human Biology and also my Doctor of Chiropractic degree. My internships were completed in Bloomington under world-renowned lecturer, inventor, and author of “Chiropractic Technique: Principles and Procedures”, Dr. Thomas Bergmann, lecturer and author of “Spinal Rehabilitation”, Dr. David Stude, and lecturer Dr. Zachary Zachman.
My externship continued under Dr. Darian Amelie in Apple Valley MN. I am board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic and am licensed by the state board of both North Dakota and have been licensed in Minnesota to administer Chiropractic care. I have completed 124 hours of lecture, testing, and hands on training in Sports injury. I have also completed 120 hours of lecture and testing in Chiropractic Occupational Health and Applied Ergonomics. I have taken many post doctoral trainings on specific treatment for those injured in motor vehicle collisions. I have been awarded the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Double Platinum, and two Ben Franklin awards by AMC. I have worked as a Personal Trainer certified through the American Counsel of Exercise. Of course nobody can guarantee results, but one guarantee I will make is to give every patient's condition 100% effort! Read "What our Patients say" on our website!
SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY
Private Practice, Clinic Director, Heartland Clinic of Chiropractic, Grand Forks ND 2003-Current
SELECTED MILITARY HISTORY
Honorable Discharge, United States Army 2003
188th ADA Grand Forks ND 1994-1999
Saint Paul Army National Guard MN 1999-2003
Top Secret Security Clearance, Dept. of the Army
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
American Council On Exercise - Certified Personal Trainer 2002
Northwestern Health Sciences University – Doctor of Chiropractic 2002
Northwestern Health Sciences University – Bachelor of Science 2002
University of North Dakota – Pre – Chiropractic studies 1995 – 1998
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of North Dakota 2003 – Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Minnesota 2003 – 2009
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2002
POST – GRADUATE EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Chiropractic Pediatric (CCP) – “Pertaining to the care of children and pregnant women leading to advanced certification. The Certified Chiropractic Program is designed to expand professional ability in adjusting techniques, evaluation and assessment of different stages of development: from pregnancy, birth, infancy throughout childhood.” CCED Seminars, Sponsored by Texas College of Chiropractic, Pasadena TX, 2019
Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, “An indepth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community”, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY 2017
Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, “An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury”, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2017
Crash Dynamics and it's Relationship to Causality, “An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, Newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2017
MRI, Bone Scan & X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, “MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, Bone Scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient”, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2017
Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, “Electromyography (EMG,) Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV,) Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP,) Visual Evoked Potential (VEP,) Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual- Electronystagmography (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient”, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2017
Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, “Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-10 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare”, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2017
Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, “Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm”, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2017
Chiropractic Treatment of Auto Accident Injuries, “Biomechanics Of Cervical Acceleration / Deceleration, Injury Diagnosis, Pathology and Physiology of Auto Related Injuries, Evaluation And Management Of Head Trauma and Spinal Injuries, Auto Injury Diagnostic Testing Procedures “ Sponsored by Texas College of Chiropractic, Pasadena TX, 2016
Occupational Health and Applied Ergonomics Diplomate Program, Course 120 Hours - “Role of Chiropractic in Occupational Health, Promote Services w/ Emphasis on Industrial Relationships, Chiropractic Service within the Corporate Setting, DOT Drug Testing & Alcohol Screen Certification / Dot Physicals, Ergonomic Considerations of the Seated Worker, Biomechanical Stress Index. Pre-placement Screening Examinations, Applied Ergonomics, Chiropractic Occupational Health, Workers Compensation Insurance, Managed Care and Regulatory Agencies Critical to Treating Work Related Injuries and Illness, Environmental and Chemical Hazards” Northwestern Health Science University, Bloomington MN, 2012 – 2016
Harvard Medical School, “Osteoporosis”, Boston, MA 2014
Harvard Medical School, “Neurologic Emergencies: Case Studies in Critical Diagnosis”, Boston, MA 2014
Harvard Medical School, “Assessing Medical Fitness to Return to Work”, Boston, MA 2014
Harvard Medical School, “Lifestyle Medicine: Prescribing Exercise”, Boston, MA 2014
Harvard Medical School, “Pain Management for the Outpatient”, Boston, MA 2014
Harvard Medical School, “Lifestyle Medicine: Acute Low Back Pain”, Boston, MA 2014
Sports Injuries Certification Program, Course 124 hours – “Athletic and Kinesiology Taping, Extremity Adjusting and Therapeutic Muscle Stretching, Emergency Procedures, Knee and Lower Extremity Injuries, Team Physiology and Common Athletic Spinal Conditions, Exercise Physiology, Sports Rehabilitation, Special Considerations and Sports Radiology, Upper Extremity Injuries, Practical Application of Case Studies” Northwestern Health Science University, Bloomington MN, 2007 – 2011
Northwestern Health Science University, “Clinical Impact of Degenerative Joint Disease”, Bloomington MN, 2009
Fundamental Neurological Exam and Six Practice Cases, “Identification of Neurological dysfunction allows the doctor of chiropractic to accurately diagnose common disorders and to develop a plan of care” Northwestern Health Science University, Bloomington MN, 2006
Northwestern Health Science University, “Kinesiology Applied to Functional Medicine”, Bloomington MN, 2004
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Fantastic service and customer care. Have been going here since 2010. Highly recommended!!
I have been going to Heartland for awhile. Excellent service! Dr. Kiefat is the best Chiropractic. He always greets you with a smile and ask how everything is going! His staff are friendly and helpful. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Leave there feeling great!!
I have been seeing Dr. Kiefat for a couple of years and I have the best experience every time I go. He is so skilled in his adjustments, does his own x-rays to give you the best and most accurate care, and I've never seen him without a smile on his face. I have referred both family members and my own clients to him, and they all have the same view. This is the best chiropractor in Grand Forks.
Dr. Kiefat is very informative and always has his patients needs a #1 priority. He wants you walking out feeling good and healthy. His staff is so helpful and friendly. I've been going here for over 10 years and highly suggest to anyone looking for chiropractic care.
Fantastic customer service and care! I’ve been adjusted here since 2010 and would recommend Heartland Chiropractic to all of my friends and family.