The perfect team — Positive vibes. Positive mind. Positive life.

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Stephanie Bird, Chiropractic Assistant and Office Manager

Stephanie, alongside her husband Dr. Bird, has been with Emmetsburg Chiropractic since it opened its doors in June of 1997.  She loves working with people and making a positive impact on the lives of others.  She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends as well as gardening and biking.

With her cosmetologist background, Steph and Dr. Schany are now offering microneedling services. 

"It has been a pleasure to work with the Doctors and staff at Emmetsburg Chiropractic for over 20 years and to see the changes we are making in the lives of our patients.  It is so gratifying to see the bond we make with each patient that walks in and to see them get better.  I believe chiropractic is not only a form of pain relief but also an important part of a healthy lifestyle."


Tricia Knight, Office Manager

Tricia is originally from Emmetsburg and has worked for the past 9 years at Emmetsburg Chiropractic as the Office Manager, 14 years total in the Chiropractic field!  She recommends chiropractic to all her family and friends because she believes it is one of the safest drug free treatments of back and neck pain as well as many other ailments.  She has been married for 16 years to her husband Mike and together they have 2 children and 3 dogs.  In her free time, Tricia enjoys watching her children's sport teams, bike riding, and playing volleyball on the local women's recreational league. 


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Brenda Tonderum, Chiropractic Assistant

Brenda has been working in the Chiropractic field for 2 years, and at this office for almost a year!  She chooses chiropractic care because it is a way to help heal your body in a natural way.  She graduated from Emmetsburg High School and went on to DMACC where she received her management certificate.  Currently she is pursuing her Bachelor's degree to become a fitness nutrition specialist and personal trainer.  Outside of the clinic, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, play softball, volleyball, and take part in Relay For Life events!