Dr. Lorraine Hurst received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, with Summa Cum Laude honors, from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2010. Hailing from Canada, she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor's degree in Business in 2003 with the highest honors, then switched gears and completed her pre-medical education also at the University of Saskatchewan. She chose chiropractic after her personal struggle with pain management when a car accident left her physically debilitated. Chiropractic gave her back her life and she is forever grateful for the experience of living with pain and the amazing recovery she has had!
Dr Lorraine uses an adjusting approach that draws on her specialties in Applied Kinesiology, motion palpation diagnosing and muscle release techniques. She adjusts the spine, cranials and extremities utilizing drop-piece, activator and manual diversified techniques. Dr. Lorraine is also certified in Acupuncture and Graston technique. She is a very thorough and caring practitioner, spending more time with each patient than the typical chiropractor in order to provide them with the best possible treatment and results. Dr. Lorraine has a sincere enthusiasm for patient well-being and her whole body technique complements this passion.
Dr. Lorraine has been practicing in the Woodbury area since 2010 and opened Woodbury Family Chiropractic (WFC) in 2013. She was inspired to offer people a 'wholehearted' chiropractic experience where adjustments are customized and complimented with expert-level muscle work and body balancing. Currently, Dr. Lorraine works as the Chief Executive Officer of WFC.
At home, Dr. Lorraine has an energetic family of seven, including her financial planner husband, Aaron Smaagaard, her two adorable daughters, Lillian (8) and Sophia (6), her sweet baby boy Andrew (2), and her two energetic hunting dogs - Jack, a Vizsla, and Eddie, a German Shorthaired Pointer. She loves to run outside, practice yoga, and read inspiring personal development books and fiction novels in her spare time.