Michael Mortenson, DC

Dr. Mortenson graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University, formerly Northwestern College of Chiropractic (NWCC) in 2000. For more than 18 years, he operated a private practice and collaborated with Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, MN to form a chiropractic and physical therapy clinic. He was the first ever chiropractor to serve on that hospital’s advisory board.

In 2018, Dr. Mortenson was selected to be the lead chiropractor for the Fargo, ND VA hospital in their Whole Health Department. His functions at the VA hospital include patient care, research, and teaching. Dr. Mortenson is an adjunct professor at NWHSU, Palmer, and National Colleges of Chiropractic. He also has UND medical students shadow his clinic at the Fargo VA.

Prior to his service at the Fargo, ND VA he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Restore Hope in Mogadishu, Somalia. His greatest honor, however, was last December when he was the keynote speaker for NWHSU’s commencement.


Thursday, February 13th 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Whole Health: America’s Future of Integrated Healthcare
Michael Mortenson, DC
Kim Sklebar, DNP
Danielle Olauson, BAN, RN, HNB-BC

Whole Health, a new initiative in VA hospitals nationwide, is being touted as “America’s Future of Integrated Healthcare.” The VA is a leader in the advancement of integrated care, offering chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness, and health coaching.

The VA’s Whole Health model can be implemented in any clinic. Learn how chiropractic care is being integrated into the model, as well as the importance of Whole Health for our military and our veterans that have served so bravely.