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Hopkins Health and Wellness, Snap Fitness expand in Pequot Lakes

Posted: January 14, 2014 - 6:18pm
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Hopkins Health and Wellness in Pequot Lakes recently tripled its space, which made space for a digital x-ray machine. Pictured is chiropractor Michele Lelwica, left, and Hopkins Health and Wellness staff Shari Monahan. Photo by Kate Perkins
Hopkins Health and Wellness in Pequot Lakes recently tripled its space, which made space for a digital x-ray machine. Pictured is chiropractor Michele Lelwica, left, and Hopkins Health and Wellness staff Shari Monahan. Photo by Kate Perkins

Hopkins Health and Wellness in Pequot Lakes recently tripled in space to better serve its patients.

Hopkins Health and Wellness is partnered with Snap Fitness, which also expanded. The two businesses share a common lobby where nutritional smoothies are served year-round.

At Hopkins Health and Wellness, chiropractor Michele Lelwica said the expansion has allowed the business to offer more services and serve more patients.

Hopkins Health and Wellness covers a broad range of services, including chiropractic, physical therapy, sports injury care, weight loss and nutritional and wellness care.

Lelwica said the business works with sports teams as a community service to provide preconditioning camps to pitchers and catchers in baseball and soon softball.

The business is split into three open-air sections with equipment for chiropractic work, physical therapy and more.

The expansion also made room for a digital x-ray machine, which means images are available immediately. In addition to examining the x-rays herself, Lelwica said all the images are sent to a radiologist at Central Diagnostic Imaging.

At Snap Fitness, the expansion has made room for more treadmills and a collegiate-level power rack for lifting.

Lelwica opened Snap Fitness, located in the old fire hall, after moving to the area from Eden Prairie. She began offering services after word got out that she’s a chiropractor.

At that time, she was treating patients in what’s now the lobby for both Snap and Hopkins Health and Wellness. The business has grown almost entirely by word of mouth, Lelwica said. Today, Lelwica’s team includes J.P. Wesp, who is a physical therapist, two physical therapists’ assistants and more.

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