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Meet the Strive Chiropractic Doctors

Chiropractors Fargo

(L to R) Drs. Emily Acosta, Joe Kerber & Jake Grinaker

Dr. Jake Grinaker

Dr. Jake’s wife’s cousin was a chiropractor, and after shadowing him, Dr. Jake knew what he was destined to do. “I met Dr. Dave at 8:30 a.m. and by 8:32 I knew I was set on this earth to be a chiropractor. I saw people being given hope for the first time. It opened my eyes to all that chiropractic can do.”
Dr. Jake’s Bio

Dr. Joe Kerber

Dr. Joe planned on becoming a medical doctor until everything changed due to a car accident. After a collision left his body in bad shape, “A friend came to pick me up, literally, and bring me to the chiropractor. I needed help walking in, but I thought it was so amazing that I was able to walk out without assistance!”

Dr. Joe’s Bio

Dr. Christopher Pischel

Meet the newest member of the Strive Chiropractic team, Dr. Christopher Pischel. After a year of mentorship and mastering his skills in Fargo, Dr. Chris is excited and ready to serve the community at our new location in Detroit Lakes.
Dr. Chris’s Bio

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The Strive Chiropractic Family


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Meet Marcia Johnson – LMT

Marcia Johnson is originally from Breckenridge, MN and she graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in Las Vegas, NV in 2003. She is nationally certified (NCTMB) and state licensed (LMT).

After graduation, Marcia worked in a medical clinic in Las Vegas alongside chiropractors and medical doctors. She also worked for the Nevada School of Massage Therapy as a Teaching Assistant and Classroom Manager. Marcia spent 4 years working at the spa inside Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino, along with several other hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

In the winter of 2010, Marcia moved to Fargo with her now husband, Sloan. Marcia continued her career in massage therapy, working in a local fitness center and providing chair massage to local businesses. In the summer of 2013, she joined the team at Strive Chiropractic. Her high level of enthusiasm and energy is an amazing addition to the care provided at Strive!

Why Marcia Got Into Massage Therapy

“I was ill for several months. It was painful to do almost anything, even something as simple as sitting or laying down. I was also under a lot of personal stress during that time. Since no medical doctors or medicines helped me feel better, someone suggested I get a massage. As soon as I got off the table, I started feeling better – it was amazing! I thought that if I could do that for even just one person, it would be worth becoming a massage therapist.

My mission at work each day is to make people happy and help them feel better.

I feel truly blessed and grateful being able to do what I do!”

Call or text our dedicated massage number (701) 893-5539 to schedule your massage or for more details!

Please note: Massage Therapy is only available at our Fargo location


Chiropractors Fargo | (701) 893-4200