meet the team

Chiropractor Spring Lake Park MN Dr. David Peterson


David Peterson D.C.

My journey to the chiropractic profession started with my grandmother, Delores Peterson, who began to see a chiropractor in the early 1940’s for headaches, and continued to regularly maintain her health with chiropractic care throughout her life. When my father, Donald Peterson, was choosing a career, my grandmother persuaded him to become a chiropractor and attend Palmer Chiropractic College.

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As a result, my life has involved chiropractic since birth. In 1995 I received my Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Chiropractic College. After graduation I interned with Dr. Williamson and Dr. Lawton at Spring Lake Park Chiropractic, joining my father in our family practice at North St. Paul Chiropractic shortly thereafter.

In 2007, after 11 years of practice, I made the decision to expand and open my own office. I returned to Spring Lake Park Chiropractic where my chiropractic career began, purchasing the office in April 2007. I take pleasure in sharing the benefits of chiropractic with my clients and community.

My wife Sandy and I originate from the eastern suburbs of St. Paul where we live with our three beautiful children.

Professional Education:

Northwestern Chiropractic College (NWCC) - Doctor of Chiropractic Degree & Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology

Professional Organizations:

  • NWCC Alumni Association
  • Minnesota Chiropractic Association
  • Parker Research Foundation
  • Chiropractic Advance Systems
  • World Chiropractic Alliance
Chiropractor Spring Lake Park MN Dr. Mark Scherping


Mark Scherping D.C.

When I was only twelve years old, something happened that changed my life forever. You see, I had a "swayed back," and my mom and dad, and my medical doctor was very concerned. The doctor told me that this condition could develop into scoliosis, but they offered no remedy. 

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Every two years until I was 12 years old the medical doctors took x-rays to see if it was getting worse, and it was. Finally, my mom and dad took me to their chiropractor. He did an exam and took x-rays. He found that the scoliosis and swayed back was due to a spinal misalignment. Then he did something that changed the course of my life. He "adjusted" my spine and showed me some exercises to further correct the sway in my spine. The adjustment didn't hurt, it actually felt good. Through his care and the exercises, my scoliosis and swayed back began to improve. Chiropractic helped me so much that, at the age of eighteen, I decided that one day I would become a chiropractor myself.


  • Seventeen years in a private practice
  • One year Externship in New Brighton and Edina
  • One year of Internship at Northwestern College of Chiropractic
Chiropractic Spring Lake Park MN Nicole Stevenson CMT

Massage Therapist

Nicole Stevenson C.M.T.

Location: Spring Lake Park
I have been a Massage Therapist for twelve years, with eight of those years being in a chiropractic clinic setting. I enjoy helping and making people feel better, and what better way to do that than with massage therapy. I received my training at Aveda Institute, Minneapolis. I graduated with honors in 2005. I am trained in Swedish massage, but also incorporate deep tissue and trigger point therapy as needed.

In my downtime I enjoy spending my time with my husband Jeremy and our two children. We currently reside in Blaine. With two little ones I am always on the go.

Office Staff


Our professional and friendly staff is well-trained to offer our clients the highest quality care. They are knowledgeable, ready and willing to exceed your expectations. You will notice their genuine concern for you and your family's well-being.