I grew up in the Chicagoland area, and attended Winona State University where I majored in Biology and played on the softball team (2002-2006). After graduating from Winona State, I started at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA and received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010. I worked in two very successful practices in Iowa after graduating gaining a wealth of knowledge in chiropractic, sports injuries, nutrition, and acupuncture. I am so happy to be back in this area, and to give back to the community and people that were such a large part of my wonderful experience here in Winona. When I am not here at Infinity, you’ll find me busy keeping up with my 9-year-old daughter Zoey, and Siberian husky Tundra. I also enjoy being active outdoors, sports, yoga, cooking, movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Office Manager/Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) Practitioner/Reiki Practitioner/CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner
Sydney Swanson is from the town of North Branch, Minnesota and came to Winona in 2009 to pursue a degree from Winona State University. She started at Infinity in August of 2014 and has loved being on a team of amazing and inspiring people. At Infinity she acts as Office Manager, NRT practitioner, Reiki practitioner, and CranioSacral Therapy practitioner.
Sydney has always been interested in health and wellness but her love of nutrition and overall healing increased immensely when she started working at Infinity. She believes the combination of nutritional support along with energetic support creates a powerful combination that provides healing for the entire self.
When she’s not working, Sydney can be found dancing or taking photos around town. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, spending time with friends and family, doing yoga, hiking, reading, and trying new things as often as she can.
Photo by Amber Dawn.
When I chose to become a chiropractor I had two goals in mind. To utilize my education and talents to be the best chiropractor I could and to take care of my patients with the same compassion and integrity I’d use with my own family. I believe that health is a gift not an entitlement. I also believe that our body has an innate ability to be healthy when it is taken care of and has the ability to heal from many injuries when properly treated and rehabilitated. I assist all my patients in obtaining these goals, to be healthy and absent of pain and injury.
Elle Newman brings her background in leadership and organization development and her passion for yoga together in her position of studio manager at Infinity.
Elle first came to Infinity after a car accident left her in enough pain that she couldn’t drive to her regular chiropractor and acupuncturist in St. Paul. In the following months Dr. Noble not only relieved her pain from the accident but she helped Elle with other chronic conditions as well. Needless to say, Dr. Noble has remained Elle’s doctor ever since!
When Infinity expanded to include yoga classes, Elle was one of the first teachers, and when both the yoga studio and then the Infinity clinic moved to W. 3rd street, Elle took over managing Infinity Yoga Studio.
Hello, my name is Sarah! At Infinity you’ll find me behind the front desk, on the other side of the phone when you call, or attempting to stay balanced in a yoga class. After fifteen years in the service industry, switching to the wellness world has been quite the eye-opening experience.
My time working here has mirrored what it was like to first be a patient here. I came in with pain management on my mind, but in a short time I realized that Infinity would be about helping my whole self find healing. It’s hard to see people in pain, but I see the pain through a lens of hope that is built daily on the change I see in the lives of our patients.
My best work day is when I can help the very talented people around me do what they do best, and I feel blessed to meet you all as you go on your wellness journey.
Elizabeth Green is a Nursing Graduate from Winona State University who currently works full-time at Mayo in Rochester and fills in at Infinity. Her hobbies include running, rollerblading, hiking, and playing with her nieces and nephews (and Zoey).
Lizzie grew up in the Quad Cities and practiced gymnastics throughout her childhood and high school years. She first met Kristin when she went to Palmer for chiropractor care. When Kristin decided to move her practice to Winona she asked Elizabeth to help her with the office.
Kristin has been a great role model to Elizabeth and has shown her different healing methods in addition to her nursing education. Kristin is a sister and a great friend to Lizzie and she loves being a part of the Infinity Team.
Massage Therapist/Reiki Master Practitioner/Somatic Educator/Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner
Sharon Mansur is a Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Practitioner, CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner, Registered Somatic Movement Educator/ Therapist, and Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. Sharon is also a registered member of the International Somatic Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).
Sharon brings twenty-five years of embodied experience as a professional dance artist and educator to her practice. She is dedicated to providing clients with skillful, intuitive touch and therapeutic movement facilitation in a supportive environment that wholistically promotes deep awareness, relaxation, healing, growth and personal transformation. Also see her Moving with Ease workshops and SHIFT~ performance salons at the Infinity Yoga Studio.
“Working with Sharon brought the concept of everything being connected… and opened up a sense of imagination and possibility.”
Sharon is currently at Infinity on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Evelyn Trulen believes in a therapeutic approach to enhance your state of well being. Evelyn knows massage benefits are vast and can help everyone. She graduated from the Minnesota State College Southeast massage program and is versed in Swedish, deep tissue, and relaxation techniques.
Evelyn is currently in the office Mondays, alternating Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Shellie Nelson has recently joined the Infinity team! Shellie is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and has advanced degrees in Human Performance and Leadership. Shellie has been providing healthcare to athletes and teaching Injury Recognition Rehabilitation, and Kinesiology in higher education for 35 years. Her unique teaching experiences, professional training, and ability to analyze human movement allow her to assist her clients with decreasing pain, while increasing strength and flexibility to allow more efficient and pain free movement.
Shellie offers sessions in Injury Assessment, Corrective Exercises, and Exercise sessions.
Heather Gerdes is a certified Health & Life Coach. She also holds a BA in Communication Studies and a MS in Organizational Leadership. As a passionate coaching professional, Heather utilizes her trainings to provide services aiming to introduce clarity, facilitate self-growth, self-motivation and transformation when feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands. Whether it is improving your health or life, she will help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges you may encounter in your personal and professional life.
Health Coaching Hours: Alternating Mondays 12-4pm, and by appointment.
Reiki Hours: Alternating Tuesdays 11am-3pm
Shekinah joined the Infinity team in Fall 2017 as an Office Assistant. When she’s not working the front desk, she’s busy taking PSEO classes at Minnesota State College Southeast.
Emily has two years of experience in the field. She enjoys problem solving muscular and myofascial restriction and enjoys a good challenge. Emily receives the gift of happiness by treating and assisting her clients – whether that be through pain relief, relaxation, stretching techniques, and/or essential oil education when applicable. She loves to watch client progress through range of motion or relaxation improvement. Her favorite modalities are swedish, sports, Myofascial release, and Reiki.
Starting January 21st, 2020, Emily will be offering massage therapy, reiki, and myofascial release from 4-7pm on alternating Tuesdays.