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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Melissa Blanchard (Agnew)BF0A8929

Dr. Mel grew up in Onamia, Minnesota and was active in high school and college, participating in track and cross country. She majored in exercise science at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. While there, she was a three-time NCAA Division II National Champion and a 12-time All-American.

Seeking a health care profession that took a holistic approach, Dr. Mel discovered that chiropractic was a perfect fit. She attended Northwestern Health Sciences University where she learned about treating the cause of an injury or condition rather than masking symptoms as so many medications do.

During her internship, she saw firsthand the effects chiropractic care had on her patients and became excited to open her own practice. At Imperial Family Chiropractic, Dr. Mel often sees active individuals and athletes. She is certified in Graston and Rock Tape®.

When she’s not at the office, Dr. Mel stays busy with the Twin Cities Track Club. She runs on the weekends and enjoys checking out area restaurants and breweries.


Dr. Aaron BreningBF0A9016

Dr. Brening grew up in Coon Rapids, MN participating in multiple youth sports (primarily baseball) before moving to Farmington, MN for high school where he focused primarily on weight lifting. During his undergrad he was originally contracted with the Air Force to pursue physics, but a back injury of unknown injury required surgery and shifted his degree path to Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Following that he pursued a degree in chiropractic eventually becoming a 2020 graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University.

His first exposure to chiropractic was in undergrad while working off medical bills where his surgical site started experiencing pain again. This experience was what inspired the later career change as he responded well to the adjustments and even more so with the coinciding physical rehabilitation he was shown. His personal experience and schooling has led to an emphasis of treatment to not only correct joint dysfunction, but to give you the tools you need to teach the muscles how to stabilize the region(s) and keep you moving healthily longer.

The first clinic he practiced in was considered a high volume clinic in Grand Forks, ND where he saw over 500 patients every month with exposure to a variety of age and activity ranges due to the local college, commerce, and the hub nature of the city for surrounding farms and smaller towns. Through this experience and his personal life, he has learned that all ages and activities levels experience stress that can benefit from chiropractic care and he strives to do unto others that has been done for him.

When not in clinic, Dr. Brening can be found in a weight room, zoning out on walks, consuming high-fantasy (DnD, Lord of the Rings, The Stormlight Archive) and Anime media, and enjoying though sometimes yelling at online gaming on his personally built PC.



Linsey Newby, LMTBF0A8688

Linsey has been practicing massage therapy since December 2009. She attended Everest Institute’s massage therapy program in Eagan, MN. She graduated with honors in February 2010.

Linsey is a therapeutically based therapist, meaning she listens to the clients needs and together with the client forms a plan to achieve each individuals goals. Some techniques used are Myofascial release, trigger point, deep tissue, and stretching.

Linsey grew up in Michigan and moved to Minnesota in 2003. She has two sons and two dogs, which keep her busy during the week. Outside of the office, Linsey enjoys outdoor activities and live music.


Dr. KC dall’Amore, DCM, L. AcBF0A8802

After working in corporate finance and accounting, KC chose a much more satisfying (for her) career path – Chinese Medicine. KC’s heritage lies in service of helping to heal using Chinese Medicine through her southern Chinese and Taiwanese lineage and current family members who heal using QiGong and other Chinese Medicine modalities. KC followed in the footsteps of her family healers and graduated with a Master of Acupuncture and a Doctorate of Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota.

KC offers acupuncture, TuiNa, fire cupping, GuaSha, and enjoys the challenge of prescribing herbal formulas.

KC loves playing broomball and says that Minnesota winters have passed much quicker after she began playing. KC also enjoys rock climbing, camping, traveling, foreign languages, writing, learning, and spending time in nature.


Jen Bode, Office Manager/Massage TherapistBF0A9172

Jen returns to our office as the new Office Manager! She will also be doing some limited focused massage work. Please call ahead and speak with her to book! 

She has lived all over the country including Hawaii, Oregon and Montana. She enjoys being back in Minnesota, where she is closer to family. Jen enjoys being outside and hiking but not so much in the winter months.

Jennifer Walters, ReceptionistBF0A8833

Jenny joined the team in 2021. She was born and raised in Minnesota. She grew up on a dairy farm with 6 siblings. She has always loved animals and nature. In her spare time, she also works at Brand Farms in the summer and fall. Jenny enjoys hanging out with her family and kitties.

Dogtor AllieBF0A8957

Allie loves a good pet and treats. She is a pretty lazy dog but enjoys short walks with her humans.







We look forward to meeting you! Contact us today to schedule a same-day appointment.


Farmington Chiropractor Dr. Melissa Blanchard
Imperial Family Chiropractic | (651) 478-6988