Dr. Mackenzie Hoy
I was born and raised in Waseca. When I was in high school, I went to a chiropractor after hurting my back at cheer camp. I was amazed by the body’s ability to get better with adjustments to the spine. Becoming a chiropractor was still nowhere on my radar. I had always wanted to work in a profession that helps people feel better. After failing to get into a nursing program (gasp-who admits their failures these days?) I re evaluated my life and realized I was meant to do something different. I did what any 20-year-old college student would do, I decided to pick a major that would still get me out in 4 years and trusted God would take care of rest. Sometime during my 3rd year of college a chiropractor came to my class to speak about his consultation process and what he does. This was the first time a holistic model of health was explained to me in a way that made sense. When the doctor said he could tell a lot about a patient’s health by asking about their poop, I was hooked. The rest is history. I found chiropractors in the area to shadow and never looked back. These chiropractors were the first people to tell me about the philosophy of chiropractic: The Power that made the body heals the body; When the Nervous System, the master control center for every organ, gland, and tissue in the body, is free of interference, health is the body’s natural state. I could not believe how simple it was and I was a little mad it had never been explained to me this way before. I got under consistent care and the shoulder pain from competitive cheer I thought I was stuck with went away as well as my seasonal allergy symptoms. I told EVERYONE they needed to see a chiropractor:
“You’ve been on that medication for your entire life? …chiropractor.”
“Your brother’s wife’s sister can’t get pregnant? …send them to a chiropractor.”
“You’re about to get tested for allergy shots? YOU SHOULD TRY CHIROPRACTIC FIRST”
My friends thought I was insane, and I did not care. I had finally found my calling. I got my Bachelors of Science from the University Of Wisconsin Eau Claire in December of 2014. In January 2015 I visited Life University and got a big ol’ YES from the Universe. In September of 2015 I packed up my Chevy Cavalier and drove across the country to Marietta, Georgia.
I graduated with my Doctorate of Chiropractic from the largest chiropractic school in the world, Life University, in March 2019. During chiropractic school I took many seminars outside of school to expand my knowledge and shadowed as many chiropractors as I could (30+) in the Atlanta metro and Minnesota to pick their brains and see different practice styles. I trained in pediatrics and sports chiropractic, working under the top Sports and Pediatric chiropractors in Atlanta. I am certified in Webster’s technique for pregnancy and I am working towards my certification in pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. Someday I would love to adjust animals as well (one step at a time, Mackenzie).
As one of my mentors Eric Plasker says, Everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life! I firmly believe Chiropractic care should be incorporated into everyone’s healthy lifestyle routine. I am so excited to bring the 100 Year Lifestyle to my hometown, being Minnesota’s first 100 Year Lifestyle Provider!
When not taking care of patients you can find me outside walking a dog, working out at the gym, starting a DIY project, or spending time with my friends and family.