Dr. Kathryn M. Knafla - Chiropractor/Clinic Director
Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
An Experienced Chiropractor
Dr. Kate graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic (NWCC) in 1992. In 1994, she earned her certification in Sports Injuries (CCSP). In 1995, she completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Biology from NWCC. Following graduation, Dr. Kate continued working at the college as a clinician and an assistant professor. In 1995, she purchased a clinic in Princeton, MN and Knafla Chiropractic Clinic was established. Dr. Kate enjoys treating families from a newborn to grandparents. Dr. Kate has a passion for sports injuries. Dr. Kate is an athlete herself and enjoys waterskiing in the summer. She competes at the state, regional and national level. Being an athlete, Dr. Kate understands the injuries (being injured herself) and the drive to get back into the sport along with the importance of maintaining peak performance for the sport. Another focus of Dr. Kate's is Functional Medicine. In 2020 Dr. Kate completed the courses to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Dr. Kate understands the importance of good nutrition to regain and maintain optimal health for a happier life.
Dr. Kate's interests include spending time with her family, Tobi (her dog) and friends, hiking, crafts, biking, gardening, reading and water-skiing.
Cathy Smithers – Office Assistant
Cathy has worked in the health care field since 2010 and has been with Knafla Chiropractic Clinic since 2016. She enjoyed visiting with the patients and loves her job which includes playing with Tobi, the Office Dog. Outside of the office she enjoys being with her family, church activities, gardening and crafts. She also has a passion for animals.
Tobi – Office Dog/Greeter
Tobi has been with the clinic since 2015 and her job is to greet patients. She plays with the kids and adults and helps to calm them before their adjustment. If Tobi isn't at the office on a given day, she is missed by everyone. Tobi's care for the patient is just as important as Dr. Kate's care.
Rachael – Massage Therapist
Rachael grew up in Princeton and has been a massage therapist since 2011. She received her diploma as a certified massage therapist from Minnesota School of Business with 1,066 hours of hands on training. She has been with Knafla Chiropractic Clinic since 2013. She is skilled in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology. Aside from being a therapist, she has 2 children, a puggle and a cat. They keep her very busy along with her husband.
To set up an appointment with Rachael, call 763-742-7957.