Sontino “Sonny” Bedogne, D.C.
Dr. Sonny was born and raised in Escanaba, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He attended Michigan State University studied Exercise Science and received his Bachelor of Science with a minor in Health and Humanities with Honors. Dr. Sonny worked closely with many Big Ten athletes in the Exercise Physiology Lab and gained a strong passion for sport and human performance and biomechanics. After graduating from MSU, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where he was a student-teacher in the radiology department and played for the Palmer Dragon ACHA Hockey team. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007. Dr. Sonny met his wife, Dr. Anna in his second year at Palmer, and they found similar interests including their love for the outdoors, sports, family, church and health. They were married in 2008 in Duluth, Minnesota.
They planned to open a chiropractic practice in Duluth after being married, but life took them to Southeast Wisconsin. There, they opened a clinic that they grew into one of the most successful clinics in the state of Wisconsin. While running Bedogne Chiropractic, he also had many speaking engagements and developed wellness plans for area businesses to improve the health of their workers
They have four beautiful children, Dominic (9), Stella (7), Arlo (4) and Jack (4mo). After Jack was born, they decided that a community that embraces their passion for family, health and the outdoors was the most important value to them. They moved to Duluth in the summer of 2019 where they now reside and are actively involved in the community.
Dr. Sonny has many interests including his love for mountain biking, hockey, golf, and his faith. He has done countless hours of continuing education (including Chiropractic Sports Physician, Chiropractic Biophysiology and Palmer techniques) and strives to constantly improve his craft, which he feels is a strong blend of art, science, and philosophy utilized to better the human potential. He coaches Congdon Park Hockey Club Mite 2's, volunteers with Cyclists of Gitchie Gumee Shores (COGGS)
Dr. Sonny’s methodology includes specific, detail-oriented, personal chiropractic treatment to each and every individual patient he is honored to engage with.
“My hopes are to better our community through accurate and caring guidance of their health through chiropractic and the involvement of the health professional community. I look forward to serving your health needs and deliver exceptional Chiropractic treatment in the future.”
Anna Bedogne, D.C.
Dr. Anna is a Minnesota native. She and Dr. Sonny, however, have been living in Milwaukee where they began their chiropractic career over 12 years ago. As their family grew, they relocated to Duluth to be closer to family and to enjoy all the outdoor activities Duluth has to offer. She attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth studying in Human Biology and then continued her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, the leading chiropractic university in the world, where she graduated Cum Lauda. Dr. Anna believes in using a “whole-person” approach when taking care of her patients. She uses the very best hands-on-techniques, state of the art physiotherapy procedures, and provides highly qualified healthcare advice. Dr. Anna is one of only a few Elite Providers for Active Release Techniques (ART) in the world and is highly skilled in soft-tissue injuries. For nearly ten years she has contracted for major manufacturing companies, such as SC Johnson, AOA Labs, and Emerson to aid in lowering work-related injuries and promote wellness to their employees. Having four children herself, Dr. Anna knows the importance of proper biomechanics of the pelvis during pregnancy and delivery and is certified with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) with Webster’s Technique. She and Dr. Sonny are also certified with the Slak Pediatric Institute and Epic Pediatrics.
Dr. Anna enjoys biking, traveling, CrossFit, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Anna has completed a handful of marathons, half-marathons, and triathlons and plans to continue this passion long into the future. She is also currently working towards he Diplomat in Chiropractic Pediatrics to better serve our practice members and their families.
HOW IT WORKS
The initial visit can be scheduled by phone (218-501-0707) or online at chestercreekchiro.com. The online scheduler will send you a link to fill out paperwork prior to your appointment, which will save you 15 minutes on your appointment and is highly recommended. Upon entering the clinic, you will be greeted with a smile and be given a quick tour of our beautiful facility. If your online paperwork is completed, you will sign into our system and a consultation will immediately follow. The consultation will be a detailed and focused discussion on your concerns and to determine if care at our clinic is the right choice for you. This consultation should take no more than 15 minutes, but is always tailored to your specific needs and concerns. Once the consultation is complete, you will move into the examination room and a thorough chiropractic examination will be performed by the doctor to determine the underlying cause of your problem. The examination will consist of neurological, orthopedic, motion palpation and functional movement testing. Following the examination, the doctor will determine which, if any, x-ray studies will be ordered and will be performed on-site that day. A unique x-ray study called a “motion study” will be considered to pinpoint the exact problem within the spine. All costs will be disclosed prior to any service.
Once your examination is completed, the doctor will determine if a trial adjustment will take place that day and the second visit will be scheduled to go over your findings. It is encouraged that the second visit is scheduled within the week of your initial visit. Plan on spending around 30-45 minutes on your first visit to our clinic. The visit length can vary depending on your specific needs. The ultimate goal of the first visit is to gather information to develop a unique plan of action tailored for you.
Your second visit will consist of a detailed review of your initial visit. The doctor will go over your consult and answer any questions you may have. The doctor will then proceed in showing and explaining any studies that were performed (Motion X Ray). You will be able to see where your problem is and understand why your problem is occurring. We will next go over how you will heal and restore optimal function and the doctor will give their best recommendation on how to get you feeling better, as well as correcting the problem to prevent future episodes from disrupting your life. All financials will be detailed and explained with courtesy discounts applied as an option for you. We always give you the choice to decide on what care best fits you at the time, and we will honor your choices and provide the best care for that decision.
Once the report is completed, you will then be treated by the doctor and an advanced schedule will be completed before leaving for the day. We do an advanced schedule to help you not only manage your busy life, but assist in you getting the care you need. Nothing is set in stone and we can adjust any future appointments as needed. Plan on 30-45 minutes for the appointment.
Follow Up Visits
Your visits going forward will consist of a chiropractic evaluation and treatment. They will be specifically tailored to you each time. Appointments will last 15-20 minutes, shorter or longer as needed by you. Some visits will consist of specific exercise demonstrations, stretching, myofascial work and lifestyle advice along with your chiropractic treatment. Our goal is to focus on you and give you the individualized care you deserve.