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Year 1: Students of the Profession

The both of us started this journey in the Winter of 2020…starting our first year of becoming chiropractors. The first two months consisted of non-stop studying, while we met new people, adjusted to a new city (see what I did there), and figured out what chiropractic was all about. Then the unthinkable happened, and the world stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone was sent home to learn in front of their screens. We felt like our journey to becoming top rated chiropractors was on halt.

Both of us quickly realized that this wasn’t the best way for us to learn, so we took matters into our own hands. Almost everyday, the two of us, and one other very close friend, would get together either virtually or in the safety of our COVID free homes. We’d watch lectures, complete projects, and endlessly study to make sure we were more than prepared to be future top rated chiropractors. Between all of the hard work, our friendship developed even more through one of the only COVID-acceptable activities…golfing. If you couldn’t find us buried in our textbooks, we’d likely be burying birdie putts out on the course. At least that’s how we remember it.

Year 2: Chiropractors in Training

Fortunately, as we began our second year of school, things began to return back to normal. In-person classes resumed, job shadowing opportunities became more common, and our studies switched to more hands-on learning. However, some things didn’t change. The two of us continued to hold each other accountable in being our best. Therefore, we jumped at opportunities to go to national seminars, get additional certifications, and visit as many clinics as we could. We always found ways to keep learning while having fun doing it. After all these hours spent together at different events, study sessions, and simply hanging out, we realized that our goals were exactly the same.

Both of us wanted to create a clinic where people could go to improve their health as a whole. Many offices we visited focused only on pain relief without taking a look at any other factors. We wanted to take it one step further and build a clinic where people can go to improve their overall performance in life. Whether that is helping a grandparent build enough strength to lift their grandkids, modifying people’s health risk factors over time, or educating an athlete on their way to winning a championship, we want to be there every step of the way. As a result, we came up with the idea for Lakeside Chiropractic and decided we were going all in.

Year 3: Top Rated Chiropractors in Prior Lake

With this new endeavor at the front of our minds, we moved through out last year of school by gaining clinical experience in the field and passing our national board exams, all while taking the necessary steps to build a practice. One day, we’d hold conference calls at 7:00 am, go to clinic from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and start weekend classes at 5:00 pm. Each day was jam-packed full of chiropractic or business tasks, and we enjoyed every second of it because we never lost sight of our end goal. Fun breaks like lake days with friends or vacations with family certainly helped as well.

Now, the two of us couldn’t be more excited to serve this Prior Lake community for the long haul as your top rated chiropractors. By being a part of our patient’s healthcare and performance teams, we hope to help you make those positive changes, reach new heights, and accomplish then set new goals over and over again. We’re ready to start as soon as you are!

Our Team

Dr. Cole Steinhagen is one of Lakeside Chiropractic's chiropractors.


Cole Steinhagen, DC

Owner, Chiropractor – Sports Emphasis

Cole grew up in Lakeville, MN, with his large family of 7. Since an early age, Cole always had a curiosity in health and wellness due to playing sports and living an active lifestyle. After high school, Cole attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he subsequently completed his bachelors in exercise science to build his knowledge surrounding sports performance. Next, he spent 2 years in the strength and conditioning field, where he worked with many athletes from all ages and skill levels from beginner to professionals.

Wanting to add more value, Cole continued his education at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) degree. His personal and educational experience has developed his perspective on health, wellbeing, and healing. Therefore, Cole is passionate about educating and helping others reach their potential in life.

Outside of the office Cole is a hockey coach and a strength and conditioning coach. He enjoys spending time on the golf course with his fiancé Brooke and his golden retriever Palmer.

Connor Wears, DC one of the top rated chiropractors in Prior Lake, MN


Connor Wears, DC

Owner, Chiropractor – Sports Emphasis

Connor grew up on the other side of the St. Croix River in his small hometown of Amery, Wisconsin. Most of his days were spent out on the lakes, on the golf course, or doing anything active with his family and friends. Next, he moved even closer to the Minnesota/Wisconsin border to attend college at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. There he played 4 years of football while obtaining his degree in biomedical sciences. Through playing sports and studying the human body, Connor learned everything he could about health and performance.

Wanting to take that next step in helping others, Connor finally made the big move into Minnesota to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Over the course of the 3 and 1/2 year degree, he focused his studies on many different areas to improve his overall picture of health and performance. Connor’s main purpose involves helping others continuously reach their goals over the course of their life.

As you probably guessed, Connor still spends his free time out on the boat, coaching Lakeville South High School football, and developing his golf addiction game with his fiancé Megan.


Utilizing their diverse “toolbox” of different treatment techniques, both Dr. Cole and Dr. Connor have treated hundreds of individualized patients with different symptom or areas of improvement. By bringing their experiences together, their foundation of knowledge grows to help all their patients succeed. Also, as everyone knows, two brains are better than one!


Relationships hold high value in the eyes of Dr. Cole and Dr. Connor. Therefore, they couldn’t be more ready to serve the community as top rated chiropractors in Prior Lake. Helping patients achieve healthier lives through chiropractic will always be their goal. Additionally, healthy living becomes easier with support, starting with Lakeside Chiropractic.


As top rated chiropractors in Prior Lake, Dr. Cole and Dr. Connor only provide patient-centered care by focusing on helping each patient with their specific needs. They do this through being accessible, ethical, and up-to-date with all their treatment methods. As a result, Lakeside Chiropractic prioritizes patient understanding from the patient care to the billing.

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