Our mission at Bridges Chiropractic is simply to serve you. We provide excellent chiropractic care to help our patients reach and exceed their health goals. We assess the patient as a whole. We want to address the main concern, but also lead you into a lifestyle of being pain-free. We do all of this by offering an evidence-based approach to chiropractic care by utilizing chiropractic manipulation, soft-tissue techniques, therapeutic rehabilitation, and a variety of chiropractic services to help achieve your health goals.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Darren Roemhildt
Dr. Roemhildt has been in practice for over 24 years. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1995 from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. He completed his Acupuncture Certification in 2006 from the American Acupuncture Society in Kansas City, MO. In 2012 Dr. Roemhildt completed his Certification in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma (CCST) with the International Chiropractic Association. Dr. Roemhildt has been married to Kathleen for the past 29 years and they have 4 children; Drew, Justine, Derek, and Lane, 1 grandson Leighton, and their dog Zoey. Besides his passion for health care, diet, and nutrition Dr. Roemhildt is very active in his profession and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, and the Minnesota Chiropractic Association. Dr. Roemhildt has been the President of the SE District of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association for the past 7 years. Locally Dr. Roemhildt is very involved in the community with active memberships in the Kiwanis Club, the Early Edition Rotary Club, Owatonna Chamber of Commerce, Elks Club, Steele Co. Ducks Unlimited Board, and active member at Northridge Church in Owatonna. In his spare time Dr. Roemhildt enjoys music, collectibles, and antiques and he is also an avid outdoorsman.
Dr. Robert Hansen
Dr. Robert Hansen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2016 and has practiced in a variety of settings and locations including Bozeman, MT. He is passionate about helping patients overcome their individual health obstacles and he believes everyone is entitled to be fully educated on their health. He also believes each patient should be given different options for a variety of treatments that aligns with their individualistic health goals.
Dr. Hansen utilizes a variety of adjusting and treatment techniques to fit each individual patient. He often incorporates muscle and tissue release around areas of concern as well as rehab to target specific areas of the body that the patient will learn in the office and then be able to incorporate at home. Dr. Hansen wants you to be the best version of yourself; through education and empowerment, you can have total control over the way you feel.
Dr. Hansen grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he graduated with a B.S. in Health Sciences. He enjoys spending time with his wife as well as hunting and fishing throughout the year. Dr. Hansen has never turned down a slice of pizza; however, he does spend time each week maintaining his health and fitness with strength training, running, and occasionally, yoga.
Dr. Hansen is extremely thankful to have an opportunity to practice at Bridges Chiropractic alongside an experienced and successful chiropractor, Dr. Darren Roemhildt. Whether you or someone you love are seeking a thorough health review or just want to feel better Dr. Hansen is here for you and looking forward to seeing you soon!
Meet the Staff
Kathleen has been our Office Manager for the past 19 years. She handles all insurance, accounting, and administrative details. She graduated from Minneapolis Business College in 1990 and has many years of experience in the legal and insurance field. Kathleen is married to Dr. Roemhildt and they have 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 1 grandson. Outside the office Kathleen enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching her grandson grow, playing cards, reading books, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Katie Gaffke, CMT
Katie completed her massage certification at Riverland Community College in 2021. Her training has taught her to thoroughly listen to her patients and devise a treatment plan specific to their needs. She enjoys working on deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, and focusing on specific body aches and pains. She also enjoys helping patients with pain relief from injuries, diseases, and stresses; as well as maintaining good physical and mental health.
Katie believes in the power of natural wellness and human touch for an overall healthier, happier lifestyle and is eager to learn more about natural wellness while working at Bridges Chiropractic!
Jada DeClue, CMT
Jada joined our team in July, 2021. She was born and raised in Austin, MN, and received her massage certification from Riverland Community College. She is passionate about providing patients with the most up-to-date massage treatments and techniques while also ensuring a comfortable and relaxing experience. She is good with people and has training in working with individuals with physical and mental disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her four cats keep her very busy and entertained, as well. She looks forward to helping you mend, heal, and have an overall feeling of wellness!
Andrea has been a Chiropractic Assistant with Bridges Chiropractic since December 2013. She graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis with a degree in social work. She enjoys meeting new patients, developing relationships with existing patients and helping all of them pursue a healthier lifestyle, focusing on natural medicine. While not at work, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, daughter, Addison, and son, Jonah.
Nicole has been a Chiropractic Assistant at Bridges Chiropractic Health Clinic since December 2015. She has 15 years of patient care experience and is certified with the American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists. She has lived in the Owatonna area her whole life. And, when she’s not working, she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Justine started as a Chiropractic Assistant in November 2015. She is a graduate of Owatonna High School 2016 and works part time on breaks from college. Justine loves helping others and learning more about health. She is attending Northwestern Health Sciences to pursue her doctorate and hopes to achieve her D.C. like her father (Dr. Roemhildt). In her free time, she enjoys rollerblading, walking with her dog (Ary), campfires, puzzles and games.
Amy feels blessed to work at Bridges Chiropractic, serving the community in any way she can. She loves to help patients with scheduling, answering questions, discussing treatment, and supporting the rest of the team. Amy and her husband, Donald, moved to Owatonna in 2005. They have two children, Brooklyn and Conrad, and 3 dogs that are a big part of their family. Amy enjoys being outdoors, running, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite things include coffee and chocolate.
Courtney is an Owatonna native and graduate. She has worked in Customer Service in Owatonna and surrounding areas for 20 years and loves working with the community and residents. She has 3 children! The 2 oldest are graduates of OHS, as well. And, while not working, they all enjoy being outdoors and spending time together up North.