Dr. Shannon A. O’Keefe has dedicated her career to identifying and treating the root causes of complicated chronic health issues. Her father practiced chiropractic for 40 years and was an early influence on her perspective that often, health issues are best approached from beyond the traditional medical model. Dr. O’Keefe has been practicing chiropractic and clinical nutrition for over 23 years. She graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1991, completed her training in Functional Medicine in 2004, and obtained her Diplomat in Nutrition in 2008. Dr. O’Keefe’s approach is multi-faceted and specifically combines nutrition, lifestyle, and laboratory testing to come up with a personal plan for each patient’s needs. She has vast experience in treating patients of all ages for a whole host of complicated conditions such as RA, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, gastrointestinal issues, Lupus, MS, among others. Dr. O’Keefe’s work is her passion – she brings a tenacity and unwavering commitment to each case that comes her way and her patient success stories are proof of that.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Matz has been in the healthcare field for over 25 years and has vast experience with the western medical approach as well as alternative & natural approaches. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Practical Nurse, and most recently a certified Neurofeedback practitioner. Dr. Matz has developed a concussion protocol that has been phenomenally successful for pain, headaches, dizziness, balance issues, ringing in the ears, neck pain, back pain, TMJ dysfunction and so on. From this system, the best options are selected from multiple modalities to tailor treatment protocols to each individual. This strategy has been instrumental in her success with patients with Concussion / MTBI symptoms.
Through her professional and personal experience, Dr. Matz understands the needs of patients & their families. Dr. Matz is passionate about bridging the gap between the two medical care paradigms and brings her empathy, compassion, and broad medical knowledge to help patients in need.
Laura is our office manager. She has been interested in natural health since a young age. Her passion for movement led her to achieve a BA in dance from the University of Minnesota. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 5 years. Her experience working as an office manager draws from healthcare, the arts, and human services. Laura brings vibrant energy to all that she does. Outside of the clinic you might catch her performing Flamenco, hiking by the river, or knitting a new sweater.
Zahrah is our BrainCore Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner. Zahrah has been passionate about holistic health and natural living for much of her adult life. A series of serious health issues in her early 20’s led her away from a career in the performing arts to learn more about caring for and healing her body. She attended MCSS/Centerpoint school for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bodywork Therapies from 1999 -2001 and became certified in a variety of healing modalities, including Shiatsu, Magnet Therapy, bodywork for pregnant and postpartum women, and more. Zahrah continued to immerse herself in the study of holistic healing strategies and techniques. Medicinal plants, dietary therapies, Ayurveda, yoga, energy healing, natural detoxification therapies, and many indigenous healing traditions, are just some of what she has been passionate about incorporating into her life and work. Zahrah, along with her two children, moved to Costa Rica in 2005 and resided there until 2018. While living in Costa Rica, she had the opportunity to apprentice with master herbalists and many indigenous healers from Central and South America. Zahrah is now back residing in the Minnesota where she was born and raised. She is delighted to offer Neurofeedback and to be a part of the healing team at O’Keefe Matz clinic.