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Meet the Doctors

Richard A. Hills, PT, DC, FAAOMPT
Dr. Richard Hills holds degrees and licenses in both Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, graduating from Northwestern Health Sciences University with honors in 1993, receiving the degree Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).  He graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1985 receiving his degree in Physical Therapy (PT), graduating Summa Cum Laude.  Dr. Hills has extensive post-graduate training completing residency training in a neurological physical therapy-rehabilitation approach called PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) at the world renowned Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in the San Francisco area.  He also received 2 years of post-graduate training through the acclaimed Folsom Physical Therapy Orthopedic Manual Therapy program leading to a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapist (FAAOMPT).  

Dr. Hills also has extensive additional chiropractic training in the Gonstead Methodology approach to chiropractic.  This combination of advanced training in chiropractic and physical therapy approaches to patient care provides for a unique combination of professional clinical examination and treatment options for non-surgical pain or injury of the spine and extremities.  Adding to this one of a kind clinical training and background, Dr. Hills started his career in 1980 as an athletic trainer, working with several Colleges in California providing care for sports and athletic injuries at both the collegiate and professional levels.  On the field and treatment room sports injury training and experience provides one of the 3 corner stones for the clinical approach used by Dr. Hills, specifically; Chiropractic, Orthopedic and Neurological Physical Therapy and Sports Injury-Sports Medicine.  Dr. Hills has lectured nationally and internationally, as well as co-authored and published on topics related to the examination, treatment and rehabilitation of spinal and extremity disorders.  

Dr. Hills enjoys an active life-style with his family including 5 teen-age plus aged children in addition to enjoying running, weight training, bicycling, rock climbing among other activities.  He has been a competitive athlete most of his life completing triathlons, marathons and ultra-marathon bicycling (riding 100-200 miles in a day).  He also competed at a national level in bodybuilding receiving a 1st place finish in the Teenage Mr. America contest.  Thus, he applies a life long interest and personal experience in sports and health to a non-surgical orthopedic approach to patient care at the Institute for Orthopedics & Chiropractic (IOC) so you can enjoy complete health of the spirit, mind, and body.

Phillip J. Kamps, DC, CCSP

Dr. Kamps is a 2000 graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University, College of Chiropractic where he received a Bachelor of Science in human biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. His clinical training included a clinical internship in the Department of Rehabilitation Services under the direction of Dr. Richard Hills. Additionally, he interned with respected twin cities Gonstead chiropractor Dr. Ben Nadig. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Kamps was a registered nurse. He graduated in 1986 from Saint Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing with an RN degree and practiced at the University of Minnesota Hospital for 12 years – 7 years in Hematology/Oncology and 5 years in Medical ICU. In addition to clinical nursing practice, he was an instructor in the Department of Continuing Education as well as preceptor for new nursing staff. During his nursing career, he developed a keen interest in natural/alternative approaches to health and healing which spurred his transition to Chiropractic. He joined the Institute for Orthopedics & Chiropractic in June, 2010.

Nick Hastad MS, DC, CCSP
Dr. Nick Hastad is a graduate of University of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic and a Master's in Exercise and Sports Science. Dr. Hastad attended Minnesota State University of Moorhead where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Dr. Hastad is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) and is currently pursuing his Diplomat with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP). Dr. Hastad is trained in a Diversified adjusting style, Gonstead Technique, certified in Graston (instrument assistant soft tissue technique), and other muscle energy techniques. Dr. Hastad strives to enhance his knowledge by staying current with research and techniques, and also believes in the team health approach working in conjunction with other health care providers. He enjoys working with all types of athletes as a sports chiropractor. Dr. Hastad has a strong passion for his patients, helping to relieve their pain, return them to their daily activities, and optimizing function which is not limited to athletes alone. Dr. Hastad enjoys all types of sports including football, basketball, golf, baseball and softball. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dog, as well as spending time outdoors.

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Institute for Orthopedics & Chiropractic (IOC)

6550 York Ave. S.
Suite 303 Edina, MN. 55435

Phone: 952-941-3311
 Fax: 952-944-2004


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