meet the team


Michael R Powell


Dr. Powell was born and raised in Iowa, went to school at Buena Vista University and graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Growing up, Dr. Powell was a 4 sport athlete and played NCAA Division III college football. Dr Powell moved to Alexandria to open his practice in 1997. Dr. Powell has served as team doctor for the local NAHL and NA3HL hockey team for 10 years.

As a lifetime athlete, Dr Powell has earned multiple certifications in rehabilitation, sports injury and fitness that have served him in helping his patients achieve optimal results.

In his spare time, he enjoys all aspects of fitness including weight training and cycling. He and his fiance, Kelly, love to spend time on the water wakesurfing and paddle boarding, as well touring the countryside on their Harley. Dr. Powell has 2 grown boys, Tom and Jack along with Kelly’s three girls, Reise, Jada and Devyn.


Ryan Lee

Certified Personal Trainer


Joan Olson

Office Manager

Joan Olson, office manager at Life Quest Chiropractic and Sports, was born and raised in Alexandria. She began her career in chiropractic with Dr. Powell in 1997. Over her years at Life Quest, she has furthered her education in patient centered care, leadership, practice management and best practices for the chiropractic profession through national conferences and workshops. Skilled in the insurance and business aspect of the practice, she also helps other offices around the globe navigate the insurance billing and reimbursement process.

A mother of 3 boys, she is busy with basketball and football and all of their activies. In her free time she enjoys working out in the gym where she is a USAW certified weight lifting coach. She also spends time reading and biking.


Amanda Kramer

Chiropractic Assistant

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