Dr. Dan

Dr. Dan Opitz was born and raised in Burnsville, MN. Dr. Dan grew up with one older sibling; his sister Leann. Growing up, Dr. Dan enjoyed playing many sports which included football, baseball, and track throughout his time at Burnsville High School. After high school, Dr. Dan attended Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter Minnesota, where he majored in Biology and Neuroscience while playing football for the Gusties. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, Dr. Dan returned to the Twin Cities and attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree.

Dr. Dan currently resides in Burnsville. In his free time, Dr. Dan enjoys staying active, fishing, skiing, keeping up with Minnesota sports, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Dr. Dan would like to offer the benefits of chiropractic care to the people of Burnsville, Savage, Apple Valley, Eagan, and the surrounding suburbs.

Dr. Meghan Essler grew up in Kenmare, ND. While in high school, Meghan spent most of her time playing sports such as, volleyball, basketball and golf. After graduating high school, she attended the University of North Dakota and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. After her time at UND, Meghan moved to Portland, Oregon and attended chiropractic school at the University of Western States. She also received a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine while attending UWS, and recently earned her certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Dr. Meghan currently resides in Bloomington, MN. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, golfing, and spending quality time with her friends and family.


Marie Krengel grew up in Eagan and currently resides in West Bloomington. Growing up, she played a variety of sports and instruments, but began to commit most of her time to volleyball once she began high school at Eastview. She continued her volleyball career at University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and pursued a degree in Health Promotion and Wellness. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she moved back home to join Dr. Dan at Ascend Chiropractic and Wellness as a Chiropractic Assistant and Marketing Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, staying active, crafting, and trying new things!


Call us today at 952-300-2050 to learn more about us or to schedule an appointment at our office.