Dr. Zauhar was born and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 2002 and from Saint John’s University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science/Biology. From there, he went to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn., where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2010. Mike spent a year practicing in Big Lake, Minn., before moving back to the Brainerd Lakes Area and joining Lakes Chiropractic in September 2011.
Mike enjoys all athletics, especially football, basketball, and baseball. He was a three-sport athlete at BHS and played baseball and football at SJU. Mike has experienced numerous sports injuries, varying from mild to severe, throughout his playing career. Chiropractic care was instrumental in helping him recover and this is why he chose a career in chiropractic. He quickly realized that if his body wasn’t in correct alignment, it caused interference with his nerves (reaction time), muscles (quickness/speed/strength), and biomechanics (joint mobility). Mike emphasizes chiropractic care as being the pathway to optimal health in normal everyday life and with athletic performance.
In Mike’s free time, he is a volunteer coach for the Brainerd High School football team; he serves as a board member of the Brainerd Sport Boosters Club, and is a devoted member of St. Francis Catholic Church. He also likes to hunt, fish, workout, play basketball, and spend time with friends and family. Dr. Zauhar also completes some form of continuing education at least 1-2 days per month and is currently undergoing his completion of his CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner) certification to help better serve his patients.
Mike, his wife Jamie, daughter Josie, and son Michael reside in Baxter with their dog Jax. Jamie is a teacher in the Brainerd School District.