About our Bismarck Chiropractors 


The doctors’ mission is to create a community of families and individuals living wellness lifestyles, changing thousands of people’s lives … one person at a time. Their vision is for every household in the Bismarck-Mandan area and beyond to be informed about health, wellness, chiropractic, and the importance of nervous system function. Proper nervous system function is vital to create a healthier, happier individual free of sickness and disease. To fulfill their vision, the chiropractors make themselves available for questions, comments, or concerns at any time.

Dr. Sara Weigel


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My first experience with chiropractic was with my mom. My mom experienced severe migraine headaches for many years as I was growing up. She tried many treatments with little results until she went to a chiropractor.

She was able to get the headaches under control, and was able to live the life she wanted without having to worry about headaches. After seeing what an effect chiropractic had on my mom, I decided that I would love to be a part of a profession that could have that kind of positive effect on someone without drugs or surgery.

I am privileged to be a chiropractor. Everyday in our chiropractic care center, I see miracles as people with both short and long term health complaints get better and without taking drugs or the risk of surgery.

What made the body heals the body, and we are so lucky to witness this everyday!

Chiropractic Education

Dr. Weigel is from Fargo, ND where she graduated in 1996 from Fargo South High School with honors. While at Fargo South, she was very active in extracurricular activities including basketball, volleyball, fast-pitch softball, and student council.

After high school she attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and graduated in 2000 Magna Cum Laude with major in biology and minor in chemistry. While at Concordia she also played two years of college basketball. Following graduation from Concordia, she attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where she attained her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2004.

Dr. Doug Ness

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I am forever grateful for being a chiropractor. Every day I have the privilege of seeing and hearing the amazing impact chiropractic care has had on people, how it has changed their lives along with everyone around them! Everyday the results we get at Active Life Chiropractic amaze me. I make it my personal vendetta to give my patients the best care possible so families can have the opportunity to live the same life as we do! 

Chiropractic found me

There is a saying in the chiropractic profession, “You do not choose chiropractic, chiropractic chooses you!” I had been to chiropractors as a kid for various sports related problems. From the visits I had, it was my belief that chiropractic was for treating pain. It wasn’t until I was a young chiropractic student sitting in a chiropractic seminar where I finally “heard” of what chiropractic can do! Since this epiphany, every day I see first hand how chiropractic has and continues to transform lives! Every day my passion becomes stronger and my purpose becomes greater to serve the people of the Bismarck-Mandan area and the teach them about health, wellness and chiropractic! 

The Active Life Team


Jessie, Chiropractic Assistant

Hello there! My name is Jessie. I was born and raised right here in Bismarck. Like most North Dakotans, I love all things outdoors: hiking, spending time on the lakes, exploring back country roads and gardening. I am a proud Dog Mom to a very lovable rescue dog. I enjoy doing arts and crafts, searching for unique treasures at rummage sales and coaching a local dance team.

I have had a wide variety of jobs over the years but now that chiropractic has found me, I no longer have a job; I have a new way of life and an incredible opportunity. I see miracles everyday at Active Life and I have the opportunity to be apart of them. I have the opportunity to help people not only get relief from pain but live their lives to the fullest!

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Hannah, Chiropractic Assistant

Hey friends and soon-to-be friends! I was born and raised in this beautiful state and am very proud to be a NoDak. I love pretty much everything about North Dakota, especially Bismarck. Who can complain when the season is always changing! I actually enjoy working out, from running to yoga. Tabata is my new rage. I get equally excited about tacos and ciders.

I went to the University of North Dakota –yes, it’s a darn tundra there- where I majored in Marketing. I love ideas and creating things. After a series of life events, I felt called to healthcare (and I mean REALLY called.) I began searching for something in the healthcare field when I started at Active Life. That really flipped the script for me! I came to realize how chiropractic care is the best healthcare! My favorite part about my job is watching testimonials from start to finish, from babies to athletes to our 90+ club. Real people with real symptoms finding relief and health.

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Kayla, Trainer and 8 Weeks to Wellness Coordinator

Hey, I'm Kayla Thomas! As of April 2018, I will have graduated from the University of Mary with a Master's in Clinical Exercise Physiology. I am passionate about implementing exercise programs to help people be their best self!

I grew up in Helena, MT and have been living in Bismarck since 2012 while attending college at the University of Mary. My husband and I spend most of our time involved in athletics in some way. We both coach on and off throughout the year, and compete in recreational volleyball and walleyball year-round! If we are not coaching or competing, we are probably in the stands as spectators. Other hobbies of mine include spending time with friends and family as well as gardening and enjoying the warm weather during the summer months. 

I am very excited to be a part of the Active Life Chiropractic team!

Brianna, Licensed Massage Therapist

Hi, my name is Brianna Arrowood.  My husband, Wes, and I recently moved to the Bismarck area with our children Jaida Lou and Wyatt.  My husband is a full time National Guard member and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist.  We are a family who love to keep busy with all sports, hunting, fishing and any outdoor activities.  At home, we love an evening around the table with board games.

Although born in Willmar, Minnesota, my parents were originally from North Dakota and we moved back to Oakes when I was in the first grade.  I found while I was in school, that I had a passion for helping people. I graduated from Skin and Body Work Institute in 2005 and have been a massage therapist for the past 13 years. 

For me, the greatest gift from my profession has been seeing the joy of my patients with the results they have experienced. My technique ranges from a Swedish massage to a deep tissue, pregnancy massage or cupping with each visit customized to my patient’s needs.  The overall goal is to promote their health and wellness.

I am very excited to join the staff at Active Life Chiropractic.

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Kadie Beckman, Chiropractic Assistant

Hi there!  My name is Kadie.  I’ve spent the majority of my life in North Dakota, the last ten years right here in Bismarck.  When I’m not chasing my pups around, Lucy & Lipp, you can find me riding my horse, Edgar, in the countryside. 
Life has a funny way of helping us pave our paths, and mine was no exception.  I’ve learned more about myself, and have grown in more ways than one, because of fitness, and most recently body building competitions.  When we push our bodies beyond what we think is possible, that’s when we really get to define ourselves and see what we’re made of.  With every good workout, comes proper body maintenance, and that’s where I’ve come to find the wheel-well of wellness with Active Life Chiropractic.  Chiropractic care is the foundation of wellness, and if you don’t have a solid foundation, the rest of the body crumbles.  I am beyond fortunate that my passion for fitness and wellness has lead me to Active Life where I get to share and help others.