Great reopening of the “The Pearl” wellness center planned |  Elk River Star News

The community is invited to celebrate the grand reopening of Elk River’s premier wellness center, The Perpetual Health Alliance.

From its owners Dr. Carrie Collyard-Glinsek and Wayne Cornelius, affectionately known as “The Pearl,” the brick building at 810 Highway 10 that used to house the offices of the Elk River Area School District has been converted into a wellness center. Customers have access to chiropractic, karate classes, physical therapy, child / family counseling, and Pilates classes.

Collyard-Glinsek from Collyard Chiropractic and Cornelius from Professional Karate Studios are more than the co-founders of the Pearl and owners of the building. You are the force behind the loosely affiliated companies that created a synergy after opening on January 2nd, 2020. However, an open house to the public on March 27 had to be postponed due to the outbreak of the pandemic. The synergy builds up again.

The opening of the Pearl is the culmination of a long-standing dream for Collyard-Glinsek, a native of Minnesota.

“My ultimate professional goal has always been to have a wellness center – a place where people can go and have a range of services that provide them and their family with a single point of contact for health needs,” she told Star News in 2020. “Something that focuses on wellbeing.”

Collyard-Glinsek has been providing chiropractic care to their patients for 20 years. As her practice grew, Collyard-Glinsek knew she wanted to invest in something that would give back to the community and live on as her legacy.

That dream came true on September 19, 2019 when Collyard-Glinsek and Cornelius closed the former school building in downtown Elk River. Over the next three months, the building underwent a major demolition and turned into a spacious wellness center that now houses five small businesses including Collyard Chiropractic, Professional Karate Studios, Inspire Studios & Barre, Lift PT, and The Creative Therapy Center. In addition to expanding their premises, Collyard Chiropractic also appointed Dr. Erick Thompson added to their team. The Perpetual Health Alliance building went into operation on January 2, 2020.

The big reopening ceremony will take place on Friday, September 24th, from 4pm to 8pm. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the small business owners and tour each room. The celebration features local vendors, a bouncy castle, wine tasting, children’s activities, and more.

“Come and see why the pearl is a treasure that will give back to the Elk River community for years to come,” Collyard-Glinsek said in a press release.