About Vaida

A personalized approach to your health + wellness


Vaida™ Wellness has brought together a team of holistic health care providers that specialize in creating a personalized approach to your health + wellness. We are a collaborative bunch from a host of disciplines, well-versed and able to recognize what treatments would be most beneficial to your care.

Whether you are new to alternative health care practices or have adopted them as part of your regular health routine, we are here to meet you where you are at. Our providers listen to you and your specific needs so that you get the very best possible care. From decreasing sciatic pain during pregnancy to improving the latch on a nursing infant, from aiding an athlete during an injury recovery to minimizing everyday stress on the body + mind, the team at Vaida™ has you covered.

The word “vaida” means knowledge. Why should that matter to you? Because it means we have the most knowledgeable providers from their area of expertise to nurture you and your family. We take the time with every one of our clients to listen and address your concerns because we understand that taking the time matters.


Meet Dr. Lydia

Owner. Chiropractor. Wellness Advocate.

Each and every one of us is searching for consistent, lasting relief and the knowledge that the time and effort we put towards taking care of ourselves will give us more energy, less injuries and more life enjoyment.

We want this benefit for ourselves, but also for our growing children. I am no different from you.

In college two vehicles ran red lights, slamming into me. To address my injuries, I began to seek care. I did everything the doctors told me, but it wasn’t until I found chiropractic care and massage, and consistently integrated them into my monthly healing routine, that my daily pain decreased. It was my LIGHTBULB moment - taking care of my body consistently would prevent future injury and decrease the effect of current injury.

Dr. Lydia and son

My Specialties

Among the many chiropractors you can choose from...

I’m obsessed with helping parents GROW healthy kids.

Working with families from pregnancy, birth and onward, I prevent small childhood injuries from leaving lasting physical impressions. Children compensate for injury and pain differently than adults do, so addressing each injury early on sets them up for success as they age.

My specialty care for INTENSE athletic performers is honed to benefit your athletic children

After seeing so many children and your adults develop repetitive stress injuries from year round sports, I added Sport Medicine to my certifications and I use my experience from working with high intensity athletes to benefit athletes in every sport.

I’m an all-in listener and understander.

Knowing what makes your family tick is what fuels my ability to prevent injury before it happens. This saves you time, expenses, and worry by giving you a healthy cheerleader for injury prevention in your back pocket.


My Education

Dr. Lydia Schmidt

  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
    • Doctor of Chiropractic
    • Valedictorian
    • Summa Cum Laude
  • Certified through the Academy and Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
  • American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians
  • Certified in Webster Technique for Pregnancy
  • Craniosacral Therapy for Breastfeeding
  • Graduate Preceptor in Minnesota

I am honored to be the official chiropractor for the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers


Our Team

Get to know the Vaida team

DC | Chiropractor
PT, DPT, OCS | Physical Therapist
LAc, MSOM, Dipl Ac | Acupuncturist
Level 2 Practitioner | Reiki
LMT | Licensed Massage Therapist
MS, RDN, LN | Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist