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Freedom from Pain, Freedom to Move & Freedom to Live Life on Your Terms.

One of the most common things we hear from new patients is, “I wish I had come to see you months (or years!) ago!”  They also tell us we are different from any chiropractor they’ve ever been to. We’ve tried to put our finger on why, and we’re not going to sing our own praises and tell you it’s because we’re the best or that we’ve mastered every chiropractic technique.

Our uniqueness is simple: We value the life of every human being and care for you like we do our elite athletes. Even if you’ve never ran a 5k in your life. Even if your feel best described as a professional diaper-changer or baby-burper. Even if you feel guilt that you used to be active but haven’t been for years. Our assessment establishes where your movement is breaking down, which can be the cause of your pain – and even your mental fog and frustration with life. We take what we find, share it with you and create a plan to get you back to thriving, no matter where you’re at in life.

 


 

Treatments & Services

Free Performance, Running, Injury or Wellness Consultation

Ames, Ankeny & Grimes / Johnston

Not sure if our care will help or how well our doctors’ approach will resonate with you?  We offer new patients the opportunity to schedule a short free-of-charge consultation for you to come in, meet the doctor and get an idea of what your experience with us will be like. No treatment will be given and a complete movement assessment will not be performed unless you desire to move forward in care. Due to our doctor’s busy schedules, another appointment time will need to be made for your care to begin with us. If you’re looking for immediate treatment, we’d recommend you simply begin care with a new patient assessment/exam instead of this consultation.

Chiropractic Care

Ames, Ankeny & Grimes / Johnston

Our doctors are graduates of Palmer College of Chiropractic, the leading chiropractic institution in the world. Along with this educational foundation, they’ve had training in several specialty areas – including lifestyle wellness, soft tissue, movement rehab, functional neurology - and focus on combining these for the best results. But don’t take our word for it, hear from some of our patients. We are always on the lookout for innovative ways to approach your health that are tried-and-true but are not the normal, standard approach. Our focus is on how your body functions and not just on where you’re “out of place.” We are research-driven and results-focused. To get started with chiropractic care, give us a call and let us know a little bit about why you’d like to see us – whether it’s for preventative, lifestyle wellness, as a last ditch effort to prevent surgery, or something in between – and ask to schedule an initial assessment/exam.

Functional Rehab

Ames, Ankeny & Grimes / Johnston

Our rehab is primarily performed by our doctors and is less focused on stretching and strengthening exercises and more on moving properly. Approaching rehabilitation this way allows us to focus more on how the nervous system is coordinating your movement and how you can best retrain your movement habits. This not only helps restore or correct existing issues but helps prevent future improper use, which can lead to chronic pain.

Massage Therapy

Ankeny & Grimes / Johnston

Our approach to massage therapy is clinical and therapeutic. We want you to have long-lasting results and relief from your massage, not just a fun spa-like experience. Our therapists work closely with our doctors, and other providers when needed, to tailor their approach for what you need to best increase your mobility and reduce pain and discomfort. We often provide take-home exercises so you can work on things at home to help re-train your body to have correct movement patterns and avoid dysfunctional movement, which can lead to pain. Most common session lengths are 60 or 90 minutes, so please specify how long you’d like your session to be when you call to schedule! We currently only offer massage therapy at our Ankeny & Grimes / Johnston locations, but our doctors also collaborate with massage therapists on site at the Ames Fitness Center if our patients desire!

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Ames, Ankeny & Grimes / Johnston

Unlike traditional surgery or medication, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) promotes natural healing within the body using non-invasive levels of light. The treatment features no adverse side effects, no pain and no downtime, allowing patients to heal quickly from a range of painful chronic conditions. Oftentimes, people tell us they’ve heard of, or even experienced, laser therapy. Typically, they’re referring to a different type of heat-oriented laser, which causes a burning sensation and discomfort to the skin during and after sessions. In contrast, our FDA market cleared low-level lasers (often referred to as “cold” laser) cannot be felt at all. They are truly painless and sensationless to the skin, while working on a cellular level to reduce inflammation, remove pain and regenerate the cells.

Who can benefit from low-level laser therapy? Almost everyone! There are a few small pockets of the populations who should not utilize LLLT (such as pregnant or nursing mamas, patients with cancer, etc.), so we’ll ask you a few questions before you get started with treatment to make sure you’re good to go.

Lifestyle Wellness

Ames, Ankeny & Grimes / Johnston

You deserve to know how to live a healthy life. But where do you turn in the sea of voices all clamoring for your attention, money and time? We offer many free or low-cost workshops to help educate you on how to practically care for yourself in simple ways. Patient favorites include The Anatomy of Self-Care, Green Cleaning, Essential Oils for Health & Wellness, and Prehab: Avoiding Injury. Check out our Facebook page for the most up-to-date list of events or give us a call today at (515) 259-9336 to find out what we’ve got coming up!

We also believe strongly that every person should have tools in their own home to help them in times of sickness or discomfort, or simply to teach them how to be healthy. We offer a variety of products and resources at each location, from essential oils, supplements, and rehab supplies to healthy lifestyle aids like cookbooks, nutrient-dense snacks and more.