For more than a decade, chiropractor Michelle Schwenn has had a mission: to promote health in families through natural, drug-free healthcare. Dr. Schwenn tends to her patients with skills honed through advanced training and specializations in chiropractic treatments for children and pregnant women. She also partners with licensed massage therapists, who help ease tension.
Chronic pains and aches shrivel into vague memories at the hands of Advanced Spine & Rehab Center’s professional chiropractic staff. After completing their new client paperwork, balance-craving bods chat with Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Mitchell about their specific health issues and enjoy a physical exam including orthopedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and, if necessary, x-rays. Once the source is singled out, experienced staff members loosen the muscles around the pain center using heat packs, a massage chair, and electrical muscle stimulation, which reduces inflammation in a sensation similar to firm licks from an affectionate pet spider. Dr. Mitchell then re-centers vertebrae with a controlled, professional spinal adjustment, eradicating aches and forcing frames back into prizefighting shape. Future pain prevention and wellness suggestions, such as exercises, diet, and lifestyle changes, round out the visit.
Barbershop quartets meld their voices to produce a sound no individual member could make. Similarly, the four doctors behind Chiropractic Health Care Associates marry the work of their hands to relieve pain in a holistic way. They examine each patient?s needs, consulting medical documents and x-rays to thoroughly understand the nature of injuries or pain. They then prescribe a course of treatment to aid recovery. Programs may involve traditional spinal adjustments or K-laser therapy treatments, which use light to increase blood flow and white-blood-cell raves in the targeted area.
Doctor of Chiropractic Logan Jenkins is on a mission at Jenkins Chiropractic and Wellness Center. He wants to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health, especially children. To do so, he uses the soft-tissue-focused Graston technique, the instrument-based Activator adjustment method, and kinesio taping, which can help athletes or windblown mummies recover from their injuries. Kids can wait for treatment in the "kids only" room, a cozy, yellow-walled space with alphabet-inspired artwork and a variety of toys.
When Doctor of Chiropractic Kayla Davis tells her patients she's from Correctionville, some of them think she's being ironic, like when a plumber claims he's the Mayor of Pipetown. But Correctionville is a real place—a small town on the western side of Iowa. Having grown up there, Dr. Davis internalized many small-town traits, such as trust and a friendly disposition—both of which she uses to get to know her patients at Kay Family Chiropractic.
But friendliness alone won't heal pain. To do that, Dr. Davis applies low-risk chiropractic adjustments and massages, each calibrated to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities. She relies on these techniques in lieu of medication and surgery, which only target the symptoms of the problem instead of the source.
Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Stevens specializes in the Gonstead technique, a discipline centered on detailed assessments and precise adjustments. He uses it to fight vertebral subluxations, a term for when the movable bones of the spinal cord become misaligned and end up pinching nerves. And because these subluxations can occur at any point throughout life, Dr. Stevens trained with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to gain the expertise required to help children, whose spines often become misaligned after they start to play sports or give piggyback rides to heavy imaginary friends. He's also currently racking up additional pediatric certifications.