Who We Are

We are here for you

Meet the Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center team. We strive to help clients in pursuit of their best livesfor themselves, their families and their communities. We believe health is not a luxuryit's essential to living well. We look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Chris LoRang

Owner and Chiropractic Physician


Dr. Chris LoRang serves as owner and  chiropractic physician at Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. LoRang received his BA from the University of Iowa in Social and Culture Perspectives on Health, with a minor in Jazz Studies. He then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport.

He specializes in family and pediatric care, acute and chronic back pain, and athletic injuries and performance, as well as the diagnosis of spine and extremity conditions. His holistic approach includes acupuncture, soft tissue rehab, dynamic stretching, take-home exercises, and nutritional coaching to allow each patient an opportunity to become involved with their own outcome.

Dr. LoRang co-founded Building Your Baby From the Ground Up. This educational platform promotes baby-led movement by empowering parents, caretakers, daycares, and clinicians with clear and evidence-based guides. He has presented at conferences around the country and been published in national publications on this topic of baby-led movement.

Dr. LoRang is also a Wahls Protocol Health ProfessionalThis protocol is a radical new way to treat chronic autoimmune conditions.

Chris loves Des Moines and is a past president of the Historic East Village Neighborhood Association, as well as Board Secretary for the Iowa Chiropractic Society. In addition to helping people through manual medicine, he enjoys family time, cooking, bicycling, gardening, playing guitar with Abbie & The Sawyers, and noodling on the saxophone.

Dr. Corrin Schreyer

Doctor of Physical Therapy


Dr. Schreyer received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University. She then graduated from Des Moines University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. 

Dr. Schreyer is a movement specialist, trained in body mechanics for work, recreational, and day-to-day activities.

Her goal is to prevent injuries and promote long term functional gain. She focuses on empowering her patients while improving function and mindset in regards to pain and injuries. 

Dr. Schreyer enjoys life in Des Moines, including running, yoga, and biking. 

Dr. Ryan Hartley

Chiropractic Physician

ryan-hartley-capital-chiropractic-des-moinesDr. Ryan Hartley received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Exercise Science and Biomechanics. He went on to graduate with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, in 2020.

While attending chiropractic school, Dr. Hartley was the club president of the Motion Palpation Institute and an intern in the Palmer Sports Rehab Department. He utilizes various techniques such as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and soft tissue rehab for a multifaceted approach to patient care. His passion for movement and patient-centered care allow him to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions.

When he’s not in the clinic, Dr. Hartley enjoys cycling, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, playing soccer, and spending time with his wife Colleen and their dog Walter.

Lauren Ropp

Nurse Practitioner

lauren-ropp-nurse-practitioner-capital-chiropractic-des-moinesLauren Ropp graduated with a Bachelors in Science of Nursing from Walden University and went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing and graduating with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Walden University. Her FNP practicum was completed in the Des Moines area with emphasis on family medicine, women’s health, and pediatrics.

While furthering her education, Lauren worked at Blank Children’s Hospital, subbed as an RN in the West Des Moines school district, and worked in the clinic setting as a pediatric nurse. Her FNP experience has been working as a provider at a pediatric clinic in Des Moines as well as clinical teaching for Grand View University.

Lauren is passionate about pediatrics and women’s health, but enjoys caring for patients of all ages. When she is not working, she is a stay-at-home mom caring for her four boys. She loves spending time with her kids and husband, biking, boating, and cheering for the Cyclones! Lauren is thrilled to be part of the Capital Chiropractic team.

Abbie Sawyer

Director of Communications


Abbie specializes in connecting the clinic with people at all points of their wellness journeys in Des Moines. You may have interacted with her conversations on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the clinic’s blog.

She also helps bring people together through special events and clinic initiatives, like the Community Garden Share Table, the Winter Wellness Market, health-minded film viewings, receptions for local artists who are exhibiting at the clinic, and public lectures with Dr. Terry Wahls.

Abbie also co-founded Building Your Baby From the Ground Up with her husband, Chris.

A Des Moines native, Abbie loves being part of this thriving community. In addition to spending time with family and friends and experimenting with new recipes, she also plays music around town with NOLA Jazz Band, Abbie & the Sawyers, and the Diplomats of Solid Sound.

Mary Harding

Patient Coordinator


Mary Harding is a Patient Coordinator with the Front Desk Team. Mary joined the clinic after years of customer service experience ranging from financing in the auto industry to salon managing. She loves helping people and making them feel welcome. 

A Des Moines native, Mary loves being back in DSM, for all the restaurants, live music, and wonderful community. Mary is known for her warmth and kindness, as well as her passion for singing and performing, good food, and spending time with family.

Susie Ambroson

Patient Coordinator


Susie Ambroson is a Patient Coordinator with the Front Desk Team at Capital Chiropractic. Susie joined the team upon retirement from a 37 year career at Wells Fargo in Human Resources. Both career endeavors have allowed her opportunities to meet new people; she loves helping and hearing their stories.

Born in Kansas, Susie spent much of her youth hopping from the midwest to the west coast, eventually landing in DSM where she has spent the past 41 years: a true testament to her love of this city's community. Her favorite pastime activities include: biking, listening to live music, golfing, and above all; spending time with her husband Terry, children, grandchildren and her dogs. Her goal for the upcoming year is to spend more time volunteering within the community.

Danyelle Crowell

Patient Coordinator

danyelle-crowell-capital-chiropractic-des-moinesDanyelle Crowell is a Patient Coordinator with the Front Desk Team. She has over 14 years of administration experience and has worked with many regional non-profits, tech startups and small businesses.

Danyelle is a "Jill of Many Trades" who specializes in implementing efficient processes, and is always thinking of creative ways to simplify and streamline the daily workflow. 

When she isn't organizing everything in sight, she is dreaming of macarons, and looking for innovative ways to help people live their best lives. Danyelle is thrilled to be back in Des Moines and is honored to be a member of the Capital Chiropractic team.

Emily Bauer

Patient Coordinator

danyelle-crowell-capital-chiropractic-des-moinesBorn and raised in northwest Iowa, Emily moved to Des Moines in 2013. After graduating from culinary school in 2016 and being behind the coffee bar for 4 years, Emily returned to school to earn her BA in English and Creative Writing, with the hope to get into publishing and/or editing.

When she's not behind the front desk at Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center or working on homework, Emily loves to travel the world. You can also find her hiking, biking or baking. Emily is excited to be part of the incredible team at Capital Chiropractic.