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!

Meet Dr. Chris LoRang

Owner and Chiropractic Physician

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Dr. Chris LoRang is the owner and  chiropractic physician at Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center in the East Village. Dr. LoRang received his BA from the University of Iowa in Social and Culture Perspectives on Health, with a minor in Jazz Studies, before graduating 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 presented at the 2018 Ancestral Health Symposium with his poster presentation “Building Your Baby From The Ground Up: In Defense of Free-Range 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 serves on the board and is a past president of the Historic East Village Neighborhood Association, as well as Board Secretary for the Iowa Chiropractic Society, and a committee member of the Healthiest State Initiative. In addition to helping people through manual medicine, he enjoys family time, cooking, bicycling, gardening, and playing guitar and saxophone.


Meet Jen Morrow

Office Manager

jen-morrow-des-moinesAfter a long career in retail management and fashion buying, Jen spent all of 2013 traveling and volunteering around the world at orphanages, leprosy hospitals, churches, and camps for people with intellectual impairments. This experience left her with a thirst to seek a different kind of job upon her return to America, one that would allow her to help people. She has found that opportunity as office manager at Capital Chiropractic!

A lifelong advocate of chiropractic care, she has dozens of her own anecdotal accounts of how a chiropractic adjustment played a pivotal role in her overall health or her pain management.

Jen is proud to call Des Moines home and enjoys visiting the Des Moines Art Center, the Downtown Farmer’s Market, and shopping in the Historic East Village. She’s also a consultant for Beautycounter, which is a luxurious and non-toxic line of skincare products that she loves.


Meet Abbie Sawyer

Communications Director

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Abbie is Director of Communications at the clinic, specializing in communication between the clinic, the community, and people at all points of their journey with health and wellness. Though you won’t see her in the clinic, you may have interacted with her conversations on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedInGoogle+, and the clinic’s blog. She also helps bring people together through events at the clinic, like the Winter Wellness Open House, the annual clinic birthday celebration, and Promenade.

A Des Moines native, Abbie loves being part of the thriving Des Moines community, and enjoys connecting people through engaging communications in person and online. Abbie plays music around town, and serves on the Roosevelt High School Foundation Board.


Meet Karen Todd

Billing Manager

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Karen has been in the medical field in many roles, helping people from both the provider side and payor/insurance side. She is particularly glad to be helping patients as part of the team at Capital Chiropractic.

Karen is very interested in wellness and how wellness, traditional medicine and chiropractic medicine can complement one another to improve one’s health and well-being.
Karen likes everything that Des Moines has to offer, especially the wonderful restaurants and trails. As an outdoors enthusiast, she loves biking, camping, and hiking while spending time with friends.

Meet Brittany Mendoza-Peña

Office Assistant

brittany-capital-chiropracticBrittany Mendoza-Peña is currently attending Drake University, in pursuit of a BFA in Musical Theatre (Class of 2020). Since moving to the Midwest for college, she has grown fond of the interconnectedness within Greater Des Moines and the East Village community. Her studies may not be reflective of the physical sciences, but with a physically-demanding major, working for Capital Chiropractic is quite a fitting academic supplement. She is very excited to be on the team!