Featured in Des Moines Register’s Juice Magazine on June 11, 2013:
Title: Chiropractor and owner, Capital Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center
What I do: I am a chiropractor with a comprehensive and functional approach.
Background: I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, attended massage school in Iowa City, lived abroad in New Zealand for one year and graduated from Palmer College in Davenport in February 2013.
Why I do what I do: I love to help people. It is my goal to help patients learn the best ways to stay pain-free and to stay healthy.
To get away from work, I like to: Cook, run, cycle, do yoga, travel and home-brew beer.
The skill I’ve developed most while on the job: Listening. Valuable information can be gathered from listening to each patient’s story, learning the history of their pain and what activities cause or relieve it guide me to design the most appropriate and effective treatment for each and every patient.
How I give back to the community: Most recently, I enjoyed providing complimentary soft tissue treatments to the participants of the Drake Relays road race. Also, I recently helped paint a house with Habitat Young Professionals during the Rock the Block campaign.
Best motivational book I’ve read lately and why I liked it: “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor. This book provides scientific evidence that happiness is not just the result of a successful life, but the source of it. The book reminds me to see happiness as a way of life, not something that only comes after we have reached our goals.
To attract and retain young professionals, Iowa should: Keep going. From bike paths and breweries to tech startups and downtown development, Des Moines seems to be on the right track. Both entrepreneurs and the young professional community seem to be very well supported, and this will drive further innovation and retention.
To be taken seriously as a young professional, it’s important to: Be authentic. Be honest. Be involved.
My leadership philosophy: The most important thing about leadership is building strong and authentic relationships. In a speech, President Kennedy made a statement ending with “a rising tide raises all boats.” This is a beautiful concept to consider when building long-term and community-based relationships.
I can help you by: providing a unique perspective on your health care needs. I specialize in soft tissue work, functional rehabilitation, pain relief and athletic performance enhancement. I can help you with many treatment options and healthy strategies in the pursuit of your best life.
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