What to Expect

Capital Chiropractic Physical Therapy Des Moines


You can park for free on the south, west and north sides of our building, as well as across 42nd.

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First Appointment FAQs

Q: Do you take X-rays on every patient?
A: Our office does not have an X-ray unit onsite. When clinically indicated, we will send our patients to their preferred imaging facility for advanced imaging.

Q: What happens in the first appointment? 
A: During your first appointment, one of our clinicians will take a detailed history and perform an examination. The examination may consist of neurological and orthopedic exams, as well as functional assessments like gait analysis, postural analysis, and motion palpation.

Your clinician may also wish to observe the specific movement patterns (like running, lifting, sitting at a desk, etc.) that worsen any symptoms to determine the best treatment. Depending on the results of this exam, they may provide treatment on the first visit and/or provide exercises to perform at home. If necessary, they may send out for X-rays or other advanced imaging procedures.

Q: What is a typical care plan like?
A: At Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, there is no typical care plan. Every patient receives specialized, personalized care that takes into account their goals, clinical findings, examination results, and their personal wellness goals. Together with with our licensed practitioners, patients discuss their short-term and long-term goals for pursuing their best lives.

If one of our practitioners determines that Capital Chiropractic is not the appropriate starting point for your care, they will make an appropriate referral to help you on your health journey.

Q: What types of treatments do you offer?
A:  Treatment therapies may include joint manipulation, physical therapy, consults with our nurse practitioner, soft tissue treatments, acupuncture/dry needling, therapeutic and rehabilitation exercise, self treatment, home exercise, and nutrition. Read more about our specialties here.

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment online or at 515-421-4018. We look forward to talking with you.