Dr. Nicole, her husband Ryan, and their son Maddox

Hello! My name is Nicole and I look forward to meeting you and your family! In case you’re curious, here’s a little bit about me before we meet.

I grew up in the quaint Iowa town of Dunlap and graduated with a BA from Simpson College. I completed my chiropractic doctorate degree in Davenport, IA at Palmer College of Chiropractic, the fountainhead of chiropractic. While in school, I pursued a 200-Hour specialized certification in Prenatal and Pediatric care with the ICPA. Through my training, I not only became Webster certified, but also completed my Certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP). This is my most memorable accomplishment because it allows me to specialize in gentle chiropractic care for healthy pregnancies, healthy births and healthy childhood journeys!

I became a chiropractor because in high school I had back pain that I couldn’t shake. Long story short, my doctors found scoliosis – an abnormal lateral (right or left) curvature of the spine. I was told there was nothing they could do because I was done growing, unless it got severe enough for surgery. I thank God that I found Dr. Oatman in Denison, IA for chiropractic care and relief. This was LITERALLY the only thing that eliminated my pain. I have been adjusted once a week since I was 16 and am proud to say that chiropractic has not only kept my pain at bay, but also taken surgery off the table and increased my quality of life. From that day on, I learned chiropractic was for PREVENTION of injury and illness.

My current and forever home is here in Des Moines. I love that it is a big city with a small town feel. I opened Mindful Journey because there is an exhausting need for better, more natural healthcare. I continually see reactive care, over proactive care. The first subluxation in many occurs at birth. I genuinely hope reading this has sparked your interest to schedule a consultation for yourself, your significant other, your newborn or toddler, your grade school child or teen. All it takes is one bone that is not lined up with the others in a spine to cause health issues such as: asthma, acid reflux, allergies, colic, common cold, ear infections, bed wetting, nausea, infertility, headaches, sciatica, heartburn, scoliosis, sleep disturbances, and so much more.

I thank you for reading and I look forward to connecting!

Enjoy the journey,

Dr. Nicole