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Back in Line offers a plethora of treatments

Public invited to ribbon cutting Thurs., Sept. 13
Dr. Missy Wessels provides instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) at Back in Line Family Chiropractic & Wellness in North Liberty. The business opened its doors Aug. 20 at 565 Cameron Way Ste. 103 in North Liberty, and invites the public to join its ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. (photo by Cale Stelken)

NORTH LIBERTY– A Corridor chiropractic office is broadening its reach to North Liberty. The Hiawatha-based Back in Line Family Chiropractic & Wellness opened its second location on Cameron Way on Aug. 20, at the Heat Yoga entrance.
“We wanted to expand and offer our services, and we thought North Liberty was a great place to do it,” said Dr. Missy Wessels. “The community is very up and coming with new families and we just want to be involved with that and give back to the community, and hopefully they will give back to us as well.”
As opposed to a more conventional chiropractic office, Back in Line offers a specialized approach with its multi-doctor ensemble.
“Back in Line’s goal is anyone that walks into the door, we have a doctor that is focused toward that patient,” Dr. Wessels explained, citing a tailored approach to fit patients’ current needs.
The Haiwatha location, open since 2009, has four doctors of varying specialty. Wessels looks to implement that same framework in North Liberty with specialization in pediatrics, pregnancy and postpartum; functional medicine; sports rehab, trigger point and dry needling; and soft tissue work.
A recent graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Wessels is the newest doctor on the Back in Line crew. She spent last year as a rehab intern at Iowa Sports Rehabilitation Center, with a focus on musculoskeletal injuries, and has worked with the Palmer rugby team.
Dr. Wessels said the office is eager to see anyone during its soft opening phase, and while her specialty is sports rehab, she also has a background in pediatrics and pregnancy she’s happy to utilize.
“Our slogan is ‘making healthy contagious,’ so we just want to do that through communities, so by eating well, moving well and living well, and doing it in a fun environment and basically empowering everyone to take care of their health,” she said. “Whether you’re a brand-new newborn or you’re 100 years old, we see everyone.”
Wessels says her goal is to provide patients with a holistic approach to healthcare that incorporates movement-based evaluations, with a functional, evidence-based approach to chiropractic care. This includes chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, extremity treatments and rehabilitation.
“My passion is to empower others to take control of their health and allow them to function to the best of their ability,” she remarked. “The chiropractic profession has enabled me to seek out my true passion of helping as many individuals as I can achieve optimal health and wellness.”
The office makes a point of offering a broad range of less common treatments beyond the conventional chiropractic adjustment.
“We have a lot more to offer with cupping, (Kinesio) taping, nutrition and just general wellness, versus just a crack and you’re out the door,” noted receptionist Jaime Mead. “We want to teach you lifelong wellness and how you can be healthy at home.”
This includes instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), where a special tool is used to alleviate knots and trigger points in a technique known as scraping. The treatment deals in conditions involving muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves as a result of built up scar tissue, with the goal of facilitating faster rehabilitation and recovery and reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medications.
Regarding nutrition, Back in Line also hosts group and corporate events such as its salad-in-a-jar events, where they show groups how to make a hearty, healthy salad. The office also provides supplements and food intolerance testing.
Currently, Dr. Wessels takes the reins as head doctor of the North Liberty office as it looks to enlist additional specialized doctors to match the versatile approach of its Hiawatha predecessor. The practice hopes to recruit two or three more by spring 2019, when it also expects to be settled in a permanent location.
To celebrate the new North Liberty office, the public is welcome to join a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be provided as the Back in Line staff looks forward to meeting the community.