Dr. Missy Wessels
Hello! I’m Dr. Missy and I was born and raised in the small town of Manchester, Iowa. I graduated from West Delaware High School and I later attended Wartburg College—graduating with my bachelor’s degree in Biology. In 2018 I earned my Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College,“The Fountainhead” of chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Hiawatha is a big step up from a small town, but I am so excited to be part of the Back In Line team and help serve the corridor area!
Personally, I enjoy all things outdoors. Most of the winter months you can find me on my snowmobile riding throughout Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There is nothing quite like that fresh powder! In the warmer months I like to spend my time kayaking, fishing, hunting, playing volleyball, golfing, hiking, spending time on the water, or going to a country concert. I’m usually down to clown if it involves being active or exploring something new. My most recent adventure is my road bike named “Blue.” We’ve been hitting up the local bike trails and taking full advantage of what Linn County has to offer. With all that being said, I do have to remind myself to take a step back to honor time alone. We have to also remember to enjoy the little things in life.
I’ve had some pretty awesome experiences during my time as a chiropractor. I’ve treated and adjusted the USA Track and Field athletes at Drake Stadium, the runners competing in Bix 7, and the Hero Hustle Triathlon athletes. I was also the trainer for the WDHS volleyball team for their 2019 season as they made it all the way to state. Know of any cool events? Let’s chat!
I believe my active lifestyle has contributed to my philosophy that there is so much more to chiropractic beyond the “adjustment.” I feel sports rehab plays a crucial role in healing, recovery, and prevention. I’ve loved expanding my knowledge and skills beyond chiropractic through events and additional education/training. It has allowed me to add tools to my “toolbox” which help me treat patients within the office. I focus on quality chiropractic care through full spinal adjustments and provide patients of all ages with a holistic approach to healthcare with wellness, exercise, and nutritional needs. Additionally, I incorporate movement-based evaluations, Palmer Package adjustments, myofascial release, extremity treatments, rehabilitation, floss banding, kinesiology taping, cupping. I value providing patients with the most up-to-date and effective research and care. My passion is helping others achieve optimal health and wellness, especially young athletes. Your body has an incredible potential to heal itself. The most amazing part is what I get to witness every day!
I value being active within the community and giving back where and when I can. In the past, I have been a member of many organizations including the Iowa Chiropractic Society, the International Chiropractors Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and was even a BirthFit Professional. All of these organizations have exposed me to different avenues within the chiropractic profession. I’ve gotten to meet many people along the way, some of whom I get to call lifelong friends and colleagues. These connections are why I value friendships so deeply. I love connecting with people and getting to know what makes them who they are. As Hunan beings, we are, after all, physically wired for human connection. Knowing your time with me in the office is genuine and sincere is of utmost importance.
Being part of Back In Line Family Chiropractic & Wellness, was a no-brainer. There is something exciting and comforting being around like-minded people. The kind who you can say, “these are my peeps.” I thoroughly enjoy going to work each day knowing that I am walking into a welcoming, caring, healing, and fun environment. I respect and appreciate that everyone is allowed to be their authentic self. Each of the docs bring something different to the table. Collectively, we are a cohesive unit, well-equipped and adaptive to our patient’s needs. This is why we hold ourselves to a higher standard. At Back in Line Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we strive to be the best at what we do! Our front desk staff are also top notch. They value the care you receive and the relationships they create with you just as much as we do! They are always going above and beyond to make sure your time with us is valued. Our team is passionate about what we do and we love “Making Healthy Contagious!”
We’ve assembled a great team at Back In Line Family Chiropractic & Wellness. Our doctors are all educated in the core concepts of chiropractic medicine. As well, each Back In Line doctor has specific areas of specialty through additional certifications and practical experience. We would love to get to know you, and more importantly, help you live well!
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