Meet Your TFC Family
We say meet your family because that’s exactly how you will be treated within our four walls and how we designed every step of your experience. The health and well-being of your family truly matters to us which is why you will not experience the cold, sterile, and impersonal atmosphere that traditional sick-care often provides. Our team is dedicated to taking the time to truly listen to your concerns, identify causes, and work together to find answers to reaching your goals & full potential.
“Designed with your entire family in mind”
About Dr. Shane Hoffman
Chiropractor : Owner
Dr. Shane is originally from a small community outside of Carroll, Iowa and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School. At a young age, he was introduced to chiropractic care to aid recurring ear infections, sports injuries, asthma, allergies, and digestive issues. Dr. Shane understands the incredible impact regular chiropractic care played in his health growing up and wants everyone to have access to the same experience. His interest came from personal experience and he found how it helped so many people in health and wellness, He realized that there are better, less invasive, holistic options to health & wellness that so many people don’t realize & through chiropractic, he can help healthy people stay healthy and give hope to those struggling in their health. He studied pre-med at University of Northern Iowa where he graduated with his bachelors in biology. While pursuing his Doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Shane was the President of his class, pursued special certification in Activator Methods, and heavily focussed on pediatric & full family care. During this time, he delved deep into the nervous system and how important it is to the overall function of the body and all its processes.
Through the clinical portion of his education, he found his real passion: promoting wellness in full family care. “Our bodies are fearfully & wonderfully made & the small decisions we make everyday impact the overall health & wellbeing of ourselves & our families. We know that it’s easier to help happy, healthy kids grow into happy and healthy adults” That’s why Thrive Family Chiropractic focuses on prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care. He is certified in Webster’s technique and has additional training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association & the Pediatric Experience. Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Shane playing volleyball, working on his lawn, walking his yellow lab Gunner on local trails, and spending time with Wife, Kristin, & son, Paxton, at the lake.
“Chiropractic changed my own life. It opened doors in my health I thought were previously closed.” Dr. Shane just wants to share those open doors with as many other people as he can. “Health isn’t something to take for granted. It’s something we’re constantly working toward, like relationships. Physical, emotional, & chemical stress over time creates disease & dysfunction, we focus on helping you adapt through that stress.
“Community is important to your Thrive tribe! You can find us actively involved in local chambers & community events, supporting local fundraisers & organizations, & educating the community on true health & wellness.”
About Dr. Brad
Dr. Brad grew up in the small northeastern Iowa town of West Union, graduating from North Fayette. It was here that Dr. Brad met his wife, Caitlin. Together they have a daughter, Olivia, and two dogs, Oakley, and Cooper.
During Dr. Brad’s time in high school, he aspired to become a chiropractor after being in a car accident. He was introduced to chiropractic and the profound impact it had on his health and the health of others. Dr. Brad always knew he wanted to pursue a career that allowed him to serve others and knew a career as a chiropractor would do just that!
After high school, Dr. Brad received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Iowa and went on to pursue a Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While at Palmer, Dr. Brad learned about the body’s incredible ability to self-heal, and the impact the nervous system plays on the functioning ability of the body. Dr.Brad became Vice-President of the Activator Technique Club and earned his advanced proficiency rating in Activator Technique. Furthermore, he pursued additional courses outside of required curriculum through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This equips him to serve children at the highest level with the most effective techniques. He also earned his Webster Certification, which is an advanced certification that instructs doctors how to specifically care for prenatal and postpartum mothers.
“Having a profession where I can improve the wellbeing of others is the greatest feeling. In a time where nothing was working, chiropractic care gave me my life back. I want to give that same experience to others. This is my reason for being.”
WE CARE FOR YOU Here AT THRIVE
We all seek a life of enjoyment, happiness and well-being. A big part of this is feeling healthy and living with a body that is functioning well. For an increasing number of people, chiropractic care is the key to finding this life. The human body is incredible, and capable of amazing healing potential, but it needs to function properly to keep us free from disease and dysfunction, and allow us to achieve our maximum potential.
At Thrive Family Chiropractic, our goal is to help the local Urbandale community reach that maximum potential through a holistic, non-invasive and whole-body approach to health and wellness by providing the best, most advanced chiropractic care available. We use only the most current techniques and information, advanced technology and ongoing education and research to bring the very best in care to your entire family.
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OUR CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE
At Thrive Family Chiropractic, our doctors utilize the Activator Methods Technique which is a specialized technique that incorporates the latest research-based analysis to detect stress located within the nervous system. The Activator instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer reviewed research journals as well as 23 clinical trials to substantiate its safety and effectiveness. With no twisting, turning, popping; the technique has proven to restore function of the nervous system through safe, gentle, and effective adjustments. This supports the overall goal of chiropractic care, to build on and encourage the body’s ability to naturally heal injuries and illness, and better adapt to the stresses of daily life.
HOW THE ACTIVATOR WORKS
The Activator technique is a specialized chiropractic technique that can correct subluxation or spinal misalignments in gentle and non-invasive ways. This supports the overall goal of chiropractic care, to build on and encourage the body’s ability to naturally heal injuries and illness, and better adapt to the stresses of daily life.
The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with 23 clinical trials to support its efficacy. Activator Methods has published hundreds of clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, worked with major academic research institutions, and received grants from recognized entities like the National Institutes of Health.
HOW THE ACTIVATOR HELPS YOUR SPINE
Activator uses minimal force in spinal adjustment, which releases tension and pressure, and enables the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body more effectively from the brain all the way down the spine and throughout the entire body system. In plain terms, it encourages the body to heal and correct itself in the long term, providing improved relief and health.
The ACTIVATOR IS SAFE FOR CHILDREN
Activator Methods Technique is a safe chiropractic technique for children of all ages, whether an infant or a child in their teen years. Because it is so gentle, it relieves pressure, and it is exceptionally effective. If you are looking for a pediatric chiropractor in Urbandale call Thrive Family Chiropractic for more information or to schedule an appointment today, and get back on the road to optimal comfort and health.
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