Ballenger Chiropractic & Acupuncture is a comprehensive facility ready to serve the healthcare needs of you and your family.  Doctors Luke & Alex Ballenger established the clinic in 2010, and have focused on the needs of their patients every day since through a holistic approach.

We pride ourselves on being a natural healthcare clinic that successfully treats a wide variety of conditions through Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Nutrition.

It is the policy of Ballenger Chiropractic to help our patients realize their total health potential by maintaining wellness.  We strive to provide an atmosphere that will recognize and nurture each patient’s individuality and beliefs.

Dr. Timothy Fordyce

Chiropractor
Dr. Dyce is originally from Aurelia, IA. He received his degrees from Simpson College (Indianola, IA) and Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, IA). During his time at Palmer, Dr. Dyce found his passion for working with Athletes, pregnancy, geriatrics, and basically anything with a spine!

Dr. Dyce views the body as a whole organism which cannot be broken down into individual parts or systems. This is why Dr. Dyce uses many different techniques in order to be as specific as possible with each patient he encounters on each visit.

 

Dr. Dyce’s degrees:
Doctor of Chiropractic
Bachelor of Arts—Biology
Extensive training in postural corrective exercises
Extensive training in nutritional supplementation through the use of whole food vitamins and herbal supplements.

Dr. Dyce’s common conditions treated:
AHC (anterior head carriage)—neck pain, upper back tension/tightness, headaches, and shoulder pain
Athletic type injuries (sports induced or the “weekend warrior”)
Sciatica (pain down the back of the leg)
Loss of motion/function of extremities
Digestive problems/complications
Weight loss and maintenance

Dr. Alexandria Ballenger

Chiropractor
Dr. Alex is originally from Kansas City, KS. She received her various degrees at Kansas State University and Logan University. Dr. Alex has a very gentle approach to her treatment methods, as she’s mastered a variety of treatment techniques (see below) that are very comfortable, safe and effective for men, women and children of all ages. Dr. Alex’s mission is to create an environment that is warm, educational, and always welcoming.

Dr. Alex specializes in the treatment of chronic disorders, including: pain, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, skin conditions, immune challenges, nerve conditions, auto-immune disorders, and much more. Dr. Alex has a strong passion for the treatment of females and children. She excels at treating infertility and hormonal issues, through the use of chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition.

Dr. Alex’s degrees:
Doctor of Chiropractic
Doctorate in Chiropractic Acupuncture
*Highest level of Acupuncture a practicing physician can receive
Advanced Certified in Activator Adjusting Technique
*Highest level of training in Activator adjusting (low-impact, gentle adjusting)
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Extensive training in Nutritional Supplementation (whole food vitamins, herbal, homeopathic)

Dr. Alex’s common conditions treated:
Infertility, Pediatrics & Female conditions
Chronic conditions:
-Digestive issues, Skin issues, Asthma, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Immune
Pain & Decreased function, especially pertaining to:
-Headaches & Migraines
-Extremity Issues – knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot
-Nerve Issues – Sciatica & Carpal Tunnel, Numbness & Tingling
-Joint Pain – Back pain, Neck pain, Bursitis, Arthritis
Difficult cases
-Neurological issues, auto-immune disorders, recovery from stroke or surgery, and much more

Dr. Kimberly Schmidt

Chiropractor
Dr. Kim is originally from Hampton, Iowa. She received her various degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and Palmer College (Davenport, IA). While at Palmer, she had the privilege of participating in an internship with a local chiropractic clinic where she found her passion in caring for pregnant & pediatric patients.

Dr. Kim is licensed in Acupuncture and utilizes a variety of adjusting techniques including manual adjusting (more aggressive techniques) as well as Activator and SOT adjusting (less aggressive techniques. She believes in the whole body approach to wellness and just as each patient’s condition is different, so is their treatment.

Dr. Kim’s degrees:
Doctor of Chiropractic
Fellow with the Acupuncture Society of America (Acupuncture degree)
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Extensive training in the care of female, pregnant and pediatric patients
Extensive training in Nutritional Supplementation (whole food vitamins & herbal supplementation)

Dr. Kim’s common conditions treated:
Pain & Decreased function, especially pertaining to:
-Headaches & Migraines
-Extremity Issues – knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot
-Nerve Issues – Sciatica & Carpal Tunnel
-Joint Pain – Back pain, Neck pain, Bursitis, Arthritis
Pregnancy and Pediatric patients
Chronic conditions
-Skin issues, Asthma, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Immune system, Hormonal

Dr. Lucas Ballenger

Chiropractor
Dr. Luke is originally from Pella, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, Central College, and Logan University to obtain his various degrees and specialties (see below). Dr. Luke is a firm believer in using a whole body approach (Thinking Well, Eating Well, Moving Well) in healing and maintaining health.

As an athlete himself, Dr. Luke specializes in the treatment of competitive athletes, as well as weekend warriors. He also treats a wide variety of other ailments (see below) through the use of chiropractic, acupuncture, therapy/rehab, and nutritional supplementation. Dr. Luke has a strong passion for education and is also a highly sought-after speaker in the natural healthcare field.

Dr. Luke’s degrees:
Doctor of Chiropractic
Master’s Degree in Sports Science & Rehabilitation
Fellow with the Acupuncture Society of America (Acupuncture degree)
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Extensive training in Nutritional Supplementation (whole food vitamins & herbal supplementation)

Dr. Luke’s common conditions treated:
Sport injuries
Digestive disorders
Pain & Decreased function, especially pertaining to:
-Headaches & Migraines
-Extremity Issues – knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot
-Nerve Issues – Sciatica & Carpal Tunnel
-Joint Pain – Back pain, Neck pain, Bursitis, Arthritis
Chronic conditions
-Skin issues, Asthma, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Immune system, Hormonal

Travis Newman

Therapy/Rehab
Travis was born and raised here in the Des Moines area. He was involved in numerous sports throughout high school, which is when his passion for an active and healthy lifestyle began. He attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health. Throughout his undergraduate studies he worked as a personal trainer and completed a semester long internship in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Mercy Medical Center. During this experience he assisted patients in their journey back to full health by leading them through exercises, and educating them on the importance of staying active to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

He extends his passion for health into the general population as he has gained hundreds of hours of experience working one on one with clients and patients. Travis recently attained his CA/CT Certification through Parker University. He seeks to educate patients on how to gain and maintain a pain free lifestyle through the use of functional exercises both in and outside of the clinic in addition to Chiropractic care.

Travis is in charge of the therapy/rehab portion of Ballenger Chiropractic which offers the following:

Passive Therapy
• Electric Muscle Stimulation
• Rapid Release Technology
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Passive Stretching
Active Therapy
• FMS (Functional Movement System)
• Active Stretching/Strengthening
• Manual Muscle Testing
• Rehabilitation Exercises
• Joint Mobilization
• Active Release

Debi Berger

Office Manager
Debi has been at Ballenger Chiropractic for 4 years.
She is a Mom of 4 and a Grandma of 9.
She loves traveling to be with her children and grandchildren.
Her passion is taking the hand of the hurting and leading them to find joy and fulfillment in life.

Sheila Greenough

Office Staff
Sheila has been at Ballenger Chiropractic for over 4 years.
She and her husband live in Urbandale.
She is a Mom of 3 and Grandma of 11
She loves to spend time with her family and friends.
She comes to Des Moines from the Lynnville-Sully, IA area.

 

 

 

Rose Daggy

Insurance Manager
Rose has been at Ballenger Chiropractic for 6 months
She has 1 daughter and a son-in-law.
She was born and raised in Iowa and moved to Des Moines 8 years ago.
She enjoys spending time her family and friends.

Chelsea Lubberden

Office Staff
Chelsea is in her first year at Ballenger Chiropractic.
She is married and has 2 fur babies. A dog named Lady and a cat named Josie.
She loves travel, taking photos, and spending time with family & friends.
She is originally from Pella, Iowa and after moving around has landed back in Des Moines!

Tricia Ballenger

Office Staff

Lori Forsythe

Practice Representative