It's a GIRL!

The news many of you have been waiting for is here...
Dr. Skow delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl August 24th
at 11:30pm. Still known as Baby V, she was 8.4lbs and 19.5 inches. More news and pictures to come!

Dr. Skow sends her gratitude to all of you who have prayed for and supported her through this journey.


Please Welcome Dr. Naomi Behne!

Dr. Naomi Behne

Dr. Naomi will be with Heartland Chiropractic through
mid-October, during Dr. Skow's maternity leave. We have had such positive feedback from our patients! Dr. Skow has been known to describe Dr. Naomi as her Fairy Godmother. We feel so fortunate to have her with us, if only for a short time.

Dr. Naomi Behne recently moved here from San Diego, California. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, California. She had a family practice in Oceanside, California for many years.  After her husband, Chuck, retired from Allstate Insurance, Dr. Behne and her husband decided it was time for a change and a move closer to family. Dr. Behne is a consultant and a relief doctor, specializing in family practices.  She is a member of the Iowa Chiropractic Society and is certified in Webster technique. She currently resides in West Des Moines and is especially enjoying the friendly people of Des Moines.


Pediatric Care Irritation to a young person's nervous system can begin in-utero. The bPediatric Careaby's position in-utero and during delivery (natural or cesarean) can create stress on their nervous system. Even a "normal, healthy" birth can induce 40-50 pounds of pressure on a newborn's neck and spine.

Prenatal Care Our approach includes hands on therapies and education, which help the woman adapt to the changes her body goes through during pregnancy.


Lifelong health and happiness are achievable by choice, not chance.

What makes us distinct from others in our profession?
Our caring staff.

You will not find another clinic more genuine in the well-being of their patients than Heartland Chiropractic and Wellness Center. You will be surrounded with individuals who go above and beyond!


Passion for health. Commitment to your well-being.
Dr. Valerie Skow and Dr. Juliet O’Donnell each bring their own strengths to HCWC, but the foundation of these strengths is simply: passion and commitment. Read their bio page for more information!

Location. Location. Location.
What good is Caring, Passion and Commitment if you can’t experience it? We are conveniently located approximately one mile from the I80/35, 86th Street exit in Johnston. Feel free to stop in or set up an appointment for a complimentary chiropractic consultation today!

dr. valerie skow's hours

Mon 9-12, 2-6 // Tues 11-5 // Wed 7-1 // Thurs 12-6 // Fri off **every other Saturday

dr. juliet o'donnell's hours

Mon 8-12, 2-6 // Tues off // Wed 12-6 // Thurs 8-1, 2:30-5 // Fri 7-1 **every other Saturday


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Heartland Chiropractic and Wellness Center
5521 N.W. 86th Street
Johnston, IA 50131
515-270-2457 (fax)

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