A graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic and founder of Heartland Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Dr. Valerie Skow continues to build her practice on a foundation of family wellness. She is currently furthering her specialty by pursuing the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association diplomate, a distinction for chiropractors specializing in prenatal and pediatric care.
WHY AM I A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
I was first adjusted when I was just 2 weeks old. My mom received chiropractic care throughout her pregnancy and had me checked right away. Mom tells stories of me being a happy, healthy baby. Growing up, our chiropractor was our primary care physician. When I was sick off to the chiropractor I went. I was given an adjustment and nutrients to heal the body.
One of my first memories is of me standing in the kitchen being sassy to my mom waving my finger and finishing my rant with “..and I don’t want to go to the chiropractor”. Since I normally had a pleasant disposition, my mom knew that when I became sassy or grouchy I wasn’t feeling well. That meant I was going to the chiropractor for an “attitude adjustment”.
This form of healthcare was my foundation and now my passion. My philosophy on health emphasizes prevention and wellness. I believe that wellness begins with making good individual healthcare choices. Through chiropractic care, together with positive lifestyle coaching, I teach and lead our patients to be active, eat well and enjoy life.
Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
GRADUATE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Member International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, American Chiropractic Association, Iowa Chiropractic Society, Certification in Nutrition, Fellowship in Pediatrics and Pregnancy
Bachelor of Art in Psychology, Drake University, Des Moines, IA. Cum laude distinction.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Member Holistic Moms Network, Johnston Chamber of Commerce, member Iowa Chiropractic Society, American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association