Extremity Adjusting Center in Ankeny IA

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

Dr. Mike was asked to instruct on jaw adjustments at an extremity seminar in 2010. Since then, he has been helping to teach extremities to chiropractic students and doctors. Dr. Mike has focused on adjusting extremities since starting Bountiful Life in Ankeny IA, but it wasn't until 2010 that he began to see how important extremities were. He found headaches went away with precise jaw adjustments. Then he began to work on other extremities and is now discovering how important the exact foot adjustments are for health of someone's low back!

Chiropractor Ankeny IA Michael LaBounty And Patient Extremity Adjustment Page


Now more than ever, he believes in the vital importance of the extremities: especially the knees, feet, and ankles, to help hold the lower back and pelvic adjustments better. When you can get the spine to "hold their adjustments" better, you do not need to see the chiropractor as often!

Watching the Walk In Ankeny IA

Since beginning to regularly watch patients walk in his office, Dr. Mike has seen tremendous improvements in patients recovering with low back issues including low back pain, bladder weakness, hormone health, increased walking and running speed, increased motion of hips, and more.

Now all of the doctors in the office regularly watch patients walk. We can see a difference from when they come in to when they leave each appointment. And with improved an improved gait, comes better balance, improved shoulder posture and head position, improved energy, and improved MOOD! It's truly amazing and fun to watch all ages, children to seniors.

The doctors also work a lot on shoulders, elbows, hands, and fingers. With extremities, often giving simple exercises to assist with healing, but often no exercise is needed.

Sport Injuries

The doctors work on chronic, or long-standing problems, as well as sports injuries (even if they just happened!). They are trained in taking care of chronic and acute symptoms and addressing each patient's extremities, focusing on making sure the spine is healthy and not the cause of the extremity problem. Only after that they begin to address the extremity issue.

Often, it only takes a few visits for patients' extremities to work better AND feel better. It's a gift from our doctors to our patients - please inform the doctor if you have any extremity concerns. They are here to help you!

Do you know of someone with an extremity problem? Whether it is a teenager with a sprained ankle or a senior with a frozen shoulder, refer them to our office and receive a free gift - our way of saying thanks!

Preventing Surgery

We have many testimonies of surgeries which have been prevented due to extremity adjustments. These are specific, gentle, and an exceptional bonus which we can give people above and beyond treating the spines. While we focus on the spine and the nervous system in our practice, we love to check extremities as well. Just think, maybe you have no elbow pain but just one adjustment could help you write or type or throw easier as we access the joint to help it reach it's FULLEST POTENTIAL and FULLEST range of motion. Let us know if you want to check any of these joints:

  • Jaw
  • Nose
  • Shoulders
  • Shoulder blades
  • Collar bone
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet

We also check extremities on children as they fall so often. We are gentle and specific with them also! If necessary, we take an X-rays or refer out to a X-Ray clinic or your MD for any questions that may arise. Contact us today to find out more!


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8:00am - 12:00pm


Bountiful Life

1310 SW State St Unit B
Ankeny, IA 50023

(515) 965-8280