Dr. Justin Fisher maintained a practice in Austin, Minnesota before moving to Spencer to open Active Health Chiropractic in the new commercial development at the south T.
The graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, has been practicing for 2 1/2 years, and knew in high school the direction his life would take.
I grew up very personable," Fisher said. "I knew I wanted to help people. In high school I thought I wanted to be a doctor."
"It really helped me, I felt great afterward," Fisher said. It was then that his career path became clear. "It's been a great choice."
Dr. Josh Mason opened Active Health Chiropractic in 2010 in Fort Dodge. After experiencing success and growth in the home location, he decided he wanted to expand and began searching for a chiropractor to run the Spencer location. Mason and Fisher connected and the two opened the doors at the Spencer office on June 1.
Both share a motto for Active Health. It reads: "Just think of it: If every man, woman and child in the area were under regular chiropractic care, this would be the healthiest community in the country."
"In the world," Fisher added.
Fisher said he believes that chiropractic has its place and isn't a replacement for traditional care and medical treatment. It's just one more way to aid the body in dealing with the day-to-day grind.
"We feel we can help out a little bit further," Fisher explained. "Things with normal everyday care for pain."
When someone comes to a chiropractor with an injury, Fisher said that rarely is it due to one isolated incident or action.
"It's never just one thing that started it. It's a build up. The body's stressed and broken down at the moment. We want to help repair that."
He also stressed that chiropractic care is not solely for injury, but regular monthly treatments can help maintain a healthy body.
"It's helped people stay out of our office rather than in it," Fisher said.
As a compliment to the chiropractic care, Active Health has added a massage therapist to the team. Tiffany Maurer, a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Aveda Institute in Des Moines, began offering services Aug. 1.
"The benefits of massage reflect a lot with chiropractic. That's why they go so well together," Fisher said.
Maurer will offer therapeutic, deep muscle, relaxation, hot stone and reflexology massage by appointment.