Dr. Laura was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. She opened Mind, Body & Spirit Chiropractic in 2008 to serve Cedar Rapids, the community that she is proud to call home.
She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN in 2002, and she has extensive and continual training in the chiropractic approach. She also earned certification as a Chiropractic Acupuncturist in 2018. Dr. Laura is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls where she majored in Biology, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduating with honors.
For her first five years in practice, she pursued a chiropractic career in Chicago where she developed strong ties to caring for and guiding families to health and wellness through chiropractic care. As a mother and wife, Dr. Laura's lifelong dream was to establish herself in a community to make it a healthier place for her child to grow and live. Cedar Rapids called her back home to Iowa after her son was born.
Dr. Laura has expressed dedication to our community by serving as Co-Chair for the Gala committee to raise funds for foster children in the Cedar Rapids community through Families Helping Families of Iowa. She has been involved in the PTO at Novak Elementary, as a confirmation leader at St. Marks Church, and as a Robotics Coach for STEAM ON. One of her favorite ways to give back is through her “Thanks for Giving” Program, where through the help of her clinic community she donates a complete Thanksgiving meal to local families in need. Her practice has done this in partnership with the Young Parents Network for several years, and through other foundations in the past since 2002.
In her free time, you can find Dr. Laura enjoying yoga, hiking, visiting national parks, cooking healthy foods and walking her dog. Above all, she loves spending time with family and dear friends.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Laura has found that she attracts those people who want to experience their best health and live with radiant joy. She believes that this is achieved by aligning your mind, body, and spirit, and she is happy to share her passion with the community of Cedar Rapids.