Meet Dr. Allison Carlson

Dr. Allison Carlson is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) from the Council on Extremity Adjusting. She is excited to bring this specialty to the area, as she is one of only 900 chiropractors in the world with this certification. Her goal is to serve, educate and empower the families in our community.

The Council on Extremity Adjusting recognizes that treatment of the whole body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Subluxations of any joint have both neurological and mechanical components.

Dr. Carlson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from one of the top 25 Health Science universities in the country, Iowa State University. She’s had extensive education from the leading chiropractic learning institution in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic, as well as post-graduate certification from the Council on Extremity Adjusting – C.E.A.

C.E.A. certification allows Dr. Carlson to successfully manage and coordinate structural and functional rehabilitation, sports injuries, extremity problems, migraine headaches, pre and post-surgery cases, ADD, chronic sinus and ear infections, and elite-level athletic injury prevention and optimization.

Dr. Carlson is one of only 18 chiropractors in the State of Iowa that is certified to treat extremity conditions and has been given the honor of teaching certification classes in extremity rehabilitation to future DC’s around the world. In the summer of 2010, Dr. Carlson received a certification in Functional Movement Screening and Assessment. This is a great accomplishment as it bridges the gap between the medical community (MD, PT, ATC) and the chiropractic community (DC’s).

  • Because of her sincere feelings of commitment and compassion for her patients and her belief in the importance of Chiropractic in their lives, Dr. Carlson pledges her loyalty and devotion to the continued education and treatment of those who depend on her and to those who have not yet learned the many benefits of Chiropractic care.
  • Dr. Carlson currently lives in West Des Moines with her husband and two children.  She is an accomplished triathlete and marathon runner. She has a goal of completing 50 races in all 50 states!