Meet the Team

Chiropractor Kristina Simonsen D.C. Chiropractor Le Mars IA Kristina Simonsen

I was born and raised in Cherokee, Iowa and it was here that I met my husband, Patrick, who is a veterinarian at Le Mars Veterinary Clinic. Following our graduations in 2013, we moved to southwest Michigan, where I worked as an associate chiropractor and Patrick worked as an associate veterinarian. We welcomed our daughter, Lauren, in October 2014. From the time Lauren was born she has been benefiting from chiropractic care and I am proud to say that she is a happy healthy little girl. From a young age I knew I wanted to help people better their health. However, I did not know which direction I wanted to take in order to provide health care to the community. I worked in a pharmacy while in college and after seeing person after person come in to get pills for this and that (and pills for the side effects of the pills they were taking!) I knew there had to be a different way to help people restore their health. Prior to that I worked in a chiropractic office and witnessed people getting better without the use of medicine or surgery. After those job experiences I had my answer. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Biology in the spring of 2009. Later that year I began my chiropractic education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. I obtained my Doctor of Chiropractic in February 2013. As a student at Palmer I had the opportunity to help members of the Quad Cities and surrounding area. I was able to travel to Brazil for a clinic abroad program through Palmer College of Chiropractic. This gave me the opportunity to provide chiropractic care to those who would otherwise not have access to health care. While at Palmer I learned several techniques to better help people based on their area of complaint which include: Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson Drop, and Activator. I strive to help all persons of the community and find it important to provide chiropractic care to those of all ages. Certificates:

  • Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Parts I, II, III, IV
  • Board Certified in Physiotherapy
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Iowa Chiropractic Society Member

Chiropractic Le Mars IA Marissa chiropractic assistantChiropractic Assistant Marissa Nelson

I was born and raised in Le Mars, Iowa graduating from Le Mars Community High School in 2014. In 2016 I married my high school sweetheart, Michael, who is a welder at Agri-Tech Enterprises in Le Mars. I love working with children so in May 2011 I started working for a daycare and had worked in that setting until June 2017. In 2014, I started beauty school at the Le Mars Beauty College, graduating in December 2015. After obtaining my license in Cosmetology, I started working for a salon full time. I realized I missed working with the children at daycare so I decided to split my time between the salon and daycare. My husband and I welcomed our fur baby in 2016, Daizee Mae, who is a crazy 5 pound purebred Yorkie! I have always enjoyed working in the environment where you are constantly around different people, and I always loved getting to know others.  In 2016, I met Dr. Kristina, I actually watched her daughter, Lauren, in my two-year old classroom at the daycare I worked at. That’s when I decided I’m going to try out a chiropractor for the first time in my entire life. Dr. Kristina was so understanding and listened to all of my needs. That’s when I decided, I really wanted to work in a chiropractic office; so in June of 2017 I joined the Simonsen Chiropractic team and I couldn’t be happier.

Monday
8:30am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm


Tuesday
8:30am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00pm


Thursday
8:30am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm


Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday
Closed


Sunday
Closed

Simonsen Chiropractic, PC
200 5th Avenue NW
Le Mars, IA 51031
(712) 546-8152