Underberg establishes chiropractic enterprise in Marshalltown | Information, sports activities, jobs

TR PHOTO BY ROBERT MAHARRY Marshalltown born Johnathan Underberg (pictured) will be launching 13th Street Chiropractic in the Nourish building on November 1st.

Johnathan Underberg didn’t know much about his current role until a life-changing car accident that culminated in the upcoming opening of 13th Street Chiropractic in the Nourish building.

“It kind of picked me, which was pretty insane.” he said.

Underberg grew up just blocks from his new office and is already enjoying the chance encounters with old friends and relatives that have occurred regularly since his return to his hometown.

“When I come back and see this whole area very differently from the way I grew up, especially with the amphitheater they have here and only 13th Street itself is blown up, I’ll be super excited to come back.” he said.

His journey took him to Iowa State University and then to the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, where Underberg graduated in 2018 before working at Cedar Rapids for the last three years.

A lucky coincidence helped bring Underberg back to Marshalltown. His mother met Nourish owner Rhonda Spellman about a year ago, and the conversation turned to chiropractic and healthcare. Spellman knew she wanted a chiropractor in her building, but the timing – at least initially – wasn’t right for Underberg.

A year later and he was ready to take the plunge.

“I was ready to spread my wings and fly and become an independent contractor.” said Underberg. “And it was perfect for me because since I graduated, I’ve always wanted to be in a multidisciplinary practice where I didn’t have to send you across town for this treatment and this treatment and this treatment.”

While preparing the launch of 13th Street Chiropractic on November 1st, Underberg sees it as a one-stop shop for chiropractic, massage therapy, cold laser therapy, stretching and toning.

“(There are) many good things that we can combine to make people really feel better.” he said.

The transition from employee to entrepreneur – especially in the healthcare industry – has brought Underberg a lot of extra work, but he looks forward to taking on all the challenges that come with such a move.

After three years at Cedar Rapids, returning to a city where one’s roots are so deeply rooted was a special experience for Underberg. The first person he met while visiting a local bank recently knew his great-aunt, and one of his childhood best friends is married to another employee there.

“I thought to myself, ‘I miss that.’ I always meet people. It’s crazy,” said Underberg. “Coming back here, it was pretty awesome.”

When opening, 13th Street Chiropractic does not accept insurance but accepts cash, loans, debit cards, health savings accounts, and flexible spending accounts for both walk-ins and appointments. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Contact Robert Maharry at 641-753-6611 extension. 255 or rmaharry@timesrepublican.com.

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