Frequently Asked Questions




Why choose Rebarcak for my chiropractic care?
Not only have we been family owned since 1979, but we have won Best Chiropractic clinic in Story County from 2001 – 2023. Collectively, we have seen over 33,000 cases and delivered over 480,000 adjustments. Our 3rd generation chiropractors and providers are trained to perform safe and effective care to get you out of pain, fast!

What services do you offer?
We specialize in providing high-quality chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, and dry needling. We also offer sports physicals and DOT exams.

What conditions do you treat?
Our chiropractors and physical therapists specialize in treating conditions of the spine. The most frequent conditions we treat include:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back, Pelvic & Sacral Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Headaches
  • Rib Pain
  • TMJ Pain

Our physical therapists also specialize in treating conditions and post operative injuries of the:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist/Hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle/Foot

What should I expect at my first appointment?
A first appointment includes an examination, a review of your condition, and treatment specific to each patient.

How long does a new appointment take?
A new patient appointment typically takes between 30-45 minutes.

What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Where are you located?
We are conveniently located north of the new Starbucks at 205 Clark Ave, Ames, Iowa.

Will I see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?
You can choose! It is completely up to you; however, we may recommend one vs the other to better treat your condition most efficiently.




What techniques do you offer?
Our Chiropractic physicians are trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques, including Diversified Technique (manually adjust the spine or extremity), Activator Methods (instrument adjusting), Gonstead (manual method), Thompson (table-drop method), SOT, among others. If there is a specific chiropractic technique you are looking for call our office, with multiple chiropractors having various training, we most likely will be able to accommodate your request.

Do you treat on the first visit?
Yes, we do! We typically treat and perform an adjustment on the first visit unless it is clinically contraindicated (should not be performed).

How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands or an instrument to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

Are adjustments painful?
Adjustments are not typically painful. Our providers are trained to deliver adjustments that are safe and effective to help you get out of pain.

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved (American Chiropractic Association)

I am nervous about getting adjusted, what can I do?
We understand that there may be a bit of nerves involved with getting treatment by a chiropractor. Rest assured, our providers will walk you through the process and explain what will be performed ahead of time. We also provide other treatment options for those not wanting a manual adjustment.

Do I have to get “popped?”
No, you do not. We have a variety of other techniques that do not make the “popping” noise experienced after a manual adjustment. See the “What Chiropractic Techniques Do You Offer” FAQ for other techniques offered.

Will I be sore after treatment?
Not typically, however, it is possible to experience some soreness after the evaluation and/or first treatment.

Do you take x-rays?
We have the ability to take radiographs when it is clinically indicated, however, we do not require x-rays prior to any treatment.




Why choose Rebarcak for my physical therapy?
We have been offering personalized care for our chiropractic patients since 1979 and are extending the same type of care to our physical therapy patients. We pride ourselves in offering one on one care, individualized treatment plans specific to the patient. Additionally, our physical therapist work closely with our chiropractic team thereby offering a more integrated approach to care.

Will I see the same physical therapist for all of my treatments?
Yes, you will. You will have the same one-on-one care with a licensed physical therapist each treatment and will not be transferred to an assistant.

What techniques do your physical therapists offer?
In addition to our full rehabilitation techniques, our physical therapists are full body certified in dry needling, cupping, and Graston technique.

Do I need a prescription or a referral for physical therapy?
No, a referral for physical therapy is not required in Iowa.

What conditions do you treat with physical therapy?
Our physical therapists specialize in treating conditions and post operative injuries of the:

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Pelvic/Sacral
  • Hip
  • Rib Cage
  • Jaw
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist/Hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle/Foot

Do you treat post operative injuries?
Yes we do! We offer full service physical therapy.

How long do physical therapy appointments last?
A typical visit will last approximately 45 minutes.

What should I wear to my physical therapy appointment?
You should wear conformable clothing that provides access to the area that will be treated. We offer athletic shorts and gowns to patients when needed.




What insurances are you in-network with?

We are in network with all of the major health insurance providers, including:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Wellmark HMO
  • United Health Care
  • Health Partners
  • Cigna
  • Medica
  • Golden Rule
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid including Amerigroup and Iowa Total Care

How much does it cost with insurance?
It depends on what your health insurance coverage is. It may be as simple as a copay or a deductible. We will perform complementary benefits check before your first visit and let you know what you should expect to pay.

Would if I don’t have insurance?
No problem. We have many patients that receive care that do not have insurance. Call our office to find our most up-to-date fees at (515) 233-2263.

How do I pay my bill?

You can conveniently pay online, in office, or over the phone.