Outstanding Chiropractic Care

Dr. Rick Elbert provides exceptional Gonstead chiropractic care in Ogden, IA.

In our practice, we exceed our patients' expectations for great chiropractic care.

Count on our team to address your issues and answer all your questions.    

Chiropractor Ogden IA Rick Elbert

Chiropractor Ogden IA

If you are in search of a chiropractor in Ogden, it makes sense to choose an experienced doctor you can trust. Our comprehensive approach at Functional Chiropractic PLLC in Ogden IA ensures that we give you the best opportunity to achieve health.

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Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief.






Gain Confidence and Certainty About Your Systematic Gonstead Approach!

Introducing a first edition publication by Dr. Rick Elbert, Gonstead Fellow in Ogden, IA

"Gonstead X-ray Analysis and Clinical Case Management -Improving Spinal Curves"

In the 100 years since Dr. Gonstead graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College there have been many scientific advancements that have impacted the practice of chiropractic, such as digital x-rays. As science changes, so does our understanding of its application of subluxation detection and correction. The purpose of this book is to show what he developed is still congruent today. This book is not designed to be a "cookbook", rather it is hopefully used to develop critical thinking skills about spinal biomechanics and clinical case management of patients. This will allow the doctor to gain confidence and certainty about their systematic Gonstead approach to chiropractic case management. Case management is not a black and white situation, rather it is shades of gray, determined on a case by case basis.

Chiropractic Ogden IA Book Cover


Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

At Functional Chiropractic PLLC our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.


The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.

D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments.


Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.