Areas of Expertise


Most people associate chiropractic care with headaches, neck and back problems. At Stallbaumer Family Chiropractic LLC, our interest in taking care of your health goes beyond aches and pains. As wellness doctors, our concern is with the spine because it houses the nervous system that carries vital communications between your brain and your body. So, while most health practitioners focus on masking symptoms and relieving pain with medications such as muscle relaxers, we look beyond your aches and pains and treat the real cause of your health problem. Chiropractic care may be helpful for those suffering from asthma, colic, as well as stomach and constipation problems.

Diversified Technique

Dr. James specializes in Diversified Technique. This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught in chiropractic institutions. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand. This usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the spine and body.

Activator Technique

Dr. Kelsey specializes in Activator Technique. The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) has evolved from almost 50 years of clinical study and uses the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to find joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities and restore it to health. Use of the Activator adjusting instrument gives consistent low-force, chiropractic adjustments. It is a very safe and highly effective procedure for all types and ages of patients, and is one of the most researched techniques in chiropractic. The instrument is so quick that the body's muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment effectiveness. The applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.


Acupuncture is a 5000 year-old Chinese system of natural healing which aims to restore proper energy flow to the organs, glands and tissues of the body. This is based on the premise that some diseases are the result of malfunction due to the disruption of energy flow. A more appropriate term for this method of healing is Meridian Therapy. Acupuncture describes one method of administering this therapy, while Meridian Therapy is a more descriptive of the rationale of treatment.

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

What is AcuGraph?

The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerized tool used to analyze and document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians. We will use the system in a short examination by touching a moistened probe to acupuncture points on your hands and feet. This quick exam will graph your meridians and provide a detailed description of your meridian imbalances.

What are Acupuncture Meridians?

Acupuncture meridians are energy pathways in your body that have been used therapeutically for over 5000 years. These meridians conduct life-force energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”) in and around all the parts of your body. Blockage or interference in these meridian pathways can result in energetic imbalances that may contribute to negative health conditions. The primary goal of acupuncture treatment is to restore energetic balance and proper energy flow to these meridians, thus allowing your body to function normally and return to health naturally.

How can Acugraph help me?

The AcuGraph system allows your practitioner to measure and analyze the energy level of each acupuncture meridian. Armed with this information, your healthcare practitioner can make better-informed decisions about your condition, and provide the best treatment possible.

Why did my practitioner choose AcuGraph?

AcuGraph is the premiere measurement tool of its type on the market today. It provides a fast and efficient exam, gives the most advanced treatment options, and allows your acupuncturist to easily track your progress. AcuGraph is the natural choice for practitioners who are committed to high-quality care and outstanding results. Your acupuncturist insists on providing the highest quality care, and this is the most important reason she has chosen the AcuGraph system.

Many people look at chiropractic as being something that only treats back or neck pain. Chiropractic care goes beyond treating pain and is used to treat a wide variety of ailments by manipulating the spine and the body in a way to increase and promote optimal nervous system function. When in proper alignment, the body is able to heal itself without the use of medicines and invasive procedures. Dr. James and Dr. Kelsey feel blessed to help others function at higher levels through the use of chiropractic manipulation and therapies. They look forward to educating patients in the Hiawatha community and surrounding areas on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle through the use of chiropractic care.