"The Doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas Edison



Dr. James Bird, D.C.

Dr. James Bird graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1996.  He graduated with both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelors of Human Biology.  He and his wife Stephanie then moved his family to Emmetsburg in 1997 and he opened Emmetsburg Chiropractic Clinic. 

"I have been a Chiropractic patient since I was in high school.  I started having pain while playing football and my Chiropractor helped me recover faster and improved my performance.  I love helping others feel the same way I feel after getting adjusted and hope to continue this path for many years to come."

Dr. Bird is also certified in DOT and  Pre-employment physicals.  He has practiced Chiropractic for almost 20 years and enjoys helping those of all ages with a gentle approach.  Dr. Bird has specialized his care towards helping young athletes in the community increase their performance and recovery time as well as the elderly in decreasing their pain and improving their daily lives.

Outside of the clinic, you will find Dr. Bird spending time with his 3 sons and daughter, watching the E'hawks or Hawkeyes, or you will find him on the golf course!


Dr. Sara Schany, D.C., L.A.c.

Dr. Sara Schany is an Emmetsburg native and graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 2008.  She went on to get her Bachelors of Health Sciences at the University of Iowa in 2011 with a Minor in Pyschology.  She decided to continue her education at the University of Northwestern Health Sciences and graduated with her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2015.  

"I first started seeing a Chiropractor when I was 6 years old and have been a patient ever since.  I strongly believe that natural care is the medicine of the future and I truly enjoy helping people feel their very best.  The highlight of my day is seeing patients walk out our door feeling better than when they came in."

During her Chiropractic studies, she also became certified in Webster, Activator, Graston, and Rocktape techniques.  She is a certified Acupuncturist with over 100 hours in training.  She offers acupuncture treatments in conjunction with chiropractic care. 

As a new service to the clinic, Dr. Schany is now offering microneedling!  This is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of fine lines, scars, hyperpigmentation, texture, and tone of the skin.  She is excited to venture into this new field!

When not at the clinic, you can find Dr. Schany spending time with her husband, Scott, and their German Shorthair Pointer, Bailey, or her massive family around town.  She enjoys reading and anything that has a DIY factor in it! 



Hours of Operation

Monday – 9-6 pm
Tuesday – 8-5 pm
Wednesday – 8-5 pm
Thursday –  8-12 pm
Friday – 8-5 pm
Saturday- By Appointment Only

*Same day appointments available*


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