A years after Dr. Josh Mason began his one-provider chiropractic practice in the industrial building at the crossway of Second Avenue North and North 15th Street, Active Health Chiropractic has seen a lot of growth and change.
6 months after opening in October 2010, Mason was joined by his brother, Dr. Zach Mason, who is likewise a doctor of chiropractic. Ever since, the Masons have included two more chiropractics physician, an athletic trainer and a nurse practitioner. The practice likewise moved from its initial location to its existing area at 20 N. 29th St. In 2019, the practice re-branded as Active Health Clinics.
“It's going beyond expectations,” Josh Mason stated of his initial vision for Active Health. “When we first opened, our vision was to assist as lots of people as possible, but the scale of which we've been able to do that has certainly changed.”
In a typical month, Active Health has 2,500 gos to, he said.
Josh Mason first decided to pursue a profession in chiropractic “on an impulse” after his then-girlfriend (now spouse) suggested it the summer season after he graduated high school.
Zach Mason, on the other hand, had a much more individual factor for becoming a chiropractic physician. He had an old sports injury and the medical treatment he was receiving was simply covering the symptoms and not in fact dealing with the issue itself. It was when he started to see a chiropractor that he started seeing development.
“I wanted to go into more prevention and maintenance instead of reactive care, so that's what attracted me to chiropractic,” he said.
For the past 10 years, the two brothers have been running Active Health together as a group.
“We have a common approach of how things ought to be done, we share an approach on how to take care of patients,” Josh Mason stated.
Zach Mason added that he thinks the 2 balance well and stimulate growth in others operating at the practice.
“We both are hard workers and we typically work by example,” he stated.
Both brothers anticipate commemorating Active Health's 20th anniversary 10 years from now, hoping that the practice has grown even more.
“In 10 years, we hope to possibly expand this place,” Josh Mason said. “We have a vision of creating complementary clinics within the area and we home to continue being a household service.”
Zach Mason credits the clinic's patients and individuals of Fort Dodge for the success of Active Health Clinics.
“I simply wish to thank the neighborhood,” he said. “It was a big plus for us to be able to come back home and serve the neighborhood.”