We are truly excited to be a part of the Des Moines community and to be able to help as many people as possible. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care to get patients out of pain and back to their activities as quickly as possible.
Dr. Abel Shaw is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Provider of Active Release Technique. Dr. Shaw attended Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis Missouri where he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He has worked with athletes from the Missouri Baptist University, NAIA championship, women’s track and field team and has been the team chiropractor for Mary Washington University Athletics. Dr. Abel Shaw is an Army veteran and has run both cross-country and track and field at Shippensburg University.
Dr. Ryan Donahue was born and raised in Sioux City, IA. He attended the University of Iowa where he received a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Physiology before graduating Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Donahue is a Certified Provider of Active Release Technique, RockTape kinesiology tape, and SMART Tools (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). He has also had extensive post graduate training in various treatment and rehabilitation approaches that include McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
Gayle joined Shaw Chiropractic in 2020 and brings over 20 years of administrative experience in office management, accounting, and customer service. Gayle attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she received a degree in Psychology. As the Office Manager, Gayle oversees office operations and is committed to making all patient experiences a positive one. In her spare time, Gayle enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, exercising, and the outdoors.