About Us

Rittgers Spine & Wellness

At Rittgers Spine and Wellness, we are committed to helping you get back to the activities you enjoy by working to relieve any pain you may be experiencing.

Our staff aims to make this process as quick and efficient as possible, while still maintaining the small-town atmosphere that our community members deserve.

What Makes Us Unique?

The healthcare field is constantly evolving. It is our goal to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and research in order to provide the best results for our patients. By always learning and improving methods, we hope to be the best chiropractic option for YOU!

Dr. Jake has spent a lot of time learning different skills to treat many types of pain symptoms. Many of these techniques were obtained from the Motion Palpation Institute, a biomechanically superior, evidence-based, joint manipulation technique.

New to Our Office?

Walk-in appointments are reserved for emergency patients only. Please call in advance for treatment times.

Office Hours

  • Mon & Wed:

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Tues & Thurs:

    By Appointment

  • Friday:

    8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Local Location
Flexible Schedule
Qualified Team
Best Price Guarantee

Dedicated Staff

Big city healthcare, with small town atmosphere.
Dr. Jacob Rittgers, D.C.
Chiropractic Doctor

Dr. Jake was born and raised just outside of Rolfe, Iowa. Growing up, he was very active in athletics and fell victim to many injuries. It was chiropractic that kept him from spending more time on the sidelines. After his 8th grade football season, he knew he wanted to be a chiropractor.

His education started at the University of Northern Iowa, where he received a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Dr. Jake was married to Victoria on June 20th, 2015. She is now a dentist at Pocahontas Dental in Unity Point Clinic. Dr. Jake and Dr. Victoria welcomed their first little boy, Wyatt, into this world on June 28, 2016, and had their second boy, Aaron, on March 3, 2018.

Dr. Jake is continuing his passion for farming and chiropractic. He lives on an acreage just half a mile from the family farm. He refuses to let his dream of both farming and being a chiropractor fade.

Sam Richison
Office Secretary

Sam Richison was born and raised in California and moved to Iowa in 2007 as a teenager. She loves being part of this community and loves to help people as best as she can. She has been in the medical field for 10 years, and worked as a CNA for 5 years before beginning her work on the Ambulance for the Pocahontas Community Hospital. Sam is also on the Havelock Fire Department as an EMS first responder professional, is enrolled in college full time, and most importantly, a mother to her son, Sebastian.

Cara Shimon
Office Secretary

Cara (Jamison) Shimon, a Laurens native, has lived in Pocahontas county most of her life. After attending DMACC and working in Des Moines, she wanted to be back in the area in which she was raised, close to family & with little traffic. Cara has a passion for serving others and enjoys meeting new patients and helping existing ones. She and her husband, Nelson, live in Pocahontas with their son, Jamison. Cara enjoys cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and spending time with her family in her free time.

Bobbi DeVaul
Office Secretary

Bobbi DeVaul has lived in Pocahontas for several years. She has three children – Christopher, Micah, and Ava. They keep life full of surprises! Bobbi keeps very busy between her work, her family, and community projects. One of the things she enjoys most about working in the chiropractic setting is helping patients and interacting with people in her community. In her downtime, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and anything that will make her laugh.

Choose The Best Care For You and Your Family

Call us today and see how we can help you and your family get back to your day-to-day activities