A decade after Dr. Josh Mason started his one-provider chiropractic practice in the commercial building at the crossway of Second Avenue North and North 15th Street, Active Health Chiropractic has seen a great deal of expansion and change.
6 months after opening in October 2010, Mason was signed up with by his sibling, Dr. Zach Mason, who is likewise a doctor of chiropractic. Since then, the Masons have actually included two more chiropractics physician, an athletic fitness instructor and a nurse specialist. The practice likewise moved from its original area to its present location at 20 N. 29th St. In 2019, the practice re-branded as Active Health Clinics.
“It's surpassing expectations,” Josh Mason stated of his initial vision for Active Health. “When we initially opened, our vision was to assist as many people as possible, however the scale of which we've had the ability to do that has actually definitely changed.”
In an average month, Active Health has 2,500 visits, he said.
Josh Mason first decided to pursue a career in chiropractic “on a whim” after his then-girlfriend (now partner) suggested it the summer after he graduated high school.
Zach Mason, on the other hand, had a lot more personal reason for becoming a chiropractic doctor. He had an old sports injury and the medical treatment he was getting was just covering the signs and not really addressing the problem itself. It was as soon as he began to see a chiropractic doctor that he began seeing development.
“I wanted to enter into more avoidance and maintenance rather than reactive care, so that's what attracted me to chiropractic,” he stated.
For the previous 10 years, the 2 bros have been running Active Health together as a group.
“We have a typical viewpoint of how things should be done, we share a philosophy on how to care for patients,” Josh Mason stated.
Zach Mason added that he believes the 2 balance well and promote growth in others operating at the practice.
“We both are tough employees and we generally work by example,” he said.
Both brothers look forward to commemorating Active Health's 20th anniversary 10 years from now, hoping that the practice has grown much more.
“In 10 years, we wish to possibly expand this area,” Josh Mason said. “We have a vision of developing complementary centers within the area and we home to continue being a family business.”
Zach Mason credits the center's clients and the people of Fort Dodge for the success of Active Health Clinics.
“I just want to thank the neighborhood,” he said. “It was a big plus for us to be able to come back house and serve the neighborhood.”