About Dr. Josh Mason
Josh Mason, DC, is the founder and clinic director at Active Health Clinics in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where the focus is on restoring patients who are in pain and have limited mobility to health and fitness.
Dr. Mason earned his bachelor’s degree and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has always had a passionate belief in the value of leading an active and healthy lifestyle, which he enthusiastically conveys to his patients, leading by example, of course.
Dr. Mason combines the experience he’s gained from his own athletic background with his expertise in chiropractic to help athletes at all levels overcome sports injuries and improve their performance. He works with athletes at collegiate, high school, and recreational levels. Dr. Mason also acts as an onsite company doctor for several companies who recognize the benefits of providing high-quality services to their employees.
His commitment to providing exceptional, effective, and efficient care for his patients has led Dr. Mason to become an elite provider in a treatment technique called active release technique (ART). Although chiropractic has many benefits and can be used in a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, it can’t address every type of soft tissue injury. Using his expertise in ART enables Dr. Mason to provide comprehensive care for a far more extensive range of conditions.
Dr. Mason is a valued member of the local community, and he’s served on a variety of boards in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He is a member of the Greater Growth Alliance. He is also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
About Dr. Zach Mason
Dr. Zach Mason joined the Active Health Chiropractic team in the fall of 2011. He earned his BS degree from Excelsior College in Albany, NY and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. His love for chiropractic has led him to a healthy and active lifestyle which he tries to impress upon his patients. With his athletic background, Dr. Mason loves to help athletes of all types overcome sports injuries and improve their performance. He has worked with athletes at collegiate, high school, and recreational levels.
Dr. Mason is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and he shares his compassion by volunteering for many causes around the world. In addition to local philanthropy, he has provided free health care in less fortunate areas of Brazil, and he plans on many future journeys to come.
Dr. Mason strives to promote health and wellness to all of his patients through chiropractic care. In July of 2014 he earned Elite Provider status in Active Release Technique (ART).
WHY I AM A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC:
BECAUSE I honor the inborn potential of everyone to be truly healthy.
BECAUSE I desire to help the newborn, the aged, and those without hope.
BECAUSE I choose to care for the patient with the disease, not the disease.
BECAUSE I wish to assist rather that to intrude; to free rather than control.
BECAUSE I seek to correct the cause, not its effect.
BECAUSE I know doctors do not heal, only the body can heal itself.
BECAUSE I have been called to serve others.
BECAUSE I want to make a difference.
BECAUSE every day I get to witness miracles.
BECAUSE I KNOW IT IS RIGHT.
Dr Zach lives in Fort Dodge with wife Emily, daughter Faith and son Beau.
About Dr. Keys
Dr. Sarah Keys joined the Active Health Chiropractic team in September of 2017. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in June 2017. Originally from the state of NY, Dr. Sarah graduated from Roberts Wesleyan in Rochester, NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
Dr. Sarah always wanted to help people, but not until she experienced Chiropractic for pain was she able to realize that she also began to feel healthier. Dr. Sarah is passionate about spreading the word of Chiropractic and making sure people know that it is more than just pain relief- it is truly focusing on HEALTH care and not SICK care.
About Dr. Mitch Crema
Dr. Mitch attended Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa to acquire his prerequisites to later be accepted into Palmer’s Doctor of Chiropractic program. In 2018 he received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
Dr. Mitch appreciates the human body and its potential. He is committed to helping people reach that potential through natural means so babies can grow and develop to be happy and healthy individuals, adults can enjoy family and work while aging gracefully, and athletes of all kinds can prevent injury and improve their performance.
Growing up in rural Iowa, Dr. Mitch has grown to appreciate the great outdoors. He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his fiancé and two dogs.
He lives in Fort Dodge with his fiancé, Dr. Sarah Keys, and their two dogs, Gunner and Kovu. He is excited to serve Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities through Chiropractic at Active Health Chiropractic.
About Erika Hout, NP
Board Certified: Family Nurse Practitioner
Licensure: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, NRCME, Registered Nurse
Education: Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Kaplan University
Master of Science in Nursing, Kaplan University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Chamberlain College
Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (U.S. DOT), Iowa Board of Nursing
Membership: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society
Erika’s healthcare career began when she was 16 years old, in her hometown of Fort Dodge. Since then she has been driven to help and care for people. Her experiences include acute & long term care, pediatrics, education, joint injections, aesthetics, home care, and she continues to work in Hospice. At Active Health Clinics, she will be focusing on Regenerative Medicine, pain management, aesthetics, and Family Practice.
Erika & her husband Jess have 3 children, their Westie named Regis, and they continue to live in Fort Dodge. They enjoy watching their children’s sporting events, ISU basketball, concerts, & traveling.
About Emily Wolfe, MA, LAT, ATC
Emily Wolfe joined Active Health Chiropractic in August of 2013. She received her MA in Kinesiology and Sport Science from the University of South Dakota and her BA in Athletic Training from Simpson College. Emily assists the chiropractors’ adjustments through rehabilitation of the soft tissue. She utilizes soft tissue mobilization techniques and corrective and strengthening exercises to promote joint alignment and muscle balance. Emily has recently become a Co-Regional of BIRTHFIT Fort Dodge, which aims to educate women to prepare them for birth through the 4 BIRTHFIT Pillars in order to make informed choices, to enhance their birthing experience, & rehabilitate new moms post-partum.
About Olivia Vaske, Massage Therapist
Olivia is from Algona, Iowa and is a graduate from PCI academy in Iowa City. Olivias inspiration for becoming a massage therapist was the passion to help people by providing relief from pain and also give them peace and comfort! Her hobbies are working out and enjoys time with friends and family.