Gavin Spennewyn Jane Ambassador


Des Moines, IA 🇺🇸
Get to know Gavin


Dr. Spennewyn grew up being mentored by his father in soft tissue techniques and corrective exercise. He developed a love and passion for science and healthcare. This led him to attend the University of Northwestern Saint Paul and earn his Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2016. In 2019, he graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington as a Doctor of Chiropractic and was hired by the Institute for Orthopedics & Chiropractic (IOC). At IOC, Dr. Spennewyn underwent an informal residency and fellowship program under Dr. Richard Hills PT, DC, FAAOMPT. Here, he continued his education with a deep understanding in joint biomechanics, Gonstead Chiropractic Manipulation, as well as specialized forms of manual therapy techniques including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) patterns and functional rehabilitation techniques. By the end of his training, Dr. Spennewyn was well-trained in treating every joint in the human body through adjustments, soft tissue techniques, and functional pattern stretching. He is an evidence-based and science-first Chiropractor who sees his role in healthcare as the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and the restoration of joint mobility using non-surgical techniques. Dr. Spennewyn was born and raised in Minnesota. While he loves Minnesota, he moved down to Iowa with his girlfriend, Lily, who was accepted into Medical Residency for Pediatrics at Blank Children’s Hospital. In his free time, Dr. Spennewyn enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing games of all sorts, finding new experiences around town, and exploring new cuisines. When he has a bit more free time, he enjoys visiting nature parks around the US and travelling to Europe to visit his extended family.

✈️ What area of the world do you most want to visit?

England! Half my family lives there.

💙 What’s one thing you tell everyone they need to know about Jane?

Jane’s smart charting features let you create incredible SOAP notes!

📚 What is your favourite way to learn something new?

Depends. But I’m someone who gets lost in educational YouTube Videos often.

🎧 Podcast or book recommendation?

Every Little Thing by Gimlet Media. Spotify bought and canceled the podcast. But I still think it’s worth a listen and I hope it returns one day with new episodes.