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The True Life Wellness Team

Dr. Tyler Molstre

Waukee Chiropractor, Dr. Tyler Molstre

Dr. Tyler knew from an early age that he wanted to help people live healthy. As a young boy, he watched his older sister bravely battle cancer for three years. She endured rounds of chemotherapy and radiation that ultimately offered no results. Eventually she underwent a bone marrow transplant. At that time, it was deemed successful, and they were told she was cancer free. Within nine months, however, she died. She was only 17 years old when she passed away and he was just 12.

His sister felt fine for years prior to her diagnosis. It wasn’t until she no longer felt well that she went to the doctor. Dr. Tyler’s family, like many families, only sought medical treatment when they didn’t feel well.

Watching his sister undergo cancer made him realize that he was going to help those who were sick. As he pursued traditional medicine and began learning more about anatomy and physiology, he began to realize that our bodies are born with everything they need to function properly on its own. Read more…


Jill Long

Jill Long, Chiropractic Assistant

Jill hails from the South and graduated from the Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee with a BFA in Graphic Design. She worked as an Art Director at an advertising agency in Little Rock, AR., until the first of her two lovely children was born. Jill transplanted to the Midwest in 2008, saw her first prairie and fell in love. She recently moved with her family to the Des Moines area from Madison, WI, where she co-owns a pie shop with her sister. So, if you have any questions about pie crust, she is the one to ask.

Jill is the newest addition to our office team and is also a new patient. She understands all that you are learning, and is struggling along side you to remember good posture.

Aside from baking, Jill enjoys hiking, kayaking, and painting.

Emily Shoesmith

Emily Shoesmith, Chiropractic Assistant

Emily graduated from the University of Missouri in May 2015 with degrees in both Biology and Spanish. Following graduation, she returned home to West Des Moines and began working at True Life Wellness, though her first encounter with our office began as a patient in 2011.

Emily has always been interested in healthcare and was excited to join the team after graduation. Given her background and experience here, she is a great source of information for patients. She is also our go to gal for billing and insurance.

In her free time Emily loves to workout, read books, and hang out with her family.

Valerie Alaniz

Valerie Alaniz, Marketing Coordinator

Valerie is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, and is an avid Panther fan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations. Since 2010, Valerie’s skill and heart have kept all the plates spinning at True Life Wellness. She is an incredible resource for patients, having been a patient of Dr. Tyler herself since 2007. Although once a skeptic of chiropractic care, Valerie’s experience at True Life Wellness, relief of chronic low back pain and headaches, and her willingness to learn about how her body works, has changed her perspective on health and wellness.

Valerie loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as talking and laughing with friends and family. She also enjoys traveling and reading.

We’d love to meet you and answer your questions. Give True Life Wellness a call today!

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