A Jasper native has returned home and is opening a new chiropractic office in the city next week.
Dr. Ross Hartings will open Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Clinic with a grand opening on Tuesday on the top of the “Y” at 725 W. Sixth St.
Hartings, 33, and his wife, Jasper native Andrea (Hopf) Hartings, moved back to Jasper about a year and a half ago to raise their three children — 5-year-old Eli, 3-year-old Anna and 1-year-old Macy.
“That was the biggest reason,” Hartings said. “We wanted to raise our kids in Jasper and be close to our families. We want our children to be close to their grandparents.”
Hartings graduated from Jasper High School in 2001. In high school, he was a member of the football, basketball and baseball programs. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master’s degree in sports rehabilitation from Logan College of Chiropractic, now named Logan University, in Chesterfield, Mo.
He is certified in active release technique, which is used to treat the musculoskeletal system.
“It is deep muscle therapy,” he said. “I used that in combination with chiropractic and rehabilitative care.”
The technique treats conditions such as sciatica, headaches and pain in the shoulders, lower back and knees.
Hartings has been in his profession for eight years, starting out as a partner in an office in Evansville that bears the same name. His Evansville practice will remain open three days a week.
The Jasper office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment.
“If business grows here, I may ultimately shut down my Evansville office,” he said.
Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Clinic has a Facebook page and will soon have its own website, at www.jasperchiro.com. Currently, the website routes visitors to the Evansville office’s site.
The Jasper office’s number is 812-482-4269.
Hartings said he and Andrea were glad to be back in Jasper and he is thrilled to start a practice in his hometown.
“We had a great childhood here,” he said. “We wanted to move back so that our children could have that, too.”