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Welcome to Plumb Tree Family Chiropractic
Your Iowa City Chiropractors

Call us at 319.333.1299 today.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Iowa City chiropractors, call 319.333.1299 today!

At Plumb Tree Family Chiropractic in Iowa City we offer a high level of individualized care based solely on your health and wellness needs.  We believe that chiropractic is not only about relieving pain, but creating a lifestyle in which we encourage our patients to be active participants in achieving and maintaining their optimal health and vitality. PTFC  is a family friendly environment where we provide a gentle approach to enhancing your entire family’s overall health and well being.  Dr. Dana and Dr. Tina welcome patients of all ages from newborn infants to the aging population. With a special interest in reproductive health, pediatrics, and sports performance enhancement, PTFC uses the INSIGHT neurospinal scanning system to detect and monitor hidden tension within the spinal core. These damaging stress patterns, known as subluxations, affect your spine and impact overall health and wellness. Because subluxations are a mostly silent process, symptoms and pain may not occur until after some initial damage has been done.  Your body was made to heal itself, and when a subluxation occurs, it cannot properly do so!  These advanced sensing technologies are essential for screening our patients and their family’s nervous systems so that we can recommend the most effective care and share our professional and trusted advice.  We are committed to promoting a drug-less approach to family healthcare while awakening the natural, healing potential in each of our patients.  We invite you to watch the following video to see what sets us a part from the rest and prepare for your first visit to our clinic.

Dr. Dana Hotka
Iowa City Chiropractor | Plumb Tree Family Chiropractic | (319) 333-1299

160 Southgate Ave Suite D
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Meet the Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Dana Hotka

    Welcome to Plumb Tree Family Chiropractic.  My name is Dr. Dana Hotka.  I am a lifetime resident of Iowa City, Plumb is my maiden name,  and I grew up not far from where my office is located.   I have a deep love for this city and its’ people, which is why I could not think of a better place to give back to the very people that have given so much to my family and me over the years.  

    I hold an Advanced Proficiency Rating in Activator Methods ® Technique with over 10 years clinical experience, offering a gentle and comprehensive approach to healing.  

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  • Dr.
    Tina Gallion

    Dr. Tina takes a “whole person” approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in nervous system function, and Dr. Tina will be able to determine the root of the pain you're experiencing, as well as create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Tina has taken care of patients in all transitions of life; from conception and birth to adulthood and healthy aging. It's time to start living!

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9:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 am-4:00 pm


9:30 am-5:00 pm


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "After years of pain, debilitating headaches and lost days of work and family time, I now see Dr. Dana several times per week to manage my pain. I am off all medications and have had the most pain free days in my life I have ever had. She is such a blessing to me and my family."
  • "I have not have good success with chiropractors in the past and so I was skeptical that I could find someone I could trust. Not only is Dr. Dana amazing at what she does, but she is very good at educating me on a healthy lifestyle and what that means for me. Now that I know my body is self healing and that my nervous system controls and coordinates everything in my body, I feel confident that chiropractic will help me be healthy in every way by eliminating the cause and allowing my body to regain proper function. She is a true healer and really cares about her patients. I look forward to my regular treatments and will never go without care again."
  • "I always wait a little too long before I go see Dr. Dana, so I am usually in pain when I walk through her door. I think I can “get over it” by myself, although I know I have osteoarthritis as a result of multiple injuries from a car accident over 40 years ago. After an adjustment I feel immediately better, and by that evening my pain has subsided. I have my energy back because I am not fighting pain, and I have not given into taking pain medication even though my former orthopedic doctor said I needed it. She has made such a difference in my quality of life."
  • "I have been seeing Dr Dana since she first got done from Palmer Chiropractic in 2010, and I love her. She is very thorough, and cares about helping you heal fully. Not only, is she very skilled at working with the spine, but she has shown me excercises that help me strengthen and heal areas that were chronic issues, helped with nutrition that was causing continued issues, and helped me with how to manage my stress. She is so knowledgeable about so much about the body and health and she has been such a life saver, I just can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr Dana :-) She just cares so much about helping people, and that’s so important."
    Peggy C.
  • "I love plum tree chiroprac care. Dr dana has changed and saved my life. Not only with adjustments but with health living and lifestyle info. She is very caring and her staff is amazing. Amy is always willing to go the extra mile to help."
    Beth S.
  • "Dr Dana is the best! She listens to you and is so informative as to ways to improve your health! My life has changed in many ways from her activator adjustments. I can go in with a pain and discomfort and leave feeling so much better!"
    Kristina K.
  • "Dr Dana is the best! She listens to you and is so informative as to ways to improve your health! My life has changed in many ways from her activator adjustments. I can go in with a pain and discomfort and leave feeling so much better!"
    Kristina K.
  • "Dana has gotten me through hard times many times. When I was sick and didn't know why, stressed out, or in pain - she always has answer that doesn't require me taking any prescriptions. I moved out of state and have been looking for a chiropractor as good as Dana for the past year, and it's just not possible. I see Dana every time I have an opportunity. She'll treat you like family, and always support you, answer your questions and make you feel healthy and happy again! I couldn't recommend anymore more highly!"
    Brittany K.
  • "I have been going to Dr. Plumb since she graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College over 3 years ago. I have managed back and neck pain from a serious car accident in 1971 through various types of chiropractic, and my entire body feels better since I found Dr. Plumb. Her advanced activator technique works well for me, and I can almost always get an appointment the day I am really hurting and need one. Her office has a big parking lot and is located close to New Pioneer Coop and the Coral Ridge Mall so I can combine my trips if I plan ahead. In addition, she has a small gym in the office where she can teach me workout techniques that won't hurt my various injuries. I am certain that if it weren't for Dr. Dana Plumb, I would not be able to keep up with my 8 grandchildren as well as I do currently"
    Susan P.