Meet The Team
Dr. Chris LoRang
Co-founder & Certified Functional Medicine
Dr. LoRang first experienced hyperbaric treatment in 2019. He attended a conference about evolutionary and integrative medicine and met Drs. Jason and Melissa Sonners. Dr. LoRang took his first “dive” at this time and was immediately impressed by how good he felt when getting out of the tank. From that point on, he knew that he wanted to bring an HBOT Center to Iowa.
Dr. LoRang is certified by the International Board of Undersea Medicine as a Functional Medicine Hyperbaric Clinician (F.M.H.C.). The F.M.H.C. certification focuses on use of recompression chambers in chiropractic hyperbaric settings. This includes the proper use of oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure and concentrations, as well as focusing on the management and safety concerns in a chiropractic setting.
Dr. LoRang works with patients directly on their consultations and treatment plan protocol. Dr. LoRang, a chiropractic physician, is also the owner and clinical director at Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center.
Co-founder & Director of Communications
Abbie Sawyer is passionate about sharing information about the powerful healing potential of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She connects with people through social media, as well as through community events in Central Iowa.
Certified HBOT Technician
Mary Harding brings years of service experience and a strong interest in natural healing modalities to her role as a Certified HBOT Technician. Mary’s helpful and kind demeanor help create a comfortable experience during your HBOT session.
Mary is certified by the International Board of Undersea Medicine as a Chamber Operator and Intermediate Hyperbaric Technician (IHT).
Certified HBOT Technician
Brittany graduated with honors from University of Dubuque with a BS in Exercise Science. Brittany’s passion for movement, health, and fitness has been with her since adolescence, participating in volleyball, basketball, track, and softball up until her college career, where it switched to sand volleyball and intramural sport teams.
In recent years, Brittany has found additional passion in yoga and the study of holistic health, with her prime passion always being her family. Having lived in many cities, Des Moines has become the perfect home for Brittany, with her love of live music, great food, and beautiful scenic adventures all being fulfilled. Brittany is blessed to be a part of the wonderful team at Iowa HBOT, with the patients, environment, and co-workers all being amazing. She is happy to be surrounded by such wonderful people and hopes to be a bright light to those around her.
Brittany’s joyful spirit helps create a comfortable experience during your HBOT session.
Brittany is certified by the International Board of Undersea Medicine as a Chamber Operator and Intermediate Hyperbaric Technician (IHT).