Dr. Abbi (Sunner) Rickelman
Dr. Abbi (Sunner) Rickelman grew up in Ankeny, IA with her parents, Gregg and Audrey Sunner, and sister Kelli. At a young age she was an avid athlete and as high school approached she became most loyal to her favorite sport, golf. Her hard work paid off as she claimed two team girl's state championship crowns and an individual state championship in 2006. This led to her attending Kansas State University, where she played on the Kansas State women's golf team from 2006-2010 and received her Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences. Throughout her high school and college years, she was also very active in numerous church, community, and leadership groups including Christian Challenge, Silver Key service group, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, volunteering at homeless shelters, helping serve at Salvation Army, attending and serving on numerous mission trips, a member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Kansas State women's golf team captain 2008-2010, and mentoring at risk children.
After graduating from Kansas State University, Dr. Abbi attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO where she graduated valedictorian of her class. She also received her Master's degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation congruently with her Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine. At Logan, Dr. Abbi completed 4,200 hours of course work in the areas of physical examination, diagnostic sciences, diagnostic imaging, and conservative manual medicine. While this was the base of her education, her true love was in chiropractic sports medicine with management of sports and non-sport related injuries. While attending chiropractic school, Dr. Abbi was the president of the Logan chapter of Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) and attended over 250 hours of MPI continuing education courses. Additionally she received further training in Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, McKenzie Diagnostic Technique, Active Release Technique, assessment and management of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), kinesiology taping, and several other active rehabilitation courses. Dr. Abbi was an intern with Logan's Biofreeze Sports Performance Clinic and had the opportunity to treat athletes in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico at the Pan American Olympic Games, University of Missouri student-athletes, Lindenwood University student-athletes, and attended/treated at countless local sporting events/races. Dr. Abbi also has special interest in nutrition and lifestyle that was sparked by her diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Since her diagnosis, she dove eagerly into researching for more understanding of why our culture is plagued with chronic disease and illness, not only for her own sake, but to help change the lives of her patients.
After graduating from chiropractic school, she moved to North Carolina with her husband, Dr. Aaron, where they lived and practiced. Though they enjoyed their time exploring the east coast, they felt themselves being pulled back to the Midwest. Here they have opened Designed 2 Move to serve the Ankeny community. Dr. Abbi enjoys being back in her home town and is an active member of the Ankeny Rotary Club, Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, a board member for Ankeny Young Professionals, North Ankeny Crossfit, Cornerstone Church of Ankeny, and a volunteer assistant coach for the Ankeny Centennial girls golf teams.
Since Dr. Abbi was a child she dreamed of one day becoming a professional golfer. As she approached college she felt herself being pulled in a different direction. Her dreams and aspirations became very clear to her; her calling in life was to help people and make a positive footprint on as many lives as possible. In knowing this, she has devoted her life to change the lives of others via manual medicine. She is never satisfied with her knowledge base and is always yearning to learn more for the benefit of her patients. Dr. Abbi is patient focused and will continue to learn and to treat with cutting edge, evidence based treatments that are in the best interest of her patients. Experience the hands-on difference, NO EXCUSES, ONLY RESULTS
Dr. Aaron Rickelman
Dr. Aaron Rickelman grew up in Effingham, IL with his parents, Jerry and Becky Rickelman, and brother Tyler. He spent most of his younger years on Lake Shelbyville where he and his family enjoyed boating, jetskiing, wakeboarding, and spending time as a family. Next to his love of being on the water, Dr. Aaron was also the quarterback of his high school football team and enjoyed other outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. He moved on from high school to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) where he received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science.
After graduating with his undergraduate degree, he continued his education by receiving his Masters degree in Biology at SIUE. After completing his master degree, Dr. Aaron attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine. At Logan, Dr. Aaron completed 4,200 hours of course work in the areas of physical examination, diagnostic sciences, diagnostic imaging, and conservative manual medicine. While this was the base of his education, his true love was in chiropractic sports medicine with management of sports and non-sport related injuries. While in chiropractic school, he attended over 250 hours of continuing education courses including Motion Palpation Institute, Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, McKenzie Diagnostic Technique, assessment and management of the temporomandibular joint, ROCKTAPE kinesiology taping, and several other active rehabilitation courses. Dr. Aaron was an intern with Logan's Biofreeze Sports Performance Clinic and had the opportunity to treat athletes in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico at the Pan American Olympic Games, University of Missouri student-athletes, Lindenwood University student-athletes, and attended/treated at countless local sporting events/races. Additionally, he has special interest and training in acupuncture including dry needling as soft tissue release therapy. This type of acupuncture is known for its ability to promote healing and release soft tissue adhesions. It adds efficiency and effectiveness to the quality of a patient's care.
After graduating from chiropractic school, he moved to North Carolina, with his wife Dr. Abbi, in search of a longer boating season and new adventures. While living in North Carolina, he became known by many trainers and athletes for his successes in preventing injury, improving function, and helping fix any injuries endured. After living and practicing in North Carolina for one year, the couple soon realized, despite the warmer weather, their hearts longed to be back in the Midwest. Here they have started Designed 2 Move to serve the Ankeny community. In Ankeny, Dr. Aaron is involved with Ankeny Vanguard, PAR Iowa, Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Ankeny Young Professionals, Cornerstone Church of Ankeny, and North Ankeny Crossfit.
Dr. Aaron has a passion for leading his patients to a healthier life by finding the athlete in everyone. Movement is a requirement for healthy living and helping his patients attain this is his ultimate goal. The health of an individual sets the stage for the quality of a person's life. Not only does Dr. Aaron have desires to obtain a pain free state for a patient but to help them attain their goals in both life and for optimal performance. Whether that goal is to lift their grandchild, do the dishes, or becoming an elite athlete, it is all important. To do this he thinks differently about patient care and is continually adding to his knowledge base to provide exceptional cutting edge treatments. Experience the hands-on difference, NO EXCUSES, ONLY RESULTS.
Drs. Aaron and Abbi
Drs. Aaron and Abbi were married on July 19, 2014 after meeting in chiropractic school. The couple lived and practiced in North Carolina for a year but soon felt their hearts pulling them back to the Midwest, where they have opened Designed 2 Move. They enjoy many hobbies together including golfing, boating/wakeboarding, cycling, running, hiking, hunting, CrossFit, cooking, traveling, and generally spending quality time as a family. Together they are also actively involved with their church, Cornerstone Church of Ankeny, and make God the first priority in their relationships, work, and life.