Welcome to Carlisle Chiropractic Clinic, PC & Acupuncture

If you are looking for a chiropractor in Carlisle, Hartford, Pleasantville or the greater Des Moines area call 515-989-0097 today!

Dr. Mark Gvist is a chiropractor serving Carlisle and the greater Des Moines area. Dr. Gvist at Carlisle Chiropractic Clinic, PC & Acupuncture is committed to providing chiropractic, low level laser therapy and acupuncture solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, TMD (TMJ pain), neck pain, headaches, or muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after a motor vehicle crash, or after having experienced an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or other spinal conditions. Even if you're not presently experiencing pain and are just looking to improve your overall health, Dr. Gvist can help you attain your everyday wellness goals! Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our Carlisle chiropractor.

At your first visit to Carlisle Chiropractic Clinic, PC & Acupuncture, Dr. Mark Gvist will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic, laser and acupuncture solutions are a good fit to address your needs. If there is a good fit, we can customize a plan of chiropractic, laser and acupuncture care for your condition and health goals.

If you have not been to a chiropractor before and want to find out more, please email us or call 515-989-0097 to receive the answers to your questions from our experienced team. We also welcome referrals, so we invite you to share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and loved ones.

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Dr. Mark Gvist
Carlisle Chiropractor | Carlisle Chiropractic Clinic, PC & Acupuncture | 515-989-0097

204 South 1st Street
Carlisle, IA 50047


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Meet the Doctor

  • Dr.
    Mark A. Gvist
    C.C.S.P, C.C.S.T
    Dr. Gvist has been freeing people from pain since 1988 in his clinic in Carlisle, IA. As a Chiropractor with vast experience, he is committed to promoting the health and well-being of his patients.

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Reviews From our Satisfied Patients

  • "My family and I have been in Dr. Gvist care for a few years now. With Chiropractic care, cold laser, and acupuncture as an integral part of my health regimen, I've been able to reduce migraines and reduce pain from degenerative disc disease. If you haven't tried acupuncture for stress relief, it is a must. ( Feels like a 2 hour relaxing massage afterwards) Dr. Gvist takes the time to explain things and why they are happening and is a genuine caring person. I highly recommend."
    Lea M. and Family / Carlisle, IA
  • "I highly recommend Dr. Gvist and his staff to any individual who is either suffering from a debilitating condition or just simply looking to improve their overall health. His steadfast dedication to improving his patients' quality of life can often be witnessed with just a single visit. There are no gimmicks, high-pressure tactics or attempts to lure current/prospective patients into long term treatment options; he asks to only be measured on results.

    Dr. Gvist's approach to empower his patients by helping them take control of their own health is just one of many differentiating reasons why I highly recommend Carlisle Chiropractic."
    Sean B. / Norwalk, IA
  • "I have been going to Dr. Gvist since I was in high school, and I couldn’t recommend him enough! He has helped keep my body at top form while competing through college athletics. The office is warm, inviting, and always positive. By far the most caring and qualified chiropractor in the area!"
    Kaleigh H. / Iowa City, IA
  • "I have been a patient for many years and have greatly appreciated that Dr. Gvist is constantly researching and implementing the newest and most effective treatments. I have especially benefited from the addition of acupuncture. Thanks so much for taking such good care of me."
    Diana W. / Carlisle, IA
  • "I just want to let everyone know how AMAZING Dr. Mark is! His instincts and knowledge of his profession helped find a diagnosis and treatment plan for all my years of back pain! His treatments in the past 3 weeks have already made an ENORMOUS improvement in my pain and movement! Thank you for all that you’ve done for me! With your 👐🏼HEALING HANDS👐🏼, we’ll stop the progression of this Degenerative Disc Disorder!

    If you're having neck or back pain, don’t just write it off as something you have to live with! You could be doing yourself more harm than good by just accepting the fact that you have a “bad back” (like I did) and could end up with irreversible damage😬) So, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!

    Call (515)989-0097 for an appointment! (Dr. Mark does ACUPUNCTURE too!! Is there anything you CAN’T do, Mr. Miracle Man?!?!😆😁)"
    Amanda P. / Carlisle, IA
  • "Carlisle Chiropractic is the best chiropractic clinic around. Mark Gvist is an awesome Chiropractor. He listens to your issues and adjusts you from there. Make sure you get the laser treatment. I have always had some back problems but after his adjustments and the laser treatments, I have no more discomfort in my back. He is concerned for me as a patient and I appreciate that. He spends time with you and gets to know each of his patients. Kudos to Dr. Gvist. I would strongly recommend him. Thank You Dr. Mark!"
    Kim A. / Des Moines, IA
  • "Two days ago I could hardly walk when I woke up. My low back "went out" over night with no idea why. My husband (who also has a bad back and Dr. Mark has been keeping him going for many years now) insisted I go see the chiro. I couldn't even get dressed without help.
    Dr. Mark adjusted me and gave me a laser treatment that day. I used ice at home through the day. I returned the next day with more mobility and less pain still using ice all day. By the 3rd day, I was able to drive myself there. Again the mobility and pain was better. I have been getting adjustments from Dr. Mark for many, many years.....but I was even surprised at how well and quickly he got me on the healing side! I am so grateful for him and his profession."
    Connie G. / Hartford, IA

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Carlisle Office


9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:15 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:15 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:15 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:15 pm


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