Unlike traditional chiropractors, here at Platinum Chiropractic we focus on Neuro-Structural correction of the spine. To understand what we do, and how what we do is different, we first begin by looking at what is considered normal structural spinal alignment, and what is considered abnormal structural spinal alignment. If, during your examination, we identify structural shifts outside of what is considered normal, then we absolutely understand that you can be experiencing one or more of what we refer to as secondary conditions or symptoms.


I’m from a small town in eastern Iowa, but I’m currently in Ames studying marketing at Iowa State. I’m responsible for keeping our socials and in office signage up to date and on brand. In addition to that I also help coordinate internal and external practice events. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time outdoors or playing and writing music.


Although I grew up in Huxley, I have also lived in California and Arizona. I always seem to find myself coming back home! I am a big believer in chiropractic care and believe that everyone can benefit from care. I have had chiropractic care throughout my life, but haven’t received such quality care until finding Platinum. In my free time, I love to travel, kayak, golf, hike, read, play games and watch movies. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars and Marvel!

Drs. Bret and Lindsey Bartholomew

Drs. Bret and Lindsey Bartholomew are Neuro-Structural Chiropractors and have been serving the Ames community since 2009. By focusing on the neuro-structural correction of the spine, they see beyond secondary conditions (symptoms) to discover the primary condition creating your issues. Much like the foundation of a house, if you are not structurally sound and you have “cracks” in your foundation, your secondary conditions will continue to occur until you fully address the problem.

Dr. Lindsey Bartholomew received her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in October 2007. Prior to Palmer College, Dr. Bartholomew attended Baker College in Michigan, where she received her B.A. in Business Administration. Following graduation from Palmer College, Dr. Bartholomew continued post-education work in family wellness, pediatrics, and women’s health. She is certified in the Webster technique and has her Certification from the Academy Council of Pediatrics (CACCP) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

Dr. Bret Bartholomew received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in October 2008. While there he was trained on the leading edge of Chiropractic technology. He was also a Radiology Teaching Assistant and a Clinical Teaching Assistant at Palmer’s Student Clinic. Prior to Palmer College of Chiropractic, he received his B.S. in Health and Human Performance at Iowa State University in December 2004. He has also developed a passion for treating children and is certified in the Webster technique, taking the same coursework as Dr. Lindsey in the Pediatric Certification process.

Drs. Bret and Lindsey have studied numerous safe and effective chiropractic adjusting treatment techniques allowing them to serve people of all ages with a variety of conditions. They express their passion for health daily and are committed to providing patients with the most effective means of natural healing.

In 2018, Drs. Bret and Lindsey also became partners in owning Iridium CrossFit in Ames. Health comes in many forms, and CrossFit has allowed them to continue on their own fitness journeys while coaching members on the important benefits of staying active and healthy.

Drs. Bret and Lindsey Bartholomew were married in October 2009 and reside in Ames, IA. They keep busy with their two children – Bethany Jean and Joseph Justin! When not at the office or gym, they enjoy spending time being outside with their dogs Wrigley and Diggs, and chauffeuring kids around to hockey and school sports!