Jo Anne Bates
Doctor of Chiropractic
Owner of Rooted In Wellness
About Jo Anne
Dr. Jo Anne grew up in Bellingham and knew she wanted to help people in her community in some way. When it was time to choose a career path, she shadowed many different types of healthcare providers to see if anything resonated with her. Her chiropractor invited Dr. Jo Anne to shadow her, and Dr. Jo Anne agreed—even though she hadn’t considered chiropractic as a career. Over the two weeks that she shadowed the chiropractor, Dr. Jo Anne saw how her care helped improve the connection between a new mom and her baby by removing the interference that had been keeping the baby from nursing. Seeing that this safe, gentle care offered profound, life-changing benefits was eye-opening, and Dr. Jo Anne was inspired to become a chiropractor and focus on pregnancy and pediatric care herself.
After earning her b.s. in kinesiology from washington state university (go cougs!), Dr. Jo Anne attended life Chiropractic college west in hayward, california. She graduated with her doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2020 and then came home to open Rooted in Wellness Chiropractic in her hometown the same year.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Jo Anne loves spending time in the beautiful pnw, hiking with her dog mozzie, going on adventures and playing pickleball. She’s also a big fan of indoor plants and coffee.