Dr. Derrick is an Iowa native, having grown up in Northwest Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and received his Bachelor's degree in education. While at UNI, Dr. Derrick was a member of the Track and Field Team as a discus and hammer thrower. After graduating from UNI, Dr. Derrick attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri to receive a Bachelor's degree in Life Science and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. The training that Dr. Derrick has received allows him to treat a wide range of conditions and disorders in persons of all ages.
At Elite Chiropractic and Wellness, the focus is put on the cause of the patient's problem and not just masking the symptoms. Dr. Derrick uses a whole body approach when treating his patients. Not only will the physical aspect of care be addressed, but other areas such as chemical, emotional, and spiritual components will be incorporated into a patient's care plan.
Dr. Derrick and his wife, Bethany, and their daughter, Kinley, currently reside in Cedar Falls. They both enjoy remaining physically active, attending various sporting events, and spending time with their family and friends.
Dr. Derrick is a member of the Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Valley Young Professionals, Iowa Chiropractic Society, American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association, and International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Derrick is also the Chiropractor for the men's and women's track teams at the University of Northern Iowa.
Katie Carstens, Chiropractic Assistant
Katie Carstens was born and raised in Spencer, Iowa. She participated in debate team, individual speech, mock trial and pitched softball for the Spencer Tigers. Katie was also the class speaker at her high school commencement in 2006. After high school, Katie attended Iowa Lakes Community College and began her work in the telecommunications industry where she stayed for 5 years, managing locations for Long Lines Wireless and Verizon Wireless. While living in Spencer, she was also a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and Confirmation classes. She was also a volunteer coach for Spencer’s Little League Association, where she worked with 7-8th grade girls.
Now Katie resides in Cedar Falls, IA with her cat, Zeus, and boyfriend, Greg. Katie participates in a sand volleyball league in the summer months. She also enjoys cooking, baking, decorating and volunteering. Her favorite part about being both a patient and staff member at Elite Chiropractic is her time spent working with patients, and witnessing the benefits a chiropractic lifestyle can have on an individual.
Check out Katie's Chiropractic lifestyle transformation here!
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