About Dr. Van Veldhuizen
Dr. Kurt Van Veldhuizen studied biology (pre-medical major) and religion/philosophy as a minor. He graduated from The University of Northern Iowa in the winter of 2005 with a B.A. in science.
After completion of his undergraduate degree he enrolled in the doctorate of chiropractic program at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa. At Palmer he studied the medical sciences, the chiropractic arts, and specialized as an intern in the Palmer rehabilitation clinic in addition to serving in the Palmer health clinic as an intern and assistant to the clinics director of operations and finance. Dr. Kurt graduated from Palmer with honors in June of 2009.
Dr. Kurt's post graduate work has included, becoming a certified mechanical diagnosis and therapy provider for the Mckenzie International Institute (cert. MDT) Practitioner and a certified member of both the Graston Technique of instrument assisted soft tissue release and the active release technique(art), both of which are considered to be gold standard techniques for muscle manipulation and myofascial release. In addition, Dr. Van Veldhuizen has become a board certified chiropractic sports physician(CCSP) and is currently studying at attain his certified strength and conditioning specialist(CSCS), as well as, has achieved his Russian kettle bell certification, strong first certification, selective functional movement assessment certification, and titlist performance institute certification.
Work with pediatrics and neurology has included multiple course work through the Prague School of Rehabilitation for dynamic neuromuscular stabilization and training under one of America's only trained and certified vojta therapists in reflex locomotion. Dr. Van Veldhuizen has also studied with Dr. Dale Buchberger on his shoulder made simple protocols utilizing the renowned Buchberger 12 series of exercises and diagnosis. Lastly Dr. Van Veldhuizen has been certified by the Dry Needling Institute of American to practice dry needling and is also a board certified acupuncturist.
In his free time Doctor Kurt is involved in the Chamber of Commerce and athletic mentoring. He trains and coaches in Johnston Crossfit Hardstyle. He enjoys spending time hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and camping.