About Dr. Van Veldhuizen
Dr. Kurt Van Veldhuizen was born in Sheldon, Iowa, June of 1983. He lived in northwest Iowa until he graduated from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High in the spring of 2001. In high school he enjoyed playing football, running in track, and participating in the art program. Upon graduation he moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he 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. He is currently practicing in Johnston, Iowa with his partner Dr. Aaron Rector. Their clinic, Active Wellness Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is located on Windsor Parkway one block west of 86th St.
Dr. Kurt's post graduate work has included, becoming a certified practioner of both the Graston technique of instrument assisted soft tissue release and the Active Release Technique, 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 and is currently studying to attain his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as, is in training for his Russian Kettlebell Certification. Work with pediatrics and Neurology has included multiple course work though 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 Veldhuzien 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. Kurt has been trained as a McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy provider and is studying to attain his Certified MDT Status later in the Year.