Dr. Stanley Dombroski Doctor of Chiropractic
Balanced Health was formed in November of 2003. Many ask why we picked Zeeland of all places. The truth is I grew up in rural Ohio on a farm and wanted to be in a small town atmosphere.
There is nothing better than walking down the sidewalk on a spring afternoon and having people yell “Hello, Dr. Stan” from across the street.
After high school, I went to Ohio University where I graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology. From there it was off to Palmer College of Chiropractic, where chiropractic was discovered and developed. Prior to graduation, I traveled to Vietnam for 2-3 weeks, with a group of approximately 20 other chiropractors, to help the Red Cross set up clinics in rural areas of the country.
I completed my requirements for graduation one trimester early and qualified to spend the last trimester of school as an intern with the past president of NUCCA, Dr. Milton Steele, on Whidbey Island near Seattle.
Dr. Paul Aalderink Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Aalderink was born and raised in Holland where he attended West Ottawa Public Schools. He then completed 4 years of undergraduate work at Hope College. Dr. Aalderink graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1995 as class Salutatorian, earning Presidential Scholar and Summa Cum Laude honors. While at Palmer he served as president of the Michigan Club and was also a teaching assistant of chiropractic technique.
Following graduation Dr. Aalderink founded, owned and operated Zeeland Family Chiropractic Center, P.C. where he provided patient care for over 12 years before joining Balanced Health. He lives in Zeeland with his wife Jennifer and their two children Natalie and Jack. Dr. Aalderink can be reached at Dr.Paul@MyAmazingSpine.com.
Dr. Justin Keffer Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Justin Keffer completed his undergraduate degree at Calvin College with a major in biology and went on to receive his doctorate of chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. He has experience with a number of chiropractic techniques but specializes in working with the upper neck in the area of greatest importance. He enjoys helping patients with migraines and a variety of health issues.
Deedra Rittersdorf Billing Administrator
Hi. I’m Deedra. I have been with Balanced Health for 10 years last September. Over the years I have seen many changes with the practice. While some of the changes have been challenging they have helped us to learn and grow the practice to what it is now. I was offered this position just months after completing my schooling to become a Medical Administrative Assistant. I received my diploma and acceptance into the NTHS two months after accepting the position. I am working towards completing my associate’s degree.
I have three children that take up every minute that I am not here. Between work, bowling, track and school projects I seem to always be moving. The long trek from home gives us plenty of time to catch up with what has happened in our day.
Melissa Baker Front Desk Chiropractic Assistant
Melissa joined the Balanced Health team in October of 2012. She was raised in Zeeland from the age of 10 and graduated from Zeeland High School in 2002. When Melissa was in high-school, she and her family started seeing Dr. Paul and his care has made a big difference in their lives. Melissa attended Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids for Elementary Education. She enjoys involvement in theatre and choir in her spare time and is involved in Barnabas Ministries here in Zeeland.
“Even though I have been on staff just a short while, it has been a great joy to become a member of the team at Balanced Health. Chiropractic has been part of my life for as long as I can remember and I have always appreciated the care I have received from Dr. Paul. Since coming to Balanced Health I have been welcomed in warmly and have loved getting to know the doctors, staff, and patients here. I look forward to meeting you, too!”
Rochelle Coppersmith Chiropractic Assistant
I joined the Balanced Health Team in April of 2015. I have always enjoyed working with people and I like the feeling of making a difference in their lives. This is a great place to be for that! Working with the staff here is like being a part of the BEST team! We have great doctors, and we couldn’t ask for better patients.
I grew up in Holland and consider my self extremely blessed to have grown up in such a beautiful place. In my free-time you will most likely find me curled up with a cup of tea and a good book, spending time with family, or watching movie classics. I also enjoy teaching Sunday school for the 7-10 yr olds at my church.
Jamee Valdez-Welch Massage Therapist
Jamee has been doing massage therapy in the Holland/ Saugatuck area for over 10 years. She has worked in chiropractic, outpatient rehab, and spa settings. Jamee is experienced in relaxation, deep tissue, medical, and pregnancy massage suited to each individual. Jamee has also been a patient of Balanced Health for several years and feels massage is a beneficial complement to chiropractic care. It is also important for the reduction of stress.
In addition to all of this, Jamee is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and is a caring volunteer for Hospice of Holland.
Leah Marie Massage Therapist
Leah is professionally trained in several massage therapies which she acquired graduating from Olympia CTI-Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2004. Shespecializes in Sports Injury, Sports/Athletic Massage, Deep Tissue, Sciatica, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Neuromuscular, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Sinus Release, Aromatherapy, as well as practices Pre-natal and Swedish massage. She graduated from International Sports Science Association as a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition in Dec. 2015, and has been actively working in Chiropractic and Wellness for over 13 years.
Leah is well-known for her “hurts so good” massage, as she takes a strong passion for her work as well as her clients’ needs. She enjoys educating her clients about nutrition, health, and overall wellness. Clients consider Leah efficient and thorough with her techniques, as well as her love to help better their health. Leah is an avid fitness enthusiast, food lover/home chef, traveler, and musician/singer with her band performing when she isn’t in the office. Leah recently moved back to the Lake Shore area where she loves living closer to the lake, spending time with her significant other, his children, and their 4 animals.
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