Higher Health Northeast coming
Meet Dr. Kent Daavettila
Dr. Kent grew up in a family of ten in Michigan. From an early age, he was interested in health and the human body; and an avid hockey player throughout his life. His father and older brothers were engineers, and given the strong family traditions, it was only natural for him to attend Michigan Technological University to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering; which combined the two interests. While in undergraduate studies, he met his wife Kathleen, and was introduced to principled chiropractic. He started receiving chiropractic care from Kathleen's family members, who were Chiropractors, for his chronic low back pain from years of playing hockey. He experienced enormous relief not only from back pain but his chronic allergies also improved as a side effect! This peaked his interest to learn about the body’s ability to heal from the inside-out when free from interference, rather than from the outside, in the form of medications and surgeries.
The human body will forever be the gold standard of engineering and will never be matched. This is what lead him to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and now as a “spinal engineer”. We look forward to you joining us in our mission to create the healthiest generation-starting right here in Grand Rapids!
- Life University, Magna Cum Laude, Doctorate of Chiropractic
- Michigan Technological University, Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
- Certified Advanced Proficiency in Torque Release Technique
- Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: Extensive clinical training in pediatric care
- Webster Technique Certification: Enabling him to provide the safest and most effective chiropractic care to pregnant women throughout their pregnancy
- Member of the International Chiropractic Association
Co-owner: Kathleen Daavettila B.S., Exercise Science, Health & Facilities Management
I am passionate about educating each person about their body and its ability to heal. For almost 10 years, I have seen people's lives changed every single day through principled chiropractic care, and have experienced firsthand the benefits in our lives and our daughter's lives. When we see our children, our families and our communities thriving, we will see the world change before our eyes. Join us in raising up the next generation to live healthy, abundant, drug-free lives!
My Chiropractic Story:
I was raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the second youngest of nine children. I had my first chiropractic adjustment as a child and am grateful my parents and siblings instilled in me from a young age the body’s ability to heal. As a collegiate athlete, I experienced many volleyball injuries and noticed how quickly my body bounced back with regular, chiropractic care. While the culture within my athletic community consisted of controlling pain and symptoms with shots and painkillers, I knew the benefit of supporting my body and nervous system with regular, specific chiropractic would actually correct the problem, not mask it. I've continued with wellness adjustments my entire life, throughout my two pregnancies, labors and then experiencing natural, non-medicated births with my daughters. The power that made the body, heals the body, it happens no other way. My hope is that all people can experience their God-given health potentials, beginning at the birth process.