Vital Family Chiropractic prides itself on exceeding your healthcare expectations. As a team, we strive to create a welcoming and family friendly environment allowing individuals to reach their health goals and express their most vibrant self.

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Chiropractor/ Co-Founder

Dr. Derek grew up in a small town outside of Wichita, Kansas. From an early age he was interested in the service of others and planned on attending school to be a physical therapist or athletic trainer. After suffering from a concussion in high school football, he sought the help of a chiropractor. He was surprised to find that beyond helping him with his headaches as a result of the concussion, all of his other concussion symptoms were completely gone. He also saw a dramatic improvement in his performance on the field. Beyond his pain, Dr. Derek noticed a significant improvement of his digestive issues, something he had dealt with since he was a child. 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.

Dr. Derek went on to attend Kansas State University to study Kinesiology prior to graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City. It is his mission to help people realize their God-given health potential through specific, scientific chiropractic care.

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Chiropractor/ Co-Founder

Dr. Jessica has always prioritized her family. As a little girl, you could find her playing and taking care of her babies. It is no wonder she transitioned so naturally to motherhood, with her two blessings, Quinn and Cree. It has always been her goal to provide and give her very best to her children. While she was pregnant with her first child, Quinn, she had heard that chiropractors could help manage the aches and pains that are associated with pregnancy. She found that getting adjusted not only helped keep her comfortable, but also helped reduce her labor pains and delivery times allowing her to have a safe, natural birth. At just a few hours old, both of her children were adjusted leading to improved latching and feeding, as well as reducing an elevated heart rate in her youngest, Cree. These experiences encouraged Dr. Jessica to dedicate her time to learning how to best care for pregnant moms and newborn babies.

Prior to chiropractic school, Dr. Jessica played volleyball at Butler Community College. She went on to graduate as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College. Her goal is to empower the families of Charleston and to watch them grow with health and happiness through specific, scientific chiropractic care.



Office Littles

Quinn and Cree are the original #VFClittles! These two love chiropractic and have been getting adjusted since they were just a few hours old! They will be here to help make Vital Family Chiropractic a fun, loving, and family-centered place to be. If you have any questions about our office, please direct your questions to Quinn and Cree, they run the show!