Dr. Paul Kerkhoff has owned and operated Kerkhoff Chiropractic PC in Waukee since 1995. He is dedicated to providing exemplary chiropractic care to every family in search of improved health.
His journey started 4 years before he was born, when his father, who was a farmer, in Audubon, Iowa rolled his tractor and was crushed by it. His prognosis was grave. Dr. Paul’s mother was told her husband had extensive injuries and was not expected to make it through the night. When he did live through the night he was placed in a body cast from his chest to his knees and was told he would probably never walk again.
After three torturous months his cast was removed and he eventually, through his own determination, and in spite of severe pain, started walking again. Every minute of every day that passed was another twenty-four hour painful ordeal. Eight years had to pass before he was able to get relief through chiropractic. Twice a year Dr. Paul’s family would drive five hundred miles for a seven-day visit to see a chiropractor in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. There were dramatic changes to his dad’s outlook on life along with his relationships with his wife and eight children after he was able to receive chiropractic care.
Dr. Paul, being the youngest of the eight, was not there to witness his dad’s accident, but he was there to see what chiropractic did for him. He decided during his sophomore at Audubon High School that he wanted to become a chiropractor so he could help people change their lives for the better.
He started his education at Iowa Central Community College in 1987 and continued to Logan College in St. Louis Missouri, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Human Biology in 1990 and Doctor of Chiropractic in 1992.
After three years practicing in his home town he opened his office in Waukee in 1995 and has been here ever since.
Dr. Paul is involved in many community organizations. He is a charter member of the Waukee Rotary Club, and the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1987. He is a member of the Iowa Chiropractic Society and a supporter of the YMCA Partner with Youth Campaign as well as many other charitable organizations.