After playing high school and college sports the years of sports took a toll on my body. One summer, while playing softball, I injured my back. I took the 'traditional' route of seeing my medical doctor and was told to take muscle relaxants and pain pills for a week. After no relief I was told to continue the regimen for another week. I thought that there must be a better way; a way I could take care of my problem, not just the symptoms of my problem. I then went to a Doctor of Chiropractic and that night I was free from pain and ready to play more softball! It was then that I decided to become a chiropractor and focused later on in my career on sports injuries.
Most chiropractors will tell you that YOU don't choose chiropractic but IT chooses you. Chiropractic chose me and I feel as though I am fulfilling my calling. I can truly say that it is a real joy for me to go work every day where I can help people achieve their optimum state of health.
I attended Central College in Pella, Iowa for my undergraduate studies and then graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. I have been married to my best friend and gorgeous wife, Caryn, for 40 years. God has blessed us with 3 fabulous children who all have wonderful spouses. Thirteen years ago we were blessed with our first granddaughter, Ellie Helene, and since then we have been blessed with two more granddaughters, Wihellmina Rose and Vivian Evangeline, three grandsons, Ezekial Russell , Nile Lewis and Ezra Jonathan. We are loving this phase of life! I am frequently reminded of the importance of assisting these precious littles ones maintain their optimum state of health from the very start.
I have been in practice for 37 years and strive to be the BEST at what I do and I care about every patient that I treat. Our office is committed to excellence but we have fun while we care for you. Our office is a relaxing atmosphere and we provide honest , logical, and patient oriented care for all members of the family.
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Linda SteelVan Hemert ChiropracticChiropractic Assistant
Linda is from Woodbine, Ia, but has lived in the New Sharon area for 45 years. Married to husband Terry of 24 years. She has 17 years of business experience at Pella Reginal Health Center. Terry and Linda have 4 grown children and 10 grandchildren, Jaimeson, Jamie, Garret, Kassidi, Carson, Makenzie, Ashton, Braden, Christian, and Morgan. Linda enjoys gardening, traveling with husband, But the best time is spending with her grandchildren.
Aleta RauchVan Hemert ChiropracticChiropractic Assistant
Aleta Rauch, a Chiropractic Assistant, Has been with VanHemert Chiropractic since August 18, 2014. She has a BS degree in Business form William Penn. Her Family moved to Pella from Washington State when she was seven, so he father could teach at Central College. Aleta has been happily married to Jeff for 34 years and have four grown children. From those children she has 5 grandchildren, two grandsons and three granddaughters. She enjoys her family time, motorcycle trips with her husband and playing with her puppy named Lucy.
India SarverVan Hemert ChiropracticMassage Therapist
India Van Kooten
India is a Pella native and a graduate of Pella Christian School. She attended Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School in Des Moines and graduated in August of 2017, then came to work along side Dr. Van Hemert in September. India is certified in Tradition Thia massage, Bamboo, Deep Tissue, Theraputic, Sports, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point to name just a few. She recently got married to Cory and they reside in Pella.