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Meet The Best Chiropractor in Waukee, IA 

At Key Potential Chiropractic, we value your decision to trust us with your health and well being. We want you to be absolutely sure you’ve made the right choice in chiropractic care, and that starts with getting to know the people on our team. We may be small, but we are dedicated to being the best chiropractors we can be. Continue reading below to learn more.

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Dr. Kelsey Pettitt – Chiropractor

Dr. Kelsey grew up in Carroll, Iowa and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School. She is a proud alumnus of Iowa State University.  She first received chiropractic care while in high school following a sports injury. Since then, chiropractic care has had a profound impact on not only her health, but also her life’s purpose. While she was being treated for her injuries, Dr. Kelsey learned about chiropractic care that highlights the body’s ability to heal itself naturally through a properly functioning nervous system.

This natural approach to health care, backed up by the health benefits and improved performance she experienced in sports led Dr. Kelsey to Davenport, Iowa to pursue her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. While in school, Dr. Kelsey and her husband, Wade, gave birth to their daughter in their own home in Davenport, Iowa. Prior to getting pregnant Dr. Kelsey was fascinated with the birth process. Her love for pregnancy and infants only grew during this time, which led her to get additional training in maternity and pediatric adjusting. She received her pediatric certification through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) in 2019. The ICPA program is a rigorous 18-month program with an intense focus on preconception and infertility, prenatal, and postnatal care, as well as the care of infants and young children. When Dr. Kelsey is not in the office, you will find her running after her young daughter Brooklyn, spending time with her fourteen nieces and nephews in the Greater Des Moines area, or spending time out on the golf course with her husband.

Wade Pettitt – Office Manager

Wade also grew up in Carroll, Iowa and attended Carroll High School. He is the fourth oldest of twelve kids. He is a two-time Iowa High School State Golf Champion and continued his career at Indian Hills Community College and Drake University before turning pro in the fall of 2008. Wade played on professional mini-tours all across North America including the Canadian Tour, Gateway Pro Tour, and the Dakota Tour. The golf course, of all places, is where he and Dr. Kelsey first met.

Wade was introduced to chiropractic care as a young child and was lucky enough to experience the health benefits all throughout his life. As a child, whenever he or any of his siblings were sick, his mother would first take them to see the chiropractor. Getting adjusted helped boost their immune system and fight off illnesses much quicker! Wade is excited to educate the Waukee and Greater Des Moines area on the numerous benefits of neurologically-based chiropractic care.

Brittany Smith – CA (Chiropractic Assistant)

Hi, I’m Brittany. I grew up right here in the Des Moines Metro area where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and two dogs.

I have received chiropractic care off and on throughout my life. I had reoccurring sinus infections as a child and suffered from allergies and low back pain in my teens and continued into my adult years. It wasn’t until I met Dr. Kelsey and Wade that I learned how essential consistent chiropractic care is for the health and well-being of individuals and families.

Thanks to consistent chiropractic care, my body has gotten rid of my sinus infections, allergies, and low back pain! Keeping my spine and nervous system well maintained during and after my first pregnancy was very important and I love having my husband and daughter under consistent care too.

Susan LaHaise – CA (Chiropractic Assistant)

Hi, my name is Susan LaHaise. I’m originally from Southern California and my previous jobs included a department manager position at Nordstrom and then a recruiter at Apple One.  Following the birth of my sons, I decided to become a stay at home mom.

In February 2018, my family started a new chapter in our lives and relocated to Iowa. We’ve met so many wonderful people and I can say “Iowa Nice” is a real thing! I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Kelsey and Wade at the Italian Festival in downtown Des Moines that summer. Not only did I find a wonderful chiropractor, I eventually became a part of the Key Potential Chiropractic Team!

Emilee Drost – Marketing/Outreach Coordinator

Hi, I’m Emilee Drost and I grew up in Wall Lake, Iowa, graduating from East Sac County High School.   I just recently completed my final semester at Iowa State University where I studied Advertising and General Business. I became interested in Advertising thanks in part to my lifelong photography passion.

I was first introduced to chiropractic care at a young age when I was heavily involved in gymnastics and school sports. Throughout college, I continued my passion for Photography and Advertising but started to feel a pull towards health. Finding Key Potential Chiropractic was the perfect fit to allow me to help others but still be creative.

Down the road, I plan to attend graduate school with the hope of receiving a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology. My love for helping people only grows stronger by serving folks through Key Potential Chiropractic and I am excited to start this journey, living out my dreams.

Brooklyn Pettitt - Junior Intern

Brooklyn Pettitt – Junior Intern

Brooklyn Pettitt was born at her parent’s home in Davenport, Iowa while Dr. Kelsey was attending chiropractic school. She received her first chiropractic adjustment just a few hours after birth. The first few weeks of Brooklyn’s life were tough on both her and her parents. Brooklyn suffered from colic and inconsolable crying early on and would cry four to eight hours every day. This was extremely difficult for not only her but her brand new parents as well. Sleep was hard to get, and there were a lot of tears to go around. Thankfully, Dr. Kelsey was in the midst of her International Chiropractic Pediatric Association certification and had the help of expert pediatric chiropractors all around the country. Within just a few weeks, Brooklyn’s body was able to heal and recover naturally. She is now a happy and healthy young lady who will share the biggest smile with all practice members in the office.

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Blaire Pettitt – Junior Intern (in training)

Blaire Jordan Pettitt was also born at her parent’s home, via water birth on July 3, 2019 (just one day before mom and dad’s wedding anniversary)! Dr. Kelsey came to the office during our Wednesday morning hours to get her own adjustment by our Maternity Coverage Doc (knowing the great benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant mothers) and even hopped into action administering specific and gentle chiropractic adjustments for a few of current practice members only hours before the smooth arrival of Blaire later that afternoon! Blaire received her first pediatric adjustment when she was just minutes old!

Choose Key Potential Chiropractic

Now that you’ve met our team, are you ready to take that leap of faith? We’re dedicated to your absolute care and will always take the time to address your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We are a family-centered chiropractic clinic, so you know your voice will be heard. Ready to book an appointment? Still have some questions? Call us today or book online!