Dr. Justin Behnke
Dr. Justin Behnke was born and raised on a farm in the small town of Durango, Iowa. It was there where he learned the values of hard work and discipline that would be the backbone (pun intended) of his educational and professional endeavors.
Dr. Behnke attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and received his bachelors of science degree in biology, graduating cum laude. Throughout his time at St. Ambrose he was an active member of the National Science Foundation and was named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence each semester. After finishing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Behnke attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He takes great pride in the education he received and earned numerous scholarships and awards during his time there. Dr. Behnke graduated at the top of his class, summa cum laude, was a clinical excellence nominee and a recipient of the Academic Excellence Award.
Dr. Behnke provides the most contemporary, high quality, research based care to serve the West Des Moines area. His focus lies in both static and dynamic body posture. Dr. Behnke utilizes a vast array of chiropractic techniques to improve posture and ultimately body function. In conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, he provides patients with the tools that enable them to stabilize themselves by developing strength, endurance, and normal ranges of motion. Through application of his knowledge in health, fitness and nutrition, Dr. Behnke is able to give patients a multifaceted approach to wellness. His treatments are intended to improve body function as a whole as opposed to addressing isolated symptoms of a specific problem.
When not busy in the office, Dr. Behnke enjoys mountain biking, hiking, volleyball, a good game of bean bags, and working up a sweat in the gym. Justin lives at home with his partner in crime (and practice) and their dog, Hoosier.
Dr. Kaitlyn Bottorff
Dr. Kaitlyn Bottorff was born and raised in the quaint town of Plymouth, Indiana. She comes from a long line of chiropractors and is the 3rd generation in her family to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. The Bottorff family taught her the true essence of chiropractic and benefits of holistic healing. Her desire to help her patients stems from her family’s long standing devotion and commitment to the wellness of the community.
Dr. Kate attended Indiana University of South Bend for the majority of her undergraduate degree and finished her bachelor’s degree of science at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Kate attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, where she earn a multitude of scholarships, graduating cum laude. While at Palmer, she was active in the Palmer clinics and was named clinical teaching assistant during her final term at Palmer.
Being a recent graduate from Palmer, Dr. Kate provides her patients with the leading edge in healthcare and integrates latest research to help clinically assess and treat the patients of the West Des Moines area. Along with manual adjustments, Dr. Kate is proficient in specialized techniques such as Activator, Thompson, SOT, Flexion-Distraction, and Motion Palpation. She has spent countless hours in chiropractic seminars to hone her skills and become a well-rounded clinician. Dr. Kate’s skills allow her to modify her technique in accordance with patient’s presentation and values.
Out of the practice, Dr. Kate enjoys going on hikes, gardening, reading, playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends. She loves to occasionally beat her partner, Dr. Behnke, in a game of golf or play with their fluff ball of a dog, Hoosier.