meet our team
Chiropractor Stanley Dombroski D.C.
Balanced Health was formed in November of 2003. Many ask why we picked Zeeland of all places. The truth is I grew up in rural Ohio on a farm and wanted to be in a small town atmosphere.
There is nothing better than walking down the sidewalk on a spring afternoon and having people yell “Hello, Dr. Stan” from across the street.
After high school, I went to Ohio University where I graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology. From there it was off to Palmer College of Chiropractic, where chiropractic was discovered and developed. Prior to graduation, I traveled to Vietnam for 2-3 weeks, with a group of approximately 20 other chiropractors, to help the Red Cross set up clinics in rural areas of the country.
I completed my requirements for graduation one trimester early and qualified to spend the last trimester of school as an intern with the past president of NUCCA, Dr. Milton Steele, on Whidbey Island near Seattle.
You can find Dr. Stanley Dombroski at the Zeeland location.
Chiropractor Paul Aalderink D.C.
Dr. Aalderink was born and raised in Holland where he attended West Ottawa Public Schools. He then completed 4 years of undergraduate work at Hope College. Dr. Aalderink graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1995 as class Salutatorian, earning Presidential Scholar and Summa Cum Laude honors. While at Palmer he served as president of the Michigan Club and was also a teaching assistant of chiropractic technique.
Following graduation Dr. Aalderink founded, owned and operated Zeeland Family Chiropractic Center, P.C. where he provided patient care for over 12 years before joining Balanced Health. He lives in Zeeland with his wife Jennifer and their two children Natalie and Jack. Dr. Aalderink can be reached at Dr.Paul@MyAmazingSpine.com.
Chiropractor Justin Keffer D.C.
Dr Justin Keffer received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Calvin College. He then went on to complete his doctorate in chiropractic at Life Chiropractic College West.
Although he is experienced in a variety of adjusting techniques, he specializes in the NUCCA technique and gentle adjustments in the upper neck.
While correcting this critical part of the spine he enjoys watching patients heal naturally from a variety of conditions and get their life back.
In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors, snowboarding, hiking, reading, and spending time at the lake in the summer.
You can find Dr. Justin Keffer at the Grand Rapids location.
Deedra Rittersdorf - Lead Chiropractic Assistant & Wellness Coordinator
Our Wellness Coordinator, Deedra, has been with our office since nearly the beginning. She has watched the office grow through many ups and downs. Her role has transitioned from handling all of the office needs, to training new staff, to managing the office. After losing 50 pounds through our weight loss program, she transitioned to being our weight loss coach while continuing to manage the office.
Deedra's goal is to continue to help Dr. Stan and Balanced Health grow in order to offer NUCCA chiropractic to all of Michigan's West Coast by locating and training chiropractors, support staff, and the community about what NUCCA is and how it can allow the body to heal itself!
Melissa Baker - Chiropractic Assistant & Massage Therapist
Front desk: I joined Balanced Health as a chiropractic assistant in 2012. I was under traditional chiropractic since a very young age, but the biggest change came when Dr. Paul introduced me to NUCCA. It significantly helped my headaches. I love chiropractic, not just because it helps me live pain-free but I’ve also found it helps my body to function better! It is a joy to be on the front desk here, helping you with your schedule and billing concerns, and helping make your experience warm and positive.
Massage: In 2019, I became licensed as a massage therapist. I love using massage to help promote the body’s natural healing. I specialize in therapeutic massage influenced by Tui Na (Chinese acupressure massage).
My technique incorporates gentle to deep flowing movements, stretching, and a focused vibration technique to target adhesions. I especially enjoy working with those experiencing pain in the shoulders, neck, elbows, and knees, and those who suffer from carpal tunnel and sciatica.
My work can also benefit prenatal clients, athletes, and anyone seeking overall wellness of being. Because everyone’s bodies are unique, I craft tailored care plans to work towards specific treatment goals.
Rochelle Coppersmith - Chiropractic Assistant
I joined the Balanced Health Team in April of 2015. I have always enjoyed being around people and I like the feeling of making a difference in their lives. This is a great place to be for that! Working with the staff here is like being a part of the BEST team! We have excellent doctors, and we couldn’t ask for better patients. At the end of 2018, we started using cold laser therapy to help patients manage their pain. I love to see the patients find relief through this therapy.
I grew up in Holland and consider myself extremely blessed to have grown up in such a beautiful place. In my free-time you will most likely find me curled up with a cup of tea and a good book, spending time with family, or watching movie classics. I also enjoy teaching Sunday school for the 1st -3rd graders at my church.
Jamee Valdez-Welch - Massage Therapist
Jamee has been doing massage therapy in the Holland/Saugatuck area for over 10 years. She has worked in chiropractic, outpatient rehab, and spa settings. Jamee is experienced in relaxation, deep tissue, medical, and pregnancy massage suited to each individual.
Jamee has also been a patient of Balanced Health for several years and feels massage is a beneficial complement to chiropractic care. It is also important for the reduction of stress.
In addition to all of this, Jamee is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and is a caring volunteer for Hospice of Holland.
Leah Marie - Massage Therapist
Leah is professionally trained in several massage therapies which she acquired graduating from Olympia CTI-Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2004. Shespecializes in Sports Injury, Sports/Athletic Massage, Deep Tissue, Sciatica, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Neuromuscular, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Sinus Release, Aromatherapy, as well as practices Pre-natal and Swedish massage.
She graduated from International Sports Science Association as a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition in Dec. 2015, and has been actively working in Chiropractic and Wellness for over 13 years.
Leah is well-known for her “hurts so good” massage, as she takes a strong passion for her work as well as her clients’ needs. She enjoys educating her clients about nutrition, health, and overall wellness. Clients consider Leah efficient and thorough with her techniques, as well as her love to help better their health. Leah is an avid fitness enthusiast, food lover/home chef, traveler, and musician/singer with her band performing when she isn’t in the office. Leah recently moved back to the Lake Shore area where she loves living closer to the lake, spending time with her significant other, his children, and their 4 animals.
Ask to schedule a massage session with Leah Today!
Jennifer Gless - Community Outreach Assistant & Chiropractic Assistant
Jennifer is a fun, bright Grand Valley State University alumni, that comes to us with a background in event planning and marketing. She is very excited to share wellness information and continue to help Balanced Health Chiropractic Center grow with the community. Jennifer has a passion for animals and would love to have a Husky rescue, one day. Her favorite thing to do is play with PJ, her son and Zues, her Husky!