Meet the Team
Stanley Dombroski D.C.
Hello, my name is Stan Dombroski, and I am the owner and clinic director of Balanced Health Chiropractic Center. What makes our center really special is that we are among the few who actually practice in the NUCCA technique, which is gaining momentum in the industry, and it is becoming a highly recognized standard.
The technique is only represented by roughly 300 people on a global scale, and we are proud to bring the service to the people in our area!
As a kid, all I wanted to do in college was to play football. My freshman year of college my mom suggested I become a chiropractor. Having no experience with a chiropractor I didn't think too much about it. As I finished up school as an exercise physiology major I realized it was something I didn't want to do my entire life. Again, my mom brought up being a chiropractor. So I started looking into it and it just made sense. During my first year of chiropractic school I was listening to a speaker on campus and it was like someone flipped a switch. At that point I knew I was in the right place doing what I was supposed to be doing. It also helped me understand the reasons behind some of my own physical issues that I was experiencing first-hand, such as frequent headaches.
Things got even deeper once I discovered NUCCA. I was looking to become the best chiropractor I could be so as soon as I started school, I started looking to join technique clubs. With having no prior experience with any technique in chiropractic I decided to join the largest club on campus. I figured they knew something I didn't know. One day on my way to club my girlfriend grabbed my hand and insisted on me joining her in the NUCCA club. I didn't want to go but I went anyway. Thankfully I went and listened to the speaker that was in club that day. He made a lot of sense and filled in a lot of questions I had concerning the other technique club I was attending. It made sense to me that I was able to measure someone before an adjustment then again after to see a change and have a calculated formula determined for each person giving me an unprecedented level of accuracy and precision!
To this day, I still consider NUCCA a truly groundbreaking technique that works with people from all walks of life!
Through my work, my vision is to help people in West Michigan regain their wellness and peace of mind, improving their lives and rediscovering their full potential of health! In order to achieve this, I work with a talented team of individuals, who are committed to providing expert service and attentive care to all of our patients.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. You're always welcome to visit Balanced Health Chiropractic Center at one of our two locations - our primary office in Zeeland, as well as our second office location in Grand Rapids.
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.
SARAH LAROSA D.C.
I was born and raised in Easton, PA. When I first went to a chiropractor, I was in undergraduate school at East Stroudsburg University of PA. I had no idea what to expect. I had fallen on my hip while running and was not able to walk on my right leg for 3 days. Within one adjustment, the pain was gone. I had also gotten chronic bouts of strep throat that same year and had developed an immune resistance to 3 different antibiotics due to frequent use.
Within one month of adjustments, I had noticed I was not getting sick. My chiropractor at the time asked if I wanted to be a chiropractor and the rest was history.
I attended chiropractic school at Life University in Marietta, GA within 3 months of being asked that question. I focused on various techniques, concentrating on the pediatric and pregnancy population.
Post graduation, I had a beautiful baby girl, Olivia Adrienne, who quickly became my whole world. I was adjusted throughout my pregnancy and I gave her, her first adjustment. Prior to starting a career, I have gained experience in rehabilitative techniques and therapies to aide in the chiropractic adjustment.
When the opportunity arose to practice as a NUCCA chiropractor, I chose to follow my calling. I am ready and excited to serve at Balanced Health Chiropractic, inspiring patients to live a more holistic lifestyle.
With my family spread across the country, I have become an active member of my church at Engedi and share my faith with my daughter. We enjoy parks, the library, the beach and watching movies.
Looking forward to taking care of you!
MEGAN FRANKLIN D.C.
Why? Yup. I was that annoying kid, always wanting to know why. Growing up in a traditional allopathic family, Western medicine was all I knew. I could not tell you if there was a chiropractor in my hometown of Holland, MI growing up. It was not until I was in my 20’s that I knew what a chiropractor even was. However, after going on a medical mission trip when I was 13 years old, I knew that I wanted to help people.
I worked as a medical assistant while waiting to attend medical school. I despised it. I woke up every day wishing that I did not have to go to work. I was frustrated and fed up with traditional medicine. I felt like the system was failing. I had been working for an allergist when a woman came in with swollen lips and eyes. I had done her intake and after her visit, I asked the doctor what was wrong. He looked at me and said “idiopathic urticaria”. Translating that, it means hives (or an allergic reaction) due to an unknown cause. I asked him why she had such a severe reaction, what had she been allergic to? He had no idea but said that she now could take the pink pill if it ever happened again. I felt like we were failing the patient. Her body was trying to tell us something, and we were just giving her pills to mute the body. What was the root cause? Similar episodes happened repeatedly, and I was so frustrated. I realized that I did not want to go to medical school just to hand out pills and never discover the root cause of the problem.
I was praying on my way home from work one day and the word “chiropractic” popped into my mind. I had to google it when I got home. I read the Palmer tenets and knew that was how I wanted to care for people. Chiropractic was looking to the spine to find the root cause illness. It made sense. I called my mom and told her that I thought I might want to be a chiropractor. She told me to come talk with her boss Dr. Doug. I had no idea she was working for a chiropractor. I spoke with him and started chiropractic school 5 months later.
While in school, I was drawn to upper cervical specific chiropractic because of the specificity and that there were checks before and after the adjustment to ensure the desired change was made. I knew I had finally found the root cause. If the head is not on straight, it is impossible for the body to function properly. I studied upper cervical chiropractic throughout school. After I graduated, I opened a practice in Port Orange, FL focusing on upper cervical chiropractic care. I loved going into the office every day and looked forward to seeing patients. I also taught at Palmer Florida Chiropractic College. After having a little one, we moved back to Holland to be near to family. I am so excited to continue to provide upper cervical specific chiropractic care back in my hometown.
CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT & MASSAGE THERAPIST
MELISSA BAKER L.M.T.
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.
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 L.M.T.
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 L.M.T.
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.
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Hi I'm Bri. I am a mother of a beautiful girl named Brooklyn. I absolutely love being part of the Balanced Health team and have made it my mission in life to help others.
My biggest strength is people pleasing which is why i believe i fit so well at the front desk. I enjoy going to the beach, and spending time with my family. Chiropractic care has changed my life not just in my line of work, but has made me feel better and more able to do the things I want to do! I believe if you feel good physically then you'll feel good mentally. I feel like I found a family here at Balanced Health between our great patients and staff and hope every patient to walk in feels the same way!