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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 37 years. God has blessed us with 3 fabulous children who all have wonderful spouses. Ten years ago we were blessed with our first granddaughter, Ellie Helene, and since then we have been blessed with another granddaughter, Wihellmina Rose and 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 33 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.

Contact Dr. Russ at [email protected]

Linda Steel

Chiropractic Assistant
Van Hemert Chiropractic


Aleta Rauch

Chiropractic Assistant
Van Hemert Chiropractic

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 30 years and have four grown children. From those children she has 3 grandchildren, two grandsons and one granddaughter. She enjoys her family time, motorcycle trips with her husband and playing with her puppy named Lucy. 

India Sarver

Massage Therapist
Van Hemert Chiropractic 

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Office Hours

Monday6:30 am6:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am6:00 pm
Friday6:30 am12:00 pm
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:30 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 6:30 am Closed Closed
6:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 12:00 pm Closed Closed


I saw Doc when I was a senior at central college. He really took great care of me and the patients received great treatments. I just graduated chiropractic school 6 months ago and want to thank Doc for the motivation to pursue chiropractic school.

Joel M.
Pella, IA

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