Dr. Kerri Henderson, D.C., CCSP®

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Sports Practioner ®

Dr. Kerri Henderson graduated Northwestern College of Chiropractic with a BS in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic in November 1997. She also has over 200 hours of continuing education in Nutrition. In April of 2017, she sucessfully completed an additional 120 hours in course work in sport injury care, becoming a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practioner ®.

Dr. Henderson employs the technique most appropriate for the patient’s needs. She is trained in Diversified, Gonstead, Activator Techniques as well as ART and PRT (Active and Passive Release Techniques). She also educates her patient in self-care, exercises and nutrition to further the healing process, allowing the patient to take control of their health and reducing the tendency for future injury.

Dr. Henderson grew up on a dairy farm in Ridgeway, WI and her interest in Chiropractic started with her care as a chiropractic patient since eight years of age as well as her longtime interest in health. This interest was encouraged by her hometown Chiropractor during appointment with him while in college. She also has Chiropractors in the family including her great-grandfather and uncle. Dr Henderson is very active and enjoys boating, biking, jogging and lifting weights. She likes to listen to music and play her piano as well as reading educational materials.

Dr. Henderson strives to introduce as many people as possible to a more complete form of whole body and whole person chiropractic care than what most people experience in a chiropractic office. She feels that doctors also need to be teachers. It is her goal to give patients the tools and knowledge to take control of their health and make to informed choices about their health care. “Teaching a patient why their condition exists and how to stay well without being dependent on passive care is one of the most important things we can do. In this way chiropractic can relieve pain but also change the course of patients lives starting at a physical level.”

Office Manager

Brenda Gorman

Brenda joined Optimal Health & Chiropractic in July 2017. She was born in Waterloo, IA and relocated to MN with her 2 children in 2011 to be near family. She has degrees in Retail Management and Travel & Tourism. Brenda has lived in many big cities but feels very “at home” in the smaller communities. She enjoys knitting, crocheting and bicycling.

Billing Manager

Patrice Frick

Patrice began her employment in September of 2018. She and her husband Keith live on an acreage outside of Jackson. She enjoys spending time with her horse Tara and German Shepherd dog Baxter. She also enjoys weekends spent at the cabin in Alexandria MN.

Chiropractic Assistants

Koren Turner

Koren (pronounced Kor-een) joined Optimal Health & Chiropractic in October of 2018. She had worked with the elderly for 30 years as a nursing assistant and LPN. She lives in Sherburn with husband Al and her 2 cats. She enjoys reading, going for walks and spending time with her 4 boys and 7 grandchildren.

Brookelyn Thornburg

Brookelyn joined Optimal Health & Chiropractic in January 2020 as one of our Chiropractic Assistants.

She brings her passion for health and wellness to our team and looks forward to spreading her enthusiasm.

She has a background in various medical fields including Patient Care Assistant, Home Health Care, Health Unit Coordinator and is currently attending college for her ASA in Medical Administration.

Brookelyn lives near Dunnell with her fiancé and their two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing various outdoor activities and reading.