Dr. Boven is a native of Holland, Michigan and attended Hope College before graduating from Life College. He has been practicing Applied Kinesiology for over 30 years. Dr. Boven began his practice at Southside Chiropractic in 1982 and founded AK Chiropractic Research Center in 1986. He became a Diplomate in the I.C.A.K. and has been teaching his specialty, Applied Kinesiology, for the past 28 years. Developing his expertise through research in clinical practice and staying committed to the strong foundation of Applied Kinesiology allows his patients to experience results they have been searching for. AK Research Center has become synonymous with quality healthcare. Teaching is a passion of his; and through the years Dr. Boven has mentored many doctors who share his enthusiasm of helping patients through the practice of Applied Kinesiology. “My purpose is to create a unique teaching center designed to help doctors with similar ideals express their talents so they may benefit and serve life and humanity. My mission is to expand and proliferate the works of Dr. George J. Goodheart and his gift to the world, Applied Kinesiology. I will continue my commitment to leadership in clinical practice and strive always to provide the best health care for every patient I am privileged to treat.
Dr. Matthew Ziesemer started his practice at AK Research in 2008 and is a native of Caledonia, MI.
Dr. Rademacher is a native of Zeeland, MI. She attended Trinity International University, just north of Chicago, studying pre-med/biology, while playing on the university soccer team. She continued her education at Logan College of Chiropractic in St Louis, MO before returning back to West Michigan and joining the AK Chiropractic team in January of 2010.
Dr. Curtis Miller is a native of Rochester, Illinois, just outside of Springfield. He earned his first Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Springfield while also playing on the soccer team. He went on to earn another Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science and graduated with his Doctorate in Chiropractic Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in December 2009. During his time at Logan, he became very interested in Applied Kinesiology and attended over 400 hours of extra-curricular seminars learning the technique. He was AK club president for over 2 years at Logan where he helped other students learn how to properly treat patients using AK methods. Dr. Miller also attended numerous seminars on nutrition and hormone balancing. This is an area where Dr. Miller truly exceeds the knowledge of most health professionals. It also allows him to treat a wider variety of patients with various conditions. Dr. Miller and his wife started their own practice in Rochester before deciding to sell and embark on a new journey here in Holland. He is very pleased to join the elite group of doctors at AK Research Center and continue his practice using Applied Kinesiology.
Dr. Heather Miller is a native of a small town near Muncie, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University. After working as a chiropractic assistant, Dr. Heather decided to pursue chiropractic instead of physical therapy. She earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in December of 2010. She and her husband, Dr. Curtis Miller, opened their own practice in Springfield, Illinois before deciding to sell the practice and join the wonderful team at AK Research Center. Dr. Heather Miller truly has a passion for chiropractic and has pursued a certification in chiropractic pediatrics. “I love helping women and children achieve the balance between nature and health. Children are a precious gift. Each milestone they achieve should be celebrated and each day they should be given the best chance to develop to their full health potential. Through chiropractic care, this is my chance to give children the ability to have an incredible quality of life. I believe that great health starts before children are even born. Pregnancy should always be a wonderful experience and an opportunity for a mother to truly connect with her body and her baby. Integrating chiropractic care can create an easier pregnancy, labor, and delivery for mom and baby allowing for optimal fetal development. There is nothing better than having a happy, healthy baby on the day of delivery, and I look forward to helping to continue this path towards a healthy lifestyle!”
Dr. Kingsbury started his practice at AK Research Center 8 years ago and is a native of of Chesaning, MI. Following his service in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Kingsbury graduated from Life College. He is married and has two children and one grandson. In July of 2012 Dr. Kingsbury was deployed to serve a year in Afghanistan.
Dr. Huisman was born and raised in Holland, MI. She attended Hope College and eventually moved to St. Louis, MO with her family to attend Logan University and College of Chiropractic. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Human Biology in 2011 and then a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2014. Dr. Huisman was first introduced to Applied Kinesiology when she became a patient of Dr. Boven at the age of 16 after having a childhood filled with chronic illness, fatigue, and pain which were only made worse by the various medications she had been given. Her life was changed after her first appointment with Dr. Boven. She started to have more energy and less pain and her chronic illness was replaced by health and well-being. At that point, Dr. Huisman knew she wanted to help others in the same way that she had been helped.
Dr. Huisman is married and has three children and three dogs. Her experience, first as a patient and then as a mother and wife, helps her as a doctor treating your families health issues. She is excited to have come “full circle” and wants to help her patients achieve their health goals and feels that teaching patients is an integral part of her role as a doctor.
“One of my goals is to help my patients understand that pain and sickness do not have to be an inevitable part of life and that taking medicine is not the only answer. By working together with my patients and their families, I hope to help each patient understand and achieve a balanced, health-filled life.”