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Chiropractic Care

At Body First we believe that each person deserves individualized care. Our goal is for everyone to reach their optimal health. Our chiropractor, Dr. Kenyon Erickson will work with you to tailor your treatment to your unique needs. By spending time with each patient he is able to address individual concerns and provide customized chiropractic care specific to the individual.

If you have questions about Body First Chiropractic Care or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Erickson please call 785.587.8300

Meet our Chiropractic Staff


Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Short -term and regular chiropractic care has many benefits including :

  • Increased sense of well being and relaxation

  • Spinal and extremity pain relief

  • Headache relief

  • Increased mobility and range of motion

  • Decreased stiffness and muscular spasms

  • Increased joint health

  • Improved posture

  • increased balance and coordination

  • reduced degeneration and risk of injury

  • And more...

Choosing a chiropractor that is right for you.

BODY FIRST encourages anyone looking for chiropractic care to search for Doctor of chiropractic who is professional, experienced, respected, and trusted. In searching for a reference for a chiropractor some of the best sources of referrals is your primary care physician, family and friends.
Dr. Erickson has experience working with a wide range of clients from children, pregnant women, athletes, the elderly, and everyone else.

A good Chiropractor:

  • will spend time each patient

  • will refer you to other health care professionals if needed

  • will suggest alternative or complimentary treatment if needed.

  • does not try to "sell" a patient a treatment plan including asking you to sign contracts for lengthy "treatments"

  • does not tell you need chiropractic treatment even though you are pain free and in good health

  • does not claim chiropractic can cure conditions such as acne, multiple sclerosis, or heart diseases

Chiropractic Care and the Athlete

Dr. Erickson's whole body approach to Chiropractic Care helps athletes overcome their body's limitation so they can practice, compete, and perform better.

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Chiropractic Care and the Pregnancy Women

Due to the changes of a women's muscelo-skeletal system many women can benefit from Chirorpactic care during their pregnancy. By incorporating chiropractic care into a pregancy wellness plan women can experience a more enjoyable pregnancy with less physical discomfort.

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What to Expect

Your First Appointment

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to your first appointment. If you wish for us to submit health insurance please bring your insurance cared so we can obtain a copy. When you arrive at Body First be prepared to complete some paperwork or you can choose to print the forms at home and complete them prior to your appointment. New chiropractic patients will need:


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Your initial appointment consists of a comprehensive health interview and examination so that your doctor can ensure your safety and determine the best course of treatment for you. No X-ray is generally required during the first visit. This is also an opportunity to ask questions so you feel confident and comfortable with your treatment.

Your Treatment

Your treatment may include chiropractic adjustments using Diversified, Palmer Package, Thompson, Flexion-Distraction, Activator, and other methods. Myofascial release, massage, heat/cold therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, trigger point therapy and numerous other techniques and modalities may also be incorporated into your treatment. Your doctor will work with you to develop your treatment plan. If needed Dr. Erickson will refer patients to other health professionals such as physicians, massage therapists, mental health professionals, and physical therapists. How often you visit depends on your needs not a rigid "treatment protocol plan". Ultimately we hope that our patients feel great and do not need to see a chiropractor except perhaps just to drop by and say "hi".


Additional Complimentary and Alterntive Treatments Available.

In addition to Chiropractic Care, Body First is proud to provide additional treatments including:


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Body First Wellness and Recreation Center

3615 Claflin, Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 587 8300 or (785) 776 6060

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