3 Feet Cycling is proud to introduce one of our local sponsors: Jeurink Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center at 325 E. Main St. in Gardner, KS. Tobi Jeurink is the owner of Jeurink Family Chiropractic &Wellness Center and is an avid cyclist. A little bit about Dr. Jeurink’s professional background is included below and you can check out more about the office and their services at www.drtobi.com.
Dr Jeurink was born and raised in the small northeastern town of Wray, Colorado. She grew up battling arthritis and autoimmune conditions and learned early on that most medicines are for symptoms, not for improving your health. She attended Pittsburg StateUniversity in Kansas and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology. In 2001, she graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College and shortly after, purchased a Chiropractic clinic in Gardner, KS.
Dr. Jeurink’s postgraduate education includes Acupuncture and Applied Kinesiology. In 2004, she earned the Fellowship International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (F.I.C.P.A.) certification and in 2008, she completed a three year postgraduate program to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internist (D.A.B.C.I.).
Dr. Jeurink serves as the current President of the Kansas Chiropractic Association (KCA). She serves as the Kansas alternate Delegate on the ACA House of Delegates and has gone to Washington DC for the past several years to help lobby to increase Chiropractic coverage for Veterans and Medicare recipients.
Dr Jeurink is also been an instructor in the Diagnostic Sciences Department at Cleveland Chiropractic College since 2005 where she teaches Clinical Lab Diagnosis, Dermatology and Clinical Nutrition. She has also been awarded as the KCA’s “Young Doctor of the Year” (2006) and KCA’s “Doctor of the Year” (2010). Most recently (2015) she received the Strehl/Kessinger Award by the CDID for her service on the ABCI board.
As you can see, Dr Jeurink is very driven by a passion for healthcare, emphasizing the word health, not disease. She continues to educate herself and believes in making small changes for big results. She strives to work with patients of all ages to develop a plan to help anyone reach their own optimal state of health through chiropractic, nutrition, exercise and overall wellness practices. She is a doctor, teacher and role model for self-care. She is an active runner, bicycler, hiker, swimmer and generally anything active. She especially enjoys travelling and getting to see the world by bike, hike or scuba with her fiancé.
Q: Tell us your cycling story.
A: Growing up in a small town in Northeastern Colorado we biked to everything, but really didn't become an avid biker until I decided to do a half ironman before my 40th birthday.
Q: Tell us about being a chiropractor.
A: As a Chiropractic Internist I work with patients to create optimal health through nutrition, exercise and Chiropractic care. We analyze patients through labs, genetic interpretation and history to customize a program that is right for them.
Q: What kind of riding do you enjoy?
A: I enjoy the road riding and some trail, may even delve into some gravel sometime soon.
Q: What was your favorite day on the bike?
A: Favorite bike trip was riding from Brussels, Belgium to Amsterdam, Netherlands for 3 days with Chad. We got to see beautiful scenery and got to explore my ancestors’ culture and were amazed to see how biking is just a way of life in the Netherlands.
Q: What is your favorite place to ride and why?
A: I can't say I have a favorite, but it has been nice moving to south JoCo where it takes us just a few min to get outside of town and be able to explore the open roads.
Q: What is on your cycling bucket list?
A: Too many to name. We love to explore other countries on the bike. We do plan to go back to Ireland when they create a rails to trails project in County Kerry.
Q: What influenced your decision to support 3 Feet cycling?
A: My Fiance, Chad Thomas, joined 3 Feet Cycling when we moved to Olathe. I really like the intent behind the club. When I did my first half ironman I trained mostly on the trails because I was scared to ride the roads. I was glad to see there is a group that is advocating for the education of the public for the safety of the riders.
**Post note: As you may have heard, Dr. Jeurink was hit by a driver while doing the Cider Mill ride on June 30th. She fractured her left clavicle and 2 ribs and is working through some complications secondary to concussion. She is able to still see her nutritional patients and Dr. Heather Dawkins has joined her practice to see Chiropractic patients. You can read more about Dr. Dawkins and her training at www.drtobi.com
As you can imagine this experience has made Dr. Jeurink even more interested in the advocacy for safe riding that 3 feet cycling was founded on and she looks forward to working with the club to help educate drivers and riders alike. #helmetssavelivesboneswillheal #3feetitsthelaw