Dr. Ken Murkowski II
Dr. Murkowski II is a board certified, Michigan licensed Chiropractor. He is proud to serve the communities of Grand Rapids, Plainfield, Comstock, and Northview. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (M.A.C.) and Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Murkowski II has been elected to the board of directors of the M.A.C. and has previously served as President of District 7 and Vice President of District 4. He also is a member of the program committee and the insurance committee for the M.A.C.
He is a second-generation chiropractor and one of three practicing chiropractors in his family. Because of his upbringing he’s always been passionate about chiropractic as a means of health care. He was adjusted immediately at birth and has been adjusted regularly ever since as a means of staying healthy. There have been multiple occasions in his life that were defined by the extraordinary benefits of chiropractic care and ultimately led him to becoming a doctor of chiropractic. He will be happy to tell you the stories, just ask!
Dr. Murkowski II was born in Traverse City, MI and raised in Jackson, MI. He first attended Kellogg Community College on a baseball scholarship. While playing baseball, he led the nation in strikeouts per inning as a freshman and earned three associate degrees during his time there. He then transferred to Grand Valley State University to continue his baseball career. While at GVSU, he majored in Biomedical Science and earned his Bachelor of Science degree. To this day, Dr. Murkowski II firmly believes that receiving regular chiropractic care contributed to his athletic success. After graduation, he then moved to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, the oldest and most renowned chiropractic school in the world, and earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic.
He completed the five-year chiropractic program in three years and four months. In addition to the mandatory classes to earn his degree, he also took multiple elective courses and seminars to broaden his knowledge of various chiropractic techniques and nutrition. He was also a part of a team of 25 doctors that went to Ilheus, Brazil to provide chiropractic care to the underserved people in the community. During the ten-day trip the team collectively provided care for over 4,000 individuals. Dr. Murkowski II finished his schooling by completing an internship at one of the oldest clinics in southern Michigan. After graduating from chiropractic school, he was hired at Northwest Chiropractic Life Center in Jackson, MI to learn and work with his father who has over 40 years of experience in the Chiropractic profession. The last four years, Dr. Murkowski II was running the day to day operations until deciding to open his own clinic.
Dr. Murkowski II, believes in a “whole person approach” when treating his patients. He says that the body can’t be viewed as just a back, arm, or an illness so when treating pain or a problem it can’t be looked at in isolation. All of the pieces create the puzzle. This approach to health means looking for and treating the underlying causes of a problem, which may or may not be causing the symptoms. After identifying the factors that threaten health, he then works with the patient to make lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for healing and normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Murkowski II is able to help you restore wellness and/or maintain your journey to optimum health.