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Chiropractor Waterloo IA Kurt Kuhn


Kurt W. Kuhn D.C., Ph.D.

Hi, I’m Dr. Kuhn and I would like to welcome you to our office. My personal story is a simple one. I was a chiropractic patient long before I was ever a doctor. I have been on the other side of the stethoscope. I understand what it’s like to be in pain and to experience that overwhelmed feeling of not knowing what to do about it.

I was fortunate. A chiropractor helped me get out of pain. I was even more fortunate that he saw something good in me, took me under his wing and encouraged me to become a chiropractor. I have never felt like I chose to be a Doctor of Chiropractic, I felt I was chosen to be one. That’s why I have dedicated my life to helping others and being the best chiropractic physician that I can be for them.

If you would like to take a deep dive into my degrees, board certifications, certificates, training, publications, and awards, you can click on the links below. When you do, just recognize that every one of those degrees and certificates on the wall represent patients who were struggling with challenging health concerns and trying to find help. To help with these difficult cases I took it upon myself to get additional education and training so that I could help them and others in my practice as well as being a referral and advisory source for my colleagues.

If you are looking for a doctor who is determined to go the extra mile to help you, I welcome you to our practice.

Dr. Kuhn has over 40 years of experience in providing treatments for various conditions.

  • Headache
  • Chronic pain
  • Neck or back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning disorders
  • Memory difficulty
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Depression
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC): Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Professional Studies in Education, Capella University
  • Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice (MS-ACP): National University of Health Sciences
  • Master of Science in Management (MS): Krannert School of Business, Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS): University of the State of New York, Regents College
  • Fellow, the American College of Functional Neurology
  • Fellow, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Specialties
  • Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology (ACNB)
  • Certified in Electrodiagnostics (ACNB)
  • Electrodiagnosis Program, National University of Health Sciences
  • EDX Program, Carrick Institute
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Developmental Disorders, Carrick Institute
  • Vertigo, Carrick Institute
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation I-III, Carrick Institute
  • Post Graduate Chiropractic Neurology Program, Carrick Institute
  • Post Graduate Chiropractic Neurology Program, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Philosophy Colloquium, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Peer Consultant/Utilization Review, ICS Committee
  • Chiropractic Peer Consultant/Utilization Review, Logan Chiropractic College
  • ICA Whiplash and Spinal Trauma Certification Program
  • Whiplash: The Masters’ Program, Spine Research Institute of San Diego
  • Post Graduate Chiropractic Orthopedics Program, LACC
  • Post Graduate Chiropractic Orthopedics Program, NWCC
  • Applied Biomechanical Engineering Levels I and II
    Chiropractic Biophysics Levels II-V
  • Pain Reset Program Neck and Upper Extremity, Carrick Institute
  • Pain Reset Program Back and Pelvis, Carrick Institute
  • Pain Reset Program Hips and Lower Extremity, Carrick Institute
  • Pain Reset Program Gait and Neurology, Carrick Institute
  • Pain Reset Program Manual Therapy Reset, Carrick Institute
  • Eye Movement and Advanced Clinical Applications of Eye Movement, Carrick Institute
  • Vestibular Applications, Carrick Institute
  • EEG/QEEG/NFB Content Expert, American Chiropractic Neurology Board
  • Former Chair at Institutional Review Board for the Carrick Institute
  • Associate Examiner, American Chiropractic Neurology Board
  • Junior Associate Examiner, American Chiropractic Neurology Board
  • Exam Question Contributor, American Chiropractic Neurology Board
  • Reviewer, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
  • Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Delphi Panel Member for Back Pain
  • Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Delphi Panel Member for Chronic Pain
  • Mentor, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback
  • Past State of Research Coordinator to FCER for state of Iowa
  • Iowa Representative for the FCER Research Volunteer
  • Past President, Cedar Valley District of the Iowa Chiropractic Society
  • Board of Directors Member, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
  • Co-chair Economic Task Force, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
  • Post Graduate Education Instructor, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Preceptor, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Biology instructor for Upper Iowa University
  • Nutrition instructor for Qwest College
  • Economics instructor for Upper Iowa University
  • Economics instructor for Qwest College
  • Economics instructor at the American Institute of Commerce
  • Collection Service of Iowa, Co-founder
  • Kuhn Consulting Group and Kuhn Personal and Professional
  • Development, Founder
  • Destiny Quest Seminars, Co-founder, and owner


  • Protecting Human Research Participants, NIH
  • Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects, CITI
  • ASCH Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Individual
  • Consultation Workshops
  • EEG Biofeedback BICA Didactic Training QEEG/EEG/NFB Mentoring, Southeastern Biofeedback Institute

Publications and Manuscripts:


  • An Assessment of Carrick’s Brain-Based Model of Care in the Treatment of Functional Disconnection Syndrome: A Case Study

Published Peer Reviewed Articles:

  • “Chiropractic management using a brain-based model of care for a 15-year-old adolescent boy with migraine headaches and behavioral and learning difficulties: a case report”-Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
  • "A Literature Based Protocol for Frequency and Duration of Care"- The American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic

Instructional materials:

  • Kuhn Consulting Group Training Manuals
  • Kuhn Personal and Professional Development Seminar Series
  • Destiny Quest Manual

Featured in:

  • The internationally published Karate Illustrated as a back pain specialist

Other Manuscripts:

  • “Functional Disconnection Syndrome” "Behavioral and Academic Improvements Using a Brain Based Model of Chiropractic Care"
  • "Technology in Synchronizing Brain Frequency of Firing for Learning" "Staking a Biological Position in the Education System"
  • "A Plan for the Addition of a Brain Based Learning Practice into a Pain and Injury Based Practice and Its Evolution into Educational Mainstream"
  • "A Neurological Review of Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences"

Past and Present Affiliations

  • Palmer Alumni Association
  • Iowa Chiropractic Society
  • Nevada State Chiropractic Association
  • International Chiropractic Association
  • American Chiropractic Association
  • ACA Council on Diagnostic Imaging
  • American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Academy of Applied Biomechanical Engineering
  • Academy of Industrial Health Consultants
  • Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004 “7 Miracles of Chiropractic” Award and Presenter
  • Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers, (Hon.)
  • Graduate Leadership Reno
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Class President of Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • American Legion Outstanding Citizen of the Year
  • Allison Pearson Award Rubish Award for Academics and Athletics
  • Debate Team Scholarship, University of Northern Iowa
  • Past District and Chapter Master Councilor for Iowa DeMolay
  • Who's Who in American High Schools
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Waterloo Public Schools
  • Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Allen Nursing School
  • Family Practice
  • Iowa Chiropractic Society
  • Kuhn Consulting Group
  • Kuhn Personal & Professional Development
  • Destiny Quest Seminars
  • Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Saint Mary's Hospital
  • Reno Business College
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Reno-Sparks Dental Assistants Association
  • Numerous Civic Clubs and Organizations
  • Past CPR Instructor, American Heart Association
  • Past EMT-A Instructor, State of Nevada
  • Past Scuba Instructor, Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Chiropractic Waterloo IA Sue Kuhn

Office Manager

Sue Kuhn

Meet our office manager Sue Kuhn. Sue is a graduate of Upper Iowa University and she has been serving our patients for over 33 years. In addition to creating an exceptional patient experience for our office, Sue has been a consultant and trainer for chiropractors and their staff across the country due to her experience and expertise in addressing the individual needs of patients.

She is an expert at making your appointment times fit around your busy schedule and life events. And if you have insurance or other financial concerns, she has the experience and expertise to assist you in making your goals, needs, and budgets.

"I was once told by a wise patient who was also a health professional to put your best person up front because they are the first and the last person your patients will see. That person will be the lasting impression of your practice. And so that’s exactly what I did. Sue is a fan favorite at our office."

Dr. Kurt Kuhn


9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm


Saturday & Sunday

Kuhn Chiropractic PC

3602 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, IA 50702

(319) 236-1000