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Dr. Jennifer Smittendorf of Lakewinds Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic Associate

In her role at the practice, Dr. Jennifer is most passionate about helping patients be at their most optimal in their daily lives. She prioritizes patient education and helps patients bring movement back into their lives by teaching them how certain areas in the body can be mobilizers and stabilizers.

Early Life and Education

Born and raised in a small town south of Battle Creek, Michigan, Dr. Jennifer participated in many sports, including basketball, softball, volleyball, and cross country. Her involvement in sports led to her developing a passion for chiropractic care. She wants to ensure that everyone can move optimally throughout their day.

Dr. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science at Western Michigan University, 2019. While there, she engaged in research and represented her university at conferences. She went on to earn her Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, 2023.

Professional Development

While at Palmer, Dr. Jennifer was selected for an internship in the Palmer College Rehabilitation Clinic. She also started a club—Mabel’s Chapter—to support women in chiropractic. Dr. Jennfer also served as the lead student in the Palmer Rehab department.

Her passion for learning and professional growth led her to attend various seminars, including one on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and the McKenzie protocols, enhancing her expertise in chiropractic care.

Getting to the Root Cause

Dr. Jennifer uses advanced diagnostic tools such as Insight scans to understand her patients’ nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

I’m one of those doctors who doesn’t just like treating the symptoms and then saying goodbye. I want to figure out what is happening in your daily life that’s causing that root pain. And then I want to address that as fast as I can.”


Outside the Practice

Despite being new to the Muskegon area, Dr. Jennifer looks forward to exploring the community. She is an avid reader and painter and looks forward to discovering local parks and hiking trails. Dr. Jennifer also enjoys spending time with her cat Stella, named after the sella turcica groove in the skull.

Get on the Healing Path Today

Contact Lakewinds Chiropractic Center today to book an appointment with Dr. Jennifer!

Dr. Jennifer Smittendorf | (231) 744-5200