Who We Are

Dr. James Dietrick DC, MS, CCSP

I (Dr. Dietrick, DC) hail from the Northwest Michigan area. Growing up in Luther, MI, I obtained a diploma from Pine River High Schools of LeRoy, MI in 2006. After attending Ferris State University, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2011. Afterwards, I connected with a local chiropractor that changed the way I viewed medicine and healing within the human body. This experience instilled in me a desire to become a chiropractor.

In the fall of 2012 I was accepted into the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program at the University of Western States (UWS) in Portland, Oregon.  While completing my chiropractic degree, I began taking classes in a Master’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Science (MS) program. Having been an athlete much of my life, I became increasingly interested in how chiropractic care was being integrated into sports across the world. In December of 2015, I graduated from UWS with my Doctor of Chiropractic and masters of science degree from UWS.

After completing my chiropractic degree, I was accepted into a Chiropractic Sports Medicine Fellowship position at UWS. In this program, I worked as a teaching clinician and faculty member of the UWS’ Masters of Science in Sports Medicine (formerly MSESS). While working within this program, I gained valuable experience working with high school, ameteur and semiprofessional athletes. It was during this time that I earned my credentials as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® in 2016.

While working as a Chiropractic Sports Fellow, my wife and I had our daughter. It was at this point that we knew that we wanted to raise her in the greatest state ever… Michigan! After moving back to the Mitten in early 2017, we began making preparations to open our chiropractic practice. And now, after being so warmly invited to the Big Rapids community and Greater Northern Michigan area, I eagerly look forward to serving the people that have made this area such a fantastic place to live.