Hello, my name is Kelly Larson-Brunner, D.C. but around the office I am referred to as Dr. Kelly. I am originally from Maine, growing up in Dover-Foxcroft, and have lived in various other states, but I am very excited to raise my family in the Westbrook area.
I have always had an interest in biology and health and took those extra courses at Foxcroft Academy. I was very active in high school with sports such as field hockey and track, and extracurricular activities such as Jazz Band, Key Club, and National Honors Society. After graduating as Valedictorian, I continued my studies at Springfield College, MA, and graduated with a BS degree in Sports Biology. At that time I did not know what I wanted to do with my degree.
I never knew I wanted to be a chiropractor until a job-shadowing experience 2 years after graduating from Springfield College. I had always known that I wanted to have a career in the healthcare field, but for the longest time, I did not know where that passion would take me. The day I watched another chiropractor adjust a four year old girl, and I saw the energy return into that young face, was the day I knew which path I was to follow. Chiropractic removes the nerve interference within our bodies so that we can be healthy and function to the best of our ability. That simple concept is so powerful and so amazing that I knew I had to become part of it.
I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City for 3 intense years of study. I was active in the community through the organization Beta Chi Rho and helped new students by participating in the Mentor Club. In addition to the regular courses, I took additional classes specifically for Pediatric Chiropractic. I truly believe that chiropractic care needs to begin at an early age in order to reduce the spinal stress that is seen in adults. The adjustments for infants and children are extremely gentle and the results are relatively more immediate than adults. I feel very honored when a parent hands me their child and asks me to check him/her for possible spinal misalignments.
As much as I love being in my office, I also love being in the community. I am a member of the Kiwanis Club of Westbrook, the advisor for the Key Club at Westbrook High School, and am part of the Chamber of Commerce. I am always willing to give presentations to any business or group because I enjoy educating others about their health and wellness.
I am married to a wonderful man, Matthew, and I have two beautiful children, Aria and Dominic. Don’t be surprised to see us around town, at sporting events, or at fundraising events as we love to support Westbrook activities. And if you do see us, please say hi.