Ivan F. Kelley, III (Doc or Doc Kelley to everyone) graduated from Clemson University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Teaching. During his seven years of teaching in Port Huron, Michigan, he earned his Master of Arts degree in Secondary Curriculum from Eastern Michigan University. After serving for a year as an assistant principal and another year as office manager for a private industry, he returned to school to become a physician.
At the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, Illinois, he earned a second Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology as well as his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While attending NUHS, he was employed for three years, during evenings, as a therapist and trainer for the Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Institute in Carol Stream, Illinois. There he was fortunate to have as his mentor Robert Gajda, Mr. America and Mr. Universe, 1964 through 1966. Mr. Gajda unselfishly shared his extensive knowledge of functional anatomy and exrecise physiology. This background provided Doc Kelley the opportunity to develop invaluable hands-on expertise with the rehabilitation and performance enhancement of national and international professional and amateur athletes from virtually every sport.
After graduating from NUHS in 1983, he purchased an existing chiropractic practice in Newport, Oregon. One of his first projects was the creation of an illustrated manual of body-weight exercises that he still uses with patients daily. Outside of his regular practice, he has served as a consultant, lecturer, and advisor for several nutritional companies. He has written numerous informational pieces, newsletters, and articles on chiropractic, exercise, nutrition, and other health topics for in-office use as well as for a magazine and nutritional companies. Also, he has conducted several one- to four-day seminars on natural health care for lay people as well as for professionals. In addition, he has organized and completed several nutritional product research projects.
Subsequent to completing hundreds of post-graduate hours in nutrition, he is a Certified Nutritional Consultant of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants and an Enzyme Therapist of The International Academy of Enzyme Nutrition. He has successfully attained Certified Clinical Nutritionist status with the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists and Diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Association�s Board of Nutrition. Also, he is an associate of 21st Century Nutrition and an active member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners.
In April, 2006 Doc successfully completed certification as an instructor for Russian Kettlebells, the ultimate exercise program and equipment for optimal health and longevity. This was accomplished as a result of his association and friendship with Pavel Tsatsouline, chief instructor and founder of Russian Kettlebells in the United States; Steve Maxwell, world Brazilian Jujitsu Champion and trainer of world-class athletes; and John DuCane, Qigong master and owner of DragonDoor.com, the manufacturer, distributor, and promoter of Russian Kettlebells and training. Having the extreme good fortune to train with these ultimate masters of sports medicine and physiology has given Doc the opportunity to bring his knowledge of exercise therapy to twenty-first century standards and beyond.
With almost thirty years experience with thousands of patients, Doc Kelley still enjoys nothing more than assisting people in finding ways to help themselves improve their health and quality of life.