Rohlfsen opens Vitality Chiropractic
“Vitality: The state of being strong and active; energy. The power of giving continuance of life, present in all living things.”
The name of the game for Cherokee’s newest chiropractor is Vitality. Dr. Kendra Rohlfsen, a Sutherland native, opened her practice in January 2021 at 1210 S. 2nd Street, sharing space with Irwin Family Chiropractic.
She graduated from South O’Brien High School in 2014, followed by achieving her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology/Pre-Chiropractic and a minor in Chemistry from South Dakota State University in 2018. She then received her Doctorate of Chiropractic with Sports Emphasis (Honors) from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2020.
Friendly and with a great sense of humor, Rohlfsen’s vision for her clinic revolves around patient-centered care, embracing a small business mindset, community involvement, and Christian faith.
She said, “My goal as the owner and chiropractor at Vitality Chiropractic Group is to offer care for the whole family with an emphasis on maximizing potential and improving health through regular spinal care.”
She genuinely enjoys each interaction with her patients and thrives on the conversations that are a part of their exam. For first-time visitors she works hard to make the encounter both comfortable and informative, explaining possible treatments, establishing “normal” ranges, explaining what she is going to be doing, and going above and beyond to create a positive experience.
Rohlfsen has become a member of the Cherokee Area Young Leaders (CAYL) and addressed the Rotary Club, as well as using her business Facebook page to spotlight other small businesses in town.
“Supporting other small businesses is one of our core values as a team, and we want to be sure to be giving back to the community that has provided us with the opportunity to serve them through chiropractic care.”
She is driven to provide the best possible chiropractic care to her patients, helping them to help others reach their goals “whether that be performing better during sporting events, playing longer with their grandkids, or decreasing pain during activities that they love.”
Rohlfsen was happy to return to the Cherokee area after spending time practicing in Oklahoma. She chose Cherokee specifically because of the area opportunities. “Growing up in a small-town provided me the opportunity to develop certain skills like a strong work ethic and a passion for giving back to the community.” This led her to choose chiropractic as a profession because it allows her to serve a wide variety of people as well as work with a diverse age group of patients. She is looking forward to establishing more roots in the Cherokee community as her practice grows.
Rohlfsen’s parents are Bryan and Jennifer from Sutherland. She has a sister, Baily, and a brother, Nate. Her hobbies include traveling and seeking new adventures, boating in the summer with her family at Spirit Lake, and ice fishing/hunting in the winter.