Dr. Kenn Niebrugge – Staff Spotlight
Welcome back to our Staff Spotlight. This month, meet Dr. Kenn Niebrugge, the Clinic Director at North Orange Wellness in Apopka.
Dr. Kenn has been helping patients feel their best at South Orange Wellness & Injury Center for about 7 years and has been in our brand new Apopka office since its opening a few months ago.
When he was an undergrad, Dr. Kenn studied Sports Medicine and worked as an athletic trainer before going to Chiropractic School. He worked with lots of athletes who played football, basketball, baseball and soccer while completing his degree in Sports Medicine. When he worked with the athletes he also doubled as a pharmacy tech. The athletes needed to use a great deal of anti-inflammatory medicines for their many injuries. It was at this time that Dr. Kenn began formulating his thoughts about ways the body could heal itself without the constant need for medication.
Eventually, Dr. Kenn served in the Navy as a Combat Medical Corpsman. His medical training was extensive. While playing basketball himself, he pulled his back muscle and his trainer sent him to a chiropractor for treatment. This was a turning point for Dr. Kenn. She helped him see that he could combine his interest in treating injuries with using the conservative treatments of chiropractic. The other therapies he learned about in chiropractic helped him make his decision to become a chiropractor.
“The more I learned about Chiropractic, the more I realized that I could combine my medical experience in sports medicine and the Navy with chiropractic to offer my patients more than drugs.”
Over the years, Dr. Kenn has volunteered for and supported the Wounded Warriors. “They’ve served their country with honor and sacrificed so much. Everyone deserves world-class care. It’s important that wellness care should be affordable for them.”
Prior to being a chiropractor at Orange Wellness, he practiced for 3 ½ years in Apopka. He loves the area and enjoys re-establishing relationships there. He’s impressed with the growth in Apopka and is looking forward to being part of the community.
Dr. Kenn and his wife of over 20 years have three children. When he’s not at the office he enjoys coaching his sons who are avid baseball players. His daughter is a sophomore in high school and is a junior Olympian in archery. He loves DIY projects in photography and art!
Dr. Kenn looks forward to helping his north Orlando patients feel their very best and making every day a great day! We’re so glad he’s a part of our North Orange Wellness & Injury family.