Dr. Derek S. Farmen, BS, DC

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Dr. Derek Farmen acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Science with concentrations in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside with a level 300-400 course GPA of 3.9. During his studies, he also achieved certification in the Functional Movement System (FMS) to screen for movement dysfunctions. He is also certified by the USA Olympic Weight Lifting Committee to teach and instruct Olympic weight lifting and he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Farmen considered many different medical professions; however, after suffering a low back injury that was resolved with chiropractic care and functional medicine, he decided to dedicate his life to the profession.

Dr. Farmen graduated Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he focused on developing skills in several techniques that are both safe and effective in correcting spinal dysfunction. He became certified in Grostic Upper Cervical Technique, Orthospinology level 1, and attended classes for many other chiropractic techniques (including NUCCA) in order to combine what he feels is the safest and most effective combination of techniques to restore proper spinal balance. He now utilizes a combination of NUCCA upper cervical technique, Thompson (non-rotational, drop table) technique for gentle full spine adjusting, Cox flexion/Distraction, and Pettibon rehabilitation for postural retraining to provide the best care possible to his patients.

Realizing that patients often present with more than just low back pain, Dr. Farmen has completed over 300 hours of internal medicine education in his current pursuit of acquiring a Diplomate Degree from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) along with completing course work to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) through the Functional Medicine University. Dr. Farmen is also striving to earn the Diplomate Degree from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) to coach patients into living healthier lifestyles based on their individual conditions. It is this whole-body approach that led him to The Balanced Body Center, where he utilizes the clinic's full diagnostic and treatment strategies, including:

Digital laser-aligned x-rays

• State of the art chiropractic techniques

Decompression therapy

Physical therapy

Massage therapy

• Low level laser therapy

Bone density testing

Vascular ultrasounds


• Surface EMG testing

Computerized lung functions

• Blood chemistry studies

Delayed food sensitivity tests

Amino Acid testing

Gastrointestinal Function testing

Neurotransmitter testing

Male Hormone testing

Female Hormone testing

Evnironmental / Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing

Genomic Testing

• Orthomolecular/Neutraceutical Therapies

Dr. Farmen has been working closely with Dr. Arnone for several years and The Balanced Body Center is excited to officially welcome him to our office as the newest member of the Balanced Body Team!

Read Dr. Farmen's Curriculum Vitae