Dr. Kim was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She grew up riding horses and competing in hunter/jumper shows across the country. Due to multiple falls from her horse, her mom started taking her to the chiropractor when she was 11 years old. She never experienced the chronic back pain that her other equestrian friends started to have in their teen years, and credits seeing a chiropractor at a young age with keeping her feeling great now and free from chronic pain.
Dr. Kim attended Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, ID for undergrad and transferred to Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO to finish her B.S. in Human Biology, then continued to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic in 2009 and then her M.S. in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.
She is also Webster Certified, a technique specifically for caring for pregnant women. She Loves to learn and is continually seeking to expand her knowledge in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care. She has also studied under multiple mentors teaching prenatal and pediatric care to other chiropractors around the country, which has made her one of the best in her specialty.
Dr. Kim is married with 4 kids and was blessed to have 4 incredible home births. She values pregnancy and the strength it takes to grow and deliver and raise babies. She supports a person’s decision to birth in the environment and way they are most comfortable. When moms have a better pregnancy and delivery, they have healthier babies. Healthier babies grow into healthier adults.
In her free time, Dr. Kim loves to spend time with her family, hiking, doing yoga, embroidering, reading, and studying more ways to raise a healthy family.
Dr. Kim values the trust that her patients have in her. She strives to provide care to enable people to move better, live healthier, and enjoy life with those they love!
Desirée grew up in the Netherlands. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Teachers’ Training College in Eindhoven. She completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology at Brigham Young University. She is a retired elementary school guidance counselor.
While working as a counselor, her interest in the mind-body connection led her to attend Myotherapy Massage College. She graduated in 2001. She practiced part-time as a massage therapist until her retirement as a counselor.
Desirée has taken courses from the Upledger Institute, including cranio-sacral therapy, somato emotional release, and zero balancing. She is experienced at muscle testing. At the beginning of each session, Desirée lets your body tell her what it needs and which modalities are best for meeting those needs. She blends techniques to provide maximum benefit.
Desirée is wife to Spencer, the Mom to Dustin, Erik, and Marlies, mother-in-law to Steve, and Oma (Grandma) to Holland and Caroline. She’s a fan of eating healthy and exercise. She loves the beach, travel, hiking, good food, European chocolate, Dutch licorice, and spoiling her grandchildren.
Daisy is an intuitive, empathetic, and authentic practitioner. She is constantly evolving her knowledge and using all her levels of expertise to truly do what is best for her clients. She meets you where you are and is genuinely determined to get you where you want to be and in your best health. When you are in her space, you are the number one priority.
As a young girl, Daisy spent all her time either outside in the mountains and dirt, playing sports, or excelling in all academics. No matter what she was doing, however, her sincere desire to look out for others and help others was apparent. She was naturally aware of the needs of others and wanted to be a neurosurgeon from the age of five, she truly wanted to change the world (still does). All her studies were aimed towards that goal, until the year of her senior year of high school. She was hit with some major health challenges that were deemed incurable.
For the next three years, she spent countless hours a week at doctors’ appointments and had to give up most of the things she loved, but her determination to heal and to still help others trumped any sense of giving up. She spent countless hours researching all avenues of nutrition and alternative healing modalities and utilizing them in her own life, on top of a full load of health science and nutrition coursework at university. The more she implemented these alternative healing methods, the better she was feeling. She even got to a point where she was out of pain and was beginning her nursing degree and doing biomedical research, all aiming at attending medical school.
In the year of 2019, that all changed. A traumatic emotional event triggered a health crisis. All the health problems returned on an entirely different scale, which culminated in her passing away in 2019, due to her body shutting down and her heart giving up. By some absolute miracle they were able to revive her, and she had no major complications, which was dumbfounding to the entire medical team. She was given two months to live at most, but took matters into her own hands.
Her death sparked some inner knowing within her on exactly what she needed to heal and how to help others along their journeys. She vowed to do all she could to help others face insurmountable challenges with physical, emotional, or mental health in any way she possibly could. She was then certified in foot zone therapy, reiki, herbalism, and researched nutrition and acupressure for years. She started working on her own clients and began coaching them along their healing paths and seeing fantastic results.
Daisy is constantly studying the most recent research on all levels of health so that she is armed with the most up to date information and is constantly expanding her scope. She is currently attaining her integrative nutrition health coach certification, breathwork certification, and tai chi certification. Her sincere love of others has created a space where she meets them exactly where they are and assists them in achieving their highest potential.