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Meet Dr. Derek Kasten

Dr. Derek and his wife Casey

Dr. Derek and his wife Casey in the Asheville mountains!

What’s Good For The Goose

“I had no idea what chiropractic was all about,” says Dr. Derek Kasten. “It sort of found me.”

As a child, Dr. Derek had suffered with a slew of neurological issues including:

Dr. Derek grew up in the Milwaukee area and after 15 years of pills, poking, and prodding – and no relief from the issues – he found chiropractic. And it worked!

“At some point, a light bulb went off for me,” says Dr. Derek. “I realized that if chiropractic could help me then it could work for others who were suffering as well.”

Refining A Focus

After graduating from Palmer College, Dr. Derek stuck around the midwest and got a lot of practice caring for people who typically didn’t care for themselves very well. He learned a lot in those years caring for the elderly, college athletes with sports injuries, and hard working adults with chronic pain issues. Bringing relief to so many was very rewarding.

Asheville Chiropractor Dr. Derek and his daughter.

Dr. Derek and his daughter.

After his own daughter experienced a traumatic birth and suffered from colic and constipation, he was able to see how chiropractic helped her nervous system calm down and find balance. He also saw the rise in chronic conditions in his own community, so he slowly began to expand his focus to include pediatrics, prenatal care and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder and Asperger’s.

Passionate about children, and wanting to care for entire families, Dr. Derek began to pursue his certification in pediatrics and Webster’s Technique from the ICPA.

After focusing on pediatrics, prenatal care and family wellness in the midwest for the last five years, Dr. Derek decided to make the move to Asheville in 2014 to open One Love Chiropractic. Dr. Derek and his wife have family in the Asheville area and they feel that Asheville is a perfect place to allow their family to grow.

Educating And Empowering

“I’d like to give families a better understanding of how to live, stay healthy, be proactive, and give their kids what their bodies need to heal,” says Dr. Derek. “My goal is to break the cycle of chronic conditions, especially in children and help people find balance in their life again.”

Often Dr. Derek speaks publicly on issues such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Reducing Stress in the Workplace
  • Athletic Performance
  • Chiropractic
  • Vaccines
  • Raising Healthy and Happy Kids
  • ADHD
  • Ear Infections
  • His book Indifference: Why Our Children Are So Sick

You can download a free copy of his ebook titled Indifference: Why Our Children Are So Sick. Click here for more information.

Welcome toFamily First

Asheville Chiropractor Dr. Derek Kasten

Dr. Derek and his family.

Dr. Derek and his wife Casey have three children Layla, Tate and Lennon, and a dog named Link. Growing up in Milwaukee, they love their sports teams! You may catch them cheering for the Packers and Brewers.

Dr. Derek has always been an avid soccer player playing college for both UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh were he was a first team All American.  He also played for professional and high level club teams such as the Milwaukee Wave United, FC Indiana and the former ameuter national champion Croatian Eagles.

He hopes to join a competitive team here in Asheville even though he is a bit past his prime.

As a family, The Kasten’s love playing outdoors – they enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, and camping every chance they get.

Good local food, organic GMO-free foods, and quality meats are things they are passionate about. They believe in living by example, and try to be as congruent with the wellness lifestyle as they can be. And so they say, “This is why Asheville is a great place for us!”

Wondering how chiropractic might help you? Contact us today.


One Love Chiropractic | (828) 505-1584