Dr. Joe Erlandson with a young patient at Erlandson Chiropractic Clinic.
In February 2015, Joseph (Joe) Erlandson, D.C.,
Davenport ’14, reopened the Erlandson Chiropractic
Clinic in Westby, Wis., fulfilling a longtime
goal. The clinic was established in 1980 by
Dr. Joe’s father, Martin L. Erlandson, D.C., Davenport
’80, who operated it until his death in 2011.
Dr. Joe Erlandson is the fifth member of his family
to become a chiropractor.
“It feels wonderful and is very rewarding to be able
to help the people in my community,” Dr. Erlandson
says. “The United States is in a health-care crisis,
and the only way out of it is through great chiropractic
care and teaching people the chiropractic
lifestyle, including proper diet and exercise.”
His practice, like his father’s before him, centers
around the Gonstead technique. “I specialize in the
Gonstead system because it takes the guessing out
of finding the subluxation on my patients,” Dr. Erlandson
says. “I also think it is the most specific
technique, and the results are amazing.”
His goal as a chiropractor is to help people understand
that the body is a self-healing organism from
the inside and out, as long as messages being sent
from the brain are reaching the entire body
through the nervous system.
“My goal is to focus on kids because they’re the
future of this world,” he says. “I’m also going to
focus on getting families under wellness care so
they can function as close to 100 percent as possible
all of the time, instead of waiting for symptoms