Dr. William C. Eriksen, D.C.
Dr. William C. Eriksen, D.C. – Leitchfield, KY Chiropractor
Dr. William C. Eriksen, D.C. is our President and lead chiropractor in our Leitchfield, KY office, actively treating patients and training the next generation of doctors. He has 50 years’ experience running the busiest chiropractic offices in the area, attracting patients who routinely drove hundreds of miles to be treated. He was privileged to learn directly under the legendary Dr. Clarence Gonstead, who worked personally with Dr. Eriksen to customize adjustment techniques for his specific hand size and biomechanics.
Dr. Eriksen opened the first Eriksen Chiropractic Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1972. Since its inception, Eriksen Chiropractic Centers has spread across the state of Kentucky. Dr. Eriksen has traveled all over the United States and as far as China to teach and educate patients and fellow practitioners about the Gonstead technique. To this day, Dr. Eriksen personally works with each Eriksen Chiropractic doctor training them how to perfect their technique and how to give their patients the best, and most effective, care possible. Dr. Eriksen is
Originally from Alta, Iowa, Dr. William Eriksen and his high school sweetheart, Sarah, recently celebrated 50 years of marriage! They decided to move to Kentucky after traveling through the state having immediately fallen in love with the people and scenery that Elizabethtown had to offer. The Eriksen family has grown to include five children, all of whom have become Palmer College of Chiropractic graduates and chiropractors.
In his spare time, Dr. Eriksen enjoys spending time with his family, following the news and relaxing by racing ATVs in the GNCC or KYXCR circuit, or desert racing in the SCORE circuit. In 2009, Dr. Eriksen and his daughter, Dr. Teddi Eriksen, completed and won first place in their class in the Baja 1000 SCORE race in Mexico.
Dr. Teddi Eriksen Peters
During her time at Palmer, Dr. Teddi Eriksen Peters participated in the clinic abroad program performing humanitarian work in Brazil. She was able to travel the country and offer free evaluations and chiropractic care to the local villagers that were otherwise unable to obtain health care. Dr. Teddi has also completed her certification to become a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P). Dr. Teddi is currently practicing at our Bardstown, KY office at 625 North Third Street Road.
Dr. Teddi enjoys spending her free time with her family, and of course UK basketball and racing remain important parts of her life. In 2009, she went desert racing with her father, where they won their class in the Baja 1000 in Mexico. They raced for Team Eriksen raising money and awareness for chiropractic education and research.
Dr. Ryan Brown, DC
Biography, Training, and Skills
Dr. Ryan Brown, D.C. joined our practice in 2021 from Florida after studying at the University of Florida and then graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic. His wife, Carrie, and their six children have found Kentucky to be as wonderful as we all already knew. Growing up he enjoyed soccer, street hockey, and martial arts – Chin-Mu-Kwan Taekwon-do to be specific. He has traveled to 14 countries, has a brother in chiropractic school and another who does massage. Having just recently welcomed his sixth child to the family, he keeps busy as you might imagine!
Dr. Brown practices in our Radcliff, KY office at 624 North Dixie Boulevard right out in front of Walmart. He utilizes the Gonstead Method of chiropractic combined with adjunctive therapies such as compression (also known as vasopneumatic therapy), massage, ultrasound therapy, exercise, heat therapy, electrical stimulation, and traction. Dr. Brown is a highly educated doctor who has completed an acupuncture course of study in addition to his chiropractic doctorate. Come and experience his compassionate care by calling or scheduling an appointment online.
Why did you decide to become a Doctor of Chiropractic?
I went into chiropractic to treat patients using natural and holistic methods. As a doctor, I enjoy helping my patients sleep and move better. My first experience with chiropractic was a pinched nerve in my low back when I was 20 years-old. After practicing with my street hockey teammates, I took my roller blades off and twisted in the back seat of my car to put them in my floorboard when I felt a sharp pain in my low back and was unable to stand up straight. My parents sent me to the chiropractor and after a side posture adjustment I felt immediate relief. Later a friend of the family studying at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida came to visit and showed me more about chiropractic. However, it wasn’t until years later after taking an anatomy class that I found a passion for treating the body and decided to leave the career I had in construction management to become a chiropractor myself.