Dr. Darrel Loder is an honors graduate of Salina Central High School, Kansas State University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, who enjoys helping others live their lives without limits. He opened Smoky Valley Chiropractic in September of 1995 and focuses on a natural approach to health, wellness, and sports-related injuries. Dr. Loder has completed a post-doctorate certification in wellness, earning the designation as a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner, only one of two doctors in the state of Kansas to have this distinction. Dr. Loder has also completed post-doctorate training in sports injury management.
His lifestyle-based coaching addresses underlying causes to health problems, not just treating the symptoms. He offers very specialized low-force adjusting techniques including Torque Release and Activator Methods, as well as traditional manual procedures including Gonstead and Diversified. He is also trained in the utilization of Flexion Distraction Technique, which involves manual spinal decompression.
Dr. Loder also offers the following services: lifestyle coaching; orthopedic pillows, braces, and supports; prescription foot orthotics; electrical muscle stimulation; ultrasound; low level (cold) laser; and energy balancing footbaths.
Dr. Loder has served as team doctor for the Smoky Valley High School football team since 1995, and head coach & director of the Smoky Valley Wrestling Club since 1998.
Dr. Loder and his wife, Mari, make their home northwest of Marquette. Jesse & Mattie King and Rylan, Weston, Ethan and Ellie make up their family. They enjoy outdoor activites with their family.
Amanda Luttig, Michelle Johnson, Mari Loder & Dr. Darrel Loder
My name is Michelle Johnson and I have two great kids, Anthony & Ginny, a wonderful daughter-in-law, Kimbree, and two precious granddaughters, Ellie and Claire. Anthony, Kimbree and Ellie live in Kanopolis and Ginny lives in KC. I grew up in Marquette, and have lived in Lindsborg for the past 22 years. I have enjoyed working at SVC since the day Dr. Loder opened his practice in September of 1995. My joys in life are spending time with my family, going to rodeos, spending time outside - preferably on the beach - and being a KU fan.
Greetings! My name is Amanda Chambers Luttig. I am a native of Lindsborg and in June of 2014 I was blessed by becoming a family member of Smoky Valley Chiropractic. I graduated from Smoky Valley and Bethany College. I played Tennis for four years at Bethany College. I love following my children's activities and crafting. My amazing folks are Mike and Becky Chambers. I also have an amazing brother, Michael Chambers. I have three amazing children: Taylor (21), who is a Senior at Kansas State University, majoring in Computer Engineering, Trevor (19), a Sophomore at Bethany College, majoring in Business and wrestles for Bethany Swedes Wrestling and Tanner (12) who attends Smoky Valley Middle School and loves wrestling, football, and baseball.
While I am no stranger to Chiropractic and Dr. Loder, I am so fortunate to learn daily from Dr. Loder. My son, at age 6 was introduced to wrestling by Dr. Loder. Dr Loder has been influential in my familys life for years, but it wasn't until I was introduced to his Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well class and began my chiropractic care did I truly understand his passion for health and wellness.
I wake up every day feeling blessed that I get to come to work and help others connect Chiropractic to a longer, healthier, more active life. I have met so many amazing people in the short time I have been here and look forward to meeting many more for years to come!!