This isn’t Dr. Kippenberger’s first Cha Cha with Mareck Center for Dance…well, actually it is. In his 2019 appearance with Dancing With Missouri Stars, Curt and his partner Maira Hall performed a Fox Trott and East Coast Swing. Kippenberger was checking in with the dancers at Mareck Dance when he found out one of the other stars needed to withdraw from the competition. Being a long time sponsor for Mareck Center for Dance and Dancing With Missouri Stars, Curt was compelled to get back on the dance floor to help his 2023 partner Ashleigh Sewell raise money for this amazing company!
Curt grew up in Rolla Missouri. He moved to Columbia in 2000 to pursue a degree in exercise physiology: while at the university, he served as a student athletic trainer for the Mizzou Football team, and competed as an elite amateur cyclist. In 2006, Curt and his high school sweetheart Krista left a town they had come to love to pursue his doctorate in chiropractic at Logan University. Curt continued to cultivate his sports medicine interest through several hundred hours of postgraduate courses while finishing his degree. These courses, along with past experiences cultivated the vision for his future practice.
The Kippenbergers returned to Columbia in 2010 and founded Focus On Health Chiropractic, and then in 2018, the Movement Lab. Dubbed as a clinic/gym hybrid, the two companies see patients through pain relief, prevention and performance. By utilizing movement to assess every patient or client that walks through the doors, and instilling new movement strategies to patrons, FOHC and the Movement Lab are getting better results faster, and seeing less recurring injuries than ever before! The clinic actively sponsors Big Tree Cycling, Walt’s Cycling Team, the Columbia Multisport Club, the Outlaws Rugby Team, the CoMO Derby Dames, and Mareck Center for Dance. Curt has a strong desire to serve and give back to the Columbia community: each year the team at FOHC votes on a local philanthropy to raise money throughout the year. Curt is excited to add Mareck Center for Dance to the 2023 cause!
In his free time, Curt enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors and traveling. He and his family enjoy hiking, rock climbing and cycling together. The couple’s two girls Kaydence and Matti fit quite well into their busy lifestyle. Occasionally, but not very often, you may find Curt posted up in his hammock in the back yard with a good glass of bourbon, and some solid tunes in the background.