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Dr. Matthew S. Dirkse


Dr. Matthew Dirkse received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He precepted at Ottawa Life Chiropractic Clinic in 2005 and completed his residency at Palmer Chiropractic Clinic from 2005 to 2006.

Dr. Matthew Dirkse belongs to several professional association including Michigan Association of Chiropractors, Rotary Club of Grand Haven, and Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Matthew Dirkse is a West Michigan native with a passion for helping the people and families of his community achieve optimal health through Chiropractic care and living a Chiropractic Lifestyle.

The deciding factor that pushed Dr. Matthew Dirkse to pursue a career in Chiropractic came when Dr. Matt was a young man of 16 and had a surfing accident on lake Michigan that changed the course of his life & health. At this young age he had seen his health take a significant down turn following the injury. It was only with the help of his first Chiropractor, and Chiropractic care, that he experienced a dramatic shift towards improved health and function. This experience “ignited” the passion for Chiropractic deep inside him that still burns bright today.

Following his graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Dirkse returned to West Michigan to begin serving the Tri-Cities community. Dr. Matt and his wife Kate opened Health Zone Chiropractic in April 2007 and they have been working side by side ever since. Health Zone Chiropractic is designed as a place of healing and will help all who desire to live their life to their optimal health potential although families and pediatrics wellness is a primary focus. The clinic uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to help practice members accomplish their health goals.

Dr. Dirkse has become one of the leaders in health education and wellness advocacy in the Tri-Cities area. He and his office have educated hundreds of people and families on the benefits of Chiropractic.

Dr. Matt lives in Grand Haven, MI with his wife Kate and his 3 children, Dr. Dirkse’s Mission is to help the member’s of his community achieve better function through Chiropractic & to promote better lifestyles so that all can achieve a greater level of health. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, camping, surfing and spending time with his family.


Brenda Vermurlen

Chiropractic Assistant

Brenda grew up in Grand Haven, MI and graduated from Ross Medical School for Healthcare Administration in 2016. She is married and has two children, Jeremy and Gracie. Brenda loves spending time with her family and friends, fishing, bonfires, and loves watching sports especially the Detroit Tigers and Lions. She loves to help others and is eager to inform patients on the wellness of chiropractic care.


Grace Wall

Chiropractic Assistant

Grace is currently a student at Grand Rapids Community College. She hopes to earn an associates degree in Radiology Technology. In her spare time Grace loves being outdoors. Her hobbies include fishing, hiking, kayaking, and riding motorcycles. Grace has a passion for people, and is eager to share to benefits of chiropractic




Denise Bailey

Billing Specialist 

Denise is a Certified Professional Coder certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders and is currently working towards her Certified Benefits Professional.  She grew up in Grand Haven, MI.  She has been married for 25 years, is the proud mother of two daughters and a “crazy” Border Collie puppy. She is also a fun loving Grandmother to two rambunctiously adorable little boys.  She was a long time (7 year) patient here at Health Zone Chiropractic, suffering from debilitating migraines previously.  After years of successful chiropractic management, she has come to work here to serve others by providing accurate insurance billing and to assist patients in getting the chiropractic care they need.