Dr. Kelli Nelson DC, ART

Full Body ART Certified Provider

Manhattan KS Chiropractor



A 2004 graduate of Rock Creek High School, Dr. Kelli got her associates degree at Hutchinson Community College and attended Kansas State University. Dr. Nelson earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS, graduating Cum Laude. She also received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Cleveland Chiropractic College.

During her time at Cleveland, Dr. Nelson began to realize the importance of finding the true root of the problem that is causing musculoskeletal pain. Only then can the patient feel better and stay better. She began to attend numerous extra-curricular seminars that are geared towards this goal, including Active Release Technique®, Kinesio-Taping, Graston (Astym), Functional Dry Needling, and those offered by the Motion Palpation Institute.

In 2014, Dr. Kelli completed and passed the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician exam through the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. Courses taken through this certification included but are not limited to: concussion management, emergency procedures, extremity adjusting and taping. She also recently has taken seminars and completed coursework/exams to become a certified Functional Dry needling practitioner.

Dr. Kelli brings a different cutting-edge approach to Chiropractic. She combines traditional chiropractic adjustments with advanced soft tissue therapies and stabilization rehab exercise. Dr. Kelli is the full body certified Active Release Techniques® provider in the Manhattan area. She treats a broad range of conditions, ranging from back pain and shoulder pain to plantar fasciitis and migraine headaches.

Dr. Nelson works as a team with her patients, giving individualized treatment and rehab plans while educating them on the importance of active care.

Dr. Nelson played sports all throughout high school (Rock Creek) and continued playing softball at HCC. She continues to keep an active lifestyle whether its boxing, jogging, or plyometric workouts. She enjoys exercising, any outdoor activities, attending church, watching movies, and especially cheering on the Wildcats during football, basketball, and baseball seasons.