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Meet Dr. Derik Sanders

Chiropractor Westlake, Derik SandersFrom an early age, Dr. Derik was aware of the benefits of chiropractic care. “Chiropractic has been a part of my life from as far back as I can remember. Growing up playing sports if I was ever injured or if I was feeling sick, my mom would always take me to see a chiropractor.” In his adult years he suffered from a herniated disc and most recently from a ruptured disc. Thanks to the chiropractic care he received, he was able to recover and avoid surgery in both cases.

Chef Turned Chiropractor

Before Dr. Derik discovered his love for healing, he explored his passion for food and was a professional chef for seven years. When he later returned to school to finish his business degree, he realized that what he was working toward didn’t excite him. While taking an anatomy and physiology class, he was fascinated to learn about the amazing things that occur in the body and how all the systems work together. After pursuing this interest in further classes, Dr. Derik finished his prerequisites and decided to go to Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas.

He began practicing in 2006. He joined his mentor, Dr. John Bandy, as an associate before opening up a practice with his father Dr. Mark Sanders. Dr. Derik has now returned to Dr. Bandy’s Austin Holistic Health, working with fellow chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists for a complete approach to natural health care.

Professional Memberships and Additional Certifications

Since graduating from Parker in 2006, Dr. Derik has earned several postgraduate certifications in various areas:

  • Active Release Techniques®
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Clinical Kinesiology
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Functional Medicine

Additionally, he is a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and the Texas Chiropractic Association.
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Outside of the Office

When he’s not at the practice, Dr. Derik enjoys spending time at Zilker Park with his partner Shana and their baby girl, Jordan. The family also loves checking out new restaurants and attending the wide variety of festivals that Austin offers. He continues to express his love of the culinary arts by preparing and sharing clean eating recipes with his friends, family and patients

Dr. Derik prides himself on delivering health care that is extremely specific to each individual. He believes there is no cookie-cutter approach. If you have any reservations, he welcomes you to schedule a cost-free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll meet Dr. Derik, discuss your case and ensure it’s something he feels that we can assist you with. You can then make the decision if you’d like to continue. Contact the chiropractic office today to schedule an appointment!


Dr. Derik Sanders | Chiropractor Westlake | (512) 494-1880