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Meet Dr. William Kriva

What I love most about being a chiropractor is having the ability to see an immediate impact on the health and well-being of my patients through what I do.

Engineer Turned Chiropractor

Chiropractor Oakdale, Dr. William KrivaBefore becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Kriva was an engineer for twelve years. “Being an engineer shaped my biomechanical understanding of what’s going on with the spine.”

So what propelled Dr. Kriva to switch careers? It was sciatica that he had for seven years that nobody could get rid of. “I didn’t know a thing about chiropractic, so I never even had chiropractic on the radar when I was going through that.”

One day, a colleague said, “Why don’t you go see a chiropractor?” Dr. Kriva asked him what a chiropractor was. He decided to go and the chiropractor who figured out what was causing his problem got rid of the sciatica.

Obtaining a Chiropractic Education

Dr. Kriva earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The first chiropractic college in the world, Palmer was established by Dr. D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic. Dr. Kriva’s hard work resulted in being honored at graduation as valedictorian of his class in 1997. He also earned the Clinical Excellence Award, the John Connolly Outstanding Graduate Award and membership in the Pi Tau Delta national honor society.

While at Palmer, Dr. Kriva was influenced by many outstanding professors who made a profound impact on him.

Sharing the Chiropractic Message

A self-described “chiropractic missionary,” Dr. Kriva wants to share with others how he was helped years ago with sciatica.

Chiropractic gave me my life back. My mission is to share with as many people as I possibly can, wherever I can, what chiropractic is all about.

Because of his passion for sharing the benefits of chiropractic, Dr. Kriva does a lot of lectures and talks in the community. Here are some of the topics he discusses:

  • The chiropractic perspective on different health problems
  • Managing stress naturally
  • Protecting your back at home and in the workplace
  • Peak performance
  • Eliminating chronic inflammation
  • Epigenetics (how the genes that we have can be altered in their expression)
  • ADHD
  • Five secrets of permanent weight loss


Outside the Practice

When he’s at adjusting spines at Parkview Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kriva enjoys spending time with his wife. Their five adult children are grown and out of the house. They have five grandchildren. He also likes to hunt, fish and ride his motorcycle.

Dr. Kriva also loves to write and just finished his third book, called “Stuck.” The book is about what most people do when they find themselves stuck in some aspect of their life and how the typical response that people have to being in that circumstance is detrimental in terms of how people react. Dr. Kriva lays out an alternative path that can be taken. “Choosing that alternative path can lead to great rewards and growth from the experience of being stuck in some aspect of life.”

Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr. Kriva!


Dr. William Kriva | (651) 578-8588