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Meet Dr. Derrick Houghton

I’ve felt first-hand how simple chiropractic adjustments helped my body recover from a near fatal accident.

Dr. Derrick Houghton profileDr. Houghton was born in Edmunds, WA in January, 1971. He was an active kid, playing the drums and taking up many sports as he got older. The Houghton family spent their extra time and most summers camping and riding dirt bikes together. His father’s job moved them many times, and throughout his adolescence Dr. Derrick quickly learned the importance adapting to new environments and people.

Dr. Houghton’s family finally settled in southern California in enough time for him to finish high school in 1989 and set his sights on college. He began his education at a Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. It was during this time that through a friend and a visit to a local chiropractor the thought of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic crossed his mind. Not knowing much about the field of chiropractic nor the schooling needed, Dr. Derrick set off on his prerequisite studies which included four solid years of the sciences.

Dr. Houghton’s family moved again this time to Austin, TX. This transition brought him to Austin Community College and introduced him, through a job at the gym, to his wife Joetta. She was studying elementary education. After knowing each other for nine months they became engaged to be married.

Dr. Derrick Houghton and his familyHe took some time off school to work while his new wife finished her studies. An acceptance to Life University’s School of Chiropractic moved the family to Atlanta where Dr. Derrick began his studies and Joetta began teaching third grade.

A Turning Point…

During the third quarter of school Dr. Derrick was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident. Through this experience and the treatments of a student chiropractor he not only regained full mobility and feeling in his back but also found the meaning of his profession. He felt first-hand how a simple chiropractic adjustment helped his body feel again. He also saw the benefits of chiropractic’s effective natural approach worked without drugs or surgery.

This breakthrough moment re-invigorated Dr. Derrick and increased his focus in his area of study so much so that he finished his clinical work six months early, just in time for his first daughter, Mckenzie, to be born. Just after graduation, but before driving a full moving truck to a practice in Michigan, Dr. Derrick, Joetta, and Mckenzie decided to move home to Pflugerville, Texas to be near family.

Texas Family Chiropractic Opens in 2000

After passing both the final national board exam and thereafter the Texas jurisprudence they opened Texas Family Chiropractic in April 2000. With the help of Gibson Management, his coach Dr. Jay Morgan, his mentor Dr. Paul “The Rock” McCartney, his family, and mostly his first CA/office manager/screener/motivator and wife Joetta Houghton, Dr. Derrick set out door-to-door to almost a thousand houses in Pflugerville to introduce himself to his new patients.

Since then, the doctor’s family has grown to include a daughter, Kamryn in 2001, and son, Bentlee in 2019. Joetta is now a successful Realtor in the Pflugerville area and Texas Family Chiropractic has grown into a 4500 square foot custom built office in Pflugerville serving the Pflugerville, Round Rock and Greater Travis County area where Dr. Derrick treats his patients with care and compassion naturally.

I am looking forward to meeting you in person and discussing how we can help you get on the road to wellness. Give our Pflugerville office a call today to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Derrick Houghton | (512) 252-9444