Chiropractic is a natural approach to healing using non-invasive, non-surgical methods to treat the whole person. A major focus of chiropractic care is on spinal misalignment or subluxation. Spinal misalignment causes dysfunction in the joints, tissues, nerves, and organs which can show up in symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, back pain, decreased range of motion, muscle tension, numbness and tingling in arms and legs, or any feeling of dis-ease in the body. Subluxation can also be present without noticeable symptoms.
Chiropractic care is used to support a variety of needs including health restoration, sports injuries or other physical traumas, childhood injuries, pre- and post-natal care, pediatric and geriatric care, and wellness maintenance.
What To Expect
As part of a comprehensive care, clients receive initial and routine objective and subjective evaluations including a review of symptoms, nervous system scan to measure muscle tension around the spine, Bio Impendence Analysis to measure body composition and cell health, Applied Kinesiology or muscle testing to assess imbalances, orthopedic tests, and X-rays.
Session assessments and treatments are customized to your individual needs and may include the following methods of care:
The Activator Method
Thompson Drop Technique
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
Myofascial Release (or Unwinding)
The Diversified Technique
Sacral Occipital Technique
Summary of Fees
|Initial Consultation and Exam||$65 – 200 / 50-60 minutes|
|X-rays||$60 – 130|
|Spinal and Extremity Adjustments||$30-45 / 10-15 minutes|
|Craniosacral Therapy / Myofascial Unwinding||$45 / 20 minutes|
*Some fees may be covered by insurance. Note, Dr. Robin does not accept any insurance.
Dr. Michelle Robin
Doctor of Chiropractic, Chief Wellness Officer, Fellow Acupuncture Society of America, Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner
Founded Your Wellness Connection in 2001
Specialities: Specializing in Whole Being Care and Chiropractic.
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Dr. Robin is the founder of Your Wellness Connection, Small Changes Big Shifts®, Big Shifts Foundation®, and the Kansas City Wellness Consortium, but more importantly, she is a visionary for the well-being of many generations. After opening her chiropractic practice in Kansas City over 30 years ago, she’s become a national influence and memorable leader int he wellness industry. Her simple framework – called the Quadrants of Well-Being – is the key to what many people have been looking for when it comes to discovering their best life. She has spent the majority of her career helping people make small changes that ultimately create the biggest shifts in their well-being. As a chiropractor, author, teacher, holistic healer, podcast hot, unshakable optimist, international speaker, and passionate advocate for generational change, Dr. Robin has left an impression on thousands of lives by helping them find their unique path to wellness and enrich their purpose in life.
Awards: 2007 Chiropractor of the Year by Masters Circle; Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business; Top 25 Under 25 Small Businesses by the Kansas City Small Business Monthly; House of Menu Community Service Award; Speaking of Women’s Health Glow award; eWomen Network Femtor Made it to a Million Award
Education: Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College; Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Washburn University; Post-education from a number of institutions, including Parker College of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic, and Northwestern Health Sciences University
Dr. Sean Cailteux
Doctor of Chiropractic
Joined Your Wellness Connection in 2011
Specialities: Low back conditions and the care of extremities using Cox Flexion Distraction, Diversified, Activator, spinal decompression, kinesiotaping, and cold-laser therapy.
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Dr. Cailteux is a certified provider of the Cox Technique, which is a form of spinal flexion-distraction. He also required extra education in chiropractic techniques for treatment of extremities. He grew up in St. Mary’s, Kansas, but lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and kids.
Awards: The Robert J. Czopoth Service and Leadership Award at Parker University Cum Laude; Best Technique Award, which is awarded to one member of every graduating class
Education: Undergraduate education from Washburn University in Exercise Physiology and Pre-Med; Parker University for a Doctorate in Chiropractic; Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy; Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness
Dr. Shannon Pishny
Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Pediatric 400-Hour Diplomate
Joined Your Wellness Connection in 2005
Specialities: Prenatal and pediatric chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, Cox Flexion Distraction, Impulse Adjusting Instrument, Logan Basic and Webster Certified.
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Dr. Shannon Pishny is a passionate advocate for the well-being of families, and that stems from being a mother herself to three children. From prenatal care and delivery to pediatric care, Dr. Pishny encourages and educates parents about raising healthy kids in today’s world. She’s been trained by some of the leading pediatric chiropractors in the country at the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Education: Cleveland Chiropractic College; Certified in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic; Speciality training in Diversified, Cox Flexiion Distraction, Pro-Adjuster, Logan Basic, and Pediatric Chiropractic
Dr. Khia Simmons
Doctor of Chiropractic
Joined Your Wellness Connection in 2021
Specialities: Diversified, Activator, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT), Dry Needling.
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After a career in journalism and several years as a stay-at-home mom, Dr. Khia decided it was time to pursue her dream of becoming a chiropractor. She believes in the overall well-being of her clients and works to raise awareness of the body’s ability to function at a healthier level with chiropractic care. Dr. Khia is originally from Detroit, Michigan, but has grown deep roots in Kansas City alongside her husband and two children for the last 21 years. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of Your Wellness Connection and to serve alongside other great practitioners that share similar values in caring for the body.
Education: Cleveland University Kansas City-Chiropractic College