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Chiropractic

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:

Spinal Manipulation
Spinal Manipulation: precise impulses in specific direction to restore normal motion and position of individual vertebrae and what is used when a “pop” is usually heard.
The Activator Method
The Activator Method: a low-force adjusting protocol using a small tool.
Cox Flexion-Distraction
Cox Flexion-Distraction: a gentle, non-force stretching movement to aid in relieving nerve pressure in the lower and middle back and neck.
Spinal Decompression
Spinal Decompression: computer-aided technology to apply slow and controlled decompression to the spine, increasing circulation into the spinal discs and joints; used for disc related syndromes of the low back and neck such as herniated discs, bulging discs, facet syndrome, degenerative joint disease, and pinched nerves.
Thompson Drop Technique
Thompson Drop Technique: a pneumatically driven segmented drop system, which uses high speed thrusts with minimal force in sync with the drop of the table.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
CranioSacral Therapy (CST): uses light pressure on the cranial bones to locate and release any restrictions preventing the bones from pumping oxygen and nutrient rich fluid to the brain and spinal cord. Is effective for a wide range of medical concerns including, but not limited to colic, ear infections, learning disabilities, motor-coordination impairments, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional difficulties, and stress and tension-related problems.
Microcurrent Therapy
Microcurrent Therapy: uses a small amount of electrical current to speed the healing process, help relieve pain, and reduce swelling and inflammation.
Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy: emits photons (light) in very specific regions of the electromagnetic spectrum to penetrate the skin and absorb radiant energy to promote healing, break up scar tissue, reduce inflammation and pain.
Myofascial Release (or Unwinding)
Myofascial Release (or Unwinding): body therapy that releases the connective fascial tissue that occurs by following or “unwinding” the inherent, non-muscular movement in the body. It can be applied to whole limbs, surface areas, and even structures as small as a tooth and is often used in conjunction with craniosacral therapy. Addresses attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, pain, movement restrictions, visual limitations, emotional blocks and other medical conditions.
The Diversified Technique
The Diversified Technique: each adjustment uses a specific line of drive for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. Helps restore normal biomechanical function and treat sports and other injuries.
Instrument Adjusting
Instrument Adjusting: application of low force to the spine using state-of-the-art technical instruments that accurately measures subluxation of vertebrae. This technique is often used when clients prefer low-force and no sound during their adjustments.
Sacral Occipital Technique
Sacral Occipital Technique: a method of chiropractic evaluation and care that identifies distortion patterns in the nervous, pelvic and spinal systems. The relationship between the spinal, cranial and related organ systems is analyzed and efficient cerebrospinal fluid flow is emphasized.

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
Spinal Decompression $40
Laser Therapy $15

*Some fees may be covered by insurance. Note, Dr. Robin does not accept any insurance.

Practitioners

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

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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