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Who we are

Dr. Kassandra Francis

Dr Kassie grew up knowing she was born to be a chiropractor. The turning point was when her baby brother was born with erb’s palsy due to birth complications. Because he was adjusted on the way home from the hospital at 3 days old, his body was able to heal from right arm paralysis, which medical doctors had diagnosed as permanent.

Chiropractic was more of a lifestyle growing up. Her mother took the family for check-ups, taught healthy eating habits and used natural remedies as first interventions. At a very young age she was practicing her adjustments on her collection of teddy bears. Her parents could tell she was a natural and encouraged her to continue to pursue this.

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She left Montreal, Canada in 2010 to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University, due to its reputation of high clinical and scientific curriculum, and integrative health approach. Dr. Kassie graduated 2017 from NWHS with her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees.

During her first year of school, she was able to start learning from Dr. Richard Hills DPT,DC, from Institute for Orthopedics and Chiropractc (IOC), who enriched her learning in extremity and non-surgical rehabilitative science, techniques and clinical experience. During her 7 years in Minnesota she assisted and then interned with IOC doctors, working along side Physical therapists, Athletic trainers, massage therapists and multiple chiropractors. She was president of the chiropractic Gonstead technique club during her last two years NWHS. She attended over 200 hours of Gonstead methodology seminars and she organized weekly meetings for hands on technique, x-rays analysis and learning from Gonstead doctors.

 
She has been taking pediatric seminars since 2015 and has 250+ hours of post graduate education for pediatrics and pregnancy. She is Webster certified and has absolutely loved learning the advanced pregnancy techniques and pediatric neurology sensory integration for the last 3 years.

Dr. Joann Ivy

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Dr. Joann decided to pursue a career in healthcare because of her passion for helping others. Despite careful consideration of many careers in medicine, she felt none of them were right for her until she entered a chiropractic office for the first time. She was immediately drawn to the idea that true health comes from within, and the body has a natural ability to be well with a healthy nervous system, proper nourishment, movement, and positive thoughts.
 
She moved her family from Wichita, Kansas to the Kansas City area to attend chiropractic school at Cleveland University. She graduated with honors in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

In addition to the traditional chiropractic curriculum, Dr. Joann spent numerous hours increasing her knowledge of pediatric, prenatal, and postpartum care. She is Webster certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

She is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and stays current with the latest advancements in the field through continuing education courses and attending conferences.


She is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to her patients. She specializes in and uses a variety of techniques to address each patient's unique needs. Dr. Joann is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal health and wellness and welcomes new patients to her practice.

Dr. Faith Schumann

Dr. Faith Schumann is a multifaceted professional with a diverse educational background and a deep passion for holistic health and wellness. Influenced by her Naturopathic father and his cancer cure story, she knew at the age of 16 she wanted a career that would make an impact and make a difference in the lives of many. Her journey began with a degree in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2000. This early foundation in the life sciences laid the groundwork for her future endeavors. Following her graduation, Dr. Faith embarked on a career in the biotechnology industry, specializing in cloning and sequencing DNA. Her work in this field contributed significantly to the advancement of genetic research and paved the way for her interest in the broader implications of health and well-being. Driven by a strong desire to promote natural and holistic healthcare and to follow in her father's footsteps of holistic based medicine, Dr. Faith made a pivotal decision to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University, where she earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2006. This academic achievement was the catalyst for her future endeavors in the realm of alternative medicine and chiropractic care.

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With a solid foundation in chiropractic care and a wealth of knowledge in genetics and cell biology, Dr. Schumann established her own wellness clinic in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In this role, she diligently worked to enhance the health and vitality of her patients, offering a range of chiropractic services while also hosting educational seminars and workshops alongside her father who was a Naturopathic visionary. Growing up with a Naturopath father who successfully overcame a stage 4 cancer diagnosis through natural herbal remedies in Tijuana, Mexico, she developed a deep-rooted appreciation for the power of natural healing. Furthermore, her own triumph over an autoimmune diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, achieved through dietary and lifestyle changes, has made her a living example of the effectiveness of holistic approaches to health. These events were designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to improve their health and overall quality of life. Recently, Dr. Faith and her family relocated from the Twin Cities, Minnesota area to the Southwest Florida region in 2022 right before hurricane Ian, indeed, a great welcome party for them to the region. 

 

Dr. Faith's professional passions encompass a wide array of health-related topics, with a particular focus on women's hormone health, infertility issues, autoimmune conditions, weight loss strategies, and nutrition hacks for achieving optimal well-being. Her dedication to these areas has enabled her to transform the lives of countless individuals. In addition to her chiropractic expertise, Dr. Faith Schumann has pursued advanced training in acupuncture, 200+ hours in education from International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), 100+ hours in education from the Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology and countless hours/weekends on functional nutrition/medicine and laboratory blood interpretation studies all to further expand her knowledge and skill set to help find answers for her patients. 

 

As a dynamic and engaging public speaker, Dr. Faith has delivered numerous health seminars, radio & podcast interviews, both in-person and online, providing valuable insights and guidance to her audiences. She is also a novice content creator, sharing her expertise through various media platforms in her free time. Years back she authored a quick guide for Parents called: The Natural Parent's Reference Guide: Your guide for a natural approach to help common ailments that affect infants & children. You can find this resource for free on kindle. 

 

Currently, Dr. Faith is an esteemed faculty member at two universities—one in Florida (FGCU) and the other in Minnesota (Bethel University)—where she imparts her wisdom and knowledge to the next generation of healthcare professionals. Her dedication to education and mentorship is a testament to her commitment to advancing the field of holistic healthcare. 

 

Outside of her professional life, Dr. Faith Schumann, is married to an amazing man, Erik (married for over 2 decades) and a dedicated mother to two teenagers, Noah and Isaac. She also shares her home with two cherished dogs, Cash and Luna. Her hobbies include golf, pickleball, photography, and exploring the rich offerings of Florida. Additionally, she enjoys immersing herself in the world of nutrition podcasts, further fueling her passion for promoting health and wellness.

 

She is excited to bring her passions and skills alongside Dr. Kassie and Dr. Joann and the rest of the amazing team at Vibrant Health & Wellness. While, Dr. Faith's father is no longer with us, she has a deep-rooted passion and drive to continue his legacy to bring hope and healing to so many in need. 

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