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.
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
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.
IIn 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.