Dr. Matt Howard: FAMILY / PREGNANCY CHIROPRACTOR, DRYNEEDLING TECHNIQUES, CUPPING THERAPY
DR. SARA HOWARD: PREGNANCY / PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTOR AND ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES
DR. KIMBERLY HEDGESPETH : CHIROPRACTOR, CUPPING THERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES
Shannon Thrasher: Massage Therapy and Skin Care Professional
Audrey LeMasters, MSW, LCSW, Ph. D
Edge Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Chiropractor, Peoria, IL
Dr. Matt Howard was born and raised just outside of Peoria, IL. He has always been very active in athletics which actually led him to pursue his chiropractic career. His first experience with chiropractic came after a neck injury during a high school wrestling competition. He had two bulged discs in his neck causing severe pain and muscle aches/tightness in his neck and upper back. After a few weeks of care he was able to continue a very successful season. Though temporarily out of pain, in the years following he suffered from chronic pain and tightness in his neck. For two years he suffered with this pain, until joining his college rugby team at Illinois State University. His coaches were both local chiropractors and through their treatments, even while playing such a physical sport, his pain and muscle imbalances began to alleviate. After experiencing the benefits of chiropractic for himself he decided to pursue this wonderful career at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.
Dr. Matt has a great family practice treating patients of all backgrounds, ages, and activity levels. He has had extra training in Flexion Distraction for low back conditions, extremity adjusting for common issues beyond the spine, nutrition and whole food supplementation, Soft tissue and trigger point therapy, as well as chiropractic rehab therapy.
Dr. Matt has a great interest in helping young athletes and fitness enthusiasts seeking care for injuries. He truly believes every young athlete, especially those in contact sports like wrestling, football, rugby, or martial arts should be visiting a chiropractor in their area.
He sincerely loves what he does, and enjoys interacting with all of his great patients.
Dr. Sara Howard has always known that she wanted to help people feel better and live healthier lives. She chose to be a chiropractor after being helped so much by a chiropractor herself. Dr. Sara started seeing the benefits of chiropractic after suffering from severe headaches and upper back pain caused by a car accident. After a few adjustments her headaches were completely gone and her back pain continually improved with each consecutive adjustment.
Dr. Sara double majored in Human Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. After graduating from chiropractic school, she continued her education in holistic health care by learning acupuncture, Chinese herbs and functional medicine. While Dr. Sara treats patients of all ages, she has specialty training in pregnancy chiropractic and pediatric chiropractic receiving her certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Associations. Dr. Sara is also certified in the Webster Technique which yields great results for aligning the pelvic bones during pregnancy. She also has advanced training in extremity adjustments, craniosacral therapy, nutrition and wellness care. She has advanced training in identification and treatment of oral restrictions such as lip and tongue ties. As a pediatric chiropractor, member of the International Association of Tongue Tie Professionals and breastfeeding mom of two children that had restrictions, she has a true passion to help parents achieve their personal goals.
Her goal is to teach as many people as possible about how they can live better physically, mentally and socially with holistic health care. Dr. Sara uses a “whole person approach” in treating her patients. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of disturbance or disruption.
Licensed Chiropractor, Peoria, IL
Dr. Kimberly Hedgespeth decided to become a chiropractor after seeing the positive impact that chiropractic had on members of her family. She learned about the lifelong benefits that occur as a result of chiropractic care and knew immediately that she wanted the opportunity to help others in this way. Dr. Kimberly completed her undergraduate studies at Monmouth College where she majored in Biopsychology and minored in Chemistry. She then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic. She practices Palmer Package: Diversified and Gonstead techniques. During her time at Palmer, she also studied SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique) and the Activator Method. SOT and the Activator Method are low to no force, gentle techniques that can be utilized to care for a wide variety of patients and conditions. Dr. Kimberly continued her post graduate studies in acupuncture to allow for more treatment option for her clients.
Having grown up in Peoria, Illinois, Dr. Kimberly knew that after completing school, she wanted to return to Peoria to be close to her family and have the opportunity to provide chiropractic care to members of her community. She loves getting to know her patients and focuses on helping each patient to have a better understanding of their overall wellness and their ability to take control of their health. Dr. Kimberly looks forward to providing chiropractic care for local families for years to come.
Massage Therapy and Esthetics -Peoria, IL
Licensed Massage Therapist
Massage: Swedish – Deep Tissue – Prenatal- Aromatherapy
Esthetics: Customized Facial Treatments – Spa Facials – Cupping Facials – Acne Treatments – Full Body Waxing
Skin care products: PCA- Beauty Counter
Shannon knew that she wanted to be a Massage Therapist after having her first professional massage. She graduated from Central Illinois School of Massage Therapy in 2003. She is grateful every day that she can help her clients achieve their goals, whether it is to increase flexibility, reduce pain or refocus with a little time just for themselves. Her massage practice has been based in Peoria for 15 years and continues to expand her knowledge through yearly continuing education.
Her desire to help her clients feel and look their best led her back to school for Esthetics. She graduated from the University of Spa and Cosmetology in 2013. As a Licensed Esthetician she is able to help her clients address their skin concerns by providing them with a customized skin care routine that consists of home care with products and professional in office treatments. Shannon’s clients are able to utilize both massage and skin care services directly from her which provides a certain continuity of care most practitioners can’t offer.
When she is not taking care of her clients you will find her hanging out with her daughter Lexi and her family. She also enjoys running with her dog Timber.
MASSAGE AND SKIN CARE SERVICES AND PRICING
30 min: $50
45 min: $60
1 hour: $75
90 min: $110
SKIN CARE SERVICES
Audrey LeMasters MSW, LCSW, Ph. D, uses her diverse background of academic and clinical experiences to treat patients in the Peoria area.
Audrey understands that mental health issues have a significant impact on the lives of individuals, families, and children. Mental health issues are too often ignored or dismissed by society at large. That’s wrong. Mental health is as important as physical health and needs to be treated with the respect it deserves. That’s why Audrey has spent her career helping those in need. With experience working with adults, children, and families, Audrey is ready and able to help you.
If you’re struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder, help is available. It takes great strength to seek help for mental health issues and that strength is rewarded with healing. Your mental health is Audrey’s top priority. Make the call today and start on a path to better mental health. Whether your issues stem from a particular traumatic issue or you’re fighting a battle without a clear source, Audrey can help. Spending her career in the Peoria area, Audrey has devoted herself to helping those with issues like yours. If you’re considering reaching out on behalf of a child, know that Audrey has experience helping children and adolescents who experienced trauma and draws upon that background to continue to help kids today. If you know you feel ‘off,’ don’t dismiss it. Don’t ignore it. No matter the topic, it is critical that you’re heard and provided with strategies for improving your outlook and your situation.