417-891-9700
3250 E. Battlefield, Suite P
Springfield, MO 65804

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Christina
Dr. Christina Thomas
, owner of Active Life

 

Dr. Christina is a Springfield, MO native and obtained her B.A. from Drury University. She was inspired to explore chiropractic care because her husband’s father and grandfather were both chiropractors, and fell in love with the ability to provide healing care to patients without the use of medication. She attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS, receiving the Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC). During her time at Cleveland she was selected to participate in two hospital internships, the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. To become a Certified Animal Chiropractor in addition to “human chiropractic,” she attended Options for Animals in Wellsville, KS.

 

She and her husband opened Active Life Chiropractic near Battlefield & Hwy 65 in 2012 committed to providing top quality care and services. She became a runner and triathlete after chiropractic school and enjoys growing as an athlete and treating athletes in our practice using soft tissue therapies as well as chiropractic care. She is continuing her education with Active Release Technique and looking forward to working at an Ironman event in the provider tent in the future. During time away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family as well as working with the animals on their hobby farm. They are an active outdoor family dedicated to living life to the fullest.

 

 Techniques
  • Active Release Technique
  • Diversified
  • Thompson Drop Adjusting
  • Activator Instrument Assisted
  • Graston Technique for muscle rehabilitation and athletes
  • Certified Rocktape Doc
  • Webster Maternity Certified

 

Associations & Memberships

  • Active Release Technique Ironman Provider
  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
  • International Veterinary Chiropractic Association
  • Missouri State Chiropractic Association
  • Ozark Multisport Club
  • Springfield Brewing Company Athletics

 

 

 

Dr. Caitlyn Bowman has joined our practice Spring 2016.

 

 

Dr. Caitlyn

Dr. Caitlyn grew up in Southeast Missouri where she spent most of her time traveling to play basketball and softball. She sought Chiropractic care after a handful of injuries in high school. Her shoulder and lower back pain were managed and was able to continue playing competitively throughout high school and college. She found a love for Chiropractic and had hopes of joining the healing arts profession after college. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and went on to pursue Chiropractic school at Logan University in Chesterfield, MO. While at Logan, she was selected to treat patients in the Human Performance Center and provide care to collegiate athletes at UMSL, Lindenwood and SIUE.

 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, friends and family. She frequents the Current River in the summertime and enjoys the Ozarks’ beautiful scenery all year long. Anything sports-related sparks her interest and enjoys talking with her patients about their different sporting adventures. Her passion is to help families, current and future athletes perform to their utmost potential by providing them with Chiropractic care and Soft Tissue therapies. She is very excited for her career in chiropractic and is excited to begin here at Active Life!

 

Techniques

  • Active Release Technique
  • Thompson Drop Adjusting
  • Diversified
  • Activator Instrument Assisted Adjusting
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique (IASTM)

 

Associations & Memberships

  • Missouri State Chiropractic Association
  • American Chiropractic Association