Dr. Aaron Riedel
Why did I choose Chiropractic?
I loved playing sports! Right up until the day a hard hit put me on the ground and out of the game. Everything hurt, and even after a month of physical therapy I still had very little range of motion in my neck. A family member highly recommended the chiropractor they’d been seeing and I figured it was worth a try. Not only did I get great results from the treatment, but I got interested in maybe someday being able to help people with the same kind of medical care. With some urging from a co-worker I was enrolled in college, and began what I hope will be a life-long educational journey.
I chose Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City because I wanted to stay close to my hometown of Hays, Kansas and near to my family in the area. I was very motivated by the great program and instructors, and upon completion of my undergraduate degree I went directly into their graduate program. I also became fascinated with the art of acupuncture and have continued my education in that area. It’s been amazing to see the numerous benefits to people’s lives.
About the Family
My partner in my practice and in my life is the beautiful Dr. Lauren Sword. She and I have been together since we met in Chiropractic College more than 5 years ago. We are very busy as the new owners of Adjust to Health, and look forward to being married and raising a family one day. For now our “kids” are two little Chihuahuas with the biggest attitudes you can imagine. In our free time as a couple, we like to play a round of 18 holes. It’s fun and relaxing….right up until we start to lose a few too many golf balls. And we’re both fans of fast muscle cars. I also enjoy hunting once in a while, heading to the lake for some fishing or pretty much anything that give me an excuse to be outdoors.
My Chiropractic Philosophy
I believe in a whole body wellness philosophy. We all face stressors, with the “big 3” being emotional, biochemical and physical. Addressing these stressors through Chiropractic care, exercise and nutrition will allow the body to heal and for the person to maintain the balance needed for a lifetime of good health
Dr. Lauren Sword
Why did I choose Chiropractic?
I very well could have missed my calling if it weren’t for my aunt, the Chiropractor. I’d always looked up to her, but as a child, only had a vague idea of what she did since I only saw her a few times a year when she was in town visiting. I was very active in middle school and high school, which coincided with the onset of intense headaches. My mother took me to doctor after doctor, and nothing seemed to help, and decided that Chiropractic care was certainly worth a try, as my aunt always seemed to know what she was doing. After just one visit with the local Chiropractor I finally got relief from my chronic headaches. Not only did I feel much better, but out of all the doctors’ offices we’d visited, I felt that they really cared about me. From that point on my path was clear. I was going to college to become a Chiropractor.
The aunt that I admired became my mentor. The first time I was with her in her office she treated a patient who had never had a chiropractic adjustment before in her life. She was in such tremendous amounts of pain that her husband convinced her to give it a try it. Literally five minutes later after her adjustment she was in tears, but for the first time in a long while, not sad or painful tears. She cried happy tears from finally getting relief after years of misery. That experience reinforced what I already believed. Chiropractic care was my path, and I knew with all my heart that this is what I both needed and wanted to do with my life.
I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College from 2004-2011 receiving both my Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Chiropractic. While in clinic I focused my studies on Diversified, Activator, and SOT techniques, and had the opportunity to treat a diverse patient population, but started focusing on geriatrics. I believe that the geriatric population is underserved and deserves better options for alternative health care. My goal as a Doctor of Chiropractic is to educate people on the life-long benefits of chiropractic. As the Baby Boomers reach retirement age I want to help them maintain their health and vigor so that they can enjoy their golden years to the fullest.
About the Family
Dr. Aaron Riedel and I started dating in college, and our strong faith, as well as our commitment to chiropractic care has kept us together. Now we are sharing the challenges and excitement of owning our own practice, and look forward to being married in time. We also share Lilly and Gracie, our two beloved long haired Chihuahuas. In my free time I enjoy shopping (bargain hunting), golfing, barbecuing and spending time with family and friends. I wish it were always 65 degrees so I could be enjoying the outdoors, OR snowing while I watched it out my window. I am a Kansas City native and I can honestly say I love this city and the hometown feel it offers.
Dr. Kelly Callaway
I experienced the power of chiropractic whenever my wife was pregnant with our daughter. My wife was experiencing a lot of back pain and had difficulty sleeping most nights. We knew taking medication was not an option to help her sleep or for pain so we decided to try chiropractic. Needless to say this changed everything. My wife was able to sleep better and had a decrease in her back pain. This experience opened my eyes to the benefits of chiropractic care which later led to me pursuing chiropractic as a career.
I chose Cleveland Chiropractic College because my wife and I wanted to stay close to our family in Oklahoma. While attending Cleveland I focused my studies on Diversified, Flexion Distraction, Leander technique as well as pediatrics and maternal care with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. My goal is to help other families who are expecting so they can experience the wonderful benefits that my wife and I received when we were expecting.
My wife and I both grew up in Oklahoma and we are avid Oklahoma State University fans. We have a 10 year old that keeps us on our toes and is one of my best chiropractic patients. We also enjoy being active in our Church, Grace Fellowship in Overland Park.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you in your personal wellness journey.