A One Stop Health Resource
by Susan Post
Active Edge Chiropractic is more than just a traditional chiropractic facility. It’s an integrated health center designed to combine its namesake with other health-minded programs, to provide patients with long-lasting solutions to their physical ailments. Opened by chiropractors Dr. Jasmine Craner and Dr. Erik Hensel in March 2013, Active Edge Chiropractic helps those struggling with injuries find a customized treatment plan that focuses on inner and outer well-being.
Personal experience sparked the couple’s interest in Chiropractic. As a high school student, Jasmine was sidelined from her active life due to sports injuries. She sought chiropractic treatment and was intrigued by her doctor’s willingness to educate her about the process. Chiropractic quickly became a staple in her life when she learned she would need to continue treatment to stay active.
Craner attended The Ohio State University and received her degree in Exercise Science and Personal Training. She then went on to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, where she earned her chiropractic degree. Northwestern is also where she met Hensel, her future partner.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Hensel took a position as a longshoreman. Long hours working on the docks manifested into an array of health problems, including headaches, insomnia and fatigue. Tired of the pain, he heeded a friend’s advice and saw a chiropractor. Hensel finally found relief, noticing a significant difference in his well-being after only a week. After continuing treatment, he eventually decided to dive in and pursue the field himself.
Hensel and Craner experienced the wonders chiropractic treatment can provide by itself, but were inspired to open Active Edge Chiropractic as a place where patients can supplement their own road to health and well-being after their initial treatment. The options are abundant to find a course of action for each patient.
“Everyone is different,” Craner says. “There is no cookie-cutter treatment plan. Each plan is personalized, and we continually assess and adjust according to your needs.”
Active Edge offers soft tissue work, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, personal training and group fitness classes. Additionally, Hensel specializes in nutritional counseling and functional medicine. By combining chiropractic adjustments with other services such as physical therapy and massage, patients show faster, better and longer-lasting results.
“Chiropractic helps physical problems go away; we can help you learn how to stay pain-free,” Craner says. “Taking medication just covers pain like a band-aid instead of healing it.”
Treatments like soft tissue work and chiropractic adjustments can help cure obvious physical soreness and muscular problems, but these services also help remedy issues like fatigue and chronic headaches. When more than adjustment is needed to solve a problem, Hensel’s focus on nutrition and functional medicine adds another component to their services.
“Nutritional counseling helps to heal the body from the inside out. We focus on patient education for a healthy life and talk about smart choices like reading food labels and proper portioning,” he says.
Hensel helps patients identify what foods and food portions will help their body run most efficiently. Once inner and outer issues are addressed, personal training and group fitness classes help patients stay active and get fit. Current fitness classes are open to anyone and include yoga, strength training and boot-camps.
Active Edge Chiropractic is a first-line treatment option for people who want to take control of their long-term health. The doctors want to see their active clients work hard to get the most out of their tailored treatment plans. Hensel and Craner strive to educate their patients on what they feel so they understand and see the value in chiropractic treatment. They are driven to continue their education as well to expand their skill sets.
“The more we know, the more we can help,” the couple says.
Location: 1156 Dublin Rd., Ste. 102. For more information or to make an appointment, visit ActiveEdgeChiropractic.com or call 614-407-5335.
Susan Post is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus. She enjoys writing about her city and the people and places that make it special Contact her at Susan.Post.firstname.lastname@example.org.