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Practitioner Spotlight: Active Edge Chiropractic

Customizing Total Health

by Susan Post

Active Edge PS 2Active Edge Chiropractic is more than just a traditional chiropractic facility. It is an integrated health center designed to combine its chiropractic namesake with other health-minded programs and provide patients with long-lasting solutions to their physical ailments. Opened by chiropractors Dr. Jasmine Craner and Dr. Erik Hensel in March 2013, the practice has been thriving in its first year.

“Patients appreciate the holistic approach we have and the ability to co-treat within the same office so they don’t have to go multiple places,” Craner says.

Patients can form personalized treatment plans around chiropractic adjustments, massage and soft tissue work, physical therapy, personal training and group fitness classes. Hensel also specializes in nutritional counseling and functional medicine with a health coach also joining the staff this month.

Active Edge Chiropractic’s specialties can improve a patient’s health both inside and out. Whether it is treatment after an injury or a longer-term plan for general wellness, the practice will develop a course of action unique to each patient.

“Chiropractic helps physical problems go away,” Craner says. “We can help you learn how to stay pain-free.”

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.

Outside of treatment plans, Active Edge Chiropractic is providing both the space and guidance so people can improve their physical fitness. The team expanded in the first year, adding two personal trainers and two fitness class instructors. Personal training and fitness classes are open to everyone, not just patients.

Active Edge Chiropractic’s trainers can provide individual, partner or group training. The practice recently added Zumba fitness classes, while still offering yoga. Craner says they want to use the classes as way to develop accountability when it comes to fitness. Attendees can expect an expanded class list over the next few months.

Dr. Craner and Dr. Hensel are proud of the repertoire they have developed with their clients. Many clients note how different the practice is from other chiropractic centers and show their approval by referring friends and family. While the practice has met or exceeded the goals the partners set for the year and they are excited to see what the future holds, their mission is always to improve their patients’ lives and get them back on track as quickly as possible. The level of trust between patient and doctor shows.

“They feel like they can come in and ask us about anything and we can at least point them in the right direction if it’s not something we can help them with,” Craner says.

Knowing that sometimes patients may need an antibiotic or an orthopedic consult, Active Edge Chiropractic aims to become a multi-disciplinary practice as well as a health center. Plans to create a virtual office over the next year will give patients access to orthopedic consults and an easily accessible second opinion.

The partners at Active Edge Chiropractic will also take their knowledge outside the office this summer. The pair will attend a variety of races around the city to help runners with stretching, taping and overall assessments of their running form.

Location: 1156 Dublin Rd., Ste. 102. For more information or to make an appointment, visit 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

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