Dr. Fran grew up in southeastern Massachusetts about 40 miles south of Boston. There she developed a love for the outdoors, culture and art, travelling, and athletics. She earned an academic and athletic scholarship to Mercyhurst College, a small liberal arts institution, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. It was not until her early twenties did she discover the amazing benefits of chiropractic care. While considered in “good health” by most standards, it was about her sixth week of treatment when she noticed all of her recurrent sinus and digestive issues resolved. Soon after, her stress and anxiety levels dropped enabling a deeper, more rejuvenating sleep and boundless energy. She felt extraordinary, and she knew that chiropractic was responsible for the all-around positive change. After making this correlation, she left her current career to pursue her doctorate in Chiropractic and has been part of this non-invasive, nurturing healing art since.
Dr. Fran coached varsity field hockey at Notre Dame de Sion, while attending Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS. After graduation, she took an associate position at Fountain of Life Family Chiropractic in Kansas City. There she has developed a strong, family-based, wellness clinic; treating infants suffering from colic, sleep disturbances and digestive conditions, children with ear infections, asthma and scoliosis to adults with headaches, joint and back pain, osteoarthritis, spinal disc conditions, allergies, asthma and digestive issues. Wellness is a holistic approach to understanding your health, based on the belief that physical, emotional and environmental factors all play a role in how you feel. Wellness isn’t invasive; and it isn’t about medicating or masking a symptom. It’s about looking deep to uncover the root factors contributing to ailments, and making choices to achieve better balance. Wellness is a lifestyle, a life choice and a life line. Through regular chiropractic care, proper nutrition, and body movement, “wellness” is well within reach-and Dr. Fran cannot wait to guide you along the way.
Out of the office, Dr. Fran loves to unwind to prana flow yoga and photography. She also feeds her adventurous spirit travelling to new places as often as possible. Her family resides in the Kansas City area, as does she just south of the plaza. Dr. Fran loves sharing the gift of health with everyone she encounters and looks forward to meeting you!
Dr. Tyler was born and raised in Independence, Kansas. As a high school athlete, he excelled in basketball and tennis, winning the 4A state tennis championship in 2006. After high school graduation, Tyler went on to attend the University of Kansas, majoring in cellular biology. After planning on pursuing a degree in pharmacology, he discovered chiropractic and all of the health benefits chiropractic could provide for people. Following graduation from the University of Kansas, Tyler moved to Overland Park to attend Cleveland Chiropractic College. During his time at Cleveland, he took special interest in sports injury and rehab, rehabilitative exercise, Graston therapy, soft tissue therapies, and implementation of E-stim and ultrasound to help his patients feel their best.
Out of the office, Tyler is passionate about health and living an active lifestyle. Tyler participates in several tennis and basketball leagues in the Kansas City area and enjoys running, cycling, and yoga.
Dr. Tyler believes chiropractic care provides an integral health care service that allows people to move and feel their best. Tyler has a passion for health and looks forward to educating and helping patients of all ages.
Sheri Bechtel is originally from the Shawnee Mission area, but now she and her family now reside in Kansas City North. She has always had a passion for keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. Sheri and her family have received regular chiropractic care from Dr. Fran for several years. When Dr. Fran moved her practice, Sheri happily joined the team as the Office Manager. She enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and just hanging out with her girls having fun!
Chandra Irving, LMT, CHC
Chandra is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Coach who brings a great level of passion for healing and uplifting energy to her practice. Not only is she well versed in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Swedish, Hot Stone and Prenatal massage and trained in Oscillation therapy, she also provides her clients with the knowledge and support they need to help put their health and well being back into their own hands.
Born and raised in New York City, Chandra later moving to Buffalo, New York to attend the University at Buffalo where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. Then again to Los Angeles, California where she fulfilled an 11-year career in post production before finding her calling in Massage Therapy and Health Coaching. She attended California Healing Arts College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she received her certification as a Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Coach, respectively. Outside of the office Chandra enjoys re-imagining vintage clothing and jewelry, bike riding and learning the in's and out's of edible gardening.
Angela Hoffman is a Licensed Massage Therapist with a focus in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage, and relaxation. In addition to having a passion for holistic health and nutrition, Angela loves to help people feel their best. She believes that soft tissue therapies are essential for stress relief, musculoskeletal health, preventing injuries, and preparing for/recovering from surgeries.
Angela grew up in Weston, MO, just north of Kansas City. She attended Truman State University, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting. She loves staying busy with gardening, spending time in her art studio, reading books, cooking with friends, traveling to National Parks and finding the best vegetarian restaurants.