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Meet the Staff

Dr. Frances M. Hollembaek

Dr. Fran grew up in southeastern Massachusetts about 40 miles south of Boston. There she developed a love for the outdoors, culture and art, traveling, 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 healing art since.

After relocating to Kansas City, Dr. Fran coached varsity field hockey at Notre Dame de Sion, while attending Cleveland Chiropractic College.  After graduation, she developed a strong, family-wellness, practice 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 traveling 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 J. Smith

Dr. Tyler was born and raised in Independence, Kansas. 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 taping methods to best treat his patients. 

Out of the office, Dr. Tyler is passionate about health and living an active lifestyle.  Dr. Tyler teaches group fitness classes at a locally owned gym in the Westport area, as well as corporate fitness classes at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City.   He also participates in tennis and basketball leagues in the KC area.  This spring, Dr. Tyler and his wife, Lindsay, welcomed a baby boy, Jackson Joel to their family.  

Dr. Tyler believes chiropractic care provides an integral health care service that all helps people to move and feel their best. Tyler has a passion for health and looks forward to educating and helping patients of all ages.


Dr. Lauren E. Nelson

Dr. Lauren Nelson grew up in Tulsa, OK and attended the University of Central Oklahoma, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Forensic Science.  During her schooling, Lauren worked in a chiropractic office where she watched the lives of patients improve tremendously while they were in care.  After graduating and having a positive experience helping families with chiropractic care, Dr. Lauren enrolled at Parker University in Dallas, TX and finished with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. After finishing her clinicals with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, OK, she moved to Kansas City.  She and her husband, also a Chiropractor, take care of patients at Shelterwood, a boarding school for troubled teens, as requested.  For six years, Dr. Lauren worked for Brain Balance working with kids diagnosed with ADHD, autism, dyslexia and other neurological disorders. 

At Chiropractic Wellness Center, Dr. Lauren hopes to incorporate Chiropractic with Functional Neurology to help children strengthen the weaker side of their brain and improve their quality of life. Out of the office, Dr. Lauren is a mom of two and a wife. Spending time with her family is her passion, and practicing yoga keeps her sane.  


Sheri Bechtel, Office Manager

Sheri Bechtel is originally from the Shawnee Mission area, but now resides in Kansas City North with her family. Sheri 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 in the sun, weekends with her grandkids, and  having fun!


Kyle Myrick, LMT

Kyle Myrick is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, where he was the owner and principal massage therapist at Kyle Myrick Massage.  A graduate of the Cortiva Institute, Kyle has received training in modalities including Swedish, myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy and complete a 100 hour orthopedic massage certification course taught by Tom Karis OMT.  

Kyle has devoted himself not only to massage, but also to a life filled with compassion for all living things.  He brings that compassionate energy into his massage sessions, providing clients with a complete mind and body experience that leaves them relaxed, rejuvenated and pain free. In his free time, Kyle enjoys break dancing, martial arts, and meditating.   


Fanny Mandelberger, LMT and OTC

Fanny Mandelberger has been providing therapeutic massage care for over 38 years with a varied population. She has built practices in NY, Miami  DC, MD and now in Kansas City, MO.  Fanny provided therapeutic care to the performing arts industry, working with shows like Cats, Starlight Express, Riverdance, Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, Fiddler & more..  


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Cynthia McKay, LMT 

Cynthia McKay has been practicing massage therapy for over 18 years. A graduate of WellSpring School of Allied Health, she is licensed by the state of Missouri, Nationally Certified, and a member of the ABMP Massage Association.  Cynthia has achieved additional certification in Myo-fascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Breathwork and Shiatsu (acupressure). Cynthia intentionally creates a massage that will suit your specific needs by utilizing different therapies to focus on your priorities and address them one layer at a time.  She encourages her clients to be active participants in their healing process and as a practitioner brings balance and harmony to mind, body and spirit through particular breathing techniques and her nurturing and therapeutic touch. Cynthia truly enjoys facilitating your personal goals towards wellness, empowerment and improvement.  


Misty Collene, Patient Coordinator

Misty Collene was born and raised in the Shawnee Mission area.  As a CNA, Misty worked on the Mother/Baby Unit at Shawnee Mission Medical  Center for a few years before making the decision to stay home with her three small children.   

It was during her time as a stay at home mom, that Misty began suffering from chronic headaches and TMJ.  As a last resort she gave Chiropractic a try.  Amazed at the relief after a few visits, she made Chiropractic Care a part of her lifestyle.  When it was time to enter back into the work force, Misty was pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of the CWC Family.  

Misty loves doing life with her three grown children.   Movies, yoga, reading, and photography are her favorite ways to spend the weekend.  


Tori Collene, Clinic Assistant

Tori graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School just before joining the CWC Team.  A full time student in college, she works part time at CWC.  After suffering from digestive issues all through her teen years, Tori has made healthy eating and fitness a part of her lifestyle.  She loves the Kansas City area, but also has ambitions to travel and explore new places.  Her passions are photography  and music.