about-us

About Us

Crossroads Family Chiropractic is proud to be one of the few family wellness chiropractic offices in St. Louis. To put it simply, we are local moms with decades of experience between us, who have a passion for taking care of pregnant women and their families. Not only do we take care of our clients spines and nervous systems, but we help answer family specific questions about pregnancy, birth, and common childhood ailments.

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Clinical & Therapeutic Staff

Dr. Abbe Keen

Dr. Abbe Keen

Chiropractic Physician
Webster Certified
Certified Acupuncturist
Revelation Wellness Instructor
Weigh Less 2 Feed More Facilitator
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Dr. Katie Shay

Dr. Katie Shay

Chiropractic Physician
Webster Certified
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Wendy Godwin, OTR/L, LMT

Wendy Godwin, OTR/L, LMT

Massage Therapist View Details
Dr. Abbe Keen

Dr. Abbe Keen

Chiropractic Physician
Webster Certified
Certified Acupuncturist
Revelation Wellness Instructor
Weigh Less 2 Feed More Facilitator

I have always wanted to be a doctor since I was a child. However, since becoming a follower of Christ in 2006, and a doctor of chiropractic in 2008, I have come to an understanding that has changed my perspective on healthcare dramatically….

True healing can only result from being whole.

I am not a chiropractor to put out your pain fires and chase your symptoms. Instead, I am here to be in a relationship with you, to learn your unique health story, consider how it relates with your life story, and serve as a guide on your journey through the fear, anxiety, doubt and/or perfectionistic tendencies that influence your day to day health decisions. My personal experiences, graduate and postgraduate training, have created the perfect framework to help others with weight loss/body image, prenatal and postpartum health, and helping you understand what wellness looks like in your life right now. In essence, I look at my vocation as a place to disciple people to better health, so that they can be better versions of themselves for service to their families, their communities, and their God.

My goal is never to shame you into change, or motivate you by fear. Instead, as a client, you will experience a coach who is not afraid to speak truth about your health situation in love, will educate you about the physiological processes your body is going through, and pray with you and for you as you navigate the hard places.

Dr. Katie Shay

Dr. Katie Shay

Chiropractic Physician
Webster Certified

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the human body: how intricately complex and interconnected it all is. Growing up, I was drawn to the health field and saw myself becoming a physical therapist.

It wasn’t until college that many components of my life changed. I became a Christian and my life took on a whole new purpose. My heart for nurturing and empathizing with others grew and my passion for being an instrument of healing in the healthcare world increased.

It was in college that I also came across the chiropractic profession for the first time. I began volunteering at a clinic near the University of Illinois where I was getting my undergraduate degree. The approach this chiropractor took to restoring health was revolutionary to me. I saw patients lives improve monumentally and witnessed newfound freedom and hope in many. I could see myself committing my life to serving people in that way; and considered it a blessing to find a career that captivated and challenged me.

I graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2008 and opened the doors to Crossroads Family Chiropractic in 2010 with Dr. Abbe Keen. It has been a beautiful ride. I love getting to work with pregnant women, babies, and young families and help change the way they see their health. It is far better to invest in our health while we still have it, than chase after it once it’s gone. Working with babies, children, and young people enables me to help build a strong foundation from which they can optimally grow, thrive, and live the rest of their lives.

I love coming to work each day and thank God for each person that He brings through our doors. And I pray each one leaves more whole and at peace than they came.

Wendy Godwin, OTR/L, LMT

Wendy Godwin, OTR/L, LMT

Massage Therapist

With over 30 years of combined experience working as an occupational therapist and massage therapist, Wendy Godwin brings a unique perspective to her clients at Crossroads. She has worked in a variety of settings including psychiatry, chronic pain, hand therapy, and pediatrics. Licensed in massage therapy 10 years ago, she integrated this into her professional health services. Today she provides massage therapy to both adults and children, with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum care including infant craniosacral therapy.

Wendy graduated in 1986 with a BS degree in occupational therapy from Towson University. She became licensed in massage therapy in 2006 and certified in prenatal massage in 2011. She is married and has three children ages 18, 22, and 25.

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Administrative Staff

Melissa Buescher

Melissa Buescher

Office Manager View Details
Karen Nichols

Karen Nichols

Office Manager View Details
Melissa Buescher

Melissa Buescher

Office Manager

Hi! I’m Melissa, office manager at Crossroads Family Chiropractic. Outside of the office I am a wife, to Jason and mother to Brianna & Zachary. Before coming to Crossroads I was a stay at home mom. My youngest began kindergarten this school year and I was beyond excited to begin working with Crossroads in July of 2015. Crossroads has been a blessing to me in many ways. Not only does it provide me with a job that I absolutely love, but, my son & I are both under regular chiropractic care (which has drastically cut back on illnesses), another HUGE change this past year has been in my daughter, who was diagnosed with ADHD in elementary school, she has been completely off medications for it since using essential oils (Balance). I don’t automatically reach for the medicines now for headaches or sniffles or other mild ailments, I reach for oils! (we’re big Peppermint fans)

In my spare time (what’s that?!), I enjoy reading, Bible studies, spending time
with family & friends and going to the St Louis Zoo with my family.

It is a blessing to serve you at Crossroads Family Chiropractic!

Karen Nichols

Karen Nichols

Office Manager

I am so thankful for the opportunity and blessing to work at Crossroads Family Chiropractic. I have been under chiropractic care on and off my whole adult life. I came to Crossroads as a patient in 2015 in pain and obese. Through transforming chiropractic care and the SHAPE program, I have regained my health. I now have an active, healthy future that is also impacting the rest of my family. Since I am now working at CFC, I can be an encouragement to others on their journey towards a healthy lifestyle.

When I am not at Crossroads, I am a wife, mother of two young adults and a private music teacher. If you would like to have a random conversation, ask me about Star Trek, Geocaching or the Iditarod dogsled race. But my favorite conversation topic is my Lord Jesus Christ! We may need to go out for coffee!

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Insurance Information

Our Office is an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies.  That allows us to keep our fees lower and also offer family plans that make care affordable for the whole family.

We do help patients work with their insurance companies if they have chiropractic benefits by providing the needed paperwork for you to get reimbursed.  Probably about 1/3 of our patients submit our services to their insurance company for reimbursement, but the majority do not.  And that is because either it is more beneficial for them to use their health savings or flexible spending card or because our office fees are low enough that they are often comparable to patient’s co-pays and make submitting the claims obsolete.

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We don't want you to just grow, we want to help you thrive!

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Our Services

At Crossroads Family Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Creve Coeur office.

PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC

Known for alleviating common ailments during pregnancy. Did you know it also aids in proper baby positioning, decreased labor time and less need for medical interventions during birth?

POSTPARTUM CARE

Assists the restoration of normal biomechanics after delivery. Treatment includes specific chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative exercises.

PRENATAL MASSAGE

A gentle and effective way to relieve multiple symptoms associate with pregnancy included back and joint pain, muscle tension, headaches, swelling, stress, and anxiety.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

A gentle, hands-on technique that complements the body’s natural healing process. We often use this for infants struggling with breastfeeding, colic, and constipation.

ACUPUNCTURE

Utilized in our office to help women struggling with infertility, proper baby positioning during pregnancy and to induce labor naturally.

SHAPE RECLAIMED

A safe, effective glycoprotein complex formula created to decrease total body inflammation, enhance immune function, detox and cleanse – all while reducing excess weight. Learn more…

FAMILY WELLNESS

We are leaders of holistic healthcare; emphasizing to all of our clients the value of nutrition, exercise, and mental health, in addition to the chiropractic services we provide.

PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC

Since the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves are responsible for your child’s respiratory, digestive and immune systems, it is vitally important that the spine is regularly assessed by a chiropractor.

MIDWIFERY

We have multiple midwives who see clients within our office. Please call the office for more information.

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Pregnancy

Crossroads Family Chiropractic has been one of the few prenatal chiropractic offices in St. Louis. Dr. Keen and Dr. Shay share 12 years of hands on experience and have over 400 post-doctorate hours of study concerning prenatal and pediatric care.

Having had 7 children between them, the doctors have experienced practically every prenatal ailment and birth experience. This allows for them to greatly empathize and relate to expecting mothers; whether first baby or fourth!

Our office works closely with many area midwives, OB/GYNs, doulas and birth educators to support women who have the following complaints:

  • Sciatic pain
  • Breech presentation
  • Restless leg
  • Swelling
  • Headaches
  • Back pain

But prenatal chiropractic care is not merely to deal with pain. Chiropractic also supports the natural process of pregnancy and labor.

  • Prepares mother’s pelvis for easier pregnancy and birth
  • Allows for a safer, easier birth for mother, decreasing the potential for intervention
  • Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system enabling optimal baby development
  • Offers baby room to move in to best position for birthing
  • Give baby room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium and spine
  • With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in prolonged labor and the resulting birth trauma caused by interventions.

Our clients often have questions. If yours’ in not listed below, please do not hesitate to call our office during business hours. We would be happy to assist you.

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Pediatrics

Although we love to provide care of all spines, our passion lies in working with families. Both being mothers, we know the special attention that pregnant women and their children need when receiving chiropractic care. Our office has a warm and inviting atmosphere that gladly welcomes children of any age. We pride ourselves in educating families about their health care options. This empowers parents to make important decisions out of confidence, not fear.

For parents, seeking a holistic model of care for their growing families; chiropractic is the answer. In 2007, the ICPA presented ground breaking research comprised of 812 pediatric cases, totaling 1,436 office visits in children ranging in age from less than 1 day to 18 years old. Not only did the research show that chiropractic care is safe for children, but parents reported that their children experienced:

  • Improved sleeping
  • Improved behavior and attitude
  • Improved immune system function

Reasons that parents bring their children into Dr. Shay and Dr. Keen include:

  • Support for infant after a traumatic birth or c-section
  • Help infants struggling to nurse properly
  • Aid in proper digestion for babies that are colicky or irritable
  • Maximize brain and nerve development
  • Strengthen immunity
  • Aid nervous system to develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Provide a natural, non-invasive alternative in treating colds, earaches, and general illness
  • Care for poor spinal posture and scoliosis
  • Support children with asthma, breathing difficulties and allergies
  • Alleviate bed wetting and digestive complaints
  • Care for headaches, backaches and growing pains
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Massage

Frequently thought of as just a way to relax, the health benefits of massage are becoming more widely known. Massage can have positive effects on a number of issues including pregnancy, chronic pain or illness, migraines, and the aches and pains of working a desk job.

With over 30 years of combined experience working as an occupational therapist and massage therapist, Wendy Godwin brings a unique perspective to her clients at Crossroads. She has worked in a variety of settings including psychiatry, chronic pain,hand therapy, and pediatrics. Licensed in massage therapy 10 years ago, she integrated this into her professional health services. Today she provides massage therapy to both adults and children, with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum care including infant craniosacral therapy.

Services are tailored to fit the needs of each individual or family and can be provided in her office, in-home or at the hospital. In addition to a typical 60 minutes massage session, some of the specialized services offered are:

  • Prenatal Massage
  • Postnatal Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Infant Craniosacral Therapy
  • Adult Craniosacral Therapy
  • Infant Massage Parent Training
  • Biomat
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Success Stories

Babies and Bowel Movements...

I sought chiropractic care for my daughter. At 3 months old, she became very upset and acting uncomfortable all the time due to what appeared to digestion/constipation problems. My first impression of the office was that it was very warm and welcoming. The kid’s play area really made me feel like bringing my other kids wasn’t going to burden them. It is truly a family practice. After just 2 visits, the baby was doing amazing; sleeping through the night, regular bowel movements, no longer cried when she turned her head a certain way.Our overall experience has been WONDERFUL! I was very amazed with my daughter’s response to the treatments and would recommend the care to anyone.

My entire family will be under your care from now on!

- Sara K.

Breech Pregnancy

I have seen both Dr. Shay and Dr. Keen. They are both great at what they do. My baby was breech and they were able to help him get into a better position for birth so I didn’t have to have a C-Section. They are a great resource for pregnant women!

Infertility

I came to Crossroads with low back pain, headaches, and infertility
challenges. After 1.5 months of chiropractic care, my low back pain and headaches had resolved. After 3 months of care, I discovered we were expecting our 3rd child! Now in my 2nd trimester, I can say I feel better during this pregnancy than my first two.

Thank you Crossroads!

Pregnancy

I started seeing Dr. Keen around 25 weeks due to back pain I started having in my pregnancy. After Dr. Keen evaluated me and starting making adjustments, I was able to work at my job as a tax preparer during busy season with less discomfort. She gave me several suggestions for ways I could lessen the pain and get through the remainder of my pregnancy. She also used the Webster technique which I think helped a lot in getting my daughter to turn head down. Her office was very comfortable and I looked forward to my appointments. I am continuing seeing her now for postpartum visits and plan to see her again during any future pregnancies. I also highly recommend her to all my friends and family, especially to the pregnant women. My entire family will be under your care from now on!

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