Amanda Hickman, DC

Dr. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and her Doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College, graduating cum laude. She practices using low force chiropractic, Koren Specific Technique (KST) and specializes in craniosacral therapy, myofascial unwinding and energy balancing.

Dr. Amanda believes that healing starts from the inside out and that to be truly well, a person must address every aspect of their life. Knowledge is power and there is nothing more empowering than knowing yourself and taking control of your own health and your own life.



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Alison Lebien, MSOM, L.Ac.

Alison received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Emporia State University. She then continued on to complete her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine degree at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Missouri. Alison uses a very gentle style of acupuncture as well as a needle-free method for treating children. She enjoys working with people of all ages and has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of cases.

Alison has personally experienced the vast benefits of oriental medicine and believes that finding balance in body, mind, and spirit is essential to life.



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Sarah Gayasaddin, DC

Dr. Sarah is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Creighton University with a B.S. in Biology. Chiropractic techniques used in practice are manual low force and activator. Dr. Sarah is board certified to practice Acupuncture in the state of Missouri. She also has a postgraduate certification in Accu-Spina IDD TherapyⓇ.

“Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive and natural approach to healing for many health issues affecting today's society. Adjustments not only strengthen one's immune system and correct subluxations but they are a vital part to one's overall health and wellness.”



Melanie Overley, DC

Dr. Melanie received both her Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006. Since then, she has practiced in a large multidisciplinary practice and also in a corporate health clinic. She practices using manual diversified techniques, Flexion-Distraction, Activator, craniosacral therapy and myofascial unwinding. She is certified in the Webster Technique of pelvic assessment for expectant mothers, and has extensive post-graduate training in pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Melanie has a passion for connecting people with their own power and capacity for healing and wellness through the care she delivers and the tools available to all of us in our day to day choices.


Martha Fullerton, Office Manager

Martha received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Martha was employed by TransWorld Airlines and Boise Cascade. Recently, Martha worked as a substitute teacher in the Park Hill School District and currently is an active volunteer in the community

Martha and her family are beneficiaries of the healing touch of the entire staff, which began prior to her working at Living Balance Chiropractic and Acupuncture.