Chiropractic Services Columbia, MO – Active Life Chiropractic

Active Life Chiropractic is a chiropractic clinic located in Columbia, MO and is operated by Dr. Sam Henley. Dr. Henley is one of Columbia’s most experienced chiropractors and founded Active Life Chiropractic to help his patients live a better, pain free life.

Active Life Chiropractic provides a full range of chiropractic and rehabilitation services that aim to reduce pain and increase your overall well being. We work with infants to elders, athletes to nurses, and help patients with Sciatica, chronic neck pain, chronic lower back pain, chronic upper back pain, spinal stenosis, knee pain, foot pain, arthritis and sleep apnea, just to name a few. We can help you feel normal again with a proper diagnosis, developing a plan to remedy this issue, and lastly scheduling regular chiropractic visits.


Chiropractor Columbia MO - Active Life Chiropractic

Our Chiropractic Services

Active Life Chiropractic provides our patients with specialized chiropractic and rehabilitation services from our office conveniently located in Columbia, MO. We will address and correct your specific needs by working to understand your issue. We then utilize particular chiropractic services that fit your body, budget, and get you on your feet again. Active Life Chiropractic makes not only makes it a priority to fix the immediate physical issue but also devises a game plan that will keep you feeling well for a long time thereafter. Our specialized chiropractic services are able to provide you a more granular perspective simplifying our intent of identifying the exact cause of the discomfort.

Meet Dr. Sam Henley

Dr. Henley was raised in Columbia, MO. He comes from a family of chiropractors himself. His mother, Dr. Christy Henley, is also a practicing chiropractor in Columbia, MO. Dr. Henley has a true passion for athletes and any individual who values an active and healthy life. His goal is to serve everyone from grade-school soccer champions and daily exercisers to world record holders and heavy lifters. (read more)

Chiropractic Care:

Chiropractic care services focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects that these disorders have on general health. Chiropractic services typically manipulate joints to regain your loss of mobility and-or full range of motion from a wide range of causes. Click here for more about chiropractic care.


Active Life Chiropractic offers acupuncture services to you for a range of reasons. Simply put, acupuncture uses a mixture of physical techniques to quicken your body’s own healing capacity. Click here for more about acupuncture.

Car accident Injuries:

After a car accident, injuries to your neck and back may not show symptoms for several weeks. One of the most common injuries is whiplash. Active Life Chiropractic can proactively treat its customers to minimize pain in the future. Click here for more about car accident injuries.

Sports Injuries:

Chiropractic services offered to athletes from Active Life Chiropractic include treating strains & sprains, stress fractures, shin splints, and tendinosis. Click here for more about sports injuries.

Sports Chiropractic Care

Active Life Chiropractic can help reduce the number of injuries an athlete encounters during a season for any sport. Whether you’re a high impact or low impact athlete we have the proper chiropractic services that will keep you on the field all season long. Click here for more about sports chiropractic care.

Massage Therapy

Many people feel that massages are simply for pleasure only. Active Life Chiropractic offers massages, however, they do so with a goal in mind for you. Some of the types of massages Active Life Chiropractic offers are “Swedish Massage”, “Deep Tissue Massage”, “Reiki”, and several others. Click here to learn more about massage therapy and the types of massages offered at Active Life Chiropractic.

Functional Rehabilitation

Many people don’t understand the difference between “functional rehabilitation therapy” and “traditional physical therapy”. Several chiropractic services and techniques are offered at Active Life Chiropractic to increase your mobility allowing you once again do the things you love. Click here for more about the differences between “functional rehabilitation therapy” and “traditional physical therapy”.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial pain can be tricky to identify if you’ve never been educated on what myofascial pain is. Without proper education, even some chiropractors may not be informed well enough to understand, treat, and alleviate the pain you’re experiencing. At Active Life Chiropractic, we have the education and tools to find the source of the pain and offer you some immediate relief.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping is a relatively new therapy practice introduced to American chiropractors and was finally adopted by Olympic and professional athletes in 1988. If you’re an athlete and have an injury, Active Life Chiropractic can assist you by utilizing Kinesio tape to take some pressure off the pain receptors.

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Chiropractor FAQ’s


Your first chiropractic appointment is similar in many ways to a visit with a medical doctor. After your paperwork has been filed and we have copied your insurance, the doctor will take you back. From there we get a comprehensive history of your current issues as well as healthcare goals. Once this is complete, a chiropractic and functional exam is done to fully evaluate the problem. After this, depending on the issue, there is a small amount of treatment performed for some minor relief that day. During the second visit, we go over all the important findings during your exam, what our recommendations are for care, and get started with full treatment and at-home exercises.

No, typically a chiropractic adjustment is painless. During our treatments, we utilize several different forms of myofascial release. Typically, this part of treatment is more painful than any other adjustments performed. That being said, everything is done to patient tolerance, and adjustments are not painful for our patients.
When compared to most medical care, chiropractic is very affordable. However, pricing varies drastically depending on your insurance coverage. At Active Life, we are in-network with most major carriers, but what you end up paying depends on your plan.
Yes! Active Life Chiropractic is currently in-network with the following major insurance companies for Chiropractic Care in Columbia, MO:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Medicare
  • Health link

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