12201 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

Meet Us

How the Sandheinrich Chiropractic Team Came to be

Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne Sandheinrich are a husband and wife chiropractic team.  They  opened 1st Step Family Wellness together in the summer of 2013, in Kirkwood, MO. They have lived in Kirkwood since 2009. It wasn’t until they found a home at their church, and became involved in the community though, that  Dr. Jeanne became adamant on staying in Kirkwood!

Most people think that Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne met in chiropractic school, but this is not how their story came  to be! Both doctors went to Webster University for undergrad. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne are avid soccer lovers. They both played soccer at Webster University, and that is how they first met. While attending Webster, Dr. Ryan was already on the path to be a chiropractor. He experienced chiropractic care as a child for his asthma. The relief he gained was astounding! After experiencing such a magnitude of success with his own results, Dr. Ryan knew he wanted to devote his life to helping others through chiropractic.

Dr. Jeanne received chiropractic care in high school. She had amazing results as well. This is not what grew her passion for chiropractic as a career path though. Dr. Ryan shared what he was learning about pediatric and prenatal chiropractic. Dr. Jeanne became fascinated! Once she learned what chiropractic can do for children, and pregnant women, Dr. Jeanne knew this was what she was meant to do in life.

Then their Family Grew

Their story continued in the Spring of 2015. This is when they welcomed their first born son, Dominic, into the world. They had an amazing and empowering homebirth. Dominic came to their Kirkwood office for the first six months of his life. This allowed Dr. Jeanne to continue  her chiropractic mission in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic, but still be able to breastfeed and care for their son. He still comes up to the office to nurse, so you may get to meet him too! They are having oodles of fun raising their energetic little guy.

In 2018, they welcomed their perfect baby girl Ava. Her joyful, calm temperament brings beautiful balance to their family.

Aside from their baby of the human variety, they also have them in the pet variety. They have a dog, two cats, a fish tank at home, and at the office too. Dr. Jeanne has an immense love for animals!

Practicing What They Preach

Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to being healthy. This is why they live out each day how they advise their patients.  Both doctors live an exceptionally healthy lifestyle, and take pride in guiding their patients along the journey to better health.

In their daily lives, they eat a clean whole foods diet. This consist mainly of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, meat, and eggs. Along with eating healthy, they use essential oils, herbs, nutritional supplements, and homeopathic remedies to help with various ailments that arise.

At 1st Step Family Wellness, the products recommended at the office have been researched by both doctors to make sure they are of highest quality and get the best results. Many of the products are used by their family to maintain their health too.

Dr. Jeanne makes all of the cleaning supplies and personal care items in their home. She uses natural products and essential oils to do this. The removal of as many toxins and stressors on the system as possible is imperative to being healthy. This lifestyle takes time to become a habit, but they love sharing their experiences with their patients.

Getting Care for Themselves

As a part of their healthy lifestyle, Dr. Jeanne and Dr. Ryan are adjusted regularly. They are fortunate enough to be able to adjust each other, but they also are adjusted by friends; who are chiropractic professionals as well.

They never forget their little guy either! Dr. Jeanne adjusts Dominic every week, and more often when she thinks that he is not feeling well.

Thank You

Thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know our doctors! Dr. Ryan and Dr. Jeanne, look forward to welcoming you into the 1st Step Family. For more information on the doctors, click the link below.