At ActiveSTL Chiropractic and Sports Rehab, we understand that every patient is unique, and this necessitates unique needs and treatments for each individual patient we see. While some patients have easily fixable aches, others are working to manage chronic, crippling pain that’s compromising their quality of life.
Services / Our Expertise
Dr. Donahue is well-equipped to provide chiropractic care to all ranges of pain and body misalignment.
- Suffering from a click in your neck, a creak in your ankle, or a twinge in your back?
- Are you putting stress on muscles due to overuse or inactivity?
- Have you been in a car accident and need rehabilitation?
- Do you participate in a sports league or run marathons every quarter?
Dr. Donahue can help you with any of these scenarios– and hundreds more.
We offer a wide variety of safe and effective chiropractic care techniques to our patients and promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle with a healthy, balanced body.
Dr. Donahue offers treatments for neuromuscular disorders through hands-on spinal manipulation and adjustments. His body-balancing procedures are never invasive and will not require the use of pain medication.
Whether manually with hands or with a small, easily maneuvered instrument, Dr. Donahue will adjust the spine with a controlled, quick force in order to manipulate the spine into its proper alignment. After a spinal adjustment, the patient will have immediate improved motion, balance, and overall body function.
Active Release Technique (ART)
Dr. Donahue uses ART on his patients to help keep them aligned and their muscles and joints working at their absolute best. ART is a very specific and targeted form of pressure applied to the body that works the entire structure instead of one particular section. When this active motion is applied to a patient, adhesions causing pain are removed.
RockTape (Kinesiology Tape)
This method uses RockTape (actual tape) placed on the patient’s area of concern, the tape can either relax the muscles or stimulate them. This depends on how the tape is applied and the tension it puts on the body. The tape lifts the skin and helps with the flow and drainage of lymphatic fluid.
RockTape will help:
- Decrease inflammation and swelling
- Reduce pressure in areas of concentration
- Allow blood to move freely and efficiently around the area of concentration
- Prevent injury and expedite the healing process
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy (IASTM)
Using a variety of specialized instruments designed to break down scar tissue through a mobilizing effect, this process aids in rapid pain relief caused by a myofascial restriction and/or adhesion.
Ultrasound treatments generate deep heat that works its way into the soft tissues and joints, providing beneficial micro-massage to areas of concentration. When this technique is applied to our patients, they will feel a swift reduction in pain and stiffness due to proper blood flow.
Therapeutic electrical muscle stimulation
Sometimes called e-stim or electrical stim, this extremely safe and effective technique sends tiny electrical pulses into affected areas by way of electrodes placed on the skin of the patient. Doing this puts a stop to inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain.
Wellness plans and goals
Achieving wellness goals through effective, conservative treatment plans that are individualized for each patient is a cost-effective, low-risk way to manage your body. Whether you’re an athlete or you sit at a desk all day or you play games on your phone for 5 hours a day, your body is in need of the proper care to work as it should.
Wellness plans will benefit your mind, body, and soul naturally. Dr. Donahue has extensive knowledge of facilitating and executing healthy goals for his patients that are customized to their level of confidence and ability.
Our office is proud to offer corporate care plans that benefit employers and employees alike. We bring all the necessary equipment to your location and provide one-on-one chiropractic care to every individual who seeks wellness. This inspires wellbeing and productivity.
If you think your company should reap the benefits of our corporate care program, please call to discuss the next steps.
Our education and certificates
Dr. Donahue received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL. He went on to obtain his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Logan University.
Dr. Donahue’s certifications are in:
- Active Release Technique (ART), allowing him to care for soft tissue disorders and athletic conditions
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS), a tool that evaluates movement patterns in pain-free patients experiencing no musculoskeletal injury, but helps identify opportunities for improved movement
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), a diagnostic tool using movement to determine the cause of pain by locating dysfunctional movement patterns
We are proud to be part of the greater St. Louis Community where Dr. Donahue has become a member of the Missouri State Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, and a member of the Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce.
Our patients are extremely important to our family-run St. Louis chiropractic office. Dr. Donahue truly believes in their empowerment and wants to help each, and every patient achieve their life-changing wellness goals.
Educating, helping, and energizing patients in every part of life is what we do and we’re up for any challenge they bring us. We offer chiropractic care to:
- Expectant mothers
- High school athletes
- Athletes including runners, weightlifters, and triathletes
- Office and corporate employees onsite
- Geriatric patients
- And, more
We enjoy inspired working relationships with locally owned and operated gyms, as well as local running coaches, throughout the greater St. Louis area. This network of athletes builds upon physical and mental preparation for their students and gym members through guidance and support.
We cultivate a natural, therapeutic environment of overall body balance and wellness with the following St. Louis gyms:
When members of these outfits experience pain or misalignment, we feel humbled that they are referred to our chiropractic care.
Athletes come to us at every stage: prior to an athletic event, during painful episodes, for rehabilitation purposes after surgery, for continuous care that generates wellness and better performance. We offer education, pain relief, and proactive care for all athletic levels.
“Dr. Brennan and his staff are top-notch in expertise, professionalism, and compassion. Both of my children have been seeing Dr. Brennan for routine adjustments, and I’m not sure I would trust just any other chiropractor with their care. Dr. Brennan is extremely patient and thorough in his explanations of treatment, and this is so helpful to my son with autism. I am also a patient at Donahue Chiropractic and am constantly amazed at the knowledge Dr. Brennan has of back and nervous system issues. He had to do a little research on a problem I’ve been having, and by my next visit, he had suggestions for treatment in the office and exercises for home care. Dr. Brennan and his staff make our entire family feel comfortable and cared for – we couldn’t ask for much more!” – A. Wagener, St. Louis, MO
“I highly recommend Dr. Donahue. He was professional and explained what he was going to do, why he was going to do it and what the end goal was going to be. Being informed is a great feeling but getting the adjustment and relief needed for everyday function, is an amazing feeling. He was helpful and fixed the pain in my neck and shoulders. He was there to answer all my questions and gave advice on how to prevent these pains from back. You would be in great hands and would be making a wonderful choice going to Dr. Donahue.” J. Marie, St. Louis, MO
“I would highly suggest seeing Dr. Donahue for any issues which might be causing you soreness, pain or just to get the body aligned correctly! As a former college soccer player, I have had quite a bit of wear and tear on the body over the years and every time I visit Donahue Chiropractic I leave feeling better than when I walked in. Not only that but the information, guidance and overall experience at Donahue Chiropractic is excellent – coming from someone who believes in the benefits of Chiropractic and has been to multiple chiropractors over the years – and well worth the benefits!” – M. Birk, St. Louis, MO