About Active Health Solutions

What Sets Us Apart...

ACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS uses the most current evidence-based protocols and techniques to functionally assess and treat patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions (disorders of the nerves, joints, and muscles). With extensive hours in post-graduate education and coursework, the doctors at Active Health Solutions have a variety of treatment methods which allows them the ability to individually customize the treatment for each patient. This unique approach and extensive post-graduate work sets Active Health Solutions apart from other clinics.

Meet The Doctors

Our doctors are excited to provide the Prairie Village, Overland Park, Leawood and surrounding Kansas City area with the latest in cutting edge chiropractic care and rehabilitation therapy to help patients improve their lives! Read below for more information on each chiropractor.

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Dr. Thomas Cotter: I grew up a very active kid in Goodland, KS and played every sport I could. Initially, I went to Kansas State University for engineering, but quickly realized that wasn’t the direction I wanted to go. After half a semester of wondering what I was going to do I thought about my chiropractor back home. He got to help people, he seemed to enjoy his job, he got to work with athletes, etc. I changed my major to kinesiology and started down the chiropractic path. The next semester in I immediately fell in love with my classes. All the questions I ever wondered about the body were being answered. I enjoyed the cadaver lab so much, I came back the next semester to be a TA. While at KSU I met my wife (KU grad - we all have our downfalls right?) who moved up with me to Davenport, IA. I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where I met my business partner Dr. Jeff Remsburg. While in school I became the president of the Motion Palpation Club, worked in the rehab department, and attended seminars on the weekends. After that, we moved to Kansas City to set up Active Health Solutions in Prairie Village. We have two dogs and a child on the way. My free time involves home remodeling projects, running, crossfit and learning german. Noteables:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Kansas State University
  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Graduating Cum Laude
  • 650+ hrs in continuing education outside of school work including:chiropractic medicine, physiotherapy, neurology, developmental kinesiology, soft tissue techniques, sports performance, and nutrition.
  • Has been certified by:
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Graston Level 1
  • Kinetacore and Synergistic Advanced Dry Needling (Level 1, 2, Pelvic Floor and Advanced Therapeutics)
  • Motion Palpation Institute - Full-Body Treatments
  • Central Institute for Human Performance - TMJ/TMD Treatment
  • Central Institute for Human Performance - Building the Ultimate Back
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
  • Candidate for Diplomate status in the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
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Dr. Jeff Remsburg: I grew up on a farm in a small town in Iowa.  In high school, I played football, wrestled, and ran track.  I recognized early on the importance of a good chiropractor when you live an active lifestyle and want your body to perform at its best.  I went to graduate school for chemistry, but realized I would rather help people in a clinical setting than in a laboratory.  I chose chiropractic as my future profession and used my science background to help me find the most researched and evidenced based techniques to help my patients.  I have a huge passion for learning which has led me on a never-ending quest to find the most effective techniques for every patient type.  I’ve been involved in multiple athletics, from my high school sports days, to playing rugby in undergrad, to participating in triathlons, to Olympic lifting and Crossfit.  Seeing and participating in all these different activities gives me great knowledge and experience with all types of injuries.  I thoroughly believe that conservative care can solve most painful injuries and very few will need more invasive techniques such as injections or surgery.   In my spare time, I like to hang out with my wife Aubree, who is a midwife at Truman Lakewood Hospital.  You might also see us riding our bikes in Waldo or riding our motorcycles around the Kansas City.  We both have a passion for health and love serving the KC Metro area Noteables:
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University
  • Master of Science degree from University of Texas-Arlington
  • Magna Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Over 700 hours of continuing education and post-graduate work in the areas of chiropractic medicine, advanced adjusting techniques, rehabilitation, pain neurology, developmental kinesiology, soft tissue techniques, TMJ treatment, sports performance and nutrition.  
  • Candidate for Diplomate status in the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board.
  • TMJ certified
  • McKenzie Method trained (A, B, & C courses)
  • Dynamic Nueromuscular Stabilization trained (A, B courses)
  • Active Release Techniques trained (upper extremity, lower extremity, nerve entrapments)
  • Graston therapy certified
  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach
  • US Olympic Weightlifting certified coach
  • Dry Needling Certified by Synergistic
  • Motion Palpation Institute certified for spine and extremity treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do?

While the doctors at AHS are classically trained as chiropractors, they have extensive training and post-graduate education in the areas of functional rehabilitation, soft tissue methods, nutrition, physiotherapy, etc. This training allows the doctors to effectively and efficiently treat almost any neuromusculoskeletal condition in the head, neck, back, arms or legs. We are happy to help our patients in the Prairie Village, Overland Park and greater Kansas City metro area. For more information on services provided at AHS, click here.

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How are you different from most chiropractors?

All chiropractors are not the same. Most chiropractors only adjust, which limits what they can effectively treat as well as their results. Drs. Cotter and Remsburg have extensive post graduate training which allows them to treat almost all neuromuscular conditions and obtain results faster.

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Why should I go to you instead of my medical doctor for my joint or muscle pain?

While medical doctors help with many problems/diagnosis, most do not have much training in the conservative treatment of joint or muscle pain. If the doctors at AHS think you can be more effectively treated by a medical doctor, they will refer you to the appropriate one.

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What if I don't want to be adjusted?

Adjusting is not essential for every patient. In fact, several of our patients are never adjusted. If poor joint movement is a contributor to your pain, there are other options besides adjusting, such as gentle mobilizations. Discuss your concerns with the doctor and he will discuss options and come up with a treatment plan that works for you. .

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Once you go to a chiropractor, do you have to go all the time or forever?

Not at Active Health Solutions. While several visits may be needed to correct the underlying problem, our focus is to empower the patient to have them treat their own pain, rather than relying on physician care.

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What can I expect on my first visit?

Your doctor will watch you perform various activities such as walking, stepping off a step, standing on one leg, reaching overhead and others. You may be asked to perform some simple exercises to see how your body stabilizes. The doctor will also extensively assess your joints and muscles to find which ones may need treatment. After discussing what was found on the examination, treatment options will be discussed. If we do not think we can help you or that you will benefit from another specialist, we will refer you to the appropriate one. Due to the type of activities during the first visit, please bring athletic attire (shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt or tank top).

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Are X-rays required?

No, the vast majority of our patients are not x-rayed. We only send patients for an x-ray when we suspect a fracture, severe degeneration or possible pathology.

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Is it safe for me to get treated if I'm pregnant?

Absolutely. In fact, due to various changes in the body during pregnancy, many pregnant women develop low back pain. If this applies to you, our doctors will develop a treatment plan to effectively and safely treat your pain.

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Can children be helped with chiropractic treatment?

Oftentimes, chiropractic treatment is beneficial for children/infants as well as adults. Children usually require fewer treatments.

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Do you take insurance?

We work with all insurance providers. Once we obtain your information, we will discuss what is covered by your insurance.

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How much education is required to become a doctor of Chiropractic?

Four years of chiropractic college is required after completing specific undergraduate requirements. The chiropractic college classes are very similar to medical school, however, the chiropractic student will spend more time on anatomy, nutrition and chiropractic technique whereas the medical student will spend more time on pathology and pharmacology.

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Do chiropractors work with medical doctors or other specialists?

Yes, the doctors at Active Health Solutions work with many health specialists in order to provide the best possible care for each patient. We pride ourselves on receiving various referrals from MDs and will refer the patient back once treatment is completed.

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If you have any additional questions
please call our office at (913) 341-1200