Pro Active Chiropractic takes pride in offering state-of-the-art natural health care for our area. Dr. Stiffey attends seminars across the country to stay abreast of the latest research and methods to help patients who want to heal naturally. Pro Active Chiropractic practice uses natural relief techniques for neck and back pain by avoiding surgery or addictive painkillers. If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy, frozen shoulders, chronic knee pain, or low back disc injuries, Pro Active Chiropractic will help get you back to daily activities again, pain-free.

Dr. Scott Stiffey has been in practice over 16 years in the Northeast MO and West Central IL-area, and recently expanded to include mid-Missouri residents. Our commitment to volunteering information and explaining everything in advance is often mentioned by our delighted patients. The doctor offers clear explanations and stays up-to-date on the latest treatments and research to ensure the best results in the shortest amount of time.

Please call to schedule an appointment and meet the doctor behind Pro Active Chiropractic.

We Offer:

Cold Laser Therapy
Spinal Decompression
Functional Medicine
Sports Physicals
Natural Pain Relief

And offer treatments for:

Neck Pain
Low Back Pain
Herniated Discs
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Radiating Pains
Spinal Stenosis
Rotator Cuff Injuries

And much more!

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • American Chiropractic Association, Member, 2001-Present
  • American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Member, 2011-Present
  • Missouri State Chiropractic Association, Member, 2005-Present
  • International Gonstead Chiropractic Society, Member, 2001-2006
  • Gonstead Clinical Studies Society, Member, 2001-2006
  • Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, Member, 2001-2005
  • Palmyra Kiwanis Club, President, Palmyra, MO, 2010-2011
  • Palmyra Area Community Betterment Committee, Member, Palmyra, MO, 2006-Present
  • Palmyra Kiwanis Club, Member, Palmyra, MO, 2005-Present,
  • Palmyra Chamber of Commerce, Member, Palmyra, MO, 2005-Present
  • American Cancer Society, Flower Children Relay For Life Team, Member, 2004-Present
  • John Wood Community College, Team Chiropractor, Quincy, IL, 2001-2005
  • Sports Council at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Team Chiropractor, Davenport, IA, 2000-2001
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Illinois, License #038-009736, 2002-Present
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Missouri, License #2002004526, 2002-Present
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Texas, License #9127, 2001-Present
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1998
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1999
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2000
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2001
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in General Science, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, 2001
  • Undergraduate Studies in Athletic Training and Pre-Medicine, Western Illinois University, Macomb, I
  • Undergraduate Studies in Business and Pre-Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1992-1995

Serviced Areas

  • 65203

Payment Options

  • Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, Google Checkout, MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA, Cash

Contact Details

  City Columbia, MO
  Zip Code 65203
  Address 1 East Broadway Suite C1
  Phone Number (573) 607-2727

Customer Testimonials

Dr. Kennedy focuses on providing the best care for his athletes and patients. He spends the time to advance his knowledge so his patients can get better results in a quicker amount of time. This man is patient-focused and practices with the highest integrity. He comes highly recommended!

Great approach. Careful analysis of issues prior to jumping in and adjusting. Looks for the root cause and address it. Professional approach and great with athletes.

Been nervous going to see a chiropractor for my first time, but Dr. Kennedy immediately gained my trust. As a Crossfit athlete, he genuinely listens and addresses the issues. Not to mention, he takes his time and goes above and beyond. Search no further, this is the place and Dr to go to.

Walking Into a office with some pain and waking out with relief is a blessing, long day at work day after day, decide to stop and look for help, I walk into their office and was greeted like if I was family, the receptionist was able to get me schedule and treated, now that I got my care I needed. Thanks will return for future visits.

These guys really care about patients! Had a bout with vertigo last week-terrible feeling- couldn't get to the office. Dr. Tim gave me a maneuver to do at home which helped greatly! Back to normal now thanks to the awesome caring team at Live Young!

This place is great. Dr Kennedy and Dr John are among the best Chiropractors around. Great bedside manor, Very informative, and down to earth. I don’t only come but my family does as well. Highly recommended.

Dr. Kennedy is fantastic. He usually fixes me up in one session and I'm feeling better in no time.

Great staff, beautiful office and I left feeling so much better! I would recommend to any & everyone!


Senior Talk from Harbor Place 01-16-2017

This week Dianne McDonough interviews Dr. Timothy Kennedy and his wife Lynnette from LIVE YOUNG CHIROPRACTIC in St. Lucie West and Stuart, Florida. Topics included Chiropractic Injury Rehabilitation and Sport Performance. This program contains great information! There is however, ONE blooper at the end in the title, Senior Talk is broadcast on MONDAYS at 10:05am not Tuesdays!

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From Our Website

Welcome to Pro Active Chiropractic Center located in Columbia, MO. At Pro Active Chiropractic Center - Columbia we do our best to first find out if we can help you. If not, we will refer you to another specialist. Then if we can we will work on a game plan to fix or repair your problem so that it doesn't keep coming back, or to continue to get worse. I decided to become a chiropractor in Columbia because I went to college at the University of Missouri and have always liked Columbia. I love how there are so many things to do, great restaurants, and a lot of cultural activities even though it still has a small-town feel.

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about acupuncture in Columbia. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Columbia acupuncturist for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Pro Active Chiropractic Center - Columbia at (573) 607-2727, and our team can help! Acupuncture can help lower back pain by stimulating local points around the lower back to decrease muscle spasms and to decrease pain. Distal points can also be used to decrease the pain and help the lower back to heal.

You are not alone if you're dealing with neck pain in Columbia. Millions of people suffer with neck pain, never getting the care they need. For over one hundred years chiropractors have been helping people with this condition. Our Columbia chiropractors are specifically trained to help neck painand they have very high success rates. Read this article to learn what our team at Pro Active Chiropractic Center - Columbia can do to help you. It is impossible to help an individual with neck pain if your not sure of the location of the problem.

Do you have back pain in Columbia? Whether it is your upper, middle, or lower back, it is likely that you will experience some form of back pain at some point in your life. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 32 million Americans are experiencing back pain at this moment and that approximately 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. With these types of numbers, it's not surprising that back pain has grown to be the #1 cause of disability in the United States.

Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are a lot of people that suffer from knee pain inColumbia, and for many there are some great treatment options. Knee pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.

Do you have whiplash in Columbia? Many people experience whiplash injuries each year. Most car accidents in Columbia are rear end collisions each of which vary in severity. Many of our patients that are involved in rear-end collisions don't even realize they have received injuries until weeks or months post-impact. Their medical doctors do not always acknowledge injuries that occur at lower speeds but research today says differently. If you have been injured in an accident, our Columbia chiropractic clinic canhelp you understand the options that you have.

Emergency room doctors say that sciatica in Columbia is one of the most common things they encounter each year. While there are large numbers of people that have this issue, many never achieve a long-term solution. Their sciatic pain continues to worsen because they have not received the correct treatment. This article from Pro Active Chiropractic Center - Columbia will help you to understand the ins and outs of this condition and how chiropractic care can help youovercome it. Many people wonder what sciatica feels like?

A number of people suffer from scoliosis in Columbia. Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses. In fact, for the diagnosis of scoliosis to be made, there must be a minimum 60 degree sideways curve of the spine. Once the spine has advanced to this stage there are often severe health consequences. The good news is that if the bending of the spine is discovered and cared for properly during its early stages, it can be prevented from advancing over time. This article discusses how chiropractic care can help.