Dr. Felicity Keough-Bligh, Chiropractor
Dr. Felicity Keough-Bligh is a St. Louis native and spent her time growing up in St. Charles, MO. Upon graduating from St. Charles High School she realized she had a passion for creating health and wellness in the body. She strives to understand why the body becomes sick, diseased and injured, and how to address these issues naturally and to prevent future problems.
It Runs in the Family
Her grandparents, Drs. Joseph and Belle Keough, are a HUGE inspiration for her. Through their practice of Chiropractic, they have helped people attain higher quality of life in St. Charles for over 55 years.
Training and Learning Chiropractic
After three years of intense pre-chiropractic studies, she began her matriculation at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. While at Logan, Dr. Keough was involved in the latest pediatric sports rehabilitation techniques. She also completed over 300 hours of training, where she learned techniques to help with the treatment of pediatric and pregnant patients and was fortunate to see a variety of cases.
She underwent many hours of study with the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association learning how to treat children and pregnant mothers. She understands that pregnancy is an important time in a woman’s life. The need for a fully functioning body is crucial to a mother and her developing baby’s health, as well as labor and delivery without complications. Her patients benefit from her certification in the Webster Intra-Uterine Constraint Technique, a Chiropractic analysis and adjustment that is specifically for pregnant women with a breech presentation. She has helped many women achieve their goals of natural birth, VBAC and overall comfort during pregnancy.
In addition, Dr. Keough has spent many hours of study dedicated to Functional Medicine using laboratory testing and analysis, hormonal testing, advanced allergy testing and weight management. She believes that addressing core issues related to weight gain (diet, toxicity and hormonal imbalance) is key to regaining and optimizing the health of her patients.
Dr. Michelle Mashinter, Chiropractor
Dr. Mashinter was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. She graduated with honors from the University of Windsor with a Bachelors of Human Kinetics, majoring in Movement Science. Upon graduation Dr. Mashinter pursued her lifelong dream of helping people and enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Mashinter has since graduate Summa Cum Laude after a 4-year intensive program as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Throughout her time at Logan Dr. Mashinter completed over 300 hours of training under Dr. Keough, where she learned techniques to help with the treatment of pediatric and pregnant patients. Dr Mashinter is an active member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and has helped many women achieve their goals of natural birth, VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) and overall comfort during pregnancy.
She specializes in Diversified, SOT (sacral occipital technique), Thompson, Webster technique for Breech and Intra-Uterine Constraint and Basic techniques, as well as Craniopathy.
Dr Mashinter is very passionate about treating kids and has seen positive results in behavioral issues, lack of sleep, teething, irritability, colic, reflux, constipation, ear infections, and plagiocephaly by the use of pediatric specific adjusting techniques to correct underlying structural issues affecting the nervous system.
She is committed to providing thorough and effective chiropractic care for the whole family. Dr. Mashinter’s passion for naturally helping others achieve health and wellness fits perfectly with Keough Chiropractic’s mission.
Christie Blaise, Licensed Massage Therapist
Christie Blaise attended Sanford Brown College and received seven hundred, fifty hours of education for Massage Therapy. Aside from working at Keough Chiropractic, she is also the proud owner of Christie Blaise Massage Therapy.
“Being a Massage Therapist, I am determined to improve the well-being of people from all walks of life. I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Prenatal Massage,” Christie says.
Christie is married and has one child. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with her family and friends and learning new massage techniques. She firmly believes, “Every person’s body requires a tailored touch. I would enjoy being that therapist for you. I hope you’re as enthusiastic to work with me, as I am with you.”
Mercedes Keough, Licensed Massage Therapist
Mercedes Keough was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri. After graduating from St. Charles High School in a 2004, Mercedes attended Sanford Brown College for Massage Therapy. Since completing her degree in 2008, she enjoys helping her clients through such massage techniques as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal and Sports Therapy. When not working at Keough Chiropractic, Mercedes also works part-time at Salon De Christie, and enjoys spending her free time with boyfriend, Patrick, and daughter, Luna Marie.
Carol Millard, Office Manager
Carol was born and raised in the far northern suburbs of Chicago. She attended Northern Illinois University where she graduated with a BS in Child Development. She met her husband, Ron, while in college. They were married on the beach in Key West in 2000. After graduation, she only worked in child care for 9 short months before being offered a job working for her brother-in-law who is a chiropractor in Central IL. In 2003, she welcomed her 1st child into the world, Jacob. Jacob became a big brother 2 short years later when they welcomed Grace to the family. In 2007, Carol’s family packed up and moved to St. Louis for her husband to attend Concordia Seminary in hopes of becoming a Pastor one day. While in St. Louis, Carol was blessed to continue working for her brother-in-law from home. They also added baby #3, Faith. After seminary, her family lived in south Chicago for 4 years where they welcomed the 4th and final family member, Luke. When baby #4 was born, she made the decision to “retire” from the chiropractic office she loved for 10 years. In September of 2014 the family moved to St. Charles.
She has spent countless hours since 2002 learning anything and everything she can about chiropractic, patient care, the insurance industry, billing and much more. Her goal is to help support the doctors at Keough Chiropractic while providing the best care and service to all patients, young and old. She has witnessed the many benefits of chiropractic over the years and does her best to share that gift with as many people as possible. On her spare time, Carol enjoys spending time with her family and watching her kids do the things they love.
Brigitte Ranae, Front Desk Manager
Brigitte was born and raised in Southern Missouri. She has a passion for helping people in many aspects of health and is currently completing her psychology degree with Central Methodist University to strengthen her skills as she assists people in finding professional and personal balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. One of Brigitte’s degrees is in Office Systems and Technologies and she has consulted for, and served, numerous industries and offices over the years. She presently enjoys serving patients here at Keough Chiropractic with compassion, respect, and strong customer service skills. Brigitte is an avid chiropractic patient herself and knows the healing power of the body through chiropractic care. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and friends. Brigitte also enjoys a rich life full of travel, reading, writing, and volunteering.
Ashleigh Rodriguez, Chiropractic Assistant
Ashleigh was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri. After graduating from Francis Howell High School in 2009, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska to attend Creighton University. Ashleigh spent her time there working toward a degree in History with an emphasis in the history of medicine. Upon graduating with her Bachelor’s degree, she moved back to St. Charles to pursue a lifelong passion of helping others through Chiropractic. Ashleigh is currently a student at Logan University College of Chiropractic pursuing her Doctor of Chiropractic.
Savannah Moore, Chiropractic Assistant
Savannah was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri. She graduated from St. Charles High School in the spring of 2016 and will be attending St. Charles Community College the following semester. After she completes her associates degree, she plans to continue on to a university to receive her DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy). She has a passion for helping others achieve health and fitness and enjoys working with the patients here at Keough Chiropractic to help them achieve their health goals.
Dr. Mehlvin, Therapy Dog
Mehlvin was found roaming around a school in the Melville district while Dr. Keough-Bligh’s husband, Luke, was working one day. Since it was a hot June day, Mehlvin was quickly brought inside the school where he stayed cool and hydrated in the superintendent’s office. Everyone at the school worked hard to help Mehlvin find his home by placing flyers up and asking parents if they were missing a puppy. After a week of searching, no one claimed him. The school called Luke to inform him of the news. Soon this sweet, yellow lab had a new family AND has a promising career in the health care field. Mehlvin (who got his name because he was found in Melville) works hard each day to help patients of Keough Chiropractic feel welcomed when they enter the office and stay comfortable and relaxed through their chiropractic adjustments.
If you have any questions, contact us, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, give us at a call today (636) 244-4994.