About The Doctor

Dr. Scott Stiffey

Chiropractor, Owner

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 activties 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.

Timely Support

Dr. Stiffey will be to assess your needs and provide a health plan that will help you rehabilitate and reach a healthy pain free lifestyle .

Innovative Ideas

Dr. Stiffey uses the latest proven research available to find a safe and effective approach to your health, through continual education and certification.

Advanced Technology

Pro Active Chiropractic uses the most the most advanced technology available that will provide treatment that is safe.

Clear Communication

Our team will provide you with a clear plan and support you in any way that we can to accomodate your daily life.

Occupational History

  • Chiropractor, Pro Active Chiropractic, Palmyra, MO, 2005-Present
  • Chiropractor, Vance Clinic of Chiropractic, Quincy, IL, 2001-2005

Education

  • 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
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, 2001
  • Externship, Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinics, Davenport, IA, 1999-2001
  • 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 UniversityMacomb, IL, 1995-1998
  • Undergraduate Studies in Business and Pre-Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1992-1995

 

Memberships

  • 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

Selected Community Service

  • 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

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Selected Post-Graduate Education and Certifications

  • MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRINew York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
  • MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRINew York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
  • MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
  • MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
  • MRI Methodology of Analysis, MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
  • MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
  • The Trial Experience, An in-depth understanding of IME’s, preparing for and giving depositions, testifying as an expert witness, courtroom appearance, curriculum vitae, and documentation for trial and personal injury cases.  Logan College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Treatment and Rehab of Whiplash and Spine Injury,  An in-depth understanding of the protocols and treatment in the rehabilitation of whiplash and spine injury following motor vehicle accidents. Logan College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Module 2, Advanced Diagnostics, Treatment, and Auto Crash Reconstruction, Management principles in personal injuryCritical history taking and physical examination skills. Radiographic and advanced imaging, including CT, MRI, scintigraphy, PET, SPECT, and others. Electrodiagnostic testing and their applications in whiplash. Therapeutic approaches to successful management of whiplash and mild traumatic brain injuries. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2011
  • Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2011
  • Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G’s of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2011
  • MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient,MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2011
  • Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2011
  • Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2011
  • Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2011
  • IME and Peer Review, Understanding AMA guidelines, documentation, rules of documentation, CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS codes defined. Personal injury consultation, red flags of serious disease, treatment of a minor, and informed consent. The components of evaluation and management including muscle testing and grading, provocative tests, outcomes assessment tests, the re-examination, and SOAP assessment. Logan College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Cervical Biomechanics and Specific Adjustments for the Whiplash Patient, The diagnosis, treatment, and clinical correlation to the injury from whiplash injuries.  Understanding the primary cervical misalignments that result from a whiplash injury. Logan College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Advanced Diagnostics for Cervical Spine Injury, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications. X-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. Logan College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Certification in CPR & First Aid, American Red Cross, Quincy, IL, 2004
  • Gonstead Seminars of Chiropractic, Treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions with a chiropractic approach.  Spine and extremity adjustments, patient education, patient management, staff training, and nutrition. Palmer College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, Davenport, IA, 2001- 2008