The Mind and Body Story


Mind and Body Family Wellness was dreamed of and created by Jessica Tallman, fourth generation Doctor of Chiropractic. After practicing for five and a half years as an associate chiropractor, Dr. Jessica decided to create her own model of practice with an emphasis on community and education. At Mind and Body, each patient is treated as a whole person, addressing physical, chemical and emotional components of optimal wellness.

Dr. Jessica grew up in a family where the healing capacity of a body free of negative stress was emphasized. The family focused on eating healthy foods, engaging in regular exercise, getting plenty of sleep, and maintaining positive beneficial relationships. Dr. Jessica carried this lifestyle philosophy into undergrad where she competed as a Track and Field Athlete. After suffering a low back injury, Dr. Jessica was in such bad shape she could barely compete and her Conference Meet, followed by Nationals, was at stake. Her grandfather (chiropractor of 40+ years) helped restore proper function to her body and Jessica won her two events at the Conference Championships. It was then Dr. Jessica knew she wanted to provide care for her future family and community in the same way.

As Dr. Jessica started working with patients, she realized she had a knack not only for helping restore proper motion and function the spine, extremities and cranials, but she was also very good with helping detect and process emotional stressors. It became evident to her that the mind was just as important as, if not more than, the physical inhibitions to optimal wellness. She also observed that people who changed their nutritional habits got well faster and stayed well longer.

In 2019, Dr. Jessica carried her experience into her own practice, Mind and Body Family Wellness. Her purpose is quite simply to improve quality of life, with a mission to positively impact the health and well-being of individuals, families and the surrounding community by addressing the whole person, providing education, and leading by example. Her long term vision is to incorporate other healing modalities and providers into the practice to better serve the people of Lenexa and Greater Kansas City.

Dr. Jessica implements physical, chemical and emotional wellness strategies into personal treatment plans and patient education. She hopes to empower her patients to take control of their health by making intentional lifestyle choices. Her favorite part of practice is celebrating with patients as they attain their goals and live out their dreams.