Meet the Doctors

Andrew Burns, D.C., P.C. was born and raised in Bainbridge, Indiana.   Years ago, something happened that changed his life forever.

                                             
“When I was very young, I was suffering from chronic ear infections.  I was having them at least once a month.  It was getting to the point where medication was not working anymore.  The doctors wanted to perform surgery to put tubes in my ears, but my parents wanted to try one last thing.  They took me to my grandfather who was a chiropractor.  He did an exam, took some X-rays, and then “adjusted” my spine.  The adjustment did not hurt; it actually felt good.  I got relief, and the ear infections went away.  I did not have to have the surgery!  I have never forgotten that, and from that day forward it was my decision to go to chiropractic school.  My grandfather also helped me when I was playing sports as I was growing up.  He took care of my spine and kept me on the field without missing any playing time!

Chiropractic has truly helped me and my family.  My goal in life is to help others experience the wonderful benefits of chiropractic.  At my office, our purpose is to provide our patients with the best care possible, so they can increase the quality of their lives.  Our mission is to help everyone live as long as possible, pain-free.”

Dr. Burns received his Bachelor’s Degree in Movement and Sports Science from Purdue University in 1996.  In 1998 he completed his Bachelor’s in Human Anatomy.  Dr. Burns graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in December of 1999.  He coached 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball for five years at Visitation Academy.  Dr. Burns worked with another chiropractor for one year, and has been in private practice since 2001.  His adjustment techniques include diversified, activator, and soft tissue techniques.  He is currently involved in yearly continuing education through chiropractic seminars, which not only help him to keep up to date, but also fuel his passion for the work he does.  He also delivers lectures on natural health and wellness to both private and public groups in the community.

Dr. Burns moved to the St. Louis area in 1996.  He and his wife Heather enjoy working out and golfing, as well as spending family time with their three children, Luke, Kate, and Drew.

 

 

Andrew Rackovan D.C  was born and raised in St. Louis and is married to the love of his life Sarah. He enjoys staying active, playing golf, and anything related to St. Louis Cardinals baseball.                                   

                                                                   

When I was growing up, I didn t want to become a chiropractor. I didn t even know what chiropractic was. I wanted to be a pilot in the air force. By the time I was in high school, I was very athletic playing football and lacrosse. As graduation was approaching and the reality of playing sports in college became very real, I was injured with severe soft tissue damage in my neck. After a visit to my doctor, I was told I could never play contact sports again. As my dreams of a sports scholarship started to slip away, I visited a chiropractor for a second opinion. After two weeks of treatment, I was back on the field doing what I loved. Receiving chiropractic care allowed me to continue to be the high caliber athlete that I was and it was then that I realized I wanted to become a chiropractor.

 

Chiropractic changed my outlook on life and the way I view health and wellness. The body has a natural ability to heal itself and my purpose is to help it do just that. By using adjustments, interference to the nervous system is removed allowing the body to function to its maximal potential.

 

Dr. Rackovan attained his B.S. degree in Exercise and Movement Science from Missouri State University in 2010 where he also received his certification as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2013, he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University where he studied every aspect of the human body working to perfect his ability to treat patients. During his time at Logan University he served two terms on the Student Doctors Council where helped set in motion new policies and procedures to the curriculum of future doctors bettering their education. Dr. Rackovan is also a Certified Medical Examiner for the Federal District of Transportation helping to keep the roads and highways safe and a Specialist Instructor through the Department of Public Safety where he teaches at the Eastern Missouri Police Academy instructing police officers in the fields of health, fitness and nutrition.

 

Dr. Rackovan has worked in both a multi-discipline clinic where he work very close with M.D. s and P.T. s gaining insight to the aspects of internal medicine and an acute pain clinic where he excelled in helping his patients get out of pain. His true passion is not only educating his patients on the importance of a health and wellness lifestyle, but also by helping them achieve it.

 

 

Meet our Staff

Amy

  Hello, my name is Amy. I’ve been working with Dr. Burns since 2003. Before that I worked for an endodontist for 9 years. I’ve always loved being able to help patients. My background in customer service and supervision has allowed me the ability to perform many different duties at Body Balance Chiropractic. What I love the most is not only being able to see our patients and their entire families feel better, but mostly understand why and how they can live life to their fullest potential.

I was born and raised in St. Louis but love to travel (preferably somewhere warm with sunshine and a beach). I have been married since 1991 to a wonderful man, Dale. When I’m not at Body Balance, I am helping Dale run his business- New Systems Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC. I enjoy being able to spend more time with him. I also have two dogs that are like our children (sad, but true). Sadie is a Lab and Harley is our Beagle.

I am here to help you with any questions that you may have regarding your treatment or insurance issues.  As office manager, I look forward to being able to meet you and your family and make your visit to our office memorable.   

 

Grace    

My name is Grace and I am thrilled to be part of the Body Balance Chiropractic Team as the front desk assistant as well as New Patient Coordinator.  I recently earned my degree in Massage Therapy at The Healing Arts center. Being a patient of Dr. Burns I know firsthand the importance of making chiropractic treatments a part of your personal wellness care. I have always taken care of myself by eating healthy and exercising, but what I didn’t realized is that making sure you spine is in line, allowing your spinal nerves to function as they should, and getting regular massages makes all the difference.

I look forward to assisting you with your journey to a healthier lifestyle. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 

 

Erika

  Hi!  My name is Erika.  I’m very excited to have joined the Body Balance Family in July, 2009.  My little girl has been a patient of Dr. Burns since she was just a tiny baby.  We began regular adjustments for her after she experienced several ear infections.  Our experience was so outstanding that I decided to join the team! 
 

I’ve been a licensed Massage Therapist for 19 years.  I’ve practiced massage in a spa setting, a physical therapy clinic and Chiropractic center in Washington, MO.  My knowledge of sports and accident/ injury massage has been most beneficial to the patient when combined with chiropractic care.

I moved to Fenton almost 5 years ago.  I recently decided to practice closer to home so that I could spend more time with my daughter Tallia and my husband Nick. We live close by with our two dogs Kaiser and Maggie. I also decided to join Dr. Burns team because I want to help the people of my community by sharing with them the many benefits of massage therapy.

   My experience with Chiropractic has been life changing!  That’s why I’ll continue to work closely with Dr. Burns.  I suffered most of my childhood with migraines.  I was prescribed many medicines but could never understand why they weren’t working.  It wasn’t until after I learned in school that Chiropractic would get to the root of the problem.  The drugs I was taking were only masking the symptom.  With regular adjustments I am proud to say I am Migraine free!  Chiropractic has been my lifesaver!

I’ll look forward to meeting all of the patients in the Body Balance Family.  I know together Dr. Burns and I can achieve your goals of a healthier, pain free you!

 

 

Gina

Hello! My name is Gina Hulsey.  I have been a licensed massage therapist for almost 9 years now. When I first started practicing I had no idea how beneficial massage could really be. Once I started practicing different modalities, I started realizing the impact and effects that I was making on people’s lives. I began  working at a chiropractic office in Washington, MO where I saw firsthand how chiropractic care was extremely necessary for your health and overall well being. I knew then that I wanted to further my career as a Massage Therapist that specialized in sports and injury.

Since then I joined the BBC family here in Fenton in 2013.  This office is amazing and everyone has the same goal... to help heal and educate the public.  Our patients are the best and I cannot imagine continuing my career anywhere else! 

 

 

Judy

Hello, my name is Judy.  I am new to the office but not new to Dr. Burns and his past patients as I have worked for him from 2001-2008.  From 2008-2015 I was able to stay at home and raise my tow children that are now 8 and 12.  How fast time goes by.  In that time I always kept chiropractic care as part of my families needs and care to help keep the entire family healthy and active.  In November 2015 I was given the opportunity to return to the BBC family.  The Doctors in this office are a joy to be around.  Thier desire to help their patients to live thier lives to the fullest potential is what makes them stand out!  I am looking forward to being a part of the team and to have the pleasure of helping you, your family, and friends get the help and care needed to live a healthier and happier lifestyle with Chiropractic care and proper education on how you can help yourself live with the best quality of life possible!