Active Health Chiropractic Welcome You!
Active Health Chiropractic’s mission is to promote optimal whole body health for every individual of any age! We are determined to provide a family friendly environment through a fun, positive atmosphere, inspirational patient education, and lifestyle recommendations to ensure maximum vitality, energy, and health potential. We specialize in chiropractic wellness care, which begins with pregnancy and childbirth, and continues throughout a lifetime.Dr. Darrell and Dr. Gretchen have lived in Stephens City since April of 2006, and are still amazed at its beauty and the friendly people! Their practice is focused on helping the entire family reach their fullest health potential.
Currently, Dr. Gretchen and Dr. Darrell are the only chiropractors in the Shenandoah Valley that are Board Certified in the care of children and pregnant women, through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
Dr. Darrell and Dr. Gretchen love staying active with their children; Forest (age 5), Fern (age 3) and Leaf (born November 6, 2016). They have a strong belief in natural conscious parenting and the importance of family! Clients in the office know they are treated with the same love and care as would be given to a close friend or family member.
Dr. Darrell Volschke
Originally from Mars, PA, (just north of Pittsburgh, PA) Dr. Darrell attended and graduated Cum Laude from Allegheny College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. While in college, he was on the football, cross-country, and track teams, and held the captain position for both cross-country and track. Dr. Darrell and chiropractic were a perfect fit from a young age. He received chiropractic care since the age of 16, and noticed that his overall health was always at its optimum, which helped him to excel at his athletic endeavors.
Upon graduation from Allegheny, Dr. Darrell moved to Seneca Falls, NY in 2003 to study chiropractic. He again graduated Cum Laude, this time from the intensive program at New York Chiropractic College. During his time at NYCC, Dr. Darrell became very involved with the Sports Science and Human Performance Club, where he held the position as president. SSHP’s main objective was to travel to different sporting events, intercollegiate or open road races, track meets, crew events, and triathlons to adjust the participants and to teach how beneficial chiropractic can be for the athletes. Dr. Darrell also had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including Monroe Community Hospital, a multi-disciplinary clinic in a rural setting, and an outreach clinic for those less fortunate.
Since moving to Virginia, Dr. Darrell has participated in 8 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, which he has qualified for multiple times. He also has completed 2 ultramarathon races with running the Bull Run 50 mile race for two consecutive years.
Dr. Gretchen Reschke (Not currently in practice)
Dr. Gretchen grew up in Owego, NY. She graduated Cum Laude from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Also a strong athlete, Dr. Gretchen played field hockey where she was a 4 time All-American at Mansfield. Throughout her athletic career, she was always fascinated by the human body and how it moved, functioned, and healed, which made chiropractic a perfect fit for her.
Dr. Gretchen moved to Seneca Falls, NY in 2003, where she met Dr. Darrell. She graduated Cum Laude from NYCC, and while there, she was also very involved with SSHP, where her love for athletics and chiropractic were able to come together. Dr. Gretchen also worked at Monroe Community Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, where she was able to provide chiropractic care to the veterans in the community.
Also an avid runner, Dr. Gretchen has participated in 9 marathons. An additional passion for Dr. Gretchen includes birth, pregnancy, and the empowerment of women. In line with natural health, her personal birth choices for both of her children included home births with a midwife, two experiences that she is fiercely proud of and helps to encourage women to educate themselves and make the best choices for their situation.
Sam Baker, Office Manager
Sam joined our team as Office Manager in September 2018. She previously worked for 10 years in the traditional medical world as a licensed nurse, but started to feel a shift in her lifestyle beliefs that didn’t quite match her career. She has found since transitioning into our office that our philosophies align much better with hers! She’s passionate about healthy living, exercise and “healthify-ing” her family’s favorite meals. Sam also enjoys helping other women achieve their health and wellness goals through online health coaching. She’s married to her husband, Matt and they have three dogs. Her and her Husband are expecting their first child due June 2019!
She grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and lived in the Richmond, Virginia area for four years after relocating for her Husband’s career. They returned to the valley in 2017 and are here to stay! Sam loves that she gets to spend her day interacting with others and helping them on their journey through chiropractic care! She balances that by spending her days off relaxing at home with her family.