meet the team
Mark Balderston D.C.
Doctor Mark Balderston is a chiropractor at Balderston Chiropractic in Shawnee, KS. If you are struggling with neck or back pain, headaches or migraines, carpal tunnel, sciatica, or any other health condition please contact us today.
After graduating from Johnson County Community College, and attending Phillips University, Dr. Balderston graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, MO, in 1978, and has since practiced in the Kansas City and Shawnee areas.
Dr. Balderston has served the Kansas Chiropractic Association as District Director and Alternate Director. He is the past Chairman of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts Impaired Physician Program for Chiropractic, since 1988, and past Chairman of the Kansas Athletic Commission. Dr. Balderston also serves as the Kansas delegate in the American Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Balderston is currently a board member on the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, appointed by Governor Colyer in 2018. The state board licenses and oversees approximately 30,000 licensed healthcare professionals in the state of Kansas.
Dr. Balderston has served on the medical teams for Johnson County Community College, Shawnee Mission North, and Shawnee Mission Northwest. In 2002 he was named Kansas “Doctor of the Year” by the Kansas Chiropractic Association. In that same year, he was inducted into the Johnson County Community College Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2014 he was inducted into the Shawnee Mission North High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was elected a “Fellow” of the International College of Chiropractors.
Dr. Balderston served as head softball coach for Shawnee Mission Northwest High School for twelve years and won two Kansas 6-A state championships in 2002 and 2003. He was selected Kansas Softball Coach of the Year in 2003 and Sunflower Coach of the Year in 2013.
Dr. Balderston is a diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He has advanced training in flexion-distraction, spinal decompression, Kinesio Tape, Graston Technique, hand and foot adjusting, and Sports Injuries.
Alissa Gould D.C.
She was raised on a farm in Cheney, Ks. She was involved in sports including volleyball, basketball, and track. She graduated as valedictorian of her Cheney High School class. Her interest in human anatomy, biological sciences, and passion for athletics led her to become a chiropractor.
She received her Bachelor of Science at Southwestern College, graduating with honors as Summa Cum Laude. She played volleyball for the Mound Builders for 2 years, track and field for 3 years, and cross country for 1 year.
She then went to Cleveland Chiropractic College where she gained experience with different chiropractic techniques and its many modalities. She was the valedictorian of her Cleveland Chiropractic graduating class.
She has experience with Cox Flexion-Distraction, Motion Palpation, Sacral Occipital Technique, Thompson Technique, and Leander Technique. Along with therapeutic adjunctive such as FAKTR, myofascial release, cupping, manual therapy, kinesiotaping, and therapeutic exercise. One of her favorite regions to treat is the jaw (TMJ).
Dr. Gould enjoys spending time with her family. She loves activities outdoors including hiking with her dog Franke, kayaking, and playing sand volleyball.