Meet The Doctors
Dr. Jodi Jakiel, MS, DACBSP
Very few people inspire hope and live by example like Dr. Jodi Jakiel. In 2008, after graduating from Life College in Marietta, Georgia she returned to Florida to continue her ten year health care career as a chiropractor. Her mission was to change the face of healthcare through educating patients on the healing power they have within themselves and return their hope of achieving goals they never thought possible. In 2010, she opened Active Living Health Center in southeast Orlando. This innovative office provides “Intensegrity Therapy,” a new approach to health care that integrates chiropractic care, manual therapy, and active rehabilition. In the coming years, it grew to include other alternative health modalities such as Acupuncture and Nutrition to serve as a “one stop shop” for those seeking complementary and alternative care.
Her thirst for knowledge didn’t stop there. Passionate about sports and the musculoskeletal system, she acquired her Diplomate in Sports Medicine, a degree only 300 other doctors hold in the United States. As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, she has expertise in athletic injuries with an emphasis on correcting and preventing musculo-skeletal and connective tissue injuries and biomechanical imbalances. Her extensive clinical experience and ongoing active participation in sports gives her unique approach to treating athletes. Following her dreams, she became a participating Doctor for Olympic hopefuls. Ask her sometime about her time in Lake Placid adjusting the US Olympic Bobsled Team!
Dr. M. Rachelle Smith, AP, CN
Dr. Smith graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and is a board certified Acupuncture Physician and Clinical Nutritionist in the state of Florida. During her years at FCIM, she had the great opportunity to work with many different Acupuncture Physicians and their specialties. Her skills are a culmination of all the different skills she gained from her mentors including Dr. Tan’s balancing method, Master Tang’s pain protocol, Dr. Yang’s ear acupuncture, and modern pulse examination. Her continuing thirst for knowledge keeps her up to date with the latest and greatest techniques in Alternative Medicine. Currently, she is undergoing training to obtain her ABORM (America Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine) certification so that she may better serve the needs of a growing number of women suffering from infertility.
Shortly after graduation, she spent a summer in China studying with some of the top Oriental Medicine Physicians at Chengdu Medical Center, an integrated Eastern/Western Hospital. She also had the privilege of studying with Shaman in Peru as part of her undergraduate work with an emphasis on Medical Botany.
In 2008, Dr. Smith participated in an internship with Native Health Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to mending health disparities in Native American groups throughout the United States. She worked alongside multiple Native American groups in North and South Carolina, focusing on obesity and diabetes prevention.
Dr. Smith has treated a variety of ailments including pain, gastrointestinal issues, women's gynecological issues, pediatrics, addiction/weight loss, anxiety/depression, and colds/infections. She believes that helping her patients not only means treating their ailments and illnesses, but also educating them on proper nutrition and lifestyle to empower their lives and help them take control of their health.
When she is not treating patients, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her new husband Adam, taking their bulldog for walks, and playing cello in a local band.
Dr. Rocky Justice
Dr. Justice was born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia. After completing his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Concord University in Athens, WV, Dr. Justice worked in the field as a chemist until 201l. In April of 201, he was involved in a car accident, after which he found that chiropractic care made the biggest difference in his recovery. He then decided to pursue chiropractic as a career. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in September of 2016. As the newest member of the active living team, he is looking forward to providing the best possible care while creating an environment that fosters the health and happiness for his patients.