Snyder has practiced in five states during her 20-year career. Mend, which recently opened in Clifton Square, is her first solo venture.

"The business side is a little different," said Snyder, who has served the community through several outlets for the past 10 years. "I'm very excited to be able to do things the way I've always wanted to do them and taught students to do them."

Snyder taught as an adjunct professor at Wichita State University and has been a clinical instructor for about 15 years. She has worked at Heartspring and for All About Staffing, which contracts with Wesley Medical Center for staffing needs. She also contracts to provide therapy for Select Rehab at the Kansas Masonic Home.

Snyder promises a proactive role in treatment for her patients at Mend.

"Sometimes conditions don't improve as quickly as people would like," Snyder said. "My specialty is in the rehab process. I work with patients and their physicians in a supplementary role.

"The pain relief or the treatment is important and will be actively participated in by both the patient and myself," Snyder said. "It'll be a collaborative effort in getting their goals met."