Welcome To The Agape Institute
I wanted to tell you a little story so you know you are not alone in your struggle to become free of sickness and disease. I realize it stinks to be sick and not know who to go to or who to trust. Unfortunately, I get it. I have personally been through the healthcare ringer and I want you to know that the same will not happen at Agape. If we believe we can help you we will tell you — if we believe we cannot help you we will also tell you.
Allow me to tell you my story. All of my life I knew there was something different with my health. However, I just couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong. I had constant sinus and ear infections that led to asthma. Medications made no difference, but I took them anyway. Looking back that was really not a great idea. Side effects to the antibiotics caused Reflux and Ulcerative Colitis that deteriorated my entire intestinal tract. As I got older my body started to attack me with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. The pain was most severe in my neck and back. The fatigue was almost paralyzing — it was nearly impossible to get out of bed. At this point, I knew I needed to do something different if I wanted better results. Medication either just made me worse or didn’t work at all. At this time I was working as a paramedic in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania suburbs.
It’s amazing how God works. I asked Him, “How can I even take care of people when I’m this sick and I know the medical system inside and out!” He said, “There is a better way for you to go. I will show you.” At this point, I was led to go to an Upper Cervical practitioner within the chiropractic profession. Simply put, he helped me reduce my pain and suffering. However, that was not the complete answer, but I was excited, to say the least! I knew God had me on the right path that would lead to my total healing.
I went on to Chiropractic school and graduated with high honors with my emphasis in Upper Cervical Care and I was excited to help as many people as I could by getting to the root cause of these issues.
Unfortunately, in my first year of practice, I had an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis almost end my life. I could not even get out of bed and I could barely move. I thought, I know that this is not the end. God told me, “There is a better way for you to go, I will show you.”
This is when my answer came: my mentor in Upper Cervical Care, Dr. Robert Kessinger. His father, Dr. Jack Kessinger, was the top Functional Healthcare Doctor in the world at the time. Thank God we found him! Dr. Kessinger found the exact bio-specific cause of the autoimmune disease and mentored me to help remediate the disease process.
Needless to say, once I was 100% well, you could not stop me from learning how to help all of my patients to become well! This is why I am so impassioned! How wouldn’t I be? It saved my life and it has saved countless others at Agape Institute and beyond
I just wanted you to know my heart before you jumped into all my degrees, accolades, postgraduate education and accomplishments.
– Dr. Stephen A. Conicello, DC, EMT-P
About the Agape Institute
Who Are We?
Agape Institute of Functional Health and Chiropractic was founded for the needs of so many people in our country, that could not get the answers in traditional healthcare. At Agape, we used the fastest growing form of healthcare today ~ Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine looks for the cause of why your body created the problem, instead of managing your symptoms with needless drugs or surgeries for the rest of your life.
Ask yourself this question. Would you rather have your condition be Managed for the rest of your life or would you rather have it possibly reversed?
How Did We Get Here?
Dr. Conicello and his wife Michelle were born and raised Chester County and have always called it home. We arrived back in the heart of Chester County to answer the call of so many sick and thus averting people, by way of Rome, Italy. Dr. Conicello was asked to be apart of a groundbreaking study with Italy’s top Cardiologist’s, Vascular and Orthopedic Surgeons on the effects of Multiple Sclerosis (Subjects with Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency) That had astounding results.
We strive diligently to get to the root cause of the problem and help you and your body to remediate what is causing the problem in the first place.
The Agape Mission
“To Help As Many People As We Can By Teaching, Mentoring and Applying God Given Healthcare Principles That Add LIFE To Years”.
Hours Of Operation
Monday: 9:00am – 12pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 12pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am -12pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 12pm & 2:00pm – 6:00pm
What Is Functional Healthcare?
Functional healthcare is a specific natural approach to healthcare. It is made neurologically and biologically specific for you. Not even if the another person has the same condition the cause could be quite different. Finding the underlying cause will help us to remediate and prevent your body from creating this condition. This is different from the typical removal or masking of the symptoms you typically have in traditional medicine. The main goal is to have you work with our professionals in finding the root cause of the issue and teaching you how to deal with it properly.
Our highly trained staff will teach and mentor you in the art and science of self-healing, so you can properly utilize functional healthcare in dealing with your chronic health condition.
Amazing Chronic Disease Prevention
Typical chronic diseases (Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid, etc.) develop slowly. This makes the stress and emotional effects almost overbearing. It will usually be followed by poor diet, drugs, toxic environment, lack of exercise, and lack of sleep. In order for functional healthcare and Agape Institute of Functional Health and Chiropractic’s practices to work, you must take the first step. You must trust us and believe in what you’re doing. Don’t let “hope it will go away” get in the way of helping you to be come well and stay well.
Get In Touch Now
For the most advanced and efficient techniques and assistance for your health problems, contact Agape Institute of Functional Health and Chiropractic.