Services Provided by Dr. Melissa Ritter, D.C.
Physical Therapy Modalities
To treat an injury effectively and prevent a recurrence of it, physical therapy modalities are often included in a patient's treatment plan. These may incorporate: Ultrasound, Electric Muscle Stimulation, Cervical Traction, Hydrocollator Therapy, Core muscle Rehab with Swiss Ball.
In addition to physical examination by Dr. Ritter, the following tests are used in our office to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the patient's condition.
- Nerve Conduction Velocity - Used to accurately diagnose certain conditions. It involves stimulating nerves in the arts and legs and measuring the velocity of information that travels to and from the brain to determine functionality.
- Diagnostic Ultrasound - In addition to therapeutic ultrasound, diagnostic
ultrasound is used to diagnose torn ligaments and tendons, and to check patency of the carotid artery.
Our staff includes certified massage therapists (both female and male). Techniques include: Hot Stone - our most popular, Swedish, Acupressure, Reflexology.
Other Healing Practices
Ritter Chiropractic is please to have practitioners of the following alternative health disciplines available in our offices.
- Acupuncture - We offer acupuncture treatments, administered by a third
generation practitioner who specialized in hormone balancing, non-surgical
'face lifts,' and detox program.
- Reiki - Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "universally guided life force energy."
It is a natural hands-on practice that lowers stress, promotes relaxation, and
balances the body emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
"I have seen patients with serious physical pain come into my offices who, sometimes after only one treatment, walk out pain free," explains Dr. Melissa Ritter D.C. "The laser does not always cure problems, but it can, in many cases, completely eliminate the painful effects of a series of pain conditions."