Chiropractic care aims to correct disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. These disorders, when left uncorrected, can have a profound effect on our general health and overall well-being. While back pain, neck pain and headaches are among the more common conditions treated by chiropractors, muscle and joint pain in the arms and legs are also successfully managed with chiropractic care as well.
Tissue and joint injuries can be caused by a single traumatic event or through repetitive stress and strain. Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function. Chiropractic treatment, when applied to the affected joints and tissues, will restore mobility, alleviate pain, decrease muscle tension, and allow for proper tissue healing.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by Doctors of Chiropractic is known as a chiropractic adjustment. The purpose of an adjustment is to restore normal range of motion to a joint that is not moving optimally, or efficiently. An adjustment occurs when a controlled force is manually applied to an affected joint.
Chiropractic care is just another way to naturally feel better. From stress to injury, a skilled chiropractor can not only help you feel better but restore normal range of movement.
Meet our doctors
Dr. Sarah Kirsch
Dr. Sarah Kirsch is the owner and founder of Balanced Health and Wellness. She received her doctorate in chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both Nutrition Science and Human Biology. She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
She has extensively studied functional medicine and is certified through The Institute for Functional Medicine. She is passionate about helping her patients improve their health and reduce chronic pain and inflammation by identifying and treating the underlying root cause. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Huntington Woods.
Dr. Ashley Rich
Dr. Ashley Rich is a Metro Detroit native and graduate of Logan University where she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She has her degree in Human Biology from the University of Michigan along with her Master’s in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan University. She is a member of the Holistic Pediatric Alliance, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and The Academy of Functional Pediatrics. Dr. Rich is certified in pediatrics from the Academy of Family Practice. This certification involves a rigorous curriculum, which offers specific techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women.
Dr. Rich is also certified in the Webster Technique. This technique is a specific sacral analysis and adjustment that is used throughout pregnancy to detect and correct sacral imbalance and optimize pelvic neuro-biomechanics in the mother. Dr. Rich lives in Berkley with her husband, AJ, kids Hudson and Sloane and dog, Leia.
Dr. Alison Ramsden
Originally from Australia, Dr. Alison Ramsden achieved both a Bachelors of Chiropractic Science and a Masters Degree in Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney. While practicing in the USA she further achieved a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine through the University of Western States (Portland, Oregon). Furthering her qualifications Dr. Ramsden has taken courses in functional rehabilitation specifically the FNOR approach to rehabilitation. She is also certified in Graston technique, Webster Technique and trained in Sacro-occipital technique.
Dr. Ramsden is Board certified to practice in Michigan, The United Kingdom and Australia and brings a wealth of knowledge from her international experience. Dr. Ramsden is passionate about using the latest evidence based research relating to pain, neuroscience and rehabilitation. Her Chiropractic treatments utilize manual adjustments, soft tissue techniques, functional rehabilitation exercises and nutritional advice in order to provide a truly holistic approach to gain the greatest outcomes for her patient’s health.
Dr. Rasha Zora
Dr. Rasha Zora received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University. She has also obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Windsor. Dr. Zora is versed in many chiropractic techniques and tailors the adjustment to the patient’s needs. She utilizes manual adjusting, Activator instrument, myofascial release technique, and extremity adjusting amongst others. She is Webster Technique certified and has additional training in pediatrics care from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
She is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Zora uses a holistic approach to health that addresses lifestyle, exercise, nutrition and overall well being. Helping people of all ages reach their optimal health is her passion.
Dr. Emily Tripp
Dr. Emily Tripp graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, and then graduated from National University of Health Sciences with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. While at National University, Dr. Tripp was selected to work with her professor, a nationally certified radiologist (DACBR), discussing x-rays of previous clinic patients and their unique pathologies. Dr. Tripp took additional coursework in the Naturopathic program offered at National University and loves working with patients holistically by balancing the body nutritionally, emotionally, and physically.
She is certified in Webster Technique and has additional training in Quantum Neurology, Applied Kinesiology, Torque Release Technique, MC2, and Tonal Pediatrics. Dr. Tripp utilizes muscle testing to find specific causes of dysfunction in the body and works with the nervous system to increase communication between the brain and the body. Dr. Tripp herself has been a patient of chiropractic care since she was a toddler. In her free time, she loves playing her flute, hiking, and reading a good book with her cat, Nala, in her lap.