Gentle Chiropractic

Gentle ChiropractorRidgeview Chiropractic is proud to provide gentle chiropractic care for people suffering from acute pain, chronic musculoskeletal conditions, and to those who are just looking to enhance their well-being. Dr. Koshlap holds an advanced proficiency rating in the Activator Methods Technique. This method utilizes a hand-held instrument to gently restore the proper position of any misaligned vertebra, thereby reducing nerve irritation and making the patient feel better. This is a very safe and effective way to be adjusted. The patient does not even hear any “cracking or popping”.

Dr. K (as patients affectionately call him) has helped people of all ages and occupations, from infants to senior citizens, from high school athletes to those stuck behind a computer all day. Ridgeview Chiropractic is definitely a family practice!

So how does someone’s spine become “misaligned”? Gentle Chiropractic Care We like to use the “Chicken and the Egg” analogy. Sometimes you can do something physical where you know immediately that you tweaked your back or your neck- like a car accident, sports injury or just lifting the kids wrong. This cause immediate subluxations, or partial dislocations, of the spine, which then tightens up the muscles.

Other times it is a repetitive motion that first tightens up the muscles and then causes gradual malpositions of the spine- like poor posture from sitting at the computer, carrying the baby on your hip, sleeping on your shoulder, or even sitting on your wallet in the car. Either way, you get a combination of undesirable effects on your body, including muscle tightness, vertebral misalignments, joint inflammation and nerve irritation.

So whether you have been suffering from a problem for 2 days or 20 years, Ridgeview Chiropractic may be your answer!

What is an Activator?

The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.


"Dr. K. uses an activator for adjustments; no pain-and I always have relief of my pain when I leave."

"Dr. K and his staff are great! I have gone to a chiropractor for most of my adult life and never have I felt as good as I do now."

"Dr. K and staff are awesome. Dr. K uses the Activator Method which has really helped me out."


Dr. Craig Koshlap