Here at RiKKE® Chiropractic, we have many different services to fit your specific needs. Whether you are experiencing back pain, feeling out of alignment, or just want to get healthier, we can help.

To help all of our patients, we offer the following services:

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that assists with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the effects of such disorders on general health. Most chiropractic services are used to heal back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. There are also many other benefits of chiropractic care.

One of the most common practices that chiropractors are known for is adjusting patients. This rarely causes discomfort but rather causes relief. When most people are in pain, they grab medication; yet, chiropractic care is a much safer and more effective option.

There are many benefits of chiropractic services. Some of these include relief of lower back and neck pain, getting rid of headaches, preventing surgery or pre-habilitation prior to needed surgery, assisting with colic and ear infections, and many many more.

I want you to feel as good as possible and stay that way. I never want to cover up any problems. Instead, I want to find the root of the problem with a proper examination and actually fix it. Or, I will help guide you to the most appropriate next resource.

Corrective Exercises

Corrective exercises can help make any pain that you are experiencing go away and stay away. These exercises will strengthen and correct the irregularities of your body which may be causing your pain. Most of these exercises are able to be performed in the comfort of your own home. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles or connective tissues that are out of place can also cause pain.

There are also other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches. These pains are caused by muscles and tissues that are not properly aligned, disrupting normal smooth movement patterns. Over time, this can cause injury. Feeling aligned will help your body achieve balance and true health.

It is important to do each rehabilitation exercise regularly. Strengthening weak areas and regaining lost strength will have you well on your way to feeling better.

These exercises typically combine stretching, aerobic conditioning, and strengthening exercises. These plans are all customized for your mobility level and pain level. Being able to implement and execute the exercises properly is very important to your entire healing process.

Lifestyle Advice

It may seem obvious, but many people don’t realize that their health is a product of their overall lifestyle. The choices we make in life have an effect on our health — an effect that could be positive or negative.

There are many negative lifestyle choices that we make. Some of these are small, and some of them are more significant. Some of them are even things we do on a daily basis for years. But even if we know something that we do is having a negative effect on us, it can be difficult to break free from that pattern of behavior.

That is why it can be extremely beneficial to talk about lifestyle choices and get advice on ways to eliminate negative elements from your life. We are happy to provide lifestyle advice to anyone who is wishing to improve their health.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your own lifestyle choices, please contact us today. We’d be happy to speak with you and address any thoughts you might have.

Proper Footwear, Custom Orthotics

Here at RiKKE® Chiropractic, we provide custom foot orthotics. If you need them!!! I much prefer helping you strengthen your feet and kinetic chain of movement by using exercises, and advice on proper footwear. If needed, custom orthotics are specifically designed to fit your feet and provide the utmost support and comfort. They match the shape of your feet and are designed to keep up with your day-to-day activities. Dr. Rikke will conduct a thorough evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, creating a completely custom plan designed just for you and your needs.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment give us a call at (650) 484-0110!

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. This is an important part of your initial evaluation along with a proper health assessment.


Shockwave Therapy

Dr. Rikke Johansen is excited to be one of the FIRST clinicians in the Palo Alto area that has the PiezoWave2T technology!

Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate the tissue to facilitate the body’s natural healing response. Through the use of the PiezoWave2T technology, MyACT is used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons, and joints.

The PiezoWave2T, developed by Richard Wolf, combines orthopedic applications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) with the applications of Trigger Point Shock Wave Therapy (TPST), which are highly efficient, non-surgical treatments for chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system.

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These are just some of the services that we provide here at RiKKE® Chiropractic. We love assisting others and helping them feel better again. No matter what your pain or injury is, we will work with you to ensure that you are pain-free and feeling great.

If you have any questions about the services that we provide our patients, contact us today at (650) 484-0110. You may also set up a brief phone consultation by scheduling online.

Shantel Thomas, CMT

Shantel Thomas, CMT is a clinically trained myofascial therapy expert, member of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, and American Massage Therapy Association. She completed her psychology studies at University of California Riverside and massage therapy studies at National Holistic Institute. Additionally, She is the founder and owner of The Method Bodyworks (massage practice); has treated professional athletes within the National Basketball Association and National Football League.

Over the past 7 years, Shantel served as a member of the body regeneration team for the SF 49ers, where she received extensive training in rehabilitative practices such as myofascial release and neuromuscular re-education techniques. Shantel’s massage therapy practices employ a balance of different healing styles, combining Eastern & Western modalities that are attuned to her client’s needs. She has developed her massage therapy practice in order to relieve patients of myofascial pain-dysfunction, alleviate their stress, and enhance their healing processes. She has a tremendous passion for helping people improve their quality of life through promotion of various manual therapies and assisted stretch techniques.