Ashland Chiropractor Dr. Rueger  takes great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to her patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services she offers in her Ashland office.

Chiropractic Care, Cranial Work, TMJ

Chiropractic CareDr. Rueger provides advanced correction utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques.  Newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.   In addition to working with her hands with safe and effective techniques that she was fortunate to learn from some of the original “old masters” of chiropractic, Dr. Rueger uses the Vibracussor percussion therapy and the Arthrostim instrument. (see more below about these instruments).  As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Janet Rueger has over 30 years of training and experience in spinal adjustment, adjustment of extremities, such as feet, knees, wrists, TMJ and also the Cranium (Skull).  

VibraCussor Instrument

VibraCussor percussion therapy is an exciting new treatment approach for muscle and ligament problems and related myofascial conditions.

The VibraCussor Instrument is used by many professional sports teams to enhance rehabilitation and help reduce pain and discomfort among their top players.  Now that same technology is available in this office.

The VibraCussor is highly effective in treating fascial restrictions.  Restrictions of the shoulder, hip and knee joints can be treated successfully.

The VibraCussor delivers waves of percussive impulses deep into the tissues of the body.  These percussion waves promote an increase in circulation and lymphatic flow and a decrease in muscle spasm.  Additionally, these waves heighten neurological awareness of specific areas of the body and facilitate energetic normalization.

VibraCussor therapy often helps “frozen” shoulders to become mobile in just a few visits.  The VibraCussor is also very helpful with scars and adhesions associated with surgery.

Many people have found and stated, that the VibraCussor, as used by Dr. Rueger, has  helped them when other methods have not.


  • joint fixations
  • postural distortions
  • myofascial corrections
  • trigger points (without injections)
  • “frozen” shoulder
  • TMJ problems
  • scar tissue
  • “energetic” tune-up

VibraCussor therapy produces a piezoelectric effect deep in the tissues of the body.  The VibraCussor Instrument is also effective when used in cranio-sacral work, visceral manipulation and somato-emotional release therapy.


Cranial Facial Release (CFR)

CFR has helped with symptoms of breathing disorders, sinusitis, snoring, sleep apnea, deviated septums, migraine headaches, vertigo, facial pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia), facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy), TMJ disorder, Post-Concussion Syndrome, seizures, neurological disorders, and more.

It is important to note that CFR is not directed at the treatment of any one specific disease or disorder.

It’s primary objective is to mobilize the cranial bones, unlock cranial fixations, open the breathing passageways, facilitate cerebral spinal fluid flow, increase vascular flow to and venous drainage from the cranium, and optimize brain function.  This often times improves symptoms related to various neurological & structural disorders.

For more information on CFR (Cranial Facial Release), please go to the page titled “Cranial Facial Release”

Corrective Exercises

Dr Rueger teaches her patients special exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

Lifestyle Advice

Lifestyle AdviceDr. Rueger often finds it helpful to “coach” her patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Her goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. She recognizes that each of her patients is a whole person, and helps them to reach true health and wellness as a collaborative effort between herself and her patients.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional CounselingDr. Rueger provides specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients’ return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you?  Dr. Janet Rueger can give you nutritional guidance based on your individual needs.  Dr. Rueger herself follows a very healthy diet and she has explored many different dietary philosophies.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Spinal & Postural ScreeningsPosture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. Dr. Rueger occasionally provides screenings at community events and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.


To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Rueger’s   specific Chiropractic adjustment treatment, she also provides the following physiological therapeutic procedures:

  • Therapeutic Laser
  • Use of Therapeutic grade Essential Oils
  • Work hardening rehabilitation program
  • NeuroMuscular Re-education
  • Myotonic Facilitation
  • VibraCussor