Staff

Ryken Chiropractic & Wellness Center has a knowledgeable, friendly and caring staff that is dedicated to serving our patients. Our experienced staff provides a full range of treatments to meet your individual needs. They are here to make sure you are well cared for and well educated, and are available to answer any questions.

Ryan Hicks, D.C.

Ryan Hicks, D.C., is a native midwesterner from Rockford, IL. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa. He then went on to earn his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Palmer College is the original and most recognized chiropractic college in the world.

In 2005, Dr. Ryan had the opportunity of a lifetime, to go on a clinic abroad trip to Fiji with a group of fellow chiropractic graduate students. There he and the other student chiropractors helped hundreds of underprivledged children and adults. There he was able to see first hand the body's innate ability to heal with chiropractic care. He plans to travel there again sometime soon.

Dr. Ryan has advanced knowledge in many chiropractic techniques and is able to use that knowledge to find the right combination for each patient's individual needs. His goal is to not only help people get well, but to help people stay well.

Teresa

Licensed Massage Therapist / Chiropractic Assistant

Teresa has been passionately practicing massage for 20 years in the valley. She has worked with Doctors of Osteopathy, Rheumatology, Traditional Chinese Doctors, Naturopaths, Rolfers, and Surgeons. She was fortunate to share her experiences and knowledge with students of all ages by teaching massage technique for 7 years. In addition to Swedish and Therapeutic Massage modalities, she has extensive training and certification in CranioSacral Therapy and Zero Balancing, Kundalini Yoga, and Structural Yoga Therapy. She is also able to work deep using forearms and elbows when appropriate, but what attracts many patients is her ability to work with people who can not tolerate deep pressures.

Art

Licensed Massage Therapist

Art has been a massage therapist for 12 years here in the Valley and absolutely loves his profession! He is trained in many modalities of massage; his favorites being good old-fashioned deep tissue and Thai massage. Thai massage is an amazing modality! It is basically yoga done for you so it helps with flexibility and range of motion. Art also works full time as the lead therapist at a major resort in North Scottsdale and loves dedicating his Mondays to the office here. He thoroughly enjoys helping our clients recover from the aches and pains of everyday life.

Angela

Licensed Massage Therapist

Angela is an Arizona native and has been a massage therapist for 8 years. She graduated from RainStar University with an AAS Degree in Therapeutic Massage. She has taken several hours of continuing education courses including Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Neuromuscular Therapy, Prenatal, and Medical massage. Angela uses her intuition along with her advanced training to decrease pain and improve flexibility. In her free time she enjoys off roading, hiking, camping, and spending time with family.

Katie

Chiropractic Assistant

Katie is a native Arizonan who has been working in the Chiropractic field since 2010. She has been doing Administrative duties for 8 years prior to coming to our office. Katie Manages the Insurance, payments, and is our patient communication liaison. She is a certified Chiropractic Assistant helping in the clinical area as needed. Katie assists with the reception and coordinates administrative duties to achieve the best possible care for our patients.

Missy

Chiropractic Assistant

Missy is originally from Nebraska but has lived in the valley since 1984. She manages our schedule, insurance, payments, and is one of our patient communication liaisons. She is a certified Chiropractic Assistant who also assists with therapeutic modalities as needed. Prior to coming to our office, Missy had been doing marketing and administration in the dental field for 13 years. Missy keeps very busy with her husband, four children and 3 dogs! She is also one of The Nebraska Cornhuskers biggest fans – GO BIG RED