The Ruby Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce that Kathy Meyer, Doctor of Chiropractic, has joined the healthcare providers at the Ruby Valley Medical Clinics. Dr. Meyer is seeing patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Twin Bridges Clinic located at 104 S. Madison Street.
Dr. Meyer sees chiropractic care as a mechanical solution to a mechanical problem. “I work with all the joints in the body, not just the spine – shoulders, elbows, hands, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, feet. If there’s a joint in the body, I move it. It’s about understanding the human body from a biomechanical approach. That’s how I look at it, taking a big picture perspective,” said Dr. Meyer. Her treatments through chiropractic adjustments of the joints can be done in conjunction with the Erchonia laser, a 21st century therapy. Cold laser, also known as low level light therapy uses a series of specific frequencies to promote a healing response in the body. “It is exceeding effective as a way to jump-start the body’s healing process.” said Dr. Meyer. “I use it in a wide variety of situations – tendonitis, bursitis, acute conditions. It is a drug free way to address a lot of conditions including reducing pain and inflammation. We’ve even used it to effectively alleviate the pain from a bad sunburn!” She finds that having drug-free procedures, such as chiropractic care and the Erchonia laser to be especially important given the current opioid epidemic. Dr. Meyer advises, “It’s a 21st century therapy, not some science-fiction hot laser devise that cuts through walls.”
Although she knew she wanted to be a doctor since the seventh grade, Dr. Meyer chose become a chiropractor following a work-related injury to her back. She reluctantly went to see a chiropractor but was inspired by the information provided about her injury and the effectiveness of the care she received. “I was so impressed with the chiropractor; I wanted to do what she did. I found my calling in using my hands to work with the joints of the body to improve overall function and help people feel better! After 25 years, I still really enjoy it!” said Meyer.