Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Eric Carlsen

A Palmer College of Chiropractic alumni, Dr. Eric Carlsen is a member of many professional and local organizations and is often sought out for his expertise in the area of Chiropractic and Wellness in the profession and community.


Dr. Carlen’s successful 20+ years in practice, have allowed him to mentor other chiropractors and become the go-to chiropractic clinic in the greater Richmond area.  


With a passion for helping others and high bar for quality patient care, Dr. Carlsen’s protocols include a comprehensive assessment, thorough physical evaluation and an unrushed, easy to understand report of all his findings.


An accomplished and compassionate doctor, he is devoted to helping patients attain optimum health benefits from their chiropractic care. As evidenced by the generations of families that grace the waiting room, Dr. Carlsen enjoys caring for all members of the family- infants, adolescents, adults, and seniors.


Patients refer to Dr. Carlsen and his team with confidence as they know everyone is treated uniquely, honestly and with the utmost care towards therapeutic comfort and results.


Whatever your health picture or goals, you will find Dr. Carlsen and his team exceptional at taking care of you - from pain relief to wellness.


When not in the practice Dr. Carlsen enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have three children, a middle school aged son and elementary school age boy-girl twins.


D.C.: Palmer College of Chiropractic, summa cum laude(1997)

B.S.: State University  of New York at Geneseo (1993)

Dr. Kevin Ruff

In 2012 Dr. Kevin Ruff and his family moved to Richmond to follow a dream of living on the east coast and to work with Family Chiropractic Center.  For 12 years prior, he was a busy chiropractor in a small town in the Oklahoma panhandle called Laverne.  Active in Laverne, he was the team doctor for the football team, president of the Laverne Area Chamber and was the organizer of numerous community service projects.


Dr. Ruff was also a consultant for AMC, a professional management group out of Atlanta, and his office in Laverne served as a training center for other chiropractors.


A strong advocate for chiropractic as a foundation for healthy living, his patients have ranged in age from hours old to 98!


Originally from West Texas and a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, he finds he enjoys the fours season climate of Richmond.  


Dr. Ruff enjoys life with his wife, Caryn and their three children along with seeking outdoor adventures and sports.



D.C.: Cleveland Chiropractic College, cum laude (2000)

B.S.: University of Central Oklahoma (1996)



Dr. Lisa Griffith

Dr. Lisa Griffith is the in-house acupuncture and dry needling specialist, the pregnancy enthusiast, a full-time chiropractor and the latest addition to the Family Chiropractic Center team.


It has been her background as a weightlifter, a CrossFit athlete, and runner, that has helped her understand the way an athletes body needs to be treated. This knowledge not only helps her athletic patients, but all of her patients stay active and injury free.


Over the years, she has added to this foundation with advanced courses in Pediatrics and is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in caring for pregnant women using the Webster Technique.


With a passion for the prenatal and postpartum needs of women, she has become the Regional Director of BIRTHFIT RVA, an extensive program designed to educate and support women through all stages of pregnancy with movement, nutrition, and mindfulness.


A native Western New Yorker, Dr. Lisa loves the Richmond lifestyle and climate and loves that she lives close to her nephew and extended family.  She has a very energetic boxer, Kiko, and a loveable black lab, Porter, who take Lisa and her fiancé, Owen, on hikes throughout Richmond trails!



D.C.: Logan College of Chiropractic, cum laude (2011)

B.S.: State University of New York (2008)


115 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Phone: (804) 784-0161
Fax: (804) 784-2704