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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Eric Carlsen adjusting young girl

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 Manakin-Sabot and the greater Richmond area.  

With a passion for helping others and a 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!


Dr. Kevin Ruff in office

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

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Dr. Jordan Speares


Dr. Speares is a 2011 graduate of the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. The first ten years of her career were spent in the greater DC metropolitan area.

Dr. Speares has taken additional courses in Active Release Technique, Kinesiotape, Dry Needling Technique, Graston Techniques, Advanced Orthopedics, Gait Analysis and Imbalances, Treatment of Golf Injuries, Motion Palpation, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Functional Rehabilitation. She is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Kinesiotape, and Dry Needling Technique. She uses a combination of various techniques to help her patients.


Dr. Speares has provided care for a variety of patients. She has extensive experience with athletes involved in CrossFit, Mixed Martial Arts, Triathlons, and IronMan and has treated both professional, semi-professional, and weekend warrior athletes. She has been a member of medical teams for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day event in Chicago, local Relay for Life events, and patients at the Salvation Army clinic. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and athletic levels.


Dr. Speares was raised in Blacksburg, Virginia, and currently lives in Henrico, Virginia. In her spare time, she keeps busy with her two young sons and husband. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and exploring the Richmond area, her new home! To learn more about the services Dr. Speares offers visit her website.

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