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The Joint Chiropractic - Tucson, Arizona

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Rillito Crossing Marketplace! As your Tucson chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - Rillito Crossing Marketplace to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Tucson chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Michelle Ruppelt, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rillito Crossing Marketplace

Dr. Michelle Ruppelt, D.C. was raised in Glendale, Arizona but is a proud Wildcat alumni from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. While at the UofA, Dr. Ruppelt studied nutrition and physiology with a focus in clinical dietetics. She then became inspired by the idea of holistic and natural healthcare and found herself in Chesterfield, MO where she graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010.

Dr. Ruppelt has since moved back to Tucson, Arizona where she has served as The Joint’s local chiropractor since February of 2017. Dr. Ruppelt finds her passion in helping her patients achieve their health and wellness goals. Over the course of her career, Dr. Ruppelt has learned to serve a range of patients and how to treat a variety of symptoms and ailments. Beginning from as young as an infant up through grandparents and great grandparents, Dr. Ruppelt can treat cases such as neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica pain, migraines and dozens of others.

When Dr. Ruppelt is not working at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, AZ she is participating in active hobbies such as weightlifting, spinning or running.

Dr. Kelly Ostler, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rillito Crossing Marketplace

Dr. Kelly Ostler joined The Joint Chiropractic team in April 2019 when she became the local chiropractor for Tucson, AZ. Dr. Ostler obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West.

Dr. Ostler was born in Koenigstein, Germany and raised all over the western United States. Though she wasn’t born here, she has always considered Arizona to be her home.

Dr. Ostler knew from a young age that chiropractic care was her calling. When she was born her left foot was slightly turned in and after twelve years she sought out an adjustment. After her appointment, her foot was straight and she had found a new career path.

Dr. Ostler loves being able to help her patients in Tucson find their relief and encourage them to live the healthiest lives possible.

Over the course of her chiropractic career Dr. Ostler has learned to serve a range of patients from infants to grandparents all with a variety of ailments such as sciatica, neck pain, upper and lower back pain, migraines, arthritis and much more.

In her free time, she enjoys cycling and reading, and spending time with her husband Josh and their two little boys.

Dr. Melissa Ellyn Cox, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rillito Crossing Marketplace

Dr. Melissa Ellyn Cox, D.C. was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Beardstown, IL. She attended Logan University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology in 2012 and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2014. Dr. Cox grew up wanting to follow in her father’s footsteps, and did just that. She saw her father helping their local community, bettering people’s lives and educating them as a chiropractor.

Throughout her professional journey as a chiropractor, Dr. Cox has learned to serve a variety of patients from babies to grandparents and a range of cases, including migraine relief, sciatica pain, neck pain, and lower back pain through the use of manual manipulation. She has been The Joint’s local chiropractor in Tucson, AZ since October 2017 and is honored to serve the Casa Grande community as well.

Dr. Cox’s passion is seeing her patients live healthier and fuller lives as a result of her chiropractic efforts. Maximizing the connection between the brain and body through a well-adjusted spine leads to each of her patients achieving their health and wellness goals. She particularly enjoys helping those who are skeptical and try chiropractic as a ‘last resort’ and end up loving it and become passionate about routine chiropractic care.

When she is not working at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, AZ, Dr. Cox spends her time reading, running or working out. She also can be found spending time with her husband Jordan and her two children.

Dr. Mike McGurn, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rillito Crossing Marketplace

Dr. Mike McGurn joined The Joint Chiropractic family of local healthcare providers when he arrived at the Tucson clinic locations in December of 2019. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1980 and is well-suited to meet the needs of local Tucson, AZ patients.

Prior to attending chiropractic college, Dr. McGurn went to Palmer Junior College as a Pre-Med student. He has always had a passion for helping others. He also loves that chiropractic care serves as a non-invasive technique to pain relief without the use of drugs.

Over the course of his professional career, Dr. McGurn has learned to serve a range of patients, from grandparents to infants and athletes, all with a range of cases including arthritis, sciatica, low back pain, migraines and more.

When Dr. McGurn is not working at The Joint Chiropractic he enjoys staying active and reading.

Dr. Karen Kolarik, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rillito Crossing Marketplace

Dr. Karen Kolarik recently relocated to the Tucson area and joined “The Joint Chiropractic” in June of 2020. She spent the past 26 year practicing in the Boston area as well as guest lecturing at Harvard University and teaching at Wellesley College.

Dr. Kolarik grew up in a family of nine in Wisconsin. She attended Life Chiropractic University in Georgia and has lived all over the United States.

Her passion is serving as a chiropractor and helping people live healthier, more productive lives. She loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and watching their lives change with chiropractic care.

When Dr. Kolarik is not working, she love’s spending time with her family, her church, cooking and all the outdoor activities Tucson has to offer.

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Wellness Plans

Receive up to 4 visits per month.
Best choice and lowest cost per visit, for patients who visit more than 2 times per month. Typically best aligned with Doctor’s Treatment Plan.
$69.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $18
55% savings vs. single visit rate
Youth (17 and Under)
$39.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $10
75% savings vs. single visit rate


Fixed number of visits. Expire after 12 months.
Unable to commit to regular visits? Packages offer flexibility for patients who expect to visit on average 2 times or less per month.
6 Visits
Cost per visit less than $32
19% savings vs. single visit rate
10 Visits
Cost per visit less than $27
31% savings vs. single visit rate
20 Visits
Cost per visit less than $22
45% savings vs. single visit rate

Single Visits

Our single visit is an affordable and flexible option.

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Did You Know?

In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1

1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments.; July 2011.

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