Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Cinco Ranch! As your Katy 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.
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 - Cinco Ranch 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 Katy is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:
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.
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:
So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Katy 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!
Dr. Ramirez was born in Houston, Texas. He began his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston with a major in Biology. His plan to enter the field of Dentistry was sidetracked after going to see a Chiropractic Intern for wellness care. Following this encounter, his perspective on the idea of health and wellness dramatically altered the course of his academic endeavors. He enrolled himself at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX and earned a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in April 2007 and subsequently thereafter a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology. In addition, he completed approximately 300 hours of Post-Graduate studies in the ancient healing art of Acupuncture. Dr. Ramirez is currently in pursuit of a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Dr. Ramirez has seen first-hand the healing ability of Chiropractic and has a deep passion for adjusting as many people as possible who are in need of this manual medicine. Throughout his years in practice, he has seen dramatic improvements in the health of his many patients and wants to educate the community about how Chiropractic unlocks the body's innate ability to heal itself naturally, without the use of drugs or surgery. Dr. Ramirez has had great success treating toddlers, children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly, as well as athletes and expectant mothers. In addition, he is fluent in Spanish and is eager to serve the Latino community.
Dr. Ramirez enjoys spending time with his friends and family and maintains an active lifestyle. His physical activities are numerous and varied and include biking, running, yoga, stretching, and resistance and functional training. He believes that leading a healthy lifestyle through good eating habits, a regimen of daily exercise, an equal balance of work and play, and routine Chiropractic care are the key to longevity and improving quality of life.
Dr. Mary Tran joined The Joint Chiropractic in Katy while serving as an adjunct professor at Lone Star College, a gig she continues even today even though she isn’t that far removed from college herself. She graduated from the University of Houston in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology-exercise science. Later, she then went on to earn bachelor degrees in anatomy, and health and wellness, as well as her doctorate of chiropractic, in 2014 at Parker University in Dallas.
She joined the Katy location in January 2017, but also works at The Joint’s Copperfield, Cypress, Cinco Ranch, Kingwood and Cy-Fair locations.
With such a strong educational foundation steeped in anatomy and how the body works, it’s no wonder that Dr. Tran is driven by “helping people get out of pain and restoring motion back into their bodies after having to live with dysfunction for so long,”
“Increasing the quality of one’s life is the most rewarding part of being the chiropractic field,” she says, adding that she’s fond of the saying, “Your health is your wealth.”
“With my cultural background, we took a more natural and holistic approach to healthcare,” Dr. Tran explains. “Taking preventative measures and maintaining your health through good habits is the type of environment I grew up in. The philosophy of chiropractic was congruent with my upbringing, and that’s when I knew it was my calling. My father had carpal tunnel syndrome and was advised for surgery. After watching his fellow peers have unsuccessful results, he sought chiropractic care. Through several treatments, his symptoms disappeared and he avoided surgery.”
Because of that moment, and that background and commitment to others, Dr. Tran says “bringing/increasing the quality of life through affordable chiropractic care” is what she likes best about being at The Joint’s Katy location.
When she’s not helping others, Dr. Tran enjoys attending festivals, cooking, trying new restaurants, and going to the movies and comedy shows. She also practices Krav Maga, a military style of self-defense -- though she prefers the healing arts.
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Dr. Tran is a big fan of great food, but she loves keeping a good juice on hand at all times, whether it’s orange, grapefruit or Kombucha. “Why? I’m not sure,” she says, “but it makes me happy.”
What would also make her happy is the opportunity to dine with some of her favorite personalities. If she could choose a foursome to join her at one of the great restaurants she seeks out in Houston, she would choose Food Network chef Ina Garten (“I adore her and her recipes”), financial guru Suze Orman (“I’d pick her mind on business management, what made her successful, and get some financial advice”), the Dalai Lama (“to spiritually guide me through the art of happiness”) and Ellen DeGeneres (“she’s incredibly funny, optimistic, and I admire her philanthropic work”).
Maybe someday Dr. Tran could visit the Dalai Lama on his turf. She loves to travel. “Adventure is the best gift you can give yourself,” she says. “Making memories and experiences are far more valuable than money will ever be.”
Dr. Patrick Livingood, known as Dr. Patrick to his patients, joined The Joint Chiropractic in 2018 and is a valuable member of its family as a floater between several clinics in the Houston area.
“I seek to empower my patients to improve and maintain their quality of life by reducing pain and improving functionality, as well as educating them about the benefits of exercise, nutrition, and other therapies,” Dr. Patrick says. “The thing I love most about being in this field is the joy of improving the quality of life of patients. The other thing I love is the wonderful people you get to work with.”
Dr. Patrick grew in Moorhead, Minn., and worked previously in Wheaton, Ill., before settling in Texas. He has an extensive education background. He received his doctorate of chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill., as well as a bachelor of science degree in human biology. He also received an English Bible Certificate from Wheaton College, studied German literature at University of Vienna in Austria, and earned a bachelor of arts in social services with a minor in American Indian studies from Moorhead State.
He and wife Denise have three children, three grandchildren and three cats. When he’s not spending time with them, he enjoys coin collecting in his down time.
He got involved in chiropractic following a missionary trip. “After returning from a year in Europe with Youth With A Mission, I was guest of the director of the clinics of National College of Health Sciences and he encouraged me to become a chiropractor,” he says.
It led him to a satisfying career, and now, one in which Dr. Patrick gets to work with a broader spectrum of people than most doctors within The Joint Chiropractic.
“I have the privilege of working at all the clinics, and the best part is working with all the different staff, doctors and patients,” he says.
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Water may be the most important thing our body can consume, but Dr. Patrick says the one thing he keeps in his kitchen is ice cream. “I love ice cream,” he says.
If he could host an ice cream social with any characters from history, Dr. Patrick would choose to invite George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and the Apostle Paul. “I would love to hear their personal stories,” he says.
The advantage of traveling allowed Dr. Patrick to be in Europe before an iconic moment in world history, and it made an indelible impression. “When I was in Berlin, the Berlin Wall was still up,” he says.”I was able to talk with guards on the other side of the wall; I came to recognize that they were no different than anyone else and that the wall should come down. I was delighted when it finally did.”
Dr. Leta Skalwold joined the family of healthcare providers at The Joint Chiropractic in 2019, A graduate of Excelsior College with a bachelor’s degree in science, she earned her doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa.
Dr. Leta, as she prefers, could not be more happy practicing as a chiropractor. “I truly believe in what I do and the information that I share with my patients,” she says. “In the face of national epidemics like the opioid crisis and antibiotic resistant bacteria, I am proud that I can share a natural, safe alternative to healing, pain management, and most importantly, proactive health care.
“I love seeing the surprise on a patient’s face when they get off the adjusting table able to stand up straight after not being able to stand for a week because of a low back injury. Or the light in a patient’s eyes when the two-day migraine disappears suddenly after a cervical adjustment.”
Raised in Ithaca, N.Y., she worked previously in the Massachusetts cities of Billerica, Worcester and Holden, as well as London, England.
Dr. Leta enjoys working out and traveling. When she and her husband are not playing with their young daughter or golden doodle, she can be found with her other pastimes, gardening and cooking.
She saw first-hand what an impact chiropractic could have on a family’s life, and that’s when she knew this was the career path she wanted to take. “When I was 5 years old, my father injured his low back working as a contractor,” she says. “He was told by an orthopedist that he needed low back surgery to be functional again. My father sought a second opinion from Dr. Bromer, a local chiropractor. After six months, my father was able to lift me up again and was shouting his love for chiropractic.
“I knew at 5 years old that I wanted to be able to care for my father, and other people’s family members, like Dr. Bromer. My passion to provide safe, natural chiropractic care has never diminished.”
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Dr. Leta says the one thing she always has in her refrigerator is mayonnaise: “It’s my most favorite bad habit.”
If she could bring together any historical figures for her ideal dinner party, Dr. Leta would like to break bread with author and midwife Ina May Gaskin, children’s television icon Fred Rogers, and pilot Amelia Earhart. “Ina May because she is amazing and I love natural birthing,” she says. “Mister Rogers because I think my daughter would love the soothing sound of his voice and the positive words of encouragement and kindness that we could all use more of, and Amelia Earhart because she was a childhood hero of mine and I would really like to know where she has been hiding all of these years.”
Because she loves to travel, it’s no surprise that the coolest experience of her life wasn’t in her own backyard. “I traveled to Asia with my husband, backpacking for four months,” she says. “We got to see places that were protected by their remote locations and that, even since our travels, have begun to change dramatically with continued globalization. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience which I am grateful to have shared with my husband.”
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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. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.
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