What We Do
From sports injuries and arthritis of the joints to back pain or scoliosis, Ellerbrock Spine & Soft Tissue is equipped to handle all your chiropractic needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Low back pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Neck and Arm Pain
Manual Adhesion Release
Manual Adhesion Release, or MAR is a soft tissue techniques that has been shown to be effective in reducing adhesion in muscles, tendons and ligaments. Its a primary tool of the Integrative Diagnosis system, the most complete system in finding and fixing painful and restricted areas of the spine. Dr. Ellerbrock is certified at the highest level of Integrative Diagnosis and has served as the on-site care provider at several Fortune 500 companies.
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is used in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions, primarily those involving connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. We use a specialized technique to apply appropriate stress to damaged tissues to optimize treatment efficacy.
Our skilled massage therapist specialize in musculoskeletal and orthopedic massage. Safely and comfortably assessing your tissue for increased muscle tension and discomfort is the objective of this therapy. It can be scheduled with your therapy plan in our office or scheduled 'stand-alone' therapy as well.
Specific to your ability and your condition, Dr. Ellerbrock delivers quick, focused exercise prescription for his patients that are performed at home with little to no equipment.
Dr. Matt Ellerbrock, DC, DACRB
With a deep-rooted connection to the northwest Ohio area, Dr. Matthew Ellerbrock first served as a licensed Chiropractor in Columbus Grove until 2016, before relocating his practice on Main Street in Bluffton. A proud graduate of Columbus Grove High School in 1992, Dr. Ellerbrock went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from Miami University in 1996. During his time at Miami, he not only excelled academically but also was a member of the Miami University Rugby team, representing both Ohio and the Midwest as a select side athlete.
Continuing his educational journey, Dr. Ellerbrock pursued a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, which he obtained in 1999 with Research Honors. His dedication to his field did not go unnoticed, as he received a nomination for the Clinical Excellence Award during his time at Palmer. Additionally, he was an integral part of the Palmer Rugby team as a scholarship athlete and served as the President of the Rugby Club.
As a Chiropractor, Dr. Ellerbrock is passionate about promoting optimal function and alleviating pain for his patients. Progressive in nature, his practice has evolved with the continued discovery of new and innovative ways to promote optimate function and reduce pain. In recognition of his expertise and commitment to excellence, he achieved a Diplomate in for Chiropractic Rehabilitation in 2017. This distinguished status represents the highest level of specialization in the field of soft tissue care and exercise rehabilitation for chiropractors.
Beyond his professional endeavors, you can find Dr. Ellerbrock engaging in various outdoor activities during his leisure time. Whether he's running, hiking, or enjoying moments with his three children—Thomas, Maggie, and Bella—Dr. Ellerbrock embraces an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Deb Bogart, LMT
Debora Bogart is a distinguished graduate of The Institute of Therapeutic Massage, where she honed her skills in the art of massage therapy. Passionate about helping others, she embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and established her own home-based therapy business following her graduation. Her dedication and commitment to her clients soon led her to explore opportunities beyond her immediate community.
Eager to expand her horizons and share her expertise in various communities, Debora accepted an offer to work at a reputable chiropractic office in Lima. This experience proved to be highly fulfilling, motivating her to extend her reach even further into local communities across her county. Her goal was to collaborate with local athletes, providing them with specialized therapy to enhance their athletic performance. By conditioning their muscles after intense workouts, Debora ensured that athletes could maintain peak physical condition for competitive events.
Notably, Debora Bogart has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first and only certified massage therapist in Ohio to master Manual Adhesion Release—an industry-leading method for identifying and eliminating muscle adhesions and soft tissue issues. This distinction showcases her unwavering commitment to staying at the forefront of her field and offering cutting-edge therapeutic solutions to her clients.
In addition to her hands-on practice, Debora has also garnered extensive experience as an instructor, teaching massage therapy techniques to aspiring students at a local college. This opportunity allows her to impart her knowledge and passion for the art of massage therapy, nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals in the field.
Debora Bogart's remarkable journey as a massage therapist is a testament to her unwavering dedication, exceptional skills, and tireless pursuit of excellence in the realm of therapeutic healing.
Lindsey Buettner, LMT
Lindsey Buettner, a seasoned professional with nearly a decade of experience in the massage industry. Lindsey embarked on her journey after graduating from the Institute of Therapeutic Massage, where she earned a diploma in Medical Massage and completed extensive training of over 1000 hours in various modalities. Her dedication to the field is evident in her vast knowledge and expertise.
Lindsey's true passion lies in helping individuals find relaxation and achieve pain relief through the power of massage. She excels in a wide range of techniques, including myofascial and deep tissue massage, as well as specialized areas such as cancer and lymphatic work. With her comprehensive skill set, Lindsey is well-equipped to address the unique needs and requirements of her clients.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Lindsey's involvement in volleyball, both as a player and coach, grants her valuable insights into the specific massage requirements of athletes. This firsthand experience allows her to tailor her treatments to effectively support athletes in their performance and recovery.
Furthermore, Lindsey serves as one of the Chiropractic Clinical Assistants in her office, contributing her expertise to the comprehensive care provided to patients. Her multidisciplinary approach ensures a holistic and integrated approach to wellness.
You can find Lindsey working in all aspects of our office as she can cover the front desk and assists Dr. Ellerbrock in the treatment room in addition to her massage therapy practice.