Testimonials

– Robin M. Swick, Kansas City, MO

– Robin M. Swick, Kansas City, MO

“Tris is amazing. I came in with a severe rib injury about a year ago. I was unable to move my upper torso without being in excruciating pain. On the first appointment some of the pain had dissipated and I was able to move a little bit without the constant pain. At first, I would see her twice a week, now I see her about every other month. On top of the office visits, she gives exercises to work on outside of her office that have shortened the recovery time. After a year of seeing her, the pain in my ribs is almost no existent and my range of motion is almost 100% back to wear it was. As a dancer that relies on being able to move freely, Tris has made it possible to continue doing what I love to do.”

-Audra Wilson, Kansas City, MO

-Audra Wilson, Kansas City, MO

“I am a dancer and I started seeing Dr. Tris about a year ago. She is extremely knowledgable about the body and how it works and gives you practical ways to heal, strengthen, and prevent further injury. I have never been to a doctor who understands dancers and athletes better than her. She has been wonderful to work with and has taught me things that will help me care for my body down the road.”

- Monica, Kansas City, MO

- Monica, Kansas City, MO

“I am a professional dancer and dance teacher, so my body is extremely important. Last year I was having some problems with my knees and hamstrings that just wouldn’t go away. I had tried several chiropractors and the problem would be fixed temporarily but would always return. Then my director recommended that I see Dr. Tris. Not only was Tris able to identify exactly what was wrong, but she also gave me exercises and therapy that I could do on my own to keep the problems from returning. She is the best chiropractor for getting you back on your feet that I have ever had. Now, the majority of the dancers from my company also go to see her, and I have witnessed serious problems being tackled immediately, and dancers being able to return to what they were before their injuries happened. There have been several cases of dancers dealing with serious problems for months on end, but once they starting seeing Dr. Tris, they were finally able to get better and perform the way they once had. As someone whose job depends on her body working properly, I cannot recommend Dr. Tris highly enough. She truly helps you get back on your feet again as quickly as possible and teaches you how to keep problems from returning. I am not as terrified of injuries as I once was because I know that whatever happens, Dr. Tris will help me get through it!”

– Liz Dimmel, Kansas City, MO

– Liz Dimmel, Kansas City, MO

“My name is Liz Dimmel, and I have been the Artistic Director of Dramatic Truth Ballet Theater and School for the past 25 years. We train dancers from ages three through pre-professional. Ballet training, in particular, is extremely rigorous and puts a lot of stress on the body. Proper maintenance of muscles and tissues is essential in order to remain healthy and strong throughout a dancer’s training and career. In the area of injury prevention and recovery Dr. Tris Mette has been a life saver for me and for my dancers. I, personally had suffered for ten years with a frozen shoulder due to an injury in 2010. Chiropractic and massage therapy had done nothing to relieve the pain and lack of mobility. Less than one year ago, one of my dancers who had suffered with chronic shin splints suddenly was dancing without pain. She had been receiving treatment from Dr. Mette. I began seeing Dr. Mette less than six months ago, and my shoulder has improved at least 75%. I am teaching and demonstrating without pain now, and 75% of the mobility has returned. Every week it improves and I am looking forward to 100% mobility soon. I have sent over ten dancers to her in the last six months for issues ranging from tight hip flexors quads and calves, to sprained ankles and tendinitis. All ten dancers are pain free and dancing stronger than ever. Thank you Dr. Mette! My students and company will be forever grateful to you. Not only have you helped them to come through various injuries and ailments, but you have taken the time to train them to take care of their bodies in ways that will benefit them for the remainder of their careers and their lives.”

– KH, Kansas City, MO

– KH, Kansas City, MO

“I first took my daughter to Dr. Mette for help with her chronic shoulder tendinitis. Dr. Mette treated my daughter and also gave her exercises to stabilize her shoulder. After following Dr. Mette’s recommendations, her shoulder is back to normal. After seeing my daughter’s results, I decided to see Dr. Mette for myself. Two years prior I suffered a bad fall on my knee that ultimately resulted in surgery to remove and repair torn cartilage.Three months post-op I still had fluid in my knee and my surgeon wanted me to ‘wait a few more weeks’ to see if it would go away on its own. When I asked Dr. Mette about it, she explained that scar tissue could trap fluids and not allow my knee to drain. She also told me how she was trained in tissue release technique and that breaking up scar tissue could resolve the problem. Well, Ok, I decided to give it a try. Three days after the first treatment, the fluid was gone out of my knee. I saw Dr.Mette a few more times to regain more motion in my knee. I can say that I am so much better than before I saw Dr.Mette. One last story is that of my mother. She is in her early 80’s and has had two surgeries on her foot in the last 10 years. In the last year, her foot had begun hurting her again–so much that it actually kept her awake at night. She had two rounds of cortisone shots that helped initially, but did not last. Being a very active older lady, this was frustrating for her to be slowed down by her foot pain. The pain had returned after this last round of injections when she found Dr. Mette. In the first treatment, my mom got some relief. After a few more treatments, I was amazed at how well she was doing. She was no longer limping when she walked. Even my brother, who did not know she was getting treatment for her foot, commented on how good Mom was moving and wondered what had happened. Since Mom has been treated by Dr.Mette, she has not lost any sleep due to foot pain. While she still has occasional discomfort in her foot, it is nothing like she had before she met Dr.Mette. She is faithful to do her exercises for her foot and is happily moving and feeling good. OK, so now it should be no surprise that Dr.Mette is our go-to physician when we have muscle strains or pain or loss of motion in any part of our bodies. She has also successfully treated my dancer-daughter’s knee strain and my husband’s sore ribs. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Mette is easy to talk to and very practical and her expertise and bedside manner are exceptional.”