NICE TO MEET YOU
We're Inspired Chiropractic & Wellness
We are conveniently located on Madison Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio. Here, we know that your health is not just about what your annual blood work reveals: it’s about how you feel and function every day. It’s about prolonging the simple joys in life like time with family and feeling pain-free, active and energetic. This is why we offer a multitude of services in order to help you achieve the greatest level of health.
Our mission is to help our patients accomplish their goals to feel as good as possible as quickly as possible and then to help them stay that way. We aim to answer all of our patients’ questions about their care, help them understand their options and to exceed their expectations. It is our job to meet you where you are and help you achieve your goals.
You can find our offices in the medical building off of Madison Avenue by Westwood Avenue. You may park in the lots directly next to or behind the building.
There are two entrances:
- Front entrance (off of Madison)– Enter the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Make your first right and follow the hallway around to 213.
- Side entrance (off of Westwood)– Enter the building and go up the stairs. Take a left at the top of the stairs, then take your first right and follow the hallway to 213.
Dr. Sara Perry
Dr. Sara Perry, is originally from Springfield, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance at Kent State University.
She began dancing at a young age, and she has traveled to several venues across the country and internationally in Italy to study dance, as well as performed with several professional companies based in Ohio and Missouri.
She developed her passion for chiropractic during her time as a professional dancer when she realized the value of proper function and efficient movement in her performance.
She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees at Logan University.
She has worked with local dancers to develop rehabilitation programs unique to their needs, as well as worked with a variety of professional and semi-professional athletes based in St. Louis.
Dr. Perry works with patients of all stages of life from infants to older adults, sometimes requiring gentle adjusting techniques. She has studied extensively under the ICPA (chiropractic pediatric) organization and enjoys working with pregnant women and children as a subspecialty.
"Dr. Sara is amazing! I always leave feeling better than when I got there. She's so pleasant and knowledgeable."
- Joseph W
"Dr. Sara is so knowledgeable, passionate, and caring. You can clearly tell she loves what she does and she does a great job of running her business."
- Courtney P
"I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Sara Perry for years now. Every single time, I have received top-notch service from everyone in the office."
- Joe K
Dr. Melissa Manilla DC, MS, CAcu
Dr. Melissa Manilla’s passion for health and wellness started as a child when she considered reading nutrition labels a fun task. Her lifelong love for nutrition and wellness began her academic career, as she studied Human Nutrition and Exercise Science at The Ohio State University. While in her undergraduate studies, her desire to become a physician-led her to the National University of Health Sciences where she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While in the midst of her chiropractic coursework she realized she wanted to further study the world of nutrition and Functional Medicine. This led her to pursue a Master’s of Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine through the University of Western States, of which she graduated with distinction. She will sit for the Certified Clinical Nutritionist exam later this year. Throughout her schooling, she also found a love for acupuncture, which led her to complete over 300 hours of acupuncture coursework and certifications. With acupuncture, she can treat both musculoskeletal and internal medicine conditions. Dr. Manilla is also trained in cupping therapy as an adjunct to her care.
Throughout chiropractic school, she completed various certifications and attended numerous seminars to enhance her clinical knowledge. She has attended almost every Apex Energetics Functional Medicine seminar focusing on endocrinology, thyroid conditions, neurological health, and blood work analysis. She has spent many hours at nutrition conferences, acupuncture seminars and functional medicine forums giving her a specialty of internal medicine. Her passions include autoimmune diseases, infertility, thyroid ailments, gut conditions, and clinical weight control.
She has also completed many musculoskeletal-based seminars including McKenzie Method Seminars A-D. This specific training modality allows her to functionally move people out of pain quickly while utilizing their own musculoskeletal movements to heal themselves. She also has certifications in the Fascial Distortion Model, a soft tissue modality, and Rocktape, a taping technique to optimize motion and healing. Along with these certifications, she has completed many hours of Motion Palpation Institute training allowing her to utilize manipulations as a primary treatment and return to function.
Dr. Melissa also has a deep love for travel in order to learn about other cultures; she has been to 21 countries and recently volunteered in South Africa and Peru working with childcare and healthcare respectively. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and dog, especially outside in the sunshine or in the kitchen. She loves trying new things and meeting new people, and is always ready for any type of adventure.
"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Melissa. She is experienced, patient, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and thorough."
- Dawn I
"Dr. Melissa is incredible. She has helped myself and family members with immune issues. She is knowledgeable and thorough with functional medicine."
- Carly C
"Dr. Melissa is a medical detective. She has found underlined health concerns that the mainstream medicine never even considered."
- Judith W
Kaden Pitt, LMT
Kaden is a recent graduate of Cuyahoga Community College where he obtained his massage therapy license. With a background in athletics, he uses multiple modalities involving deep myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, and joint mobilization. It is important to him to help you stay proactive in preventing your pain, rather than reactive to the pain.
His love for his work stems from his passion for weightlifting and his willingness to help others. It wasn’t long after he started his fitness journey that he realized he wanted to be able to help people preform their best, regardless of the situation. His first and foremost priority is your well-being and your ability to do the things you enjoy.BOOK WITH KADEN
Lexi Marshall, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT
Lexi is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer with 7+ years in the health and fitness industry. She's a food lover, nature admirer, kitty lover, and nutrition advocate for all. But most importantly, an RDN who is passionate about helping people build a healthy relationship with food, and themselves.
While studying for her Bachelor of Health Science Degree at Cleveland State University, she worked as a trainer and group fitness instructor. After completing her undergraduate degree, Lexi continued on to receive a Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from Kent State University. Soon after passing the Dietitian Licensure Exam, she followed her calling and opened her private practice.BOOK WITH LEXI
Tony Sigmund, Rehab Specialist
Tony comes to Inspired Chiropractic & Wellness as an Active Rehab Specialist with a lengthy background and training in the field. He educates his patients with flexibility, balance and strengthening exercises, as well as provides a hands-on approach to stretching, where he assists your body achieve its most efficient alignment and movement, thus providing both physical rehabilitation and preventative maintenance.
In addition to the education he’s received to become an Active Rehab Specialist, he’s also learned Thai Massage, Clinical Hypnotism and Reiki along the way. He’s been a Personal Trainer, Self Defense and Group Exercise Instructor and currently holds a world record for the fastest marathon of someone with 2 artificial hips (actually, 3 hip replacements). If anyone knows how to come back from adversity when armed with the proper education and dedication, it’s Tony. He looks forward to assisting you in your orthopedic, wellness and performance needs!BOOK WITH TONY
Roxy Doody, NP
Roxy is our nurse practitioner who combines her experience in western medicine with her passion for functional medicine. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she moved to Cleveland to attend nursing school at Case Western Reserve University. She ended up loving the city of Cleveland and recently purchased a home here with her husband. Roxy worked in the neonatal intensive care unit and in women’s health prior to completing her Master’s in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, trained to improve preventative care for patients of all ages. Throughout her nursing career, Roxy has always loved educating her patients and their families so that they feel empowered to advocate for their health and improve their own wellness. She loves giving her patients the tools to make the changes that will help them live their best lives. Roxy grew up in a holistic household, and after many years working in hospitals, Roxy was excited to return to her roots and shift her practice to functional medicine. Trained through the Institute of Functional Medicine, Roxy specializes in fertility and family planning, blood sugar management, and cardiovascular disorders. She understands the importance of listening to our bodies and that each person’s health journey is unique. Roxy believes a well-rounded and holistic approach is often the best way to prevent chronic disease and feel better.BOOK WITH ROXY
Dr. Christina Schmidt
Dr. Christina Schmidt began her journey working as a chiropractor with Inspired Chiropractic & Wellness in 2022. She loves to care for families, and has a special place in her heart for working with kids and teens. She has completed extensive training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is certified in the Webster Technique through the ICPA. She also enjoys being able to offer dry needling at Inspired in addition to chiropractic services.
Prior to licensure, Dr. Christina graduated from Life University with Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. During this time, she competed at the national level in freestyle wrestling, and is a two-time US Senior All-American, placing at the U.S. Open twice. She was a member of the inaugural women’s wrestling team at Life, and then went on to coach at Life University while pursuing her doctorate. She is currently training to return to competition this upcoming November!
Dr. Christina enjoys caring for people at Inspired Chiropractic and Wellness. She is grateful for the opportunity to do so with an amazing group of patient-centered providers in various realms. She appreciates the fact that she can focus on chiropractic and have a whole team of professionals trained in various healing arts to refer to - all under the same roof! While she normally works part-time, she is happy and excited to help by providing coverage as Dr. Sara and Dr. Melissa embark on their journey in motherhood!
Sha Jackson, FM Manager
Meet Sha, our Functional Medicine manager here at Inspired Chiropractic and Wellness. Sha grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and moved to the Lakewood area a few years ago. Outside of the office, you can find her working out, traveling, eating great food and spending quality time with her husband, family and close friends. She's always had a passion for health and wellness. Sha believes the key to a great life is mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. That's what drew her to Inspired!
Cara Abbaticchio, Office Manager
Cara is our office manager here at Inspired. Currently living in Lakewood with her cat Bacon, she moved here from New York a few years ago and is loving it! In her free time, she likes to read, travel to new places, eat delicious food, and explore the great outdoors. She has personally benefited from all that we offer at Inspired and she's the first to rave about our services. You can find her with a smile on her face at the front desk ready to answer any questions you may have about Inspired!