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Thank you for visiting the website of Prosper Health Clinics, your source for holistic, alternative, and functional medicine in Southwest Michigan.

Prosper Health Clinics has two focuses within natural medicine.

  1. Functional Medicine and Nutrition
  2. Specific Chiropractic Care

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is the use of contemporary lab testing (blood, saliva, urine, etc.) to determine the exact dietary, hormonal, and metabolic needs of the patient so that their body can be optimized chemically and nutritionally.

Dr. Ryan Ball leverages the only functional medicine credentials that are backed by a medical school. This is the advanced fellowship in Metabolic, Nutritional, and Functional Medicine credentialed by George Washington University’s medical. He is also a diplomate in anti-aging medicine which is a board certification fully approved for CME credits. These are in addition to several other programs that Dr. Ball has been recognized for completing.

Dr. Ball uses his high-level training, mixed with his experience with the ‘worst of the worst” cases and his passion to help people, to get incredible results.

The purpose of functional medicine is to optimize the body. Even though optimization is the purpose, patients have gotten symptom reduction or symptomatic remission with the following conditions/systems/organs:

  • Thyroid
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Digestive Enzyme Support
  • Acid Reflux/GERD
  • Barrett’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s (improved bowel movements, slightly less tremors)
  • Alzheimer’s (No promises can be given but the neurologists of particular patients have been impressed)
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Eczema
  • Low Testosterone
  • Menopause related Symptoms
  • PMS
  • High Liver Enzymes
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Yeast Overgrowth
  • Lyme
  • Mold Toxicity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • POTS
  • Chronic Cough
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Overweight (If Diet and Exercise aren’t working. Try these before coming to me)
  • Epstein-Barr Virus Reactivation
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Infertility
  • Nutritional Optimization Based on Bloodwork
  • Hair Loss
  • Acne
  • Fibromyalgia

If you would like to begin the process to become a functional medicine patient then please click here to learn more or download the intake packet here.

Save the intake packet provided, fill it out at your convenience, and return it in one of the ways provided. We will reach out via email after Dr. Ball has reviewed your intake packet at no charge.

Specific Chiropractic

Specific chiropractic care is chiropractic care that is specified to you. Your adjustment should be different from other peoples’ and should eventually be a little different each time. We determine exactly WHICH segments need to be adjusted. We also determine HOW they went out of alignment in terms of direction. Finally, and most importantly, we determine which segments are IN alignment so that we leave them in good position. The worst thing possible would be to manipulate a segment that is in good working order and in alignment as that would put that segment out of alignment. If it’s ‘in’, the only place it can go is ‘out’.

We use thermographic scans to tell if we need to adjust the top bones (atlas and axis). We then use postural analysis and neurological/orthopedic testing to determine how to adjust the top bones. We need to adjust the top using a three-directional, torqued adjustment- as this bone sits in a bevel. This makes for the longest, lasting adjustment possible at atlas or axis. This is crucial, as the top bone being in alignment will make the other chiropractic more permanent so you can come less and less.

We then adjust the rest of the spine as needed in an order that supports permanence of results. We pride ourselves in getting our chiropractic patients to not need it anymore or to reduce frequency of visits down faster than they have experienced at other chiropractors. Thermographic scans and detailed analysis allow us to apply this level of care.

We also will check and, if needed, adjust extremities such as the shoulders, elbows, wrists, feet, knees, hips, and jaw. This is a type of chiropractic that isn’t guaranteed to be known by every chiropractor.

We have seen our combination of upper cervical specific care, specific, gentle full spine care, and extremity chiropractic help with reduction or remission of the following symptoms.

  • Migraines
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Middle Back Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Anosmia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Nocturnal Enuresis
  • Recurrent Ear Infections in Children
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Pronator Teres Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel (Our patients have avoided surgery dozens of times)
  • Flat Foot (Our patients have avoided surgery dozens of times)
  • TMD/TMJ Disorder
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Meniere’s Disease

If you would like to be a specific chiropractic patient please fill out the contact form below. We will be in contact through email as soon as possible.