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Staff Profiles:
Alan L. Palgut, D.C.

Dr. Palgut is a staff member at Lutheran Hospital a Cleveland Clinic facility. He is a chiropractic spine specialist with 32 years of experience in treating spine and neuro-muscular disorders, conditions and injuries. His clinical specialties include treatment of acute and chronic pain of the spine from disorders that include herniated discs,
Alan L. Palgut, DC
degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis and back conditions that cause arm and leg pain.

Dr. Palgut earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa. He holds postgraduate certifications and is Board Certified in Pain Management, Certified in Acupuncture, Electromyography, Manipulation Under Anesthesia and Physical Therapy.

Dr. Palgut is an active member of many professional organizations, often serving in leadership roles, including the Northeast Ohio Academy of chiropractic (President, 1982-1983) to Ohio State Chiropractic Association, the American Academy a Pain Management, the National Academy of Manipulation Under Anesthesia.

He is now accepting Physician Referrals and New patients at the Center for SpineCare and Natural Medicine - Willoughby Hills.


  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    Davenport, Iowa, 1976
  • Physical Therapy - certification 1976

Advanced Training:

  • National College of Chiropractic
  • National University of Health Sciences
    Lombard, Illinois
  • Electrodiagnosis (EMG), 1993
  • Clinical Neurology, 1995
  • Manipulation under Anesthesia, spine, 1995
  • Acupuncture Certification, 2008
  • New York College of Chiropractic
  • International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, 2008


  • American Academy of Pain Management;
    Board certified, 1994 DAAPM
  • American Chiropractic Neurology Board (board eligible)
  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture - FIAMA

Melissa Koenig, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Melissa is a graduate of Mentor High School. After graduating, she attended Lakeland Community College graduating in 2010 with her Associates Degree (AS) in
Melissa Koenig, LMT
Multi-Skilled Health Technologies, majoring in Massage Therapy. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, by the Ohio State Medical Board, June 2010.

She is a motivated massage therapist, who strives to create a professional relationship with her clients. She is a firm believer in the healing powers of alternative medicine, and takes it upon herself to ensure that her clients are receiving the best possible results from her neuromuscular massage therapy.

She is available for you to schedule 30 minute, or 60 minute Swedish or Neuromuscular deep tissue massage whereby restoring a sense of healing, serenity, relaxation and physical well-being.

Mary Gibb, Reiki Practitioner

Mary's interest in Reiki began in 2005 while employed at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. While fundraising for their Integrated Therapies Program, Mary came to know what Reiki was and its benefits. Enthused, She decided to train to become a Reiki practitioner.
Mary Gibb, Reiki Practitioner
She completed her Reiki I and II training courses in 2007. After personally experiencing the benefits of Reiki as well as the positive feedback from the individuals receiving Reiki therapy, Mary decided to continue her training and become a Reiki Master. The Advanced Reiki Training (A.R.T.) courses along with the Master course was completed at Lakeland Community College in 2009. Continued Reiki Empowerment and Instruction Courses were completed in 2012.

Appointments for Reiki sessions can be made for Monday and Wednesdays by calling the office at 440-944-4300

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