Colley Avenue Chiropractic and Bodyworks

For those with insurance coverage, Chiropractic care as well as massage and other physical therapy are often covered under your standard insurance policy.  We are participating providers with Anthem/Blue Cross-Blue Shield, AETNA, Cigna, and others, and you can even use your insurance flex-plan or Health Savings Account.  If you are not sure if chiropractic care is included under your policy, give us a call, and we will contact them to find out for you.  If you are a cash patient paying out-of-pocket, we have affordable options for you too.


Whenever we suggest a treatment plan for a patient, whether they are new to Chiropractic, new to us, or if they are a long-time established patient experiencing a condition flare-up, keep in mind that we always will make our best recommendation for what we think it will take to help you feel your optimal best in the shortest time possible.  FOR THE RECORD:  We do not schedule people by some rote system that we force upon everyone (the “you need to come 3 times a week for 3 weeks then 2 times a week...blah blah blah”).  We base our suggestions to our patients on a combined 25+ years of working on spines, which give us some idea of what it takes to get certain things better, depending on a patient’s history, what they do, how long they have been hurting, how likely they are to follow instructions, etc.

Did you know that CHIROPRACTIC CARE has a proven track record at helping relieve the symptoms of many types of musculo-skeletal problems? 
  • If you have had a major trauma, Chiropractic care can help you deal with acute symptoms of pain, inflammation, and muscle spasm.  We'll ell you heal and get you back to feeling good again. 
  • If you suffer from on-going issues from your work challenges, or perhaps physical challenges of an intense fitness routine, poor body mechanics, or the challenges of pregnancy, Chiropractic Care can help you too!

Everyone in our office, from our receptionist to your chiropractor, has one goal in mind:  to help you feel better fast.

Dr. Ellen Fitzenrider is a 1991 graduate of prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, from where she graduated with research honors.  She practices a variety of traditional chiropractic techniques, including the Webster technique, specific for treatment during pregnancy.  She is also certified in Acupuncture.
She has been a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years, and has worked with many of the performers and internationally-renowned dance companies that visit Norfolk for the
Virginia Arts Festival, including the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Moscow Ballet.

Dr. Tyson Pottenger is a 2011 Chiropractic graduate of Life University. He practices a variety of techniques with a traditional foundation, Webster technique, and Myofascial Release. He is  Board Certified in the Atlas Orthogonalist (BCAO) technique.   He has also received his Webster certification,  and enjoys treating patients from children to sports injuries in athletes. Dr. Tyson is originally from Ohio, and moved to Hampton Roads with his family in 2017.

Additionally, we employ several very talented certified massage therapists who provide targeted attention that can enhance your response to your Chiropractic care.  This is no ordinary 'spa massage'!  By combining Chiropractic care with massage, you will feel better faster and in fewer visits!
Massage is also available during the weekend.​​


Your body is the product of what has happened to it over the course of your whole life.  Accidents, falls, taking care of others, hard work, stress... Think back....what has happened to your ​body?  Isn't it time you took care of it?  Isn't it time you felt better?  
Please click around our site to learn more about Chiropractic care, our office, and whether Chiropractic care might help you.  We have a wonderful, skilled and caring staff, and we all look forward to helping make you feel great and to becoming a partner with you in your continued wellness care!

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Located in the historic Ghent area of Norfolk, Colley Avenue Chiropractic and Bodyworks fits right in with the eclectic mix of Colley Avenue businesses, coffee shops, the NARO art cinema, restaurants and antique stores. Our unique, relaxing atmosphere is a true retreat for body and soul...just what you need whether you require chiropractic care or bodywork to recover from an injury or to help you maintain optimal health and well-being. From the moment you pass through our front door, tension begins to melt as the aroma therapy, ambient music, fountain, and Zen-Asian décor transport you away from your life’s stresses...