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Superior Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family

Activator Methods

Ascent Functional Wellness is one of only a few offices in the Pittsburgh region to specialize in the Activator Methods Technique. A spring-loaded, hand-held instrument called an Activator is used by the chiropractors to deliver gentle adjustments. Specific motions performed by the patient help to identify the bones, joints, or muscles that needs to be adjusted and in which direction. There's no guessing when it comes to your health in our office. This specific technique is extremely popular because there is no twisting, thrusting, or popping to make the adjustment. It causes less stress for the body to process, allowing patients to get better faster. The doctors love this technique, because they’re able to assess any joint in the body, including cranial bones, TMJ, extremities, sinuses, etc.

If our office isn't the best fit for you, we recommend receiving care by a chiropractor with some training from the ICPA. Dr. Kelly Amorose is one of less than a dozen chiropractors in the Southwestern PA region who has completed extensive educational training including 200 hours of coursework, a rigorous comprehensive exam, and multi research studies to be Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) through the ICPA.

Dr. Kelly Amorose is also Webster Certified, which is a specific analysis and technique to assess and achieve optimal pelvic alignment to help support a healthy pregnancy and birth outcome. It is highly recommended to seek a Webster Certified chiropractor for your prenatal care!

Finding the Root Cause with Functional Medicine

Functional medicine provides a method for re-balancing the body's underlying physiological systems and addressing lifestyle issues that contribute to illness. When this is done, the body's inherent healing forces are unleashed and chronic illness is resolved naturally, often without the need for costly pharmaceutical medications or invasive surgeries. In this way, functional medicine offers a unique approach to understanding the terrain of chronic illness and provides a whole new way to address the epidemic of chronic disease that we face in the 21st century.


At Ascent Functional Wellness, we do not treat individual diseases. Instead, we deal with underlying health dysfunctions in the individual patient. Dr. Lucas saw the writing on the wall that people were getting sicker and sicker. There had to be a better way to rebalance and achieve health again. Dr. Lucas works with moms, dads, and professionals that are struggling to regain their health. We do not prescribe or alter medications, we use functional diagnostic testing to figure out how to restore your health. Learn more about the art and science of functional medicine here.

Schedule your FREE discovery call with Dr. Lucas! 


Meet your Doctors

Dr. Lucas Amorose, DC, CFMP
Dr. Kelly Amorose, DC, CACCP
Dr. Lucas Amorose, DC, CFMP

Dr. Lucas is a native Pittsburgher, having grown up in Greentree. He first experienced chiropractic care after sustaining an injury during a high school football game. He felt instant relief, but didn’t consider it preventative health care until he met Dr. Kelly’s chiropractor in Uniontown, who explained that the adjustment allowed his brain and body to communicate properly! This resonated with Dr. Lucas and his efforts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and decided to pursue a life mission of helping others live life to the fullest.

Dr. Lucas earned his BA in Biology from Slippery Rock University, his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Life University, and has completed extensive training to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP). Through nearly a decade of clinical practice, Dr. Lucas has focused his passions to providing quality chiropractic care to the whole family, and working with young professionals and moms who are tired of their fatigue, brain fog, weight issues, and just lacking their zest for life!

Dr. Kelly Amorose, DC, CACCP

Dr. Kelly was born and raised in Uniontown, PA. Her first chiropractic experience was during her sophomore year of high school, when she had lost distance in her javelin throws while competing in track & field. After just several adjustments, she had thrown her personal best. Dr. Kelly also realized that she wasn’t experiencing headaches or motion sickness anymore, which had occurred on a regular basis. She admired a profession that could help individuals live more active, healthier lives naturally!


She earned a BS in Biology from Slippery Rock University, then relocated to Atlanta, GA with Dr. Lucas to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. Dr. Kelly focused on her passion of caring for children and pregnant women. She is Webster Technique certified and is one of only a few Pittsburgh chiropractors that has completed a 200-hour advanced training program with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to be Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP).

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Ascent Functional Wellness

9200 Old Perry Highway

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Tel: 412 - 847 - 8946 (call/text)


Chiropractic Hours:

Monday: 9:00a - 12:00p, 2:00p - 6:00p

Wednesday: 9:00a - 12:00p, 2:00p - 6:00p

Thursday: 1:00p - 5:00p

Functional Medicine Hours:

Tuesday: 8:00a - 12p, 1:00p - 5:00p

Friday: 8:00a - 1:00p

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