910 16th Street #630
Denver, CO 80202



Our Staff – Chiropractic and Acupuncture

At Motion Chiropractic and Acupuncture we recognize that your choice of a chiropractor and acupuncturist is driven both by the doctor’s competency and personality. With chiropractic and acupuncture problems, you need a doctor who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from the staff at Motion Chiropractic and Acupuncture every day. We work with you, in a personalized manner, to keep you informed about your health issues. Dr. Ritter and Dr. Anselmo have kept their practice on the smaller side so that they can spend a substantial amount of time with each patient during each visit. They only schedule one person at a time so that you generally shouldn’t have to wait to be seen. We look forward to getting to know you.

Tara Ritter, DC, FIAMA

Dr. Tara Ritter was born in New York and grew up in Marlton, New Jersey. She moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in 1999. Dr. Tara went on to work at a chiropractic office and ultimately received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2005. She then continued her education and completed her acupuncture fellowship through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in July 2006 while working as a chiropractor. She started Motion Chiropractic and Acupuncture in October of 2007, in Downtown Denver, after working as an associate chiropractor for two and a half years. In the spring of 2002, Dr. Tara was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the research she did while attending the Colorado Chiropractic College. Dr. Tara enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and conditions and uses multiple adjusting and soft tissue techniques. She is committed to improving your overall health and physical wellness. In her free time, Dr. Tara can be found spending time with her family, including her three kids – Ava (5), Carter (4), Micah (4).


  • Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington, MN – Chiropractor – Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Graduated 2005 with Honors
  • International Academy of Medical Acupuncture – Fellowship Degree, Completed July 2006
  • University of Colorado, Boulder – B.A. Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Graduated, 1999 with Honors


  • Fellowship International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Licensed as a Chiropractor by the State of Colorado

Giana Anselmo, DC

Born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, Dr. Giana Anselmo’s passion for chiropractic led her to Florida where she obtained her doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer Chiropractic College and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Anselmo received her bachelor’s degree in both integrative physiology and psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Anselmo is certified in Webster Technique for the prenatal population and is in the process of completing a two-year certification program through the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics to further her education in chiropractic for children. Dr. Anselmo uses many soft tissue and chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Logan, Gonstead, and Activator. When she’s not helping others with their health, she loves traveling and TV marathons (Broad City and Grey’s Anatomy, especially).