Chiropractic Philosophy


Chiropractic Philosophy


Regular chiropractic treatments, in conjunction with massage therapy, provide the crucial foundation for maximized performance and injury prevention. Just as our vehicles require regular maintenance to avoid costly disasters in the long run, our bodies require the attention and assistance to keep us performing at our peak. 

We view your body as a synergistic combination of multiple systems. Between your muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, our treatment has interconnected healing effects because they work in unison together. As an athlete chiropractor, we study and evaluate how human movement systems work separately and collaboratively to produce better motion.

a list of some of the more common injuries we can help you with using Chiropractic Orthopedics, PHYSICAL THERAPY, and Injury Rehabilitation:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Nerve injuries
  • Hamstring pulls
  • Hip pain
  • Tendinitis / tendenopothy
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Knee pain (ACL and MCL injuries)
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow (epicondylosis)
  • Tailbone injuries (Sacroiliac injuries)
  • Rib injuries
  • Much more…


  • Spine injuries - neck, middle, lower back injuries
  • Reoccurring headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Elbow - wrist - hand strains and sprains
  • Numbness and tingling in your extremities
  • Joint pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Shoulder separations (AC joint injuries)
  • Muscle Strains
Evidence based research results in 15% quicker recovery and 71% decrease in cost than traditional methods (Example: drugs & surgery)
— McGuirk B, et. al: SPINE 2001 V26: 2615-2622 (Research Journal)

Our treatment methods are based on research and evidence based protocol from multi-disciplinary approaches proven throughout the world.

Our Chiropractic treatment methods:

  • Manipulation
  • Mobilization
  • Soft-tissue techniques

Electrotherapy Modalities

You'll be shocked at how well this works

Electrotherapy Modalities

You'll be shocked at how well this works

As an Longmont chiropractor, our office has a variety of electrotherapy modalities that are used to treat many conditions. The following are a few of our more popular treatments



IFC is the application of two separate currents of different frequencies to the same area. These two currents interfere with each other so that the individual effects are increased, diminished, or neutralized. This is best used for pain relief, edema control, muscle reeducation, and bone stimulation



Used to elicit muscular contractions with electrical currents indicated for muscular reeducation, preventing atrophy, decreasing muscle spasm, swelling, and neuromuscular inhibition. While NMES increases muscle strength; it does not appear to be superior to voluntary training.



An inaudible acoustic vibration of high frequency that produces either thermal or non-thermal physiological effects. Great for soft tissue healing, scar tissue contracture, increase inflammatory response, reduce chronic inflammation, bone healing, assessing a stress fracture, pain reduction, plantar warts, acute/post-acute conditions, pitting edema.

HV Pulsed Current

Works on wound healing, Edema control, muscle re-education/spasm and pain modulation.



Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Delivers a pulsed electrical current to stimulate depolarized sensory nerves and relieve pain.





Ultrasound used to deliver healing agents through tissue by dilating sweat glands and hair follicles, increase cell circulation and kinetic energy via “sonoporation”. Utilized in constant and pulsed modes.  Pulsed form is utilized when decreased inflammatory response is needed from heat production of constant mode.




Cold therapy allows rehabilitation to progress quickly because therapeutic exercises can be used earlier and are more effective when they are alternated with cold application. When cold is used during immediate care to limit secondary injury, applications of 30 min. or longer are needed to lower metabolism in the tissues. However, when the goal is to decrease pain to facilitate active exercise, localized numbing can be achieved in 12 to 20 min.


The Benefits of SPINAL Traction

Building an attraction to traction

The Benefits of SPINAL Traction

Building an attraction to traction

Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy for back injuries that creates intersegmental lengthening of the entire spine. This is dependent on the amount of force and the length of time the force is applied. This relieves pain and improves the body, allowing it to heal itself. This is beneficial to patients who suffer from spinal traction is used to treat sciatica, herniated discs, pinched nerves, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.

The benefits of spinal traction are found in all facets of the back...



Changes according to “Wolff’s Law” occur in response to distraction/compression forces. The major effect on bone comes from increased movement which reverses any immobilization related bone weakness by increasing or maintaining bone density.




Ligament reactions occur as a response to the viscoelastic properties. The amount of ligament deformation with low rate loading, encourages adaptive changes in length and strength. This stretching facilitates proprioceptive nerves, synovial fringes, vascular structures and nerve roots. Activation of the proprioceptive nerves provides pain relief through pain gating effect.




Disc protrusions are positively affected by shifting the fluid dynamics by decreasing the central pressure of weight bearing.

Articular Facets

Articular facets separated through traction. Meniscoid structures, synovial fringes, Osteochondral fragments are decompressed allowing improved synovial fluid permeability. Traction may also decrease the rate of degenerative changes of osteoarthritis. Distraction reduces the rate of proprioceptive discharge resulting pain relief.



Muscle tension is decreased with traction, through increased blood flow and pain gaiting response of proprioceptors. 


Functional Movement Screens

Prevent Injuries • Improve Performance • Extend Your Career


Functional Movement Screens

Prevent Injuries • Improve Performance • Extend Your Career


D Y K?

  • Over 1 million people visited a doctor last year for plantar fasciitis.
  • Lower back symptoms affect 80% of the population costing $26 billion a year.
  • 21% of the general population experiences shoulder pain of which 40% experience these symptoms for over 1 year at an estimated annual cost of 39 billion.
  • People with history of musculoskeletal pain tend to perform worse than with no history of pain.
  • Persistent pain reinforces negative attitudes about the relationship of activities (work) and pain as one “learns to live with it” which further decreases productivity and potential for recovery.


Click image to learn more about functional movement screens

Click image to learn more about functional movement screens

Musculoskeletal pain and injuries are usually viewed as surprising, uncontrollable and unfortunate circumstances. What if the occurrence is not as random as it appears? What if injury potential can be measured? What if many potentially injuries could be prevented?

Recent methods in sports medicine use movement screening as a means to predict injury potential.



To identify high-risk movement patterns and provide a basis for what will most effectively reduce injury risk.

These cutting edge tools identify problems in your body which can lead to injury and provides a program to improve outcomes. These are the same tools currently used by several Olympic doctors, professional and collegiate sports teams, developed in human performance labs. Through the Movement Efficiency Testing we will analyze your total body movement, provide you a score, and a customized solution to correct errors.



Movement efficiency is the foundation for injury and decreased performance and enhanced recovery.

Key Components of Movement Efficiency:

  • Balance
  • Core and Functional Strength
  • Dynamic Flexibility
  • Reactive Neuromuscular Control


A baseline Movement Efficiency assessment reveals how movement deficiencies affect performance. This permits us to focus on specific weaknesses to improve flexibility, strength, and manage performance outcomes with specific feedback measuring progress.



Massage Therapy

By Scott Anderson

CMT NMRT Massage & Body Work


Massage Therapy

By Scott Anderson

CMT NMRT Massage & Body Work



Scott Anderson is an expert massage therapist and massage therapy instructor in Colorado. He specializes in the following disciplines:

  • Sports Massage
  • Qigong
  • Reiki
  • Hot Stone Massage

These treatments are helpful in healing patients who suffer from shoulder, neck, back, leg, and hip pain; Carpal tunnel and Thoracic Outlet Syndromes;  shoulder and head Protraction; Sciatica; and Anterior Pelvic Tilt/Lordosis


Swedish Relaxation

A wonderful escape for your body, mind, and soul.  Swedish relaxation massage is a legendary way to relax, but also a treatment that has been known to...

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Promote easier breathing
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce mental stress
  • Provide a relaxed alertness


Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is a form of bodywork that incorporates a combination of acupressure, energy, meridian work, and yoga like stretching. It's differs from typical massages in that...

  • There are no oils used
  • It's performed on a mat on the floor
  • The client remains fully clothed throughout the session

Thai Yoga is often described as having someone “do yoga to you”. The healthful benefits of Thai Yoga are plentiful.  Regular treatments improve circulation, flexibility, and muscle tone, as well as aid in repairing damaged muscle tissue.  The blend of acupressure and stretching is great for people who have grown stiff, sore, and tired from over exertion, in work, sports, or arthritis.

By encouraging lymphatic function, this therapeutic deep tissue massage and stretching can also detoxify the body,-the immune system, prevent disease and injury by promoting flexibility in supple joints and ligaments.


Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMRT)

Many people can't afford the time needed to properly rehabilitate injuries, so they constantly re-injure themselves and create chronic problems.  NMRT offers a solution to this problem by not only rehabilitating injury, it can also reduce chronic pain, improve normal structural function, and enhance athletic performance faster than traditional massage methods. With the assessment techniques needed to specifically identify injuries, and the skills to properly rehabilitate them, NMRT is billable under current Colorado insurance laws.  Making this a viable option for those with serious muscular injuries.


Dry Needling Therapy

A new alternative to acupuncture

Dry Needling Therapy

A new alternative to acupuncture


What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling (DN) is a DRUG FREE TREATMENT commonly used in orthopedic therapy. Dry needling is invaluable for treating acute or chronic pain, stiffness, spasm, edema/swelling, and to deactivate myofascial trigger points


benefits of dry needling:

  • Decreases pain both locally and into referral sites
  • Improves muscled function (able to contract and relax appropriately)
  • Improves ability to move and function for daily activities
  • Decreases muscular tension and improved myofascial flexibility

Does it hurt?

Absolutely not! In fact, it reduces your pain.  

Dry needles are so refined that it isn't felt as they are placed into the patient's skin. The needles, they utilize the anatomical landmarks of the body to locate and treat trigger points relieving a person’s pain and improve overall function. 


PLEASE NOTE: Based on empirical evidence, dry needling is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age, due to the developing nature of their age. 

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