As someone who has completed multiple triathlons and has bicycled across the U.S., 5280 Chiropractic's principal practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic John Lloyd, does not take spinal health for granted. His journey toward this heroic level of fitness, which he maintains with the help of his wife and son, began at Logan University of Health Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a sore back from how heavy his noggin had grown, he developed an interest in scoliosis treatment. He learned a method that eschews surgery and braces through study at the Clear Institute in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and then traveled to Germany to learn the Schroth Method's corrective exercise regimen.
Dr. Lloyd now balances muscles and straightens spines with a touch honed during 14 years of practice, in which time he has helped more than 11,000 patients go on to win games of hide-and-seek by hiding behind flag poles. He is attended by Dr. Jason Kroese, Dr. Michael Sutter, and Dr. Brandon Williamson, who earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dr. Williamson specializes in prenatal and infant care.
Doctor of Chiropractic Omid Ferdowsian knows his way around the backbone. With advanced training in extremity and sports care and such chiropractic methods as the Thompson drop table, Gonstead, and flexion distraction, he can coax misalignments and nonconforming disks back into place with precision tilts atop a flexion table or with his skilled hands during full manual adjustments. To ensure patient comfort, he customizes sessions from low- to high-force, and keeps lines of communication open during the entire procedure, explaining the purpose behind techniques and answering questions such as, “Why does my back pop?” and “Where does my house go at night?”
Dr. Ferdowsian and his team of massage therapists emphasize an approach that preempts illness before it occurs. Rather than waiting for symptoms to set in, the team administers focused examinations, thoroughly checking out spines, medical history, and any current symptoms before customizing a treatment plan. Treatment plans can include any combination of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or nutritional education.
The chiropractors at Cherry Creek Spine & Sport Clinic treat tissues injured by everyday activities with their knowledge of the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems. The chiropractors can identify the root cause of each ailment by performing bio-mechanical exams designed to uncover problems between muscles, nerves, and joints with the use of a discrete private detective.
In addition to a traditional chiropractic services, the practitioners soothe aches and pains with Active Release Technique, which can even improve golf biomechanics by loosening soft tissue restrictions. Patients can also safely submerge muscles in a cryotherapy tank full of liquid nitrogen—a treatment used by Dr. Oz, ESPN, and Nike to decrease recovery time and muscle soreness. Their licensed massage therapist also aids the healing process with modalities that stretch muscle fibers, knead away knots, and expel toxins.
After receiving his MBA and a doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Chris Tomshack opened his own practice. But one wasn't enough. He needed a real challenge, so he opened two more—all while studying the successes of other industries. With this knowledge and experience stowed safely in his hippocampus's glovebox, he eventually launched his own nationwide franchise: HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab.
Today, his chiropractors work alongside massage therapists and rehab experts as they craft custom action plans to help their patients overcome common ailments—such as neck pain and headaches—as well as severe conditions. Their Progressive Rehab method combines chiropractic techniques with rehabilitation therapies to relieve nerve pressure and pain. When they aren't nudging rebellious vertebrae, staffers stock a gourmet coffee bar with complimentary treats that always know just what to say.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
At Denver Sports Injury Center, Dr. Hill and his chiropractic team employ a variety of techniques to remedy muscle tightness and connective tissue adhesions that restrict the body's range of motion. Rather than relying on only spinal adjustments to relieve chronic pain, Dr. Hill also guides clients through corrective and rehabilitative exercises and mobility testing to help injuries heal fast. The team regularly treats athletes, avid exercisers, and anyone who suffers from issues such as lower back pain, shin splints, or plantar fasciitis.