Arvada Chiropractic Services

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of Chiropractic - often referred to as chiropractors - practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

How Can a Chiropractor Help You?

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation," or "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses such as sitting with poor posture for an extended period of time. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allows tissues to heal.

Why See Our Chiropractors?

Arvada Sport and Spine Group has two fantastic Doctors of Chiropractic.  Dr. Andrew Welling and Dr. Alyx Brown use a functional approach to find the underlying causes of pain. They believe in treating the entire person, not just the injury. 

Dr. Andrew Welling

Dr. Andrew Welling understands that each body is unique and responds to different things. Therefore, after a thorough evaluation in most cases he will offer you many options as far as treatment goes to make sure that your getting exactly what you need.

He completed his training to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  He later obtained an even higher level of sports medicine training and received Diplomate status of the American Board of Chiropractic Physicians.  He has performed over 650 hours of continuing education to ensure his practice is continuously evolving, and to keep his skills at the leading edge of his profession.

Dr. Welling is level 2 certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling which is the highest level of training available.  He is fully trained to perform  Kinesio Taping.  He is also certified and fully trained in new instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques and concepts such as FAKTR.   He also is able to help those that need them be measured and fitted with  Custom Orthotics

Dr. Alyx Brown

Dr. Alyx Brown believes in the bigger picture: she enjoys getting to know her patients, to better understand how their personal lives and health issues relate. She takes a friendly, collaborative approach to treatment, motivating patients in pursuit of pain-free movement. A sports enthusiast, Alyx combines her own training experiences with her professional expertise. Her specialty is ruling out—and healing—the causes of lingering, chronic pain.

 Dr. Brown holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Western States, in Portland, Oregon. She is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician qualified through the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Brown has also obtained additional training  and certification in Active Release Technique, Neurokinetic Therapy, Graston Technique, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Kinesiotape, and Original Strength.

 Outside of the clinic, Alyx enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and two beagles.  She keeps her heart pumping through various fitness classes around the city, and is always on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee. Alyx often travels back home to Canada to visit friends and family, and to re-establish her Canadian identity through poutine and Tim Hortons.

Both Dr. Alyx Brown and Dr. Andrew Welling believe in a team approach and enjoy being part of a multi-disciplinary team.