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. Brit MacLennan use a functional approach to find the underlying causes of pain. They believe in treating the entire person, not just the injury and enjoy being part of a multi-disciplinary team.
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. Brit MacLennan
Dr. Brit MacLennan is a former division 1 collegiate athlete with a strong desire to help others achieve their own optimal performance. She values the importance of looking at the underlying causes of pain and injury that can stem from muscular imbalance, joint dysfunction, and compensated movement. From her personal experiences in dealing with chronic back pain and several sports injuries, she holds an understanding to those in pain and has a passion to help anyone achieve their own goals, whatever they may be, pain-free.
Brit earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Morehead State University in Kentucky where she captained the women's soccer team to four Ohio Valley Conference championship wins and two NCAA tournament appearances. She then obtained both her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Master of Science degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation at Logan University near St. Louis, Missouri. As a senior intern at Logan she gained valuable experiences at the BioFreeze/Human Performance Center working with collegiate athletes and numerous sports injuries. Brit holds experience and certifications in Active Release Technique (fully body), Selective Functional Movement Assessment, RockTape/KinesioTape, and Functional Kinesiology Treatment with Rehab.