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 three fantastic Doctors of Chiropractic. Dr. Andrew Welling, Dr. Sky and Dr. Dede 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. Skyler Stevers
Dr. Sky was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He became interested in chiropractic when he sought treatment for his low back pain in high school. His chiropractor also helped with some lingering sports injuries from playing football and basketball for years, which created an interest in rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor-of-science degree before attending Logan University in St. Louis, MO where he achieved his Doctor of Chiropractic and a Master of Science degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Upon graduation, he began working at a clinic in Ohio that specialized in sports injuries, soft tissue injuries and functional movement. He was able to work directly with the Canton Charge, the NBA G-League affiliate for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he describes as an awesome opportunity! However, the dreary Ohio weather and lack of mountains meant that Ohio was not a permanent stop so when an opportunity presented itself to move back west, he took it. Dr. Sky is proficient in multiple soft tissue therapies, including Graston and ART, and enjoys a hands-on approach to care. He is certified by the SFMA, McKenzie Method, and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).
Dr. Sky moved to Colorado with his loving fiancée, Caitlyn, and two dogs, Luna and Stella. He enjoys basketball, football, hiking and exploring, and is looking forward to seeing all that Colorado has to offer!
Dr. Dede Hayworth
Dr. Dede was born and raised in Leawood, Kansas. She grew up knowing that she wanted to work in the healthcare field and after shadowing and speaking to a number of healthcare professionals, she found her passion in chiropractic. She chose this pathway because she had a strong desire to help those who wanted to better themselves. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from Oklahoma State where she participated in the OSU Running Team and was fortunate enough to study abroad in Bergen, Norway. She then earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas. While she was in chiropractic school, Dede interned at multiple clinics that provided care for the underserved and veterans in the greater Kansas City area. Dede believes in utilizing different techniques to help each patient including (but not limited to) soft tissue therapies, exercises, and laser. She has a passion for helping others live a healthier lifestyle and get back to their everyday activities without pain. She’s very excited to bring that passion to the patients of Arvada Sport and Spine Group.
Dede moved to Colorado and can’t wait to explore all the hiking, skiing, and outdoor activities that the area has to offer!