If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Colorado Springs CO, we have you covered. If you’re looking for someone who also specializes in treating various soft tissue and sports injuries, we especially have you covered.
There can be any number of issues that can cause back, neck, or joint pain. Our chiropractors at Peak Performance Sport and Spine certainly have the training and experience to provide you world-class chiropractic care, but we are also board-certified sports physicians certified in Active Release Techniques®, Graston Technique®, Myofascial release, and strength & conditioning to get you pain-free and back to peak performance.
The fact that we offer a multi-specialty range of solutions is really what separates us from other chiropractic clinics. We are fully equipped to be your first line of care for any sports or bodily injury.
Meet our team of Colorado Springs chiropractors and sports physicians:
Dr. Jeffrey Turner
He also has a Biology degree from BYU-Idaho and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has been certified in Active Release Techniques® (ART®) since 2008. He has studied with Stuart McGill, one of the foremost leading experts on low back pain and core strengthening in the world, and applies that knowledge daily in practice.
Dr. Turner began learning ART® after great personal benefit to him. He played club soccer in college and received numerous injuries to his neck and body. Chiropractic helped him through many of these injuries. During his first term in chiropractic college a fellow classmate treated him with ART® before an adjustment and it changed his life forever. It relieved a neck injury from soccer that had never fully resolved with other treatments. Soft tissue evaluations thus became an integral part of his treatments from that time forth and are now a standard part of all patient visits.
Dr. Justin Hochstetler
Dr. Hochstetler grew up in Kalona, IA and attended Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. While attending Wartburg, he competed in track and field as a mid-distance runner and occasionally dealt with some injuries that led him to being treated successfully by chiropractors and physical therapists. Through these experiences he gained the desire to become a sports chiropractor and to help people who are in pain get back to doing what they love to do.
Dr. Hochstetler received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in St. Louis, MO. While studying chiropractic, he also pursued a Master of Science degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation to further his capabilities of treating athletes and active individuals. While in school he studied Active Release Technique (ART), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), McKenzie MDT, Dynamic Taping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). These techniques help him provide many different tools and approaches to treating musculoskeletal issues.
Dani Shaw – Massage Therapist
Originally from Indiana, Dani grew up very active playing softball and other neighborhood sports with her brothers. Her family took many summer road trips leading to her love of the Southwest and visiting 35 states by the time she graduated high school. In 2014 she moved with her husband to Phoenix, AZ where she earned her massage certification. In 2016 they escaped the heat and moved to Colorado Springs, CO.
Her hobbies include being a dog mom, hiking, traveling, painting, and photography. She is trained in multiple massage modalities and prefers medical massage. She has also earned a certificate in both personal training and exercise therapy which she utilizes to assist in correcting posture and other related issues. She loves to put her knowledge to work to get down to the root of your issues.
Ashley – Front Desk Staff
When you enter our office you will be greeted by our friendly and helpful office administrator, Ashley.
She has been an integral part in the growth and development of what we are now as Peak Performance Sport and Spine.
We thank her for her hard work and dedication. If you want her to give you preferential treatment … she loves donuts!
MY SHOULDER FEELS 20 AGAIN – “When I was 20 years old I was playing a lot of baseball, traveling to tournaments and trying out for professional teams. I was in a middle of a game while throwing the ball, something in my shoulder popped. It was the last inning so I just waited it out. After the game I lost all strength in my arm. I went to the doctor and he wanted to do exploratory surgery, but I chose not to. It healed, but it was never the same. Later on I hurt that shoulder working and found out that I separated my shoulder when I was younger and it healed incorrectly. My choices were rehabilitate it or major surgery. I chose to rehab it and live life with limits. That is when I met Dr. Turner at Peak Performance Chiropractic. He explained to me that he could make my shoulder better than it was without major surgery. He told me about ART and the benefits it would bring. I was skeptical because an orthopedic specialist told me I wouldn’t get better without surgery, but what did I have to lose. The first treatment I was still skeptical but by the second I was feeling better, more motion, strength, and stamina. I continued seeing Dr. Turner and today my shoulder feels 20 again. Thanks to Peak Performance Chiropractic and Dr. Turner I am able to play softball with my wife and enjoy not being in pain. My name is Robert P. and I’m 40 years old.”
VERTIGO AND MIGRAINES GONE, ELBOW 100% RECOVERED!!! – “Wow, where do I begin and how do I keep concise? Dr. Jeff is that good! I originally began seeing Dr. Jeff for soft tissue work for an elbow injury. I was in a great deal of pain and could not use my right arm or squeeze my fingers together. After just one A.R.T. session with Dr. Jeff, I received a phenomenal reduction in pain and 50% mobility in my arm, elbow and fingers. After just 3 sessions, I gained 95% mobility, and today my elbow is 100%!
An even bigger miracle: Dr. Jeff’s adjustment rid me of my Vertigo. I had been going to another chiropractor for my adjustments when I met Dr. Jeff. We agreed that he would only provide A.R.T. to me, because he personally has a policy to not take clients away from other chiropractors.
That was perfect … until I realized how good Dr. Jeff really is! Already recovered from elbow injury and relieved of migraines from Dr. Jeff’s soft tissue work, I was noticing how sore and cranky I felt after my sessions with the other chiropractor, while I felt healing and recovery after a session with Dr. Jeff. I couldn’t stand it any longer and I finally mustered the courage to ask him to adjust my neck. He did, it was wonderful, and in the next couple of days, I noticed my vertigo was gone. I now only see Dr. Jeff.”
What Does a Chiropractor Do?
A chiropractor is a health care provider who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular conditions. These individuals place an emphasis of treatment on manual adjustment in conjunction with the manipulation of the spine.
In general, most chiropractors seek to reduce a patient’s pain as well as improve overall functionality with treatment. Additionally, the goal is to educate patients on how they can support their own health with exercise, ergonomics, and additional therapy. As such, chiropractic care is typically considered an alternative or complementary medicine.
Chiropractic care relies on non-surgical techniques to treat patient concerns including:
- Lower back pain
- Leg pain
- Neck pain
- Repetitive strains
- Sports injuries
- Car accident injuries
- Arthritic pain
While chiropractors do typically focus on treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions, they are not solely limited to issues with the nervous and/or musculoskeletal systems. As needed, a chiropractor will refer a patient to a medical doctor or other health care professional for further treatment.
Generally speaking, most chiropractors follow a standard procedure for treatment. In most cases, the process of treatment includes:
- Case history
- Physical exam
- Treatment plan
What Training Do Chiropractors Have?
To be able to effectively assess your needs and create a plan of action, your doctor needs the necessary training. The educational and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic are actually among the most stringent of any profession.
Not only are these healthcare professionals required to complete a four-year doctoral graduate program, but they also must complete a curriculum that involves a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical intern. Most individuals who enter chiropractic education have already acquired a four year pre-medical undergraduate degree with courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. Likewise, because of the nature of this treatment approach, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.
In addition to education training, these individuals are also required to pass a board exam and obtain a license in the state in which they choose to practice. Chiropractors are also responsible to meet yearly continuing education requirements to maintain licensure.
With the knowledge and desire to help others, your chiropractor will work with you to minimize your pain and provide you with a premium level of care.