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
Dr. Turner received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa. He became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner through training received at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. 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. Travis Curd
Dr. Curd earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology while studying pre-med at Schreiner University in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. He was a 4-year starter on the men’s soccer team for the Schreiner Mountaineers. While pursuing a career in medicine to be a team physician, he injured his lower back and pelvis that threatened his senior season with severe nerve pain in his pelvic region. After failing to respond to traditional medical remedies of anti-inflammatory medications, pain killers, muscle relaxers, and even steroids, he was told it may be as long as 6 months before he could return to his activities. Only then, the team medical doctor referred him to a chiropractor for an experience that would permanently alter the course of his life and his career. After receiving only two weeks of treatments that included a combination of traditional chiropractic manipulations, Active Release Techniques, and fascial release methods, he was able to complete his final season and would go on to be a leading goal-scorer in the process. From this moment forward, Dr. Curd knew he had found his calling in the health care profession.
After graduating from college, Dr. Curd attended Texas Chiropractic College on the Gulf Coast in Pasadena, Texas. He participated in an internship with the Rice University Athletics Department, evaluating and treating an array of ailments in NCAA Division 1 athletes under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Lee, a former team physician at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. He was a scholarship student and earned numerous awards for his academic merit, which culminated in graduating as Valedictorian of his class and receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic. He has also been officially certified in and practicing Active Release Techniques and Graston Technique.
Immediately after receiving his D.C., Dr. Curd uprooted and headed straight for the Rocky Mountains. Being an avid outdoorsman, he loves to spend his free time playing competitive soccer and enjoying all aspects of nature: backpacking, camping, fly-fishing, trail running, mountain biking, skiing, etc. It is this love of an active lifestyle, coupled with his experiences of being physically unable to enjoy them, that drives his passion to serve the local community. He truly understands the effect that pain and dysfunction can have on a person’s quality of life, and his greatest joy is being able to assist patients in returning to the activities that bring them happiness and fulfillment.
Dr. Ben Jelinek
Dr. Jelinek grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa where he studied Biology and Exercise Science. While fulfilling the role of captain on the Ultimate Team at Northern Iowa and playing summer club, he experienced many injuries, including Achilles tendonitis, quadriceps strain, meniscus tears and more. After receiving chiropractic care and finding significant improvement, Dr Jelinek was prompted to attend chiropractic school at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
While in school, Dr Jelinek focused on developing his skills in treating soft tissues, including becoming ART Certified in 2013. This greatly improved his ability to treat sports injuries and aid in faster recovery time for his patients. He has also been training in Graston Technique, Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), and Functional Movement Screen. He was helps key positions such as President of Sports Council at NWHSU and in 2015 attended the World Sports Games in Lignano, Italy with the International Federation of Sports Chiropractors. He earned his EMT certification as well as becoming a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Dr. Jelinek has a special interest in pain science and rehabilitative exercise. Having been injured many times, including pain that took 5 years to resolve, he realized the toll pain and injuries can have on a patient. He strived to help the patient understand their pain and employs rehabilitative exercise in order to give the patient tools to become their own best source for relief.
Ashley and Nanci – Front Desk Staff
When you enter our office you will be greeted by one of our friendly and helpful office administrators, Ashley or Nanci.
They have been an integral part in the growth and development of what we are now as Peak Performance Sport and Spine.
We thank them for their hard work and dedication. If you want them to give you preferential treatment … they love 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.