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HELLO, I'M DERRICK

I like to think my combination of varied education and personal exploration into movement sets me apart from other practitioners. I've been trained in some of the most ancient forms of medicine for treating pain and inflammation as well as the most modern modalities to improve mobility and rehab injuries to a fully functional level.

No other practitioner in the Denver Area has my combination of training and certifications. This allows me to use a multi-disciplinary approach to your care and use the proper tool to help you exactly where you are. I commonly choose Acupuncture and Electrical Stimulation as my go-to’s for the treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain. I usually mix in some Adjunct Therapies such as Cupping and Gua Sha to help initiate a different immune response in these cases as well. Once you’re back to functioning at a relatively normal level, I bring in the Fascial Stretch Therapy and Strength and Conditioning modalities to ensure your injury is fully rehabbed and that the injury will not happen again! I strive to leave my patients stronger and more capable by the time they leave my office, not just pain free.

When I'm not attending continuing education seminars, reading/listening to books, or challenging my skills with other respected practitioners, I'm putting theory into action. I'm constantly looking for physical challenges to test my clinical practices and to push my own limits. If I'm not in the office, you can bet I'll be outside trying something hard and scary. 

My formal education and certifications include:

  • Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • MS in Acupuncture

  • BS in Rehabilitation Science

  • Minor in Fitness

  • Certificate in Pathokinesiology

  • Functional Movement Screen Certified

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified

  • 6 Month Apprenticeship in Sports Acupuncture

  • Rocktape Basic and Performance Certified

  • Teaching Assistant to Sports Acupuncture Apprenticeship Program

  • Presenter at Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit

  • Multiple Clinical Rotations in the Athletic Training Room of CU Boulder

  • Patients include many professional and elite level athletes including NFL, NBA, and UFC athletes

  • Over 10 Years of Experience as a Personal Trainer Specializing in Corrective Exercise