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CHIROPRACTORS

  • Dr. Giana Anselmo, DC

    Born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, Dr. Giana Anselmo’s passion for chiropractic led her to Florida where she obtained her doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer Chiropractic College and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

    Dr. Anselmo received her bachelor’s degree in both integrative physiology and psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Dr. Anselmo is certified in Webster Technique for the prenatal population and has completed a two-year certification program through the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics to further her education in chiropractic for children and pregnant women.

    Dr. Anselmo uses many soft tissue and chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Logan, Gonstead, and Activator.

    When she’s not helping others with their health, she loves traveling, eating amazing food, and spending time with her puppy Bea!

  • Dr.
    Jessica Young
    DC, Owner

    Dr. Jessica Young has been freeing people from pain with chiropractic care since 2004. She opened the doors to Natural Balance Integrative Health in 2006 in order to better serve the Stapleton community, which was lacking easy access to wellness care. Dr. Young is committed to promoting the health and well being her patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique and state of the art physiotherapy procedures, Dr. Young is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health. Dr. Young uses multiple chiropractic techniques/tools including Activator, Diversified Manual Adjusting, Thompson Drop Table, and Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT). 

    Education Dr. Young conducted her undergraduate studies at Colorado State University in Nutritional Science. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with academic honor. She has obtained certification in Physiotherapy from the state of Colorado, and has completed training as an expert in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology from the Spine Research Institute. Dr. Young is certified in Webster Breech Turning Technique and specializes in Prenatal and Perinatal Care of mother and baby. 

    Background Dr. Young is native to Colorado and grew up in Winter Park. She has been skiing since age 2 and raced downhill for five years. She has five years of experience with athletic training, for high school and college level football, soccer and volleyball. Dr. Young is certified to perform sports entry physicals for middle and high school students. In addition to taking a special interest in Woman's Health, Dr. Young is very familiar with the treatment of many sport related injuries and enjoys working with individuals who are active and motivated to improve their health. Dr. Young's goal is to serve and promote health and wellness through quality chiropractic care and community education.

    Dr Young's typical schedule at Natural Balance: Tuesday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Wednesday from 8:20am to 6:00pm, Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Friday from 8:20am to 1:00pm.


    Email Dr. Young at: [email protected]

  • Dr. Tara Ritter, DC, FIAMA, Acupuncturist

    Dr. Tara Ritter was born in New York and grew up in Marlton, New Jersey. She moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in 1999. Dr. Tara went on to work at a chiropractic office and ultimately received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University, in Bloomington Minnesota, in 2005. She then continued her education and completed her acupuncture fellowship through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in July 2006 while working as a chiropractor.

    She started her own practice in October of 2007, in Downtown Denver, after working as an associate chiropractor for two and a half years. In the spring of 2002, Dr. Tara was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the research she did while attending the Colorado Chiropractic College.

    Dr. Tara enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and conditions and uses multiple adjusting and soft tissue techniques. She is committed to improving your overall health and physical wellness. In her free time, Dr. Tara can be found spending time with her three kids – Ava (7), Carter (5), Micah (5).

    EDUCATION
    Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington, MN – Chiropractor – Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Graduated 2005 with Honors
    International Academy of Medical Acupuncture – Fellowship Degree, Completed July 2006
    University of Colorado, Boulder – B.A. Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Graduated, 1999 with Honors

    CERTIFICATION / PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
    Fellowship International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
    Licensed as a Chiropractor by the State of Colorado

L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSTOM

  • Shawn Sisneros, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSTOM, Acupuncturist

    Shawn Sisneros received his Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) – Chicago (2015). During his for 4 years of education at PCOM – Chicago he obtained over 4000 hours of training in the traditional forms of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and contemporary Western methods of care.

    He is required to be board certified with The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) before obtaining his licensure. He is currently nationally certified and licensed in Colorado.

    In addition to the traditional forms of Chinese Medicine he also learned Sports Medicine Acupuncture (motor point needling) which addresses the muscles motor points in an effort to bring them into proper function while using traditional acupuncture in tandem to create balance within the whole body system. Even though his main focus of care tends to be in the areas of pain, stress management, sleep disorders, emotional balance as well as a variety of headaches and migraines he is also able to treat a wide array of conditions.

    In addition to the above he is also trained in 2 styles of Asian bodywork and other hands-on treatments as follows, Tui Na, Shiatsu, cupping, guasha (muscle scrapping) and moxibustion. He will incorporate this work, when appropriate, into his acupuncture treatments.

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS

  • Jennifer Stec
    LMT

    Jennifer Stec is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Colorado. Jennifer graduated from Heritage College of Health Careers in October 1997. Since then she has practiced massage in several different settings. Her first job was working at DIA in the Main Terminal massage clinic. She provided over one thousand massages in the 9 months she worked at A Massage Inc. From there she went on to provide services at integrative physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices and spas throughout the Denver area.

    Jennifer has two teenage boys, Thadius and Caleb and enjoys spending time with them and her rat Marley, cats Alice and Mortimer and dog Scrambles. Her hobbies include watching her boys compete, reading and keeping active. She is very excited to be a part our team and assisting our patients achieve natural health, and we are grateful to have her experience and skill.

    Jenny's typical schedule at Natural Balance is: Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm and the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 3:00pm

  • Liz Uyeda
    LMT

    Liz combines craniosacral therapy, joint range of motion, neuromuscular therapy, and deep tissue massage techniques to create an integrated, intuitive, and therapeutic style of bodywork. The main focus of her therapy is aimed toward structural alignment, functional movement, and pain management. Liz’s massage style illustrates her deep reverence and attention to the coalescent nature of the anatomical and energetic bodies. 

    Raised in Hawaii, Liz studied dance for many years before moving to Virginia to graduate with a BA in Rhetoric and Dance from the University of Richmond. After earning her massage certificate from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado she continued to work there as a bodywork teaching assistant. She is currently enrolled with the Upledger Institute pursuing a certificate in craniosacral therapy. 

    Liz' typical schedule at Natural Balance is: Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

  • Suzan Dee
    LMT

    Suzan is a Colorado native, born and raised in Boulder, and has lived all over Colorado including Winter Park. She was an elementary school teacher before having three daughters of her own. She attended Crestone Healing Arts Center in 2006. While being deeply immersed in the intensive study program, she realized her true passion in life and still loves helping people feel better through integrated massage. In addition to massage therapy, Suzan is also a Kundalini yoga instructor, and likes to incorporate this background to help increase body awareness in her clients. 

    Suzan uses a combination of Swedish, Deep tissue, Acupressure, and Reflexology, so that her clients may experience a deep relaxation and relief from the stress of everyday life. She is client-oriented, and tailors each treatment to what is going on in their lives at the time. Whether you are an athlete in training, putting in long hours in front of the computer, expecting a baby, or just living life to the fullest, Suzan can help you to unwind and relax. She strongly believes that massage is not a luxury, but rather an important maintenance for the body, mind, and soul that we tend to forget about during our busy lives. 

    Suzan's typical schedule at Natural Balance is: Wednesday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 9:00am to 6pm.

  • Ana Avram
    LMT

    Ana uses an integrated approach to health and wellness. Building upon her knowledge of the human form and use of her yoga teaching certificate, she utilizes the breath and a deep knowledge of anatomy to achieve the clients unique goals. Her therapy is focused toward pain management, efficient movement, and deep relaxation. She believes in tapping into the body’s inherent knowledge while using modalities like deep tissue, pre and post-natal, neuromuscular, sports massage, and Swedish. 

    Ana was educated at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado and completed the 265 hour yoga teacher certification at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala school for Vedic studies. She's completed additional trainings on balancing the pregnant body and is currently enrolled with the Upledger Institute pursuing a certificate in craniosacral therapy. 


    Ana's typical schedule at Natural Balance is: Monday 10:00am - 2:00pm, Tuesday 12:00pm - 5:00pm, and Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm


  • Antonio Berumen
    LMT

    Antonio is an intuitive massage therapist, dedicated to providing quality therapeutic massage along with educating clients about body awareness. Antonio helps each individual take steps towards improving and maintaining their health and well- being. His touch has been described by many as compassionate, focused, organized, detailed, balanced and warm. Antonio graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 2009, and is currently an instructor for the school. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fitogenetics, and Certificate of Chinese Manipulations for Heath from Beijing, China where he studied next to several doctors. He is certified in Temple Style Lomi Lomi, as well as Structural Integration. Antonio has an extensive background working with USA athletes in women's Soccer, Boxing, and Tae Kwan Do from 2011--2014. He has also accompanied teams to the Mexican National Olympics as part of the medical team. Antonio will be available at Natural Balance starting January of 2019 on Monday's and Thursday's. Below are his qualifications: Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, relexotherapy, Chinese Massage, myofascial and meridian work, sports injuries, joint manipulation, stretching, Lomi-lomi, 10-Session structural integration.

    Antonio's typical schedule at Natural Balance is: Monday and Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. 

    Because of his advanced education and treatment style, Antonio's treatments are set at a increased rate of: 

    $95 - 60 min
    $120 - 90 min

  • Amanda Jensen, LMT

    Amanda has been a licensed Massage Therapist for 14 years. Her passion in life is helping others. She is an intuitive practitioner using integrative practices to treat a client’s specific needs.

    Graduating with an associate’s degree in massage, Amanda went on to further her education with a Pediatric Certification emphasizing Autism, Cranial Sacral Therapy training, Myofascial training, Cupping, Raindrop/Aroma Touch, Aromatherapy and Traditional Chinese medicine/ reflexology.

    She has worked on a large variety of clients from pre/post-surgery, physical therapy, personal Injury, spa, private practice, along with a wellness center atmosphere.

  • Liz Uyeda, LMT

    Liz graduated with honors and earned her massage certificate from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado where she completed a 900hr program focused on structural and therapeutic massage.

    Some of the massage disciplines Liz integrates to craft a treatment include joint range of motion, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue techniques.

    Additionally, Liz has studied with the Upledger Institute and practices craniosacral therapy and somato-emotional release (SER). Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle, manual therapy that works directly with the nervous system to release tension and restriction within the body. SER is a kind of craniosacral therapy that works specifically with releasing emotional trauma stored in the body’s tissue memory. Both craniosacral therapy and SER offer the body space to recalibrate and find improved balance and overall system functioning. Some conditions indicated for craniosacral therapy include migraines, chronic neck and back pain, whiplash, TMJD, anxiety, learning disabilities, and physical or emotional trauma.

    In your session with Liz you can expect to receive therapeutic, intuitive, and tailored treatments specific to your needs. The direction of treatment will be determined the day of your session based on her accumulated training and experience working with the body.