Dr. Maya Gonzales received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, and Doctorate of Chiropractic from University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. She is certified in Active Release Technique (ART) and a certified level three Kinesio-tape practitioner. Dr. Gonzales is a member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), through which she promotes patients’ rights and chiropractic benefits on a national level. By lobbying in Washington D.C. with the ACA, she has helped pass legislation regarding chiropractic care for those in the armed forces serving active duty, and benefits for armed forces’ retirees, veterans and their dependents. She also helped in the passage of laws for the recognition of chiropractic health services for under served areas.
After graduating from University of Western States in June 2006, Dr. Gonzales opened a practice in Denver, Colorado. Almost two years later, after living and working in Denver, she was offered a position at Mt. View Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Bonney Lake, Washington. Mt. View Chiropractic and Wellness Center was an established practice with several practitioners including chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and naturopathic medicine. Dr. Gonzales had the opportunity to become the Sports Medicine Chiropractor in the clinic from 2008 to 2014 and work with other first class practitioners.
Dr. Gonzales and her family had always planned on returning to Colorado in order to be closer to family, and to return to the Rocky Mountains. The active lifestyle of the Evergreen community and surrounding areas fits Dr. Gonzales' philosophy of practice and the kinds of patients she really enjoys working with. Although she does not limit her practice solely to sports
medicine, she has a strong belief that there is an athlete in all of us. This is true if a person is an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or an occasional walker. Your goals could be to win a race, climb a mountain, lose weight, get some fresh air, or simply do the normal activities of daily living. Dr. Gonzales' treatment plans are based on one of her most important goals: Help her patients do the things they love without having to worry about musculoskeletal pain or imbalance. She treats her patients’ symptoms, finds the root of the problem, and teaches them to become independent and avoid re-injury. She works with her patients to get back to full and pain free activity as soon as possible, and she often finds her patients begin to pay more attention to their bodies and are able to identify problems and seek treatment in the early stages. It is an exciting process.
Dr. Michael Macri is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician whose formal trainings include a Doctorate of Chiropractic from University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from University of Western States, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Syracuse University with a focus in Pre-Med and Evolution and Ecology.
Dr. Macri is also certified in Basic and Performance RockTape Functional Movement Taping, RockTape Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) and instrument assisted adjusting. He has taught lectures and has a strong background in pain science, proprioception and the nervous system, functional medicine, and nutrition. While receiving his Doctorate from the most evidence informed chiropractic school in the country, University of Western States, Dr. Macri finished his education doing a clerkship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Macri is an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and an outdoor sports and mountain enthusiast. He grew up ski racing competitively in the Northeast, which led him to coach skiing in Colorado. Prior to attending University of Western States, he had plenty of debilitating injuries, which introduced him to chiropractic medicine. This is where he encountered the world of conservative care and physical medicine. Dr. Macri’s experience motivated him to pursue a medical education that provided patients with pain relief as well as allowing people to get back to the activities they enjoy most. His goal is to provide excellent and thorough treatment, discovering and treating the source of his patients’ musculoskeletal and biomechanical issues while providing patients the ability to pursue the movement they want to achieve. Dr. Macri’s ambition is to allow his patients to understand and manage their pain effectively, restore function and move better.
Oriental Medicine Practitioner and Chinese Herbalist
Oriental Medicine Practitioner and Chinese Herbalist
Lana holds a degree in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been granted Diplomate status in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the National Certication Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is Nationally Certied by the National Certication Commission Of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a National Addiction Detoxication Specialist. She currently works with the University of Colorado’s Integrative Medicine Department treating patients at CeDar, a Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation. Lana also treats in the Operation Room for IVF and Embryo Transfers, in conjunction with the Advanced Reproductive Medicine Department. In addition, she provides services at The Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado. Lana’s professional experience includes positions at HealthSouth Rehabilitation hospital and La Familia Foster Care State Agency, treating post-surgical, post-stroke, head injury and accident victims. At La Familia, Lana treated agency employees, treatment families, and foster children for a range of conditions, including Attention Decit/Hyperactivity Disorder, stress, depression and abuse related traumas. Lana takes an integrative approach to health that includes acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, cupping, moxibustion, and gwasha. Her treatments are eective for addressing both chronic (e.g. arthritis, asthma) and acute conditions (e.g. sports-related injuries) as well as for maintaining health. Lana’s treatments are designed specically for each individuals presentation. The treatments range from Addiction to Infertility to Oncology support as well as many other physical and/or emotional dis-harmonies and imbalances. Each patient is unique and treatment is varied according to the specic disorder or concerns. Increased energy, enhanced immunity, an overall feeling of well-being and more restful sleep are common results of treatment.
Erica Haag is a Master Nutrition Therapist who can help with a variety of nutritional challenges, ranging from weight loss up to symptom relief from chronic health conditions. She graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After working in the corporate environment for 11 years, Erica returned to school to pursue her passion for helping others through nutrition. She graduated from the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver in 2013 and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She is also a Certified Gluten Practitioner, specializing in helping those with Celiac disease and non-Celiac gluten sensitivities.
Originally from Kansas, Erica moved to Colorado in 2000 to be in the mountains. She loves being outdoors to hike, run, and ski. She also loves cooking for her husband and daughter. In addition to being a nutrition therapist, Erica has been a Doula since 1999 and is able to offer assistance to those pregnant women looking for support during pregnancy and labor/delivery. She looks forward to assisting the Evergreen residents in any way she can!
Massage Therapy Sports Massage
Massage Therapy Sports Massage
Evergreen Therapeutic Massage is excited to join Evergreen Spine and Sports Medicine in providing integrative therapies for their patients and the Evergreen community. Evergreen Therapeutic Massage offers over 21 years experience providing multiple modalities in therapeutic massage with emphasis on pain relief and rehabilitative treatments from auto accidents, workplace injuries, or injuries from our favorite sports and activities. Treatments are also offered following orthopedic and surgical procedures. Additional medical massage treatments include lymphatic release to reduce edema following cancer treatments, aromatherapy to de-stress from life's events, and prenatal massage to ease the body's transition in this exciting phase of new life. There are also specialized treatments to reduce and eliminate headaches through Neuromuscular techniques.
Kim with Evergreen Therapeutic Massage has trained with nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of massage including Paul St John and David Kent (St John's Neuromuscular Therapy), Dr Aaron Mattes (AAIS- Active Assisted Isolated stretching, Dr George Kousaleos (Core Institute Myofacial Release), David Kent (Neuromuscular Treatment of Headaches), James Waslaski &Benny Vaughn (Sports Massage), Erik Dalton (Myoskeletal Alignment), and many others.
She is licensed in multiple states and Nationally Board Certified by the NCBTMB. Additionally she holds a dual BS in Marketing and Management with emphasis in Health Services.
Kim's experience ranges from treating 1000's of auto accident victims to augmenting training regimens for professional athletes of the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, providing at event sports massage for the World In-Line Skating Competition. and performers in the theatre and dance venues including serving as official therapist for the production RiverDance. She has also supported local non profits in various communities providing sports massage for participants at MS and Breast Cancer fundraising walk-a-thon and race events.
Kim knows first- hand the effectiveness of combined massage and chiropractic treatments in rehabilitation following auto accidents. It was this experience that led her to pursue the field of medical massage as a second career. "It is so rewarding to see people relieved of pain and all the unfortunate effects it can have on the human body, recover and return to the life and activities they enjoy." Kim has a great love of the outdoors and looks forward to exploring multiple hiking and camping excursions in the Rocky Mountains.
Kim invites all to experience the healing effects of massage in your first "Meet the Therapist" appointment. Appointments can be booked online by clicking Book Now.