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 patents 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. Van Winkle is a chiropractic physician who provides an individualized approach to help you accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health. She offers comprehensive chiropractic care, including soft tissue techniques, gait assessment, taping, therapeutic exercises, and rehabilitation. By integrating multiple chiropractic adjusting techniques, she is able to accommodate the needs of her patients to help meet their goals.
As a native to Colorado, Dr. Van Winkle fully enjoys the active, outdoor lifestyle that Colorado has to offer. She is an avid hiker, gardener, skier, and has a 19-year history of running the BolderBoulder. She believes in the importance of balance, and that everyone deserves to experience the freedom of movement in life.
Throughout her childhood, she had experienced various forms of physical medicine as an adjunct to her active lifestyle. She began her decade-long career as a dancer at a young age, which sparked her appreciation for movement of the human body. It wasn’t until her teenage years that she first experienced the effectiveness of chiropractic health care, and from then on she knew that she wanted to dedicate her passion for serving others in this field.
She received her bachelors of arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Eager to start her chiropractic education, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Western States and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Her distinctly empathetic nature has led her to her most recent pursuit for certification in animal chiropractic through Parker University in Dallas, Texas. Having recently moved back to Colorado, she is excited to be of service to residents of Evergreen and the surrounding communities, and looks forward to meeting you at Evergreen Spine and Sports Medicine!
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.
Andrea Malmberg graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and has been in practice since 2001. Certified with over 1,000 hours, she is licensed by the State of Colorado for both Massage and Aesthetics. Her experience as a massage therapist has included working in rehabilitation, chiropractic, and medical clinics. She has worked with a variety of athletes and continues to develop her knowledge and skills in the field of massage therapy.
Andrea also earned her associates degree in aesthetics from Heritage College in 2006 and has worked as an Aesthetician and Certified Laser Specialist with a number of prominent plastic surgeons in the Denver area.
Andrea's primary role as both a Massage therapist and Paramedical Aesthetician is to facilitate the health and wellness of each and every client she works with.
Massage techniques relax muscles, increase circulation, reduces pain and improving joint range-of-motion. Each massage technique manipulates soft tissue in various ways. Some use stroking, kneading, friction, tapping or compression to deliver therapeutic benefits to the body as a whole.
Matt graduated from massage therapy school in 2002 and has had 15 years in practice. He specializes in deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy and Swedish massage.
Matt started his career working with nurses at Cancer Center of the Rockies. After receiving great praise from both the nurses and doctors, he was asked about working on the patients. He then sought training in oncology massage and working with patients to relieve the stresses of chemotherapy on the body. It was a sad but rewarding experience. Many patients just needed to have their hand held or shoulders rubbed. Most of the time it was about listening to the patients and understanding their needs. He has carried that into his practice today. Listening and catering to an individuals needs is of the utmost importance to him. His modality of preference, by most individuals, is Deep Tissue/Sport Massage. As an avid athlete, he understands that with play comes injuries, and the need for relief of muscle tension. He has worked in the Evergreen area for 11 years on ultra marathon competitors, triathletes, skiers, snowboarders and various other competitive athletes, with great performance enhancing results. Massage therapy is also a great way to relieve stress from work related over use injuries (i.e. computer work, construction, travel, general occupational stress), and he can offer relief for these symptoms as well.
Michelle practices Yoga Therapy with Ayurveda Science support. She adapts yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health conditions. individually tailoring protocols to address health challenges, respecting the client's level of physical ability and lifestyle. She uses a holistic approach & alternative treatment that help reduce symptoms, manage pain, restore balance, increase strength, improve emotional resiliency & expand personal awareness.
Michelle adapts smooth yet powerful techniques such as movement, breath work, meditation and relaxation for her clients to explore and to connect with their true Self. Each session is a mindful practice grounded in postural alignment with a deep connection to the wisdom of the heart.
Michelle is a member of IAYT (InternationalAssociation of Yoga Therapists)and is currently enrolled in her 4th year Yoga Therapy study program that adapts the application of ancient yoga to today’s health concept. She offers small group classes, and works privately with clients to help them manage their health conditions.
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!