DR. MAYA GONZALES
Doctor of Chiropractic
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.