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Dr. Mike and Alanna – Our Story

Dr. Mike and Family

“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow” – BJ Palmer

In 2009, Mike was suffering from poor sleep and their son, Cohen, had major health and digestive issues. Cohen was always the “sick kid” after going through a stressful entrance into the world with an immediate NICU stay and also having an adverse reaction to a drug when he was an infant. They were looking for a solution for both of their problems and had been disappointed with the answers they had received thus far.

Dr Mike started care first with their chiropractor, Dr. James, for his sleep issues. While looking for help for Cohen, it didn’t make much sense at the time why chiropractic care would help him get healthier and how chiropractic could help him go to the bathroom regularly. Regardless of Alanna’s skepticism…they went.

What is the True Meaning of Health?

As a prospective patient, Alanna remember’s sitting through a group talk called “The Doctor’s Report”, and bawling her eyes out. She had been trying her best to take care of Cohen and had decided that he was just genetically prone to being sick. During the doctor’s report James asked “What is the true meaning of health?” As a self-proclaimed health-nut and certified personal trainer her hand shot up to answer with “the absence of disease.” James responded by correcting her and explaining that the answer is in the word itself. True health is expressed as the body’s ability to HEAL. He then went on to explain how Chiropractic is the best way to remove the interference that keeps our bodies from healing. It made so much sense! If the brain (that controls everything) cannot communicate properly with the rest of the body there will be dysfunction. They became patients and immediately dove head first into learning all they could. Dr Mike’s sleep improved and Cohen’s digestive problems cleared up almost immediately following his first adjustment and have never again been an issue.

Dr James welcomed us to learn more, invited us to educational workshops, and even let us tag along to a chiropractic seminar in Florida. Needless to say…they were sold and the rest is history.

A.D.I.O.

ADIO is actually an acronym and stands for:

A – Above
D – Down
I – Inside
O – Out

This is the principle that drives us to do what we do. It is the sole reason that Dr Mike decided to quit his job as a medical device specialist and go back to school. He wanted something more in life and wanted to make a significant difference in the lives of others.

ADIO means that your body was intelligently and beautifully designed. It was created with the ability to heal and live life to the fullest. This is most apparent when looking at a newborn; they are so perfect and have so much potential to become something incredible. We were all born to be well! Somewhere along the way many people seem to lose hope.

There is Always Hope

Regardless of the past or your current health concerns, there is always hope. We have created a culture within our office that allows our practice members the ability to dream again! For some people, a dream might be to walk up a flight of stairs, for others it could be completing an Ironman, getting rid of allergies or helping a son or daughter come off of ADHD medication and be able to make friends. We want to help raise healthy families and help kids not be reliant on drugs/medications to make it through the day.

Chiropractic is a unique profession and we are blessed to be a part of it!

We look forward to you joining us in our mission to create a culture of true HEALth for the community of Boulder!

Welcome to the ADIO Health Family!

Be well,

Dr. Mike and Alanna


ADIO Health Chiropractic | (720) 636-6064