Dr. Shapiro is proud to provide chiropractic care to the Colorado Ballet and the Colorado Symphony.  He was team chiropractor for the Denver Outlaws from 2012-2014



Athletes Experience better performance, fewer injuries and quicker recovery.

"As the chiropractor to the Colorado Ballet and the Denver Outlaws lacrosse team, I focus on extremity adjusting in addition to spinal adjustments."

I am often asked, "what is an extremity adjustment?". Extremity refers to the arms and legs, so when it comes to extremity adjusting, we are talking about hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, feet, ankles, knees, hips, in addition to ribs and even tmj. The importance of chiropractic care to the spine can not be understated, but it is also very important to evaluate the extremities. 

When two bones come together (whether in the spine or extremities) they form a joint or articulation. The joint is surrounded by soft tissue which includes muscles, ligaments and tendons. When the bones become misaligned, stress is placed on the surrounding soft tissue. This can lead to weakness, fatigue and eventually injury and pain. By adjusting these joints and properly aligning them, the soft tissue becomes stronger and functions properly. Extremity adjustments allow athletes to perform at a higher level and help to avoid injuries.

It is easy to see how important extremity adjustments are for high level athletes like the Colorado Ballet and the Denver Outlaws, their careers are dependent on their bodies performing at their best. What about you?  Whether it is training for a big race, exercising for fun, being able to play with your children, working more effectively or simply feeling better, extremity adjustments can make all the difference in the world.

Key benefits of chiropractic care for athletes at all levels:

In addition to improving performance, ongoing chiropractic care offers several health and wellness benefits. These include:

  • Improved posture

  • Increased range of motion

  • Improved immune system that can ward off common illnesses or disease

  • Better focus and concentration

  • Reduction of migraines or severe headaches

  • Increased blood circulation

  • Better joint flexibility

  • Reduced risk of injury

  • Increased blood and oxygen flow throughout the body

  • Improved recovery rates after a sports injury

  • Reduction of pain in major joints


“Having Dr. Shapiro on staff with the Outlaws has had a significant impact on my performance as a lacrosse player. He targets specific areas to loosen us up and help with injury prevention.”             

— Anthony Kelly, Denver Outlaws