Who We Are

 
 
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Dr. Breanne Connaughty

Dr. Breanne was born and raised in Connecticut. In addition to her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, she is the BIRTHFIT Boulder Regional Director, a USAPL Powerlifting coach, and a registered Power Vinyasa and Prenatal yoga teacher. Dr. Breanne is Webster Technique certified, Activator Technique certified, FAKTR certified, ROCKTAPE certified and Functional Movement Systems certified. Dr. Breanne is passionate about working with pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children, and helping families live happy and healthy lives.


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Dr. Austin Connaughty

Dr. Austin was born and raised in Connecticut and comes from a family of chiropractors. Dr. Austin is a graduate of Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO and he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. He is a USAPL Powerlifting coach, Active Release Technique certified and ROCKTAPE certified. Dr. Austin is passionate about helping patients on their weight loss journey and offers dietary and nutritional guidance.


Bridget McElvain

Office Manager

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Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

Kinstretch Instructor

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Bridget has been a lifelong athlete, playing various sports until college when she joined CrossFit in 2010. A fan of the kool-aid, she continued CrossFitting until 2016 when she moved from the flat beaches of the Panhandle of Florida to rugged and mountainous Colorado. She ran into some problems when she realized that, despite how fit she was from CrossFitting, that type of fitness did not directly translate to having healthy joints to carry out the new demands of living in a more rugged climate. Not only that, but her immersion into 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training proved to make her body worse without understanding the reasons why. Iinjury was imminent; enough to force her to stop and re-evaluate how her body was really functioning. Much frustration was to follow, with thousands of dollars being paid to top doctors and for an MRI, only to hear that everything was fine and she should just rest.

Around that time, she discovered the awesomeness that is Functional Range Conditioning. Appearing to cater to her specifically, she embraced the system teaching body control, end range strength training, and joint health. Within this training modality, she was able to rediscover her love of training, science, study, application, movement, and teaching.

The motto now is: If the stuff that makes movement happen isn’t working as it should (aka joint health), then why do we expect movement to go well? We wouldn’t expect a 15 year old car that’s never had an oil change to run well, so why do we have that expectation for our own bodies?

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Traci Bennett

Massage Therapist

Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

Kinstretch Instructor

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Traci believes that the quality of movement is directly related to quality of life. Massage is a fantastic tool to help relieve pain and tension in the muscles so the client can access more freedom, improve muscle tonus, and eventually joint function.

Traci has experience in CrossFit, weightlifting, powerlifting and strongman, as well as personal training and coaching CrossFit. While she enjoyed being strong, she realized that just because she was moving often, did not mean she was moving well. In the last few years Traci has shifted her focus to helping herself and others get back to health by learning to move in all the ways our bodies were meant to. She thinks of this as getting back to human: human first, athlete second. This idea is supported by Traci’s Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist and Kinstretch certifications. Her primary focus is on joint function and capacity, joint independence before interdependence. With that, she brings a very specific perspective to how she applies soft tissue work and she incorporates mobility training into her sessions to start reprogramming the nervous system to allow for the new space that has been created.

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Casey Gleason

Massage Therapist

Upon earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Health from the University of Massachusetts, Casey moved to Boulder, Colorado to further her study of the human body and ways of obtaining balanced health through holistic care. As an honors graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, she has completed in depth training in various forms of therapeutic bodywork including Zen Shiatsu, Swedish Massage, Normalization of Soft Tissue (NST), Integrative Bodywork, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Thai Massage and Reflexology. She has also undertaken further study in fields of Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Prenatal and Postpartum support and Watsu®. She is excited to share her talents, skills and intuitive touch. Each treatment is a blend of modalities allowing her flexibility in her approach to each individual’s needs.

Casey is dedicated to excellence in health care. She is passionate that an integrative approach is highly effective in treating dysfunction that arises from physical, mental and emotional stress. Her style of massage is special and unique. Her goal is to facilitate a healing response that is restorative to the mind, body and spirit.

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Hanja Knotkova

Massage Therapist

Certified Rolfer

Movement. Education. Body-mind relation. These are the things Hanja is fascinated by. Born in the west of the Czech Republic, she came to the US to study Rolfing® Structural Integration. She chose Rolfing because of its holistic approach for inducing alignment and elongation in the human body. Hanja also appreciates this modality for its ability to effectively address limited range of motion, poor posture, pre- and post-surgical conditions related to musculoskeletal injuries, and changes in the soft tissue due to overuse.

Hanja has a passion in assisting her clients to find more ease in their movement, learn tools to sustain the changes achieved during the session and be empowered by the new options for movement and self-expression.

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