Dr. B was born and raised in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh – what’s up Yinzers!?). While this is what he tells people, it’s not exactly true. He spent much of his early life traveling in the back of his dad’s conversion van to play hockey throughout the US and Canada. In high school, Dr. B played Junior A hockey in the USHL. He moved away from his family and friends to pursue his dream of playing college hockey. As a Junior hockey player, Dr. B (a self-proclaimed skinny, fast kid) learned how important chiropractic was to keep him skating and playing at a high-level.
Dr. B went on to play Division 1 college hockey, and after a difficult decision to end his hockey career, he was accepted to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
After graduating chiropractic school in February of 2010, Dr. B started his own practice in his hometown of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In 2012, he moved from Pennsylvania to Denver and saw the sun for the first time ever. For his first 5 years in Denver, Dr. B built a successful practice at Washington Park Chiropractic. He started Well Set in 2017.
We won’t bore you with all of the self-promoting details, but these certifications are pretty cool (and seriously advanced), and it’s rare (i.e., Dr. B is only 1 of two chiropractors in Denver with this line up) that a chiropractor would have them all. So, long story short, be sure to check them out at the links provided.
Dr. B uses a variety of soft tissue techniques and holds numerous certifications in these methods (e.g., IASTM/Graston, FAKTR, Rocktape, Functional Movement Taping).
When it comes to helping out his patients, Dr. B is especially good with active families (pregnant moms, dads, infants, and youth athletes), Weekend Warriors, and professional and college athletes. Dr. B has been a University team chiropractor in the past, and for the last few years he’s worked with NFL players and combine athletes to get them ready to perform at their highest potential.
With all joking aside, Dr. B’s goal with all of his patients is to get them feeling better and doing more within their first few visits. He wants to keep his patients active and to get them to maintenance care as soon as possible. To do this, he loves working with other medical providers to ensure that everyone is getting treatments that target the cause(s) of their discomfort by following a path of least invasiveness.
Rapid fire Q&A with Dr. B:
What have been your career highlights (so far)?:
Every time a pregnant mom’s breech baby flips after using the Webster Technique, finding early cancer and serious health issues and getting patients to the medical professionals they need to see as early as possible, adjusting infants for the first time, and watching some patients win a Super Bowl.
What’s your goal in life?
Be a supportive, fun-loving husband, dad, colleague, and friend. Play more golf. Change the way people (and the medical profession) think about their chiropractors … unless you love us because that’s rad, and I don’t want to change that.
I Love You, Man
#1 Bucket List Trip?
Favorite thingS in the world?
my daughter Juniper (aka Juni, JuJu) Buzek and Lily Buzek (the dog of the century)
Career hockey fight wins:
Dr. S was born and raised in Salina, Kansas, which is a six hour drive east from Denver on I-70. He spent most of his summers growing up here in beautiful Colorado, though. And, whether it was trying to live up to his dad’s reputation in baseball or following his sister around as she competed as an elite gymnast, his entire life has centered around sports. Dr. S found his own sports passion in golf and soccer (even though .. fun fact .. he was only 4’11” by his sophomore year of high school).
After some pretty extensive injuries, Dr. S hung up his cleats to focus more on school at Kansas State University, where he majored in Marketing and Finance with an emphasis in Pre-Chiropractic. He finished up in 2012 and moved to St. Louis, where he attended Logan College of Chiropractic.
Since graduating from Logan, he has had the opportunity to work with several professional sports organizations, and he’s treated athletes across the NHL, MLS and PGA. Dr. S has lived and practiced in St. Louis, Dallas, and Columbus, but he always felt like something was missing. It was the mountains that were calling, so he came back to Colorado as his permanent home.
In his spare time you can find Dr. S golfing, playing paddle ball, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Anyone who knows him knows that what’s most important to him (outside of his patients of course) is his Bernese Mountain Dog Remington (office dog, anyone?)!
Dr. S is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute to evaluate the body-swing connection through functional movement and assessment. These evaluations are primarily used to help improve golfers’ games and to prevent injury from happening. But, they can also be used to help any athlete who plays a rotational sport (e.g., tennis, baseball, softball, lacrosse, hockey, field hockey). He is a biomechanics specialist, who considers how the body moves and functions while taking patient complaints into consideration to fully resolve issues at the root cause. Dr. Russ uses various techniques such as Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, FAKTR, Graston, Rocktape, and Functional Movement Taping.
Rapid fire Q&A with Dr. S:
What have been your career highlights (so far)?:
Being able to give people hope when they come to me as their last option and then being able to give them the results they have been looking for!
What’s your goal in life?
To be the best person I can possibly be everyday. To live my life with zero regrets because everything happens for a reason. And, to be a role model for those who feel lost and need guidance.
Caddyshack … “dang gophers”
#1 Bucket List Trip?
Favorite thing in the world?
Mom’s MEATLOAF… But, seriously, my pup Remington.
Trying to combat the work life balance while keeping my sanity!
Katie is a Colorado Native raised in Evergreen (Aka E-Town to the locals). Whoop! She spent most of her childhood outdoors with her active brothers and father - you could say she knows how to hang with the boys. Every winter you'd find her on the slopes of Vail where her parents would ship her every weekend (her Dad was one of the first ski instructors at Vail)! She loves the mountains of Colorado with all her heart.
Fast forward to undergrad, when Katie received a double major in Speech Pathology and Audiology and then after college when Katie found a passion for working with children and particularly those with special needs.
Fast forward a bit more, when Katie became inspired for a bright new path after finding that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine helped her with her life long struggles with digestion. She had finally found a medicine that listened and actively made her feel better without the use of pharmaceuticals ... what a concept! Katie took a big leap and went back to school. She graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012 after completing an intense three-year accelerated program that included 2,850 hours of education with 1,000 hours of clinical experience.
Katie specializes in women's health, nutrition, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, pediatrics, mental health, internal medicine and digestion.
Rapid Fire Q & A with Katie:
What have been your career highlights (so far)?
Hands down every time I help a mom get pregnant and safely into her second trimester. How lucky am I to aid women with the tools to conceive? Nothing brings me such joy.
What’s your goal in life?
To be forever growing as a wife, mom and practitioner. To live a life that warms my heart; to help, to support and to love. I want to travel, experience belly laughs everyday, drink wine, backpack and stay true to who I am.
#1 bucket list trip:
China (oh and it will happen!)
Favorite thing in the world:
My boys (John, Weston, Charlie), my brothers, my sister besties ... oh and of course coffee and wine!
The struggle between being a mommy and running my own business.
Taylor, born and raised in Colorado, has a fierce love of the outdoors. She went to massage school at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Healing Arts in Durango, CO (the unofficial health nut capital of the world), graduating in 2009. Her school had a heavy focus on Neuromuscular Therapy but also equipped her with skills in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, TMJ, Swedish, and Prenatal. Since graduating nine years ago, Taylor has taken several continuing education courses: Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Massage, Ashiatsu, and Oncology, to name a few.
In September of 2017, Taylor made her decade-long yoga practice official by completing a 200-hour teacher training.
So far, it’s served as an excellent companion to her massage therapy skill set, and she’s been able to help her patients understand their bodies in a new and dynamic way. Taylor believes that we are all facilitators of our own healing, and while receiving treatment from top-notch practitioners is essential and valuable, it’s imperative for each person to be willing to do what it takes (scheduling regular visits, keeping up with self-care at home and work, drinking water, etc.) and wholly participate in the process to see optimal results.
Taylor blends her Neuromuscular and Sports massage roots with her acquired skills, Thai and Craniosacral, to create a therapeutic and relaxing, fully well-rounded experience.
Rapid fire Q & A with Taylor:
WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (SO FAR)?
Seeing patients through their Iron Man training and improving their performances, helping a patient restore hearing loss with use of Craniosacral and TMJ techniques, watching the light come on in someone’s eyes when they make a connection and understand their bodies better, and working alongside other amazing healthcare professionals to customize the ultimate treatment plan to each individual.
WHAT’S YOUR GOAL IN LIFE?
Learn and grow as much as I can, and work on taking care of and healing myself everyday, to enable me to be of utmost service to others. I hope to inspire people to be curious about their own wellness and healing, and encourage them to follow the path toward living their best lives.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
#1 BUCKET LIST TRIP:
Tokyo (domo arigato, Mr. Roboto!)
FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD:
My fur babies Ember and Tuncci, and of course, avocados
Settling on just one passion to pursue at a time
Nikki was born and raised in central Massachusetts, where she spent her early years in every style of dance (she even dabbled in Irish step and African style), sailing with her dad on their 32-foot sloop, and skiing with friends and family at Waterville Valley in NH. She went to undergraduate at University of Miami in Florida to change venues and study Physical Therapy and Biochemistry. She also joined Army ROTC and became a cadet, avid runner, rappel master and paratrooper.
Upon graduation, she was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer. She spent over 5 years in the Army serving in various leadership and medical operations positions, finishing her service as a Company Commander for a 180 person unit. Nikki then moved to Denver to attend the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to get her masters and doctorate in Physical Therapy. She started practicing with her mentor and was introduced to women’s health PT and how to integrate Pilates into treatment. She was a clinical director at a clinic for years in the west side of Denver, specializing in spine, Orthopedics and women’s health. She loved the opportunity to both work and learn from her colleagues, continue to nurture her leadership skills and to grow an amazing practice. She opened a second clinic for the same company, and then she and her husband got pregnant with their first child, Harrison.
They had their baby and then moved to the east coast for a two-year stint. Nikki started a business centered on babies and postpartum moms. And, then they got pregnant with Vivian. With two kiddos in tow, the family moved back to Denver, where Nikki spent lots of time studying under Dr. Shirley Sahrmann and her staff at Wash U in St Louis. She also pursued lots of continuing education in pelvic pain, manual therapy, taping, ASTYM, women’s health, Postpartum and prenatal care, and so much more. She also got certified in yoga (200 hours), in Pilates through Polestar, in massage therapy, and took coursework in nutrition and received her CSCS. She then received her board certification in Orthopedics and is currently pursuing her board certification in Women’s Health. She loves to help complex pain, autoimmune and multi-factorial issues.
Nikki also has an entrepreneurial spirit and pursues business opportunities when not raising her two children with her husband, Mark. She was a co-founder of a biomechanics software startup, she co-founded Women In Balance (a women’s retreat and wellness community business) and has another project in the works. She loves to run, ski, play with her kiddos, travel and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer. She and her husband enjoy the serial entrepreneur lifestyle and love to pursue exciting opportunities that come their way.
She is honored to be a part of the Well Set family.
Rapid Fire Q & A with Nikki:
Seeing Olympic and National Level Athletes competing after injury and having great success. And, helping with pelvic mobility during a patient's home birth. Being there when her baby was delivered was the most special time in my career to date.
Goals in Life:
To bring health and prevention to many people and to help bring women's health care to the forefront of the minds of people in the United States. To see Harrison and Vivian grow and prosper and live their dreams.
Weird Science and the Sound of Music
#1 Bucket List Trip:
Vietnam and Thailand
Favorite things in the world:
My humans, Harrison, Vivian and Mark
Being a mom and owning two businesses and finding work/life balance
Somedays I am not sure if I am doing anything well