I've had the most humbling and impressive experience with my good friends and colleagues at Square ONE. I have been a Chiropractor for the last 15 years in practice and have received caring and top notch healthcare from Dr. Chris and Dr. Justin. My mid-back and neck pain have all but disappeared! Additionally, these caring doctors are going to facilitate scoliosis care for my 12 year old son. The doctors at this clinic have advanced certifications in CBP, spinal rehabilitation and scoliosis bracing. I know I am in the best possible hands for my sons health and future. I cannot express any higher gratitude to this level of service to our community and my family. - Dr. Luke Martin, D.C.
Why did you choose Chiropractic?
I started studying exercise science in school knowing I wanted to go into healthcare in some capacity, and chiropractic was always a possibility in the back of my mind. Then, I got hurt wrestling and I tried the traditional pain treatments: physical therapy, ice, pain meds, massage, but nothing was helping. Finally, my coach referred me to a chiropractor, I got immediate results and was back to competing in a couple of days. I went from not being able to get dressed on my own to competing on varsity again, it was that fast. I was a believer from that moment forward; I wanted to be a chiropractor.
Plus, I fit the bill, chiropractors are rebels - they don’t “do” mainstream – in my opinion that meant I could have my own practice, develop my treatment approach and be the very best.
What keeps you motivated as a Chiropractor today?
I’m always trying to get better clinically, always seeking better results for our patients. You know that moment when you are studying and you realize there will always be more to learn? My office will forever be a place of “practice” where we are perpetually learning and expanding our expertise.
In wrestling my goal was to be the best, but never could quite accomplish the standard I set for myself. In my practice though, my capacity to learn has no bounds, no limits. Another motivator is that my patient’s work hard for their money, they come to us in need of answers and I’m responsible to deliver on the faith they are putting in me to help them. They deserve the best care. People deserve that, but it’s not always being delivered in our industry. I deliver what I would want for myself as a patient.
What is your best asset as a doctor?
I’m competitive. I want to be the best. I want to do things at a higher level than any other office; deliver a level of care that can’t be found anywhere else. My practice is focused on elevating the treatments for: corrective care, scoliosis and injuries from car accidents.
What is your favorite patient story in the past year?
That’s a tough one, there are so many that I have loved over the past year… one in particular comes to mind. There was a gentleman who found us on YouTube, he had advanced scoliosis and severe kyphosis, and he was really hunched over. He saw one of our scoliosis videos demonstrating the change we made in a patient similar to him. He said he got choked up and cried when he saw it. For a long time he had tried many different treatments but nothing worked. He had a long way to travel to get to us, an hour each way. When he came to his first appointment I knew immediately that his case was going to be tough, a lot of work and a lot of effort. I was straightforward and told him exactly how it was going to be and what he needed to commit to, but I knew he was genuinely looking for help, and I knew we could help.
I laid out a couple different options and he made it work, he stuck to the plan 3 days a week and began to see results. Then we started treating his whole family. Family referrals are the best compliment!
What do you see your practice being known for in your community in 5 years… 10 years?
We will be the best at delivering excellent corrective care. We will have a reputation that we can do things other doctors can’t do across medical fields. We’ll be highly educated and cutting edge in our treatments. And we’ll be known for keeping our patient’s at the center of everything we do. We’ll be known for our honest, ethical approach.
Dr. Gubbels specializes in spine correction and has advanced training in scoliosis bracing, pediatrics spine correction, spinal rehab and auto injuries.
Dr. Gubbels is the only chiropractor in Fort Collins certified in Chiropractic Biophysics advanced spine corrections.
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