Meet The Doctor
Dr. Chris Gubbels
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.
WE BEGIN by listening and taking the time to fully understand where your story starts—how you and your body got to this point and the health and wellness goals you hope to achieve. From there, we help you embark on A NEW BEGINNING that leads to better health and wellness through personalized treatment and support.
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 patients work hard for their money and they come to us in need of answers. I’m responsible to do my best to deliver those answers because of the faith they are putting in me to help them. I believe that every patient deserves answers that result the best care. Unfortunately, this is not always being delivered in our health care system. My mission is to 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. His spine was in terrible shape. Getting back to health was going to be, a lot of work and require a lot of effort from him. I was straightforward and told him exactly what it would take to get better and what he needed to commit to. I knew he was genuinely looking for help, and I knew we had the answer.
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.
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 patients at the center of everything we do. We’ll be known for our honest, ethical approach.
Our Fort Collins chiropractic office will be known for specialize i n spine correction and offering the most advanced training in scoliosis bracing, pediatrics spine correction, spinal rehab and auto injuries.
Our Fort Collins office will continue to have care provided by the only chiropractors in Fort Collins certified by Chiropractic Biophysics in advanced spine corrections.
- Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner
- Advanced Certified in Chiropractic Biophysics
- CBP Advanced Training in Scoliosis, Pediatrics Spine Correction,
- Spinal Rehab and Auto Injuries
- B.S Exercises Science & Biology
- Certified in Traumatology by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego
Our goal is to help our patients correct the underlying cause of their problems and to teach them how to get and stay well for their entire life.