Your Chiropractor in Lakewood, CO
Dr. Darby Thomas
Dr. Darby Thomas is a chiropractor in Lakewood CO who serves patients in both Lakewood, Belmar and the surrounding areas.
Since childhood, Dr. Darby has known that she wanted to be a doctor and care for others. While attending Clemson University as a biological sciences major, she was awakened to the problems in today’s sick care model, and decided to rethink what kind of doctor she wanted to be. She was fortunate to live close to Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic and grow up in a family under chiropractic care. After working in a local chiropractic office, she knew that joining the greatest profession in the world was the right step and has never looked back. Dr. Darby is thrilled to have the opportunity to live in Colorado and provide safe, effective Lakewood chiropractic care to the community.
Dr. Darby seeks to improve her chiropractic patients’ health and wellness in all areas of their lives. Dr. Darby likes to treat the “whole person” in her work as a chiropractor, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, which usually arise from imbalances in the spinal column. Under Dr. Darby’s supervision and care, patients report less pain and higher functioning in all areas of their lives.
Dr. Darby’s mission as a chiropractor here is to live at 100% in both health and life. She will constantly enlighten and challenge you to pursue your health goals so that you will achieve abundant health for you and your family.
Dr. Darby is always expanding her education and knowledge in chiropractic care by attending seminars and education classes every year. In her free time, Dr. Darby enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Collins in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado.
Dr. Darby Thomas
Dr. Jared Gruhl
Dr. Jared Gruhl is the associate chiropractor in Lakewood CO.
Dr. Jared Gruhl grew up in the northwoods of Minnesota, surrounded by nature with black bears roaming the neighborhood. He graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin, where he studied Biology and Fine Art. After developing crippling headaches and upper back pain in his mid 20s, he sought out help from Western Medicine,
including the Mayo Clinic, but was left without a diagnosis and was always told to just take more pain relievers. After skeptically going to a chiropractor, he saw immediate and long-lasting results, and decided he wanted to help people in the same way by becoming a chiropractor himself! He received his doctorate degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and continues to take post-graduate courses in nutrition, cellular detoxification, and functional medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Jared loves to hike in the mountains with his dogs, attend personal development seminars, ride his bicycle, eat good food with friends & family, and travel the world exploring new places and meeting new people.
Dr. Jared Gruhl
How We Help Our Patients
At 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood, we believe it means giving your body the opportunity to function optimally, as pain free as possible. With all systems go, you’re able to work, ski, hike, play with your kids, enjoy a baseball game, and do anything else you love to do. Optimal functioning starts with a healthy spine.
100% Chiropractic in Belmar-Lakewood, CO is committed to you and your family. A healthy spine starts with routine wellness visits to help prevent pain and symptoms before they begin. However, various life events and conditions can have you feeling less than 100%. We help our patients find relief from these conditions and more:
- Migraines and other headaches
- Back and neck pain
- Joint pain
- Prenatal discomfort
- Gastrointestinal issues
At our Lakewood/Belmar chiropractic office, we offer a wide range of expertise to provide you and your family with optimal care and help with any pain you are experiencing. To best serve you, we offer a variety of specific services to meet your needs:
- Corrective Care: Subluxations as a result of accidents, patterns of moving, or too much sitting can leave the spine in a less-than-ideal alignment and can cause a lot of pain. Our mission is to gently restore the spine’s natural curves using X-Rays to help us monitor your progress so we can offer specific, efficient care.
- Prenatal Care: Pregnancy introduces new demands on the spine, often resulting in discomfort throughout the body. Chiropractic care can help keep the spine healthy throughout your pregnancy while decreasing discomfort and helping you prepare for labor.
- Pediatric Care: During birth, extreme forces may be applied to the baby’s spine, and it is during this process that babies often experience their first spinal subluxations. Babies typically respond quickly to chiropractic treatment, since they haven’t had years of habits ingraining specific patterns into their bodies.
- Massage Therapy: Chiropractic and massage are completely different therapies, but they go hand-in-hand. A good massage can help relax the muscles that hold the body in specific patterns; massages also promote good circulation and the healing of damaged tissue.
Why 100% Chiropractic?
Health is more than merely the absence of disease and pain. Health is about feeling your best–100%–every day. We are happy to work with our chiropractic patients to ease pain and symptoms, as that is the first step to finding your own personal high level of well-being, but beyond that our mission is helping you live at 100% by becoming your partner in long-term health.
No two people and no two spines are alike. The first visit to our Lakewood chiropractic office includes a complete analysis so we can get to know you and your unique needs and concerns. As we build an ongoing relationship devoted to your health, the treatment plan evolves as you do. You and your entire family are always welcome in our Lakewood office. We are glad to answer your questions and help you learn more about what a healthy spine means for your quality of life.
Are you living at 100%? If not, it’s time to start. Come experience our commitment to your 100% healing and 100% satisfaction in Lakewood and Belmar. This is your spine, your body, your life. You shouldn’t settle for anything less than 100%.
We service the North Central Part of Colorado, specifically Lakewood, Belmar and nearby surrounding areas.
Trish is originally from Missouri and grew up in the Lake of the Ozarks. Having studied medical billing and dietetics, she loves working in a health setting and has learned a lot about chiropractic care and it’s many benefits (including treating migraines, which she no longer has!). In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, comedy shows, PC gaming, and spending time with her Porkie pup, Gizmo.
Sara is the newest CA at the Belmar office. She has directly witnessed how valuable chiropractic is in her personal life and the value of living a healthy lifestyle through natural healing. She thoroughly enjoys getting to meet patients and seeing how each of their lives are being changed with each adjustment. Her favorite activities outside of chiropractic are tennis, hiking, snowboarding and just being outdoors.
Aleah Blumenberg , Massage Therapist
Hi there! My name is Aleah Blumenberg and I am a Massage Therapist at 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood!
I grew up in Oceanside, California with sunsets and beaches to somehow landing in Denver, Colorado with sunrises and mountains. After grade school, I acquired my CNA to pursue a career in nursing. Eventually I switched gears to go to fashion school, encouraging my creative side. After owning my own non-profit clothing company, life and desire moved me yet again to touch peoples lives in a more tangible way as a massage therapist. I am now a 30 year old seasoned traveler with numerous life experiences.
Massage and Chiropractic has changed my life. Being aware of your body is the best way to take care of it, and 100% helps show you what it is that your body is doing, and helps you figure out how you can live in your body without pain. As an MT, I love working with chiropractic because I get to see the most benefit come from receiving both chiropractic care and massage. All the systems of the body work together and it is important for our clients to get the most well-rounded care possible. I have studied many techniques like thai massage, aromatherapy, swedish, acupressure, sports, injury, deep tissue, cranial sacral, and trigger point, and I combine a number of things to try to give each person the most individualized and therapeutic massage. I love taking care of people and using my talents to help guide people to their healthiest bodies possible.
I am married to Noah Blumenberg and we have a one year old terrier/poodle boy named Scratchy, and a 8 week old lab/golden retriever girl named Birdie. They take up most of my time, but I still love yoga, hiking, snowboarding, swimming, ice skating, paddle boarding, traveling, crafting, dancing, playing guitar, and singing in my free time.
Hope to meet each and every one of you! Blessings
“100% Chiropractic in Lakewood is a great example of treating the whole patient – not just the complaint or problem area. The proactive approach at 100% has improved my overall quality of life, which is invaluable! I am a chiropractic patient for life!” –Lindsay
“After years of living in pain and with numbness in my left hand – I have had a complete change – and cannot thank the 100% staff and doctor enough! I am 100% satisfied with the results and would recommend 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood!” -Brett
“Dr. Darby at 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood has made a world of difference in my quality of life. Before seeing her, 95% of my sick time from work was taken up by migraine pain. I’m thrilled to say that I haven’t used a single day of sick time this year! I went from having 6-10 migraines a month to maybe 1. I’m so happy with my decision to come here.” – Jamie
“15 years ago I was hit in the face with a softball. I was initially treated with braces, muscle relaxers, topical ointments and mouth guards. Nothing worked! I was told surgically breaking and wiring my jaw shut was my only option. 15 years later I moved to Colorado and the stress caused me to have so much TMJ pain I was unable to eat and ended up on a protein water diet. Since I started working with Dr. Darby as my chiropractor at 100% in Lakewood, I can eat meats, breads and my pain has gone down to almost none at all. I sleep through the night and have more energy when I wake up.” – Melissa
“I had been to other chiropractors before, and my neck pain had continued. Here at 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood, over the last several months, my neck pain is finally getting better. I love the combination of adjustment, education, massage and home traction. Thanks!” – Allison
“I appreciate the ongoing education and the fact that there were no promises of a “quick fix” – understanding how and why Chiropractic works has kept me more engaged in managing my health. And your massage therapist ROCKS!” -Rachel
“When I first came in I could barely run. I’m a runner and going to school for nutrition. Health is very important to me. When I started getting sharp pains running all the way to my ankle down my right leg, I didn’t know what to do. I was recommended to Dr. Darby by a friend and have been with 100% chiropractic ever since. It’s a warm welcoming practice and after only a couple months my pain has gone away by 70%. I have full confidence that by the end of the year it will be completely gone! I recommend Dr. Darby to everyone!” – Kim
“I enjoy coming in for adjustments because of the positive and friendly atmosphere at 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood. The chiropractor pays close attention to my X-rays and each adjustment is tailored to what I need. I always feel better after my appointments and in a good mood.” –Marianne
“From the first day I came to 100% Chiropractic, I have been treated like a friend – NOT a patient. The time and care that I have been given, along with the Chiropractic care has helped me in living an overall more healthy life.” –Brian
“The care and concern I receive at 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood is really 210%!” –Carol
“Since coming to 100% Chiroproactic I feel more balanced both physically and energy wise. I love getting my neck adjusted because I can feel the energy surge go down my back. I have seen an improvement in my overall health, where I used to get sick once a month, I have not been sick since starting my adjustments.” –Diana
“I was introduced to the staff of 100% Chiropractic at my place of employment. I was encouraged to stop by for an exam. My back had been giving me grief for quite a while. After a month of treatment I noticed a great improvement – better movement, less pain. I would highly recommend the staff at 100% Chiropractic in Lakewood. The staff is great!” –Jeannette
“Friendly, professional, encouraging positive attitudes.” –Rosalie
“Dr. Darby is very good at explaining everything to you. I was hesitant at first. However, between Dr. Darby and Megan I have no doubts over Chiropractic care. I now say to myself on a daily basis: Dr. Darby is a miracle worker.” –Clay