Meet the staff

  • Dr. Derek Vaughn D.C., C.C.S.P.

    Dr. Derek Vaughn D.C., C.C.S.P. is a licensed Chiropractor serving Castle Rock, CO and surrounding areas.

    As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Vaughn is committed to promoting optimal health and well being for his patients. Dr. Vaughn uses a 'whole person approach'. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and making whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Vaughn is able to help accelerate and/or maintain a patient's journey to good health.

    Dr. Vaughn first became interested in chiropractic care following a sports injury in high school.  He was impressed at how fast chiropractic adjustments brought him relief from pain and got him up and going again.  He quickly recognized that the chiropractic field would be a perfect fit for him.  As an athlete, he was always interested in health and wellness and enjoyed helping other people. Dr. Vaughn was drawn to becoming a chiropractor knowing that it would allow him to make a positive impact in his patients' lives every day.

    Dr. Vaughn received his Bachelor's degree in physical education health promotion from Fort Hays State University in 2001 and graduated with his Doctorate degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, MO in 2005.   

    In addition to his Doctorate degree, Dr. Vaughn is  certified chiropractic sports physician specializing in sports injuries and rehab.  Dr. Vaughn has also completed training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.  The care of children is an important area of emphasis in Dr. Vaughn's practice.   Dr. Vaughn has also received certification in Acupuncture and is licensed in Physiotherapy and Acupuncture through the State of Colorado. Other subspecialty studies and certifications include extremity adjustments, the Webster Technique, a method of placing unborn babies into the optimal position for delivery, and Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T).  Dr. Vaughn also recognizes the importance of addressing soft tissue problems, to be able to address these issues he is also certified in Graston and A.R.T..  Dr. Vaughn is dedicated to furthering his education in order to better serve his patients and keep an edge on the latest and most effective treatments.  In addition to Dr. Vaughn's expertise, Optimal Health Chiropractic was awarded the Gold Star Standard by the Better Business Bureau in 2010.

    The post-graduate work that influenced Dr. Vaughn's professional career the most was advanced studies in the Gonstead method of chiropractic care.  A specialization within chiropractic medicine, Gonstead chiropractic care is considered the gold standard in the field for both effectiveness and quality of care.  Dr. Vaughn is the only Gonstead specialist in the Castle Rock area.  For more information on the Gonstead method refer to the 'Gonstead Technique' section above.

    Dr. Vaughn has always had a strong commitment to his community through volunteerism.  In 2001 he helped found Kansas Kids Fitness Day to promote health and wellness among youth.  In addition, Dr. Vaughn  has volunteered his services with Special Olympics by providing free physicals to many of the athletes to meet their participation requirements.

    Dr. Vaughn's love of chiropractic care and his commitment to the Castle Rock area and its residents help serve his patients well.  If you would like to visit with Dr. Vaughn about your health concerns, please call the office today.  Dr. Vaughn is here to help!

  • Shannon L
    Massage Therapist

    Welcome our new massage therapist Shannon L!  Shannon comes to us with more than 14 years experience.  Call the office and we will do our best to get you on her schedule.  Bio coming soon.

  • Sarah M
    Massage Therapist

    Sarah is a graduate of the Colorado School of Healing Arts, where she earned her degree in neuromuscular massage therapy and cranial-sacral therapy. Sarah was also trained in Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Sports Massage, and Prenatal Massage. She became a licensed massage therapist in Colorado in 2014 and began practicing massage therapy right here in Denver.

    Growing up, Sarah was a competitive athlete who experienced injuries that lead to chronic pain. After spending time in physical therapy, she realized that her recovery had plateaued and she was still experiencing pain. It was not until she began seeing a massage therapist that she found relief for her daily pain. This is what lead Sarah into the field of massage therapy. She is passionate about helping people find relief that are experiencing chronic pain.

    Sarah specializes in several modalities of massage therapy, allowing her to customize a treatment plan that is completely tailored to each patient's specific needs. Her philosophy is rooted in her patients and in treating them as individuals, instead of utilizing generic techniques. With this in mind, she searches for the underlying causes of pain, whether that be general wear and tear, or the result of an injury or accident. Once she understands a patient's wants and needs, she crafts a unique treatment plan for each patient. She encourages feedback throughout her sessions so that your massage can be as effective as possible. Our patients come to us for massage for a variety of reasons, from chronic pain to sports injuries to accident recovery. Sarah will work with you to find the right plan for your massage needs.

    Please call the office to check on Sarah's availability and get on her schedule.

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