Eric allows me to do my best work both in the studio and onstage. In times of injury I wholeheartedly trust him to get me dancing again as quickly as possible.
Aspen Sante Fe ballet
My goal as a physical medicine specialist is to find the root cause of the patient’s problem. I want to inform and educate the patient so they understand what their diagnosis is. Then I can teach them what they can do to resolve their problems on their own. My goal, once I figure out a patient’s diagnosis, is to thoroughly explain it to them so that they understand it and why it is happening. I do my best to teach a patient what they can do to resolve their problems on their own. My mission is to not only get the patient well as fast as possible, but also to train them to do their own stretches and exercises so they do not need to rely on me for improvement. If the patient is not improving, I quickly refer them to the appropriate practitioner. While working on a patient, I do not focus on passive dependent care like stretching, or therapeutic ultrasound. I meticulously teach each patient how to do their exercises and stretches correctly on their own so they don't hurt themselves when they visit at a later date, I go over the exercises to make sure they are properly doing what they have been taught.
I do not use ineffective modalities like therapeutic ultrasound just because an insurance company will pay for it.
As a musculoskeletal specialist, I take the time with the patient to do more than manipulation, and joint mobilization. I am not just a “crack and rack” chiropractor. I use soft tissue techniques like ART (Active Release Technique) and Graston Technique to break down adhesions and scar tissue, as well as dry needling to reset muscle spindle receptors, and acupuncture for musculoskeletal healing. My best asset is understanding the mechanics of the body, and I use that knowledge to address the patient’s compensations surrounding the injury site to educate the patient in self-care so the problem does not return.
Dr. Eric Haynie, D.C., A.R.T., DIAMA, C.S.C.S.
Aspen Sports Chiropractic P.C., received his chiropractic degree from Palmer West College of Chiropractic and is a diplomat of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. His emphasis is in sports orthopedic chiropractic and physical medicine, with specialties in neck and back care and rehabilitation. During his 21 years treating sports injuries in the Aspen area, he has also been on medical staff of sporting events such as The National Rugby Tournament for Aspen Gentlemen Sevens, Medical Sponsor for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company, Team Doctor for the Gentlemen of Aspen Sevens and Fifteens Rugby Team. Dr. Haynie has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for over twenty years and is married to Lyndsey Haynie PA-C of Aesthetic Aspen. They have two sons Jack and Aiden in the Aspen School District, who are very active in the outdoors and enjoy academics. Their family motto is eat well, love more, move more and stress less.
Education & Certifications
Jim Bolger, Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Jim Bolger graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College in 1987. In the past 30 years he has owned and operated several multidisciplinary medical/chiropractic practices in Maryland and Florida. Dr. Bolger has completed extensive post-doctoral studies in the areas of sport medicine, low back and neck disorders as well as head injuries.
He utilizes a very thorough and conservative approach with patient care. He encourages the active participation of patients in their treatment to achieve lasting results.
Dr. Bolger and his family relocated to Aspen in 2018 after visiting for several years. His wife is a nurse at Aspen Valley Hospital and his son is a student at Aspen Elementary School.
Dr. Bolger believes in applying his experienced clinical skills to optimize patient outcome. His individualized hands-on approach for patient recovery characterizes his personalized one to one approach to get you back to your daily essential activities and pursue your passions in life without compromise. He is highly focused to help patients eliminate their pain, restore their functional abilities and optimize their health and well being. He is compassionate to serve the society with his knowledge, skills and experience and make a positive change in peoples' lives. He believes in active patient engagement for a more impactful, effective and sustainable treatment experience.
World Champion Emma Coburn Steeplechase