The ART Doctors
The ART Doctors
THE ART DOCTORS
The ART Doctors is what happens when two boss ladies meet, become fast friends, then wake up one day and say “Hey, let’s start a business together!”. That pipe dream became a reality when we set up shop here in Denver’s Baker/ South Broadway neighborhood. The fact that we’re both huge, fun-loving, soft tissue nerds who are obsessed with anatomy and will drink a good americano morning, noon, or night didn’t hurt either. In short, we vibe on the same wavelength.
We aren’t your average chiropractors. We love you all, but want to get you out of pain, out of our office, and back to living your life as soon as possible. Every body and every injury is different, so we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. Your treatment is individualized and dynamic based on how your body responds, but our overarching goal is always:
1. Identifying the root cause of your pain.
2. Getting you out of pain as efficiently as possible.
3. Then teaching you exercises and techniques to prevent reinjury.
We live and operate by the “few and through” rule. If we can’t get you making significant progress within a few visits, we’ll find you the right provider who can. After all, the definition of crazy is doing the same thing and expecting different results. We want what’s best for you, not just your pretty face in our waiting room.
Dr. Michelle Clark, DC
Dr. Michelle Clark, a Colorado Board Certified Chiropractor, is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is currently adjunct faculty for the University of Western States.
Dr. Clark is an active part of Denver’s yoga, running, and Pilates communities and frequently lectures around the city on topics related to anatomy, injury prevention, and wellness care. She teaches anatomy for many yoga and Pilates teacher training programs and is passionate about keeping yoga and Pilates a safe practice for all. She specializes in neuromusculoskeletal injuries as well as the biomechanics, structure, and function of the human spine. She is Biomechanics certified for ART Ironman Performance Care and was part of the treatment team at the 2007 Lake Placid Ironman, the 2012 Boulder Ironman 70.3, and the Inaugural Ironman in Boulder in 2014. She is dedicated to holistic health and the ultimate well-being of her patients.
Other Boring Accolades:
- In 2002 Dr. Clark was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the research she did while attending the Colorado Chiropractic College.
- She was an active part of the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference in 2003 and 2004 where she lobbied for chiropractic rights on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
- She consulted for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners until 2009.
- She has been a member of the ART (Active Release Technique Elite Provider Network) since 2010.
- She has been an ART instructor since 2015.
- In October 2018 she finished she ART Level II certification.
Dr. Suzie Heller, DC
Contrary to popular belief, Dr. Clark and Dr. Heller, are NOT actually related. That being said, Dr. Heller cut her professional teeth working as Dr. Clark’s intern, so in day-to-day practice, they might as well be twins.
Dr. Suzie Heller was born and raised in Washington, D.C. While this is what she tells people, it’s not exactly true. She spent the majority of her formative years traveling up and down the east coast as a competitive equestrian. If anyone asks, “were you raised in barn?” the answer is yes, yes she was.
Dr. Heller was first exposed to Chiropractic and Active Release Technique while running cross-country and track in high school, but never considered it as a career at the time. After graduating from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude, she spent two years riding professionally and managing the care of high-level show jumping horses. During this time, she had the opportunity to work with a chiropractor who specialized in both human and equine athletes. Witnessing and feeling the impact that chiropractic care had on these horses inspired her to pursue chiropractic as a career.
Dr. Heller went on to graduate magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She is full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART) and believes that treating soft tissue and treating joints always go hand in hand. In addition to ART, she holds certifications in functional Dry Needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilidation (FAKTR), prenatal care (Webster Technique), Rocktape, and is a Level I accredited Workman’s compensation provider.
Dr. Heller’s goal with all her patients is to get them feeling better and doing more within their first few visits. She wants to keep all her patients active and get them back to doing the things they love faster. She believes in an interdisciplinary approach to care and loves working with other medical providers to get to the root cause(s) of patients’ problems in the least invasive way possible.