We had the good fortune of connecting with Matthew Shem and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matthew, how does your business help the community?
Peak Brain Performance Centers strives toward empowering individuals who may have lost hope, by providing them with a personalized and innovative treatment regimen to overcome a wide range of neurological, physical, and metabolic conditions. We aim to provide a comprehensive evaluation tailored around you and your needs; by partnering with you and educating you along your journey, leaving no stone unturned and no questions unanswered. When you place your trust in Peak Brain Performance Centers, we take the time to get to know the whole you so we can cater your treatment plan around what matters most to you, and get you back to the activities and people you love in the quickest manner possible. We understand that your brain is exceptionally unique, and, as such, your treatment interventions should be as well.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Driven by a desire to promote healing in individuals who may have lost hope, Dr. Shem desires nothing more than to use his training and experience to ease the troubles of those he encounters, educate individuals, and help connect the dots between questions that have yet to be answered. His mission is to serve those with the greatest need for neurological rehabilitation and get them back to the activities and people they love. Consistent and quality clinical outcomes are of upmost importance, and he enjoys working with patients who have stumbled upon the unfortunate reality, of having to deal with a complex neurological condition.
Dr. Shem’s interest for serving patients with neurological conditions was sparked during his undergraduate studies when he began to uncover the vast responsibility of the human nervous system and what happens when things go awry. Little did he know at the time that this would lead him down a never-ending rabbit hole. Committed to a lifetime of learning and in a continual search of how to serve his patients tomorrow better than he did yesterday; he has completed over a thousand hours in post-graduate coursework utilizing neurological rehabilitation as well as nutrition and neurochemistry.
As a Texas native, Dr. Shem graduated from Parker University in Dallas, Texas as a Doctor of Chiropractic in April of 2020. During his time at Parker University Dr. Shem held the role as President of the Neurology Club which awarded him the opportunity to deliver regular lectures on applied clinical neuroscience and neurophysiology to the student body. This responsibility also allowed him to realize the importance of being able to educate, and meeting a person where they are, by simplifying complex topics down to a relatable concept. Upon graduation Dr. Shem moved to Minnesota to work within one of the largest functional neurology clinics in the country which afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the most complex neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, post-stroke, dysautonomia, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, assault, neuro-degeneration, auto-immunity, post-electrocution, and much more
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am new to the city and love exploring new places that I have never been before so depending on the time of year and the weather we would either head out into the mountains and go for a hike or hit the ski slopes and then walk around downtown looking for the most interesting local restaurant.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My success thus far with Peak Brain Performance Centers is dedicated to all the health care practitioners in Colorado Springs and Denver that I have had the fortunate ability to meet and help co-manage some of the most complex neurological cases.