We had the good fortune of connecting with Nick Studholme and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nick, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think risk taking is a natural part of life and they only way for real change to occur. In fact, life would be a boring without some healthy doses of risk taking. From a business perspective I think too few people are willing to take risks. Too often people go through life unhappy with their situations but are more comfortable being unhappy than they are taking risks to create change. I try my best in business to limit my risk taking to calculated risks. Ideally if I can stack the ‘proverbial deck’ in my favor then hopefully the business risks I take will be more likely to have a positive outcome. I’ve been in practice for 21 years and calculated risk taking has played a huge roll in my continued evolution as a clinician and allowed my to not stagnate and simultaneously stayed engaged in work. I carry the same perspective into my life, calculated risks = growth and excitement.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets up apart from others is our approach to patient care. I employ a full-time Athletic Trainer with 10 years of experience rehabbing injuries in Division 1 athletics and a military setting. We have a 3D biomechanics lab and together we do walking, running, and jumping assessments on every patient (assuming they can do all those activities). We use a variety of other technology too depending on the injury or problme. We then base our rehab and treatment on the objective data we collected. Beyond doing a more detailed evaluation than most other offices, we also employee a system called Functional Neuro Orthopedic Rehab. Basically this means we use the nervous system in very specific ways to improve our outcomes and get faster results too. This allows us to create a treatment, rehab, and strength programs that are unique to each individual athlete and patient – no cookbook treatments here. What I’m most excited about is the addition of breath training (using a Spirotiger) and NIRS (near infrared spectroscopy) to our practice. What most people know about training and conditioning is wrong. NIRS gives us real-time feedback about how the muscles are using oxygen. This allows us to know exactly what is the true effect of each type of training – no guessing. The Spirotiger then allows us to train the diaphragm like a muscle too… as if we are lifting weights for it. The combination is very powerful and the results are amazing! Getting to where I am today has been filled with ups and downs. I recall the days of only one patient a week, then one a day, and finally having a busy practice. I’ve never wavered from my principles which was challenging when times were slow and money was tight. I’ve always pursued continued education and even when times were tough paying for travel and a course was probably not the best financial move but it always keep me engaged in what I was doing. Additionally, all the travel and meeting contacts help me create a large and very supportive community of like minded professionals. In the end, the reward is a that I have a practice that is dynamic, fun, ever-changing, and allows me to be excited to show up at work each day. Probably the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that I don’t have to do it alone. In fact having another person in the office with me (my ATC) has dramatically improved not only the quality of care but allowed me to have someone to consult with when I’m trying to figure out the next best step for a patient. I’ll never work alone again! I get asked all the time by patients what I am, as I don’t practice traditional chiropractic. I want people to know that as chiropractors we are licensed as primary care physicians (not just back crackers). Specific to me and my brand, our story is to provide the best treatment, rehab and performance available.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend were visiting the area then I know they would like beer, whiskey, sports, and being active. Assuming a week long trip Sat. we would start with a brewery crawl in Rino and finish at Coors field watching the Rockies. Sunday would be a tailgate for the Broncos game, followed by the game itself. Monday would be a drive to Mt. Evans, followed by a hike. Tues would be a trip to Red Rocks and then over to Winter Park area for another hike (Devil’s Thumb) and then a circumnavigation of RMNP over trail ridge road. We would stay in Estes that night and then Wed would be a day in Ft. Collins working towards Boulder visiting Breweries. Thurs would start with hiking the incline trail and then visiting Denver based distilleries. Fri would be a run around Wash Park, breakfast at Lucilles and then a Rapids game. Along the way we would obviously enjoy eating at all the great spots in Denver too.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shout out to my wife. She has supported me in all my crazy endeavors, travels, and endless continued education – never questioning just supporting!

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