meet the team

Chiropractor Lakewood CO Vance Schuring


Vance Schuring D.C.

Dr. Vance Schuring is a Board-Certified Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. He is additionally certified as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practionier, certified in Full Body Active Release Technique, FAKTR, McKenzie Disc Protocol, Dry-Needling, Graston, and is certified to perform Sports Physicals. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science-Health Promotion at Central College in Pella, Iowa, and his doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. As a three-sport athlete in high school and All-American running back in college, Dr. Vance understands the challenges athletes face. He loves to golf, spend time outdoors with his wife, Alysha, and their son, Ryker.

Chiropractor Lakewood CO Brittni Reid


Brittni Reid D.C., ATC.

Brittni completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2019, from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She received her degree in Athletic Training in 2016 from Loras College, in Dubuque, Iowa. She is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Active Release Technique, and Activator.

Dr. Brittni believes that no one should have to settle for a life with pain, and she will do everything in her power to find the correct solution for each patient she treats.

As a three-sport athlete throughout high school and volleyball player in college, she has always found a home in the world of sports and fitness. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, hiking, playing/watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Brittni is excited to start her career here at Denver Sports Medicine and can’t wait to treat the Denver and Lakewood community.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Lakewood CO Alysha Schuring
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Alysha Schuring, DPT

Alysha Schuring is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Certified Athletic Trainer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Athletic Training at Central College in Pella, Iowa and her doctorate degree at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Alysha was a three-sport athlete throughout high school and continued to play competitive softball throughout her collegiate career. She is an avid runner and enjoys being active and spending time with her husband and family.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Lakewood CO Karen Ceraso
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Karen Ceraso, DPT

Karen has 25 years of experience as a therapist in several physical therapy settings treating a variety of orthopedic and neurologic conditions. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and has her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Metropolitan University of Colorado.

Karen has additional training in Muscle Energy Techniques, McKenzie Disc Protocol, Chronic Pain Associative Awareness Technique, Dry Needling and Kineso Taping, and with the Spinal Manipulation Institute.

Karen treats each person holistically, addressing all factors contributing to their individual condition. She was a distance runner most of her life, and currently enjoys kick boxing, yoga, cycling, and anything outdoors. Karen has two competitive athletic teenagers who keep her busy with soccer games, mountain bike racing, volleyball, skiing, and boarding.

Chiropractic Lakewood CO Kevin OConnor Psychologist
Doctor of Psychology

Kevin O'Connor, Psy.D

Dr. Kevin O'Connor is excited to provide sport and clinical psychology services to the Denver Sports Medicine family. Kevin earned his master's degree is Sport and Performance Psychology and his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, and he has since focused primarily on his work with athletes, Veterans, and first responders.

He is passionate about helping athletes and individuals develop and enhance their psychological wellbeing to maximize their performance and quality of life!

Kevin is a native of Colorado and a lifelong athlete; he graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as a four-year middle infield starter for the Eagles' baseball team. Nowadays, you'll likely find Kevin on a golf course or running and hiking with his wife, Hannah and their dog, Bonnie.

Chiropractic Lakewood CO Chris Curry Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist

Chris Curry, LMT

My name is Chris and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I leave my ego at the door so that I can listen to your needs and respond to what you need and want. I have a passion to make a positive difference and with massage that is possible. A massage is a two way street so I am always open and flexible to your needs. I specialize in Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massages while incorporating a variety of different massage techniques like Swedish, Structural, Myofascial, Neuro-muscular, and Trigger Point massage.

Every session is unique because every person is unique and needs something slightly different, whether it be deep pressure or injury work. Massage has given me purpose, let me share that with you.

Pain is not forever so come in and see if a massage is a good way to manage your health. Chris has worked with thousands of clients who all had different needs starting in 2017 where he graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy. He has also taught Anatomy and Physiology at a Denver massage school and hopes to continue in the future. He lives nearby and loves to get out and hike with his two dogs, Nemo and Rio. One of his favorite places for hiking is nearby Green Mountain right by Denver Sports Medicine.

Chiropractic Lakewood CO Diana Mallayeva Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist

Diana Mallayeva, LMT

Diana Mallayeva has been a licensed massage therapist since 2018. Graduating from Berkana Massage Institute, she continued to further her studies in Deep Tissue Massage,Thai Yoga Massage, Ashiatsu, Cupping, and Myofascial Release in order to provide a structured, integrated approach customized for each client.

Chiropractic Lakewood CO Matthew Baltensperger Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Matthew Baltensperger, DPT

Dr. Matthew Baltensperger is a passionate and driven Physical Therapist with a special interest in injury prevention, sport and orthopedic conditions. He believes in providing the highest quality and comprehensive approach to returning you back to your goals and lifestyle. His treatment plan includes individualized exercise prescription and advance manual techniques consisting of IASTM, dry needling, blood flow restriction, cupping, and joint manipulation.

His passion for physical therapy and high performance was reinforced by completing a Sport Residency Program at Houston Methodist in Texas and receiving his Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS). Matt's past experiences has led him to work with various levels and types of athletes from Olympic, professional, collegiate, and high school to active individuals with an emphasis on football, baseball, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, and endurance athletes. Matthew's additional interests include returning injured athletes to sports along with strength and conditioning. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has personal experience in the collegiate setting as a strength and conditioning coach as well as an athlete. He takes pride in helping others and strives to be the best clinician and person that he can be. He has adapted a timeless pursue of excellence to the field of Physical Therapy.

Front Office Staff

Chiropractic Lakewood CO Jen Cederberg Office Manager
Office Manager

Jen Cederberg

Chiropractic Lakewood CO Liz Draper Office Manager
Office Assistant

Liz Draper


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Denver Sports Medicine
13655 West Jewell Avenue #201
Lakewood, CO 80228
(720) 440-3979

Location is above Sinclair Gas Station