Meet Our Doctors:
At Chiropractic Plus, we have a team of dedicated healthcare experts who genuinely want to see you experience the best quality of life possible through the power of holistic chiropractic care. We want more for you than short-term relief. We want to uncover the underlying cause of any challenges you’re experiencing. We also want to help you to adopt new lifestyle habits that maximize your health so that you can meet your wellness potential.
You’ll receive attentive care and enthusiastic support from every member of our team. It’s our goal to help you reach optimal health through Corrective Chiropractic Care and the Essentials. We want to empower you to understand what changes you need to make in order to live a longer and much healthier life.
Patrick Ray, D.C.
If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Thornton, CO that’s caring, compassionate, and highly experienced, look no further than Dr. Ray. He has over 30 years of experience in the chiropractic field and has completed more than a million chiropractic adjustments over the years.
Dr. Ray is passionate about wellness, particularly the Essentials. He’s dedicated to making sure he provides more than short-term relief and focuses on educating his patients about the tools they need to increase their vitality and quality of life on a long-term basis.
A 1987 graduate and valedictorian at Western States Chiropractic College, Dr. Ray has committed to the local community to share his knowledge on attaining optimum health, and he provides informational programs to schools, corporations, community groups, and medical facilities. He’s a local educational expert and keynote speaker for The American Consumer Education Foundation and he has served on the board of the Colorado Chiropractic Association for eight years.
Andrew Baranski, D.C.
Dr. Andrew Baranski was originally enticed by chiropractic after suffering from debilitating back pain in high school prior to the start of his senior football season. After becoming a patient in an office in Elkton, Maryland he experienced not only a relief from pain, but increased athletic performance that lead to all-state honors in football and wrestling. During his junior season of college football he again began to experience pain in his mid-back that traveled down both of his arms and hindered his on field performance. He began chiropractic treatment again and was relieved of his pain and noticed he was reaching a more optimal state of human functioning. It was then that he decided that he would become a chiropractor.
At Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida Dr. Andrew learned of the true healing power of the body. Every disease and ailment known to man has been healed by the body before at some point of time in human history. The key to unlocking the bodies true health and healing potential was through optimizing brain function, and the most efficient way to do so was by optimizing the energetic pathways through the spine.
Dr. Baranski became enamored with optimizing human functioning and heavily researched nutrition, exercise, spinal biomechanics, neurology, and mental well-being. This lead to the discovery of MaxLiving and the 5 essentials. Dr. Andrew served as president of the MaxLiving student club while at Palmer along with mentoring students as president of the Pettibon and Chiropractic BioPhysics clubs. This lead to opportunities to travel the U.S. to be mentored by some of the most successful doctors throughout the nation.
Currently Dr. Andrew is completing coursework to become certified in CLEAR Institute Scoliosis Reduction and Pettibon Technique. These certifications will be great additions to the MaxLiving Level 1 Spinal Correction and MaxLiving Nutrition certifications that were earned while at Palmer. Dr. Andrew is also a CrossFit Level 1 certified coach.
Dr. Andrew speaks and performs health education classes throughout the Denver-metro, and is passionate about forging an optimal functioning community and exposing the super-human potential within every human being. His free time away from learning more about health and human sciences he can be found trail running, mountain biking, hiking with his dogs, paddle boarding, camping, roasting coffee, cooking healthy organic meals with his wife, or skiing.
Nick Spagnulo, D.C.
Dr. Nick the newest addition of chiropractors here at Chiropractic Plus but, he is not so new to the idea of chiropractic.
As a Colorado native, Dr. Nick completed 4 years of undergrad, while being a patient at Chiropractic Plus. His final year of undergrad, he actually worked as a chiropractic assistant before going out to Hayward, California to get his doctorate in Chiropractic. While in school, Dr. Nick had the opportunity to go on a chiropractic mission trip with Dr. Ray and as a group they served over 8,000+ people on the island of Fiji.
The main purpose for chiropractic care is to increase the performance no matter what your physical abilities or occupation. Everyone needs to be able to perform in life because your greatest wealth is your health. Elite athletes, students, children, weekend warriors and above all, families, are healthier and stronger when receiving a chiropractic adjustment. At Chiropractic Plus we understand how to align the vertebrae, to help release tension throughout the spine and nervous system. If the nervous system isn’t working correctly, it can lead to deterioration of the body’s organs, joints, nerves and chronic disease, through inflammation of the nervous system. Dr. Nick’s mission is to help patients live a life that is natural with treatment that is minimally invasive to avoid surgery or medication whenever possible. He believes the future of medicine is to have the ability to heal through the Essentials here at Chiropractic Plus.