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About Longmont Joint & Spine

Longmont Joint & Spine was established in 2016 with a mission to provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care at reasonable prices. We don’t believe in the practice of multiple visits per week for many months at a time. There are no sales pitches or drawn out timelines here. We’re just real people trying to keep our friends and neighbors feeling their best without breaking the bank. Our goal is always to provide significant relief as soon as physically possible in hopes that you will spread the word about our services.

meet Our team

Micheal Walker, D.C.

Owner/Clinic Director

Dr. Walker was born and raised in Southern Illinois, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a Longmont resident since 2013 and hopes to be active member of the community for decades to come. He is an avid sports enthusiast. In fact, some might say his baseball (St. Louis Cardinals) obsession is borderline unhealthy. Outside of work he enjoys live music, craft beer, and travelling.


  • Logan University – Bachelors of Life Sciences – 2009

  • Logan College of Chiropractic – Doctorate of Chiropractic – 2012

Clinical Experience:

  • Logan Southfield Health Center, St. Louis, MO – Senior Intern – 2012

  • Larimore Chiropractic & Massage, Longmont, CO – Associate Chiropractor – 2013-2016

  • Longmont Joint & Spine, Longmont, CO – Clinic Director – 2016-Present


  • A.R.T. (Spine) Provider – 2012

  • Basic Life Support

  • Colorado State license – Chiropractic

  • Colorado State license – Physiotherapy

  • Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Research and Presentations:

  • Preventing Medial Elbow Injury in Overhead Throwers – Senior Thesis

  • Preventing Tommy John Surgery – Lecture Series


  • Active Release Technique

  • Activator Methods

  • Diversified (Manual) Adjusting

  • Gonstead Technique

  • Cox Flexion-Distraction

  • Thompson (Drop) Technique

Aaron Guzik, D.C.


Dr. Guzik is originally from Pennsylvania, and earned his bachelor’s degree from CU Boulder. He spent several years working in clinical research at the Division of Sleep Medicine at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, followed by cystic fibrosis research at Oregon Health and Sciences University/Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. 


A lifelong hockey player, Dr. Guzik currently plays with several local men's teams, and enjoys camping, riding bikes and motorcycles, cooking, spending time with his wife Marissa, and chasing his very active daughter and two dogs. In his rare moments of downtime, you may find him cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins (he still has a little Pennsylvania in him!). 


  • University of Colorado, Boulder- Integrative Physiology, BA- 2005

  • University of Western States- Doctorate of Chiropractic- 2014 

Clinical Experience:

  • UWS- Clinical intern – 2012-2014 

  • Skull & Bones Chiropractic (Portland, OR) – Owner and Chiropractor- 2015-2019 

  • Boulder Back Pain Clinic (Boulder, CO)- Chiropractor- 2019-2023 


  • Instrument assisted soft tissue (Rockblades Ceritified) 

  • Spring Activated adjusting 

  • Diversified (Manual) Adjusting 

  • Flexion-Distraction therapy 

  • Drop-table Technique 

  • Dry Needling (AAMT Cert. Pending) 

  • MyACT – (Shockwave therapy)  


Taryn Courtney,
D.C., C.C.S.P.

Dry Needling

Dr. Courtney was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida where she was a member of the club rowing team. She continued her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. Dr. Courtney has recently completed the coursework to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), to widen her knowledge of sports medicine and athletic injuries. In her spare time, Taryn enjoys hiking, traveling, weightlifting, and spending time with her Golden Retriever, Ella.


Janti Klimecki

Chiropractic Assistant

Janti is a Longmont local. She graduated from University of Colorado-Boulder in 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. In her free time she enjoys homebrewing beer, golfing, and traveling with family!


Julia Thompson

Chiropractic Assistant

Julia is born-and-raised in Longmont, CO. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2019 with her bachelor’s in Environmental Sociology, and loves talking with patients about her passion in sustainability! In addition to being a chiropractic assistant, Julia works as a weekend bartender. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, hiking with her family, and spending time with her pet hedgehog!


Dani Raasch

Office Manager

Dani graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from University of Colorado-Boulder. She has been in the chiropractic business since 2015 and has a passion for helping people feel their best! Dani is a Longmont native and lives in town with her rescue dogs (Norah Jones and Winnie). In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends and family, take road trips, knit and crotchet, and go on all sorts of different adventures.

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Emma McHenry

Licensed Massage Therapist

Emma is a recent graduate of the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy specializing in deep tissue and sports massage. She lives in Longmont with her husband and two dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys art, hiking, and going on adventures with her friends and family. 


Heather McDevitt

Licensed Massage Therapist

Heather began her journey of massage therapy back in 2003 when she graduated from The Center of Advanced Therapeutics. She hasn't stopped learning through the years as she can provides different modalities for a spectrum of needs. Heather was born-and-raised in Colorado and you will likely find her enjoying quiet morning yoga, hiking or snowshoeing the paths less traveled, wandering far off lands with her mom, picking through some random estate sale, junk yard or antique market collecting funky junk to create fun art. She also enjoys jewelry pieces, snuggling with the love of her life, playing with Kismet (her cat), and laughing with friends and loved ones while eating as much sushi as she can possibly can. 

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Teagan Drake

Licensed Massage Therapist

Teagan was born-and-raised in Longmont, Graduated from Bear Heart School of Massage in Fort Collins, and obtained his Massage Therapy License from the state of Colorado in the beginning of 2023. Passionate about holistic health, he is always excited to learn new ways to bring wellness to himself and his community. In his free time he loves to rock climb, snowboard, draw, and play tabletop games with friends and family.

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