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

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Micheal Walker, D.C.

Owner/Clinic Director

Dr. Walker was born and raised in Southern Illinois, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife, Katie have been Longmont residents since 2013 and hope to be active members 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.

Education:

  • 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

Certifications:

  • 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

Techniques/Specialties:

  • Active Release Technique

  • Activator Methods

  • Diversified (Manual) Adjusting

  • Gonstead Technique

  • Cox Flexion-Distraction

  • Thompson (Drop) Technique

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

Associate Chiropractor

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.

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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!

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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!

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Rani Hanff

Massage Therapist

Rani is originally from Southern California and moved to Longmont in 2009 with her husband of 20+ years and 3 kids. She has been a massage therapist since 2001 and over the years has worked together with physical therapist, chiropractors, spas, etc., although has always preferred clinical and rehabilitation work. She currently specializes in medical/clinical massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, TMJ, sports massage, deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point therapy, and much more! When Rani is not working with clients, she is “working” as a dance and theater mom, as well as occasionally assisting behind the scenes with her husband in the construction field. You can also find her with her dogs walking the trails throughout the city or hiking up in the mountains enjoying nature at its finest.

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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.