Accelerate Health Can Help You Recover

Chiropractors and physical therapists in Denver and Lakewood.

We know what it feels like to be in pain without any end in sight.

You feel your whole world narrowing--having to choose what you can and can’t do according to how much pain you can tolerate. Maybe you’ve looked for help but haven’t found any, and you’re afraid this is your new normal.

At Accelerate Health, we get it.

You deserve to live a life free from pain. Since 2005, our integrative approach to chiropractic medicine and physical therapy has helped thousands of people just like you feel like themselves again so they can return to their lives--back to sports, work, parenthood, activities and more.

No matter your injury, you need more than just a one-and-done visit to a chiropractor or physical therapist. That’s why we create customized treatment plans and help you understand what’s going on in our body so you can keep healing at home and even prevent injuries in the future.

The process is simple:


Tell us everything! We listen to your story and your body so we can understand what’s happening and how we can help.


You’re unique. Instead of shoving you into an expensive, cookie cutter program, we’ll craft a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.


Your healing starts in our Denver offices, but it doesn’t stop there. We’ll help and support your recovery here and at home so you can get and stay well.

Your full and active Colorado lifestyle is waiting. We’ll help you get back to it faster and give you the support you need to stay there. Make an appointment at our Denver or Lakewood office so we can get started.

Meet The Accelerate Health Providers
Located in Denver and Lakewood

With a wide variety of training and experience, our interdisciplinary team are experts in pain management and healing.


Dr. Brittany Downing

Chiropractor, Co-Owner

Dr. Downing’s personal experience with recovering from a traumatic car accident has given her a deeper understanding for her patients, both physically and emotionally, who are undergoing the same traumatic experience.

Expertise in:

  • Graston Technique
  • Webster Technique
  • Functional Medicine
  • Dry Needling
  • Prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care
  • Nutrition
  • Auto Accident Specialist

Member of: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

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Dr. Nicholas Shupe

Chiropractor, Co-Owner

Dr. Shupe’s mission is to give patients the utmost care with focused and thorough physical exams, state-of- the-art treatment techniques that are supported by valid evidence, and exercises that promote stability and strength.

Expertise in:

  • Active Release Technique
  • Foot biomechanics and custom orthotics
  • Graston Technique
  • Rock Tape
  • Dry Needling
  • Auto Accident Specialist

Dr. Matt Lucas

Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Lucas brings unique expertise and experience in minimally invasive and non-operative treatment strategies for painful conditions of the spine and extremities to Accelerate Health. He has particular clinical and research interest in the use of orthobiologics, including cellular therapies (stem cells), for the management of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries and has published several manuscripts on this topic.

Expertise in:

  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasounds
  • Stem cell injections
  • PRP injections
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Pain management back injections

Alisha Dawn McKenzie

Massage Therapist

Alisha has always been attuned and fascinated with the human body and is a strong believer in the power of bridging the gap between mind body connectivity. She loves to connect with people and help them achieve personal wellness so they can get back to what they love to do.

Expertise in:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Dr. Courtney Kelly


Dr. Kelly has been extremely active from a very young age. Always being on the move also meant perpetually getting bumped, bruised, and battered, so she started seeing a chiropractor at 11 years old for back pain. From there grew her desire to become a chiropractor and help people live healthier happier lives and heal without the use of medications or surgery.

Expertise in:

  • Auto-Accident Specialist
  • Sports Injury
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Graston Technique
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Care


Dr. Matthew L Usel


Dr. Matthew L Usel graduated from University of Western States with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Prior to this he earned his Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry and Masters in Bio-Medical Science from Colorado State University. He also is certified in Functional Dry Needling, performs pin and stretch and does TMJ work.

Dr. Justin Lowder

Dr. Justin Lowder


Meet Justin Lowder, PT, DPT – A dedicated professional, Justin obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the esteemed University of Saint Augustine. Comprehending the athlete's mindset and the unwavering commitment to attaining and preserving peak physical form, Justin possesses a profound insight. His extensive exposure to the challenges athletes face aligns seamlessly with his role. Justin takes immense pleasure in catering to individuals of various ages and abilities, each with orthopedic conditions.