Dr. Derek Vaughn D.C., C.C.S.P. is a licensed Chiropractor serving Castle Rock, CO and surrounding areas.
As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Vaughn is committed to promoting optimal health and well being for his patients. Dr. Vaughn uses a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and making whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Vaughn is able to help accelerate and/or maintain a patient's journey to good health.
Dr. Vaughn first became interested in chiropractic care following a sports injury in high school. He was impressed at how fast chiropractic adjustments brought him relief from pain and got him up and going again. He quickly recognized that the chiropractic field would be a perfect fit for him. As an athlete, he was always interested in health and wellness and enjoyed helping other people. Dr. Vaughn was drawn to becoming a chiropractor knowing that it would allow him to make a positive impact in his patients' lives every day.
Dr. Vaughn received his Bachelor's degree in physical education health promotion from Fort Hays State University in 2001 and graduated with his Doctorate degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, MO in 2005.
In addition to his Doctorate degree, Dr. Vaughn is certified chiropractic sports physician specializing in sports injuries and rehab. Dr. Vaughn has also completed training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The care of children is an important area of emphasis in Dr. Vaughn's practice. Dr. Vaughn has also received certification in Acupuncture and is licensed in Physiotherapy and Acupuncture through the State of Colorado. Other subspecialty studies and certifications include extremity adjustments, the Webster Technique, a method of placing unborn babies into the optimal position for delivery, and Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T). Dr. Vaughn also recognizes the importance of addressing soft tissue problems, to be able to address these issues he is also certified in Graston and A.R.T.. Dr. Vaughn is dedicated to furthering his education in order to better serve his patients and keep an edge on the latest and most effective treatments. In addition to Dr. Vaughn's expertise, Optimal Health Chiropractic was awarded the Gold Star Standard by the Better Business Bureau in 2010.
The post-graduate work that influenced Dr. Vaughn's professional career the most was advanced studies in the Gonstead method of chiropractic care. A specialization within chiropractic medicine, Gonstead chiropractic care is considered the gold standard in the field for both effectiveness and quality of care. Dr. Vaughn is the only Gonstead specialist in the Castle Rock area. For more information on the Gonstead method refer to the "Gonstead Technique" section above.
Dr. Vaughn has always had a strong commitment to his community through volunteerism. In 2001 he helped found Kansas Kids Fitness Day to promote health and wellness among youth. In addition, Dr. Vaughn has volunteered his services with Special Olympics by providing free physicals to many of the athletes to meet their participation requirements.
Dr. Vaughn's love of chiropractic care and his commitment to the Castle Rock area and its residents help serve his patients well. If you would like to visit with Dr. Vaughn about your health concerns, please call the office today. Dr. Vaughn is here to help!
Kimberly: Massage Therapist
Kimberly went to school for Massage at Ralston School of Massage, located in Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nevada and graduated in 2002. After graduation, she, her husband, and new baby moved back to her hometown, Fenton, MI. She opened up her first practice in her father's Chiropractic office and worked with him for the first six years. During that time, she continued her education by taking a course in Hot Stones, with Garry Adkins.
In 2008, she and her now family of four made an exciting move to Hawaii. During the four and a half years they lived on the Big Island, Kimberly was really able to expand her massage business. She managed Tiare, a concierge massage business working with all the top resorts on The Big Island. She also worked for the beautiful Mauna Lani Spa, and was able to donate her time in triage tent during the Iron Man events for the time they lived there. While she was there she continued her education further with taking courses in accupressure and aromatherapy. She is a true believer in holistic healing and living an active, healthy, and natural lifestyle. Before she left the Island, she was introduced to DoTerra. She was so excited to incorporate the use of DoTerra not only with her family but her practice as well.
In 2012, they made their move to Castle Rock, CO. Even though her schooling included prenatal and extensive deep tissue training, she took two more deep tissue courses and a new prenatal course. For the past four years, she has also practiced in local spas while continuing as a Wellness Advocate with DoTerra Essential Oils.
Now she is so excited to be teaming up with Dr. Vaughn. He has been her family's chiropractor since they moved to Castle Rock. Kimberly uses a wide range of modalities and customizes each client's session using a combination depending on client's needs. Modalities include; Sports, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Increasing Range of Motion, Prenatal, Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Lymph, Reflexology, Aromatouch, and Relaxation. She uses only DoTerras CPTG essential oils, organic oils, and organic lotions and customizes use of oils to each client's needs also..