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If you are new to JH Backcountry Health, have a new complaint, or have been away for 6 months, please book an Exam + Evidence-based Treatment. When running diagnostics, we need the time to develop a plan and execute. Exams require additional time and energy on our part to ensure your treatment plan is properly developed and your patient file is maintained up to regulatory standards.

Exam + Evidence-based Treatment 

  • During this 45-minute examination and treatment, patients spend 30 minutes with the doctor for a thorough examination, including assessments of their musculoskeletal health, medical history review, and discussion of current symptoms and concerns.

  • Patients also receive a full evidence-based treatment incorporating a range of therapies, modalities and chiropractic adjustments.

  • Following this, patients receive 15 minutes of specialized rehab exercises with our amazing rehab team.


Evidence-based Treatment (15) 

  • This evidence-based treatment offers a personalized 15-minute treatment with the Doctor and up to 15 minutes with our rehab team.

  • Plan on spending up to 30 minutes total in our office.

  • Our evidence-based approach incorporates a range of techniques including active release, flexion-distraction, manual therapies, passive stretching, post-isometric relaxation, tissue loading, and chiropractic adjustments.


Evidence-based Treatment (30) 

  • This evidence-based treatment offers a personalized 30 -minute treatment spent one-on-one with the Doctor and up to 15 minutes with our rehab team.

  • Plan on spending up to 45 minutes total in our office.

  • Our evidence-based approach incorporates a range of techniques including active release technique, flexion-distraction, manual therapies, passive stretching, post-isometric relaxation, tissue loading, and chiropractic adjustments.

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Maintenance Session

  • Keep your body finely tuned with our Maintenance Session, a focused 10-minute-or-less chiropractic experience.

  • This specialized session integrates manual diversified chiropractic adjustments, flexion-distraction, and 2-3 active release technique protocols to swiftly address discomfort, enhance flexibility, and optimize function.

  • This is an abbreviated appointment. The doctor will not have time to diagnose new issues.



The word chiropractic means “Done by hand.” We do hands-on non-invasive treatment for musculoskeletal issues and nerve entrapment. As sports chiropractors, our treatment goes far beyond the simple chiropractic adjustment, working into the muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons that are affected. Our goal is to find out why it hurts, not just to treat what hurts.

exercises and stretches
Exercises & Stretches

You probably won’t make it out of our office without some homework. We want you to understand what is causing your pain (we love explaining anatomy) and how you can continue to aid your recovery. We teach exercises and stretches that will help you heal as well as what you can do to avoid future injury.

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

This therapy uses stainless steel instruments to provide an optimal environment for healing, by either modifying physiologic responses to injury (e.g., inflammation, muscle spasms, pain) or enhancing components of normal musculoskeletal function (e.g., increase range of motion, increased muscular strength).

nutritional recommendations
Nutritional Recommendations

We look at how simple dietary changes can reduce your body’s inflammation, aid healing processes, as well as help with energy levels and hormone balance. We have select supplements in stock as well, the ones we ourselves take and feel good about recommending.


functional movement
Functional Movement Analysis

We direct you through various ranges of motion and movement patterns, carefully observing and noting motion dysfunction and asymmetry. This helps us accurately diagnose and treat your ailments. It also allows us to prescribe exercises to enhance your care and to prevent further injury.

active release techniques
Active Release Techniques

This is a movement-based technique to release muscle knots and other adhesions or constrictions in soft tissue. Compared to a passive technique like massage, the active nature engages your brain to enhance neuromuscular communication and control.

chiropractic adjustments
Chiropractic Adjustments

Simply put, adjusting is mobilizing a joint and putting it into the correct biomechanical position so that the joint can function properly. We use Diversified Technique, Flexion-Distraction and a drop table and use an activator as needed.

  • Is Personal Training right for me?
    Do you have a fitness or athletic goal that you’d like to achieve, but you’re not sure about the best way to get there? Maybe you’ve been plateauing or stagnating in your results, and you aren’t sure why. Or perhaps you just need that extra accountability and support from a coach in order to follow through on your exercise routine. Whether you’re planning an expedition to climb and ski a big mountain, looking to maintain muscle mass and strength as you age, or hoping to shed 20 pounds and feel good about your body, personal training is the best way to get there. By working with a personal trainer, you’ll receive customized guidance and workout programming that’s structured specifically to help you reach your goal over a certain timeframe. You’ll also have access to a fitness professional who can answer all of your questions, correct your exercise form, keep you consistent with your exercise, help you overcome a busy schedule and other life obstacles, and maximize your time spent working out. By committing to working with a trained professional, you’ll be taking a concrete and worthwhile step towards converting your fitness hopes & dreams into reality.
  • Who will I be training with?
    Iain Kuo Iain Kuo is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Certified Functional Strength Coach offering fitness coaching at our Jackson location through one-on-one personalized sessions. By working one-on-one, Iain ensures that your sessions will be specifically tailored to your needs and abilities, as opposed to the random or generalized workouts of a group class or online program. Iain specializes in mountain endurance athletes and clients who are rehabbing injuries, but also loves working with weight loss clients, strength focused clients, and general health & fitness clients. Iain has spent the past five years training year-round as a mountain athlete, pursuing objectives both at home in the Tetons and abroad. He has skied from the top of the Grand Teton (twice), Mount Rainier, and Denali, and summited 6,000+ meter peaks in the Himalaya. He loves skiing, hiking, running, and climbing, and knows what it takes to accomplish long-term goals, as well as the aches and pains of constant physical activity. Chris Peterson Chris a dedicated personal trainer with over 17 years of experience helping individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. Chris is committed to empowering his clients to not only improve their physical fitness, but to also enjoy their body and the time they spend in it. His journey into the fitness industry began in 2006, when he realized the profound impact that exercise had on his own mental and physical health. ​ His training philosophy is centered around the idea that fitness should be enjoyable and sustainable. Chris believes that every individual has the potential to lead a healthier and happier life, and that exercise can be a fun and rewarding way to achieve that goal. Whether his clients are looking to lose weight, build strength, or simply feel more confident and energized, He is there to guide and support them every step of the way. Chris takes the time to get to know each of his clients on an individual basis, learning about their unique goals, challenges, and lifestyles. With this information, he is able to design customized workout plans that are tailored to each client's needs, preferences, and abilities.
  • What is Chiropractic?
    The word chiropractic means “Done by hand.” We do hands-on non-invasive treatment for musculoskeletal issues and nerve entrapment. As sports chiropractors, our treatment goes far beyond the simple chiropractic adjustment, working into the muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons that are affected. Our goal is to find out why it hurts, not just to treat what hurts.
  • What does our typical chiropractic visit look like?
    The first visit starts with an exam including orthopedic tests as indicated and an analysis of how your joints move as well any imbalances in your muscles that could be contributing to your issue. From there we address the soft tissue injuries and imbalances. We may use Active Release Techniques, Graston, cupping, stretching, and other therapies. Next as chiropractors, we typically adjust. Adjusting is simply putting movement into a joint; it may or may not produce a cavitation, that “pop” often associated with chiropractic visits. If you’re not ready for an adjustment, let us know; we are happy to take care of you with all the other therapies. We love to explain what is happening that is leading to your issues and teach stretches and simple exercises that will help you to continue to heal and avoid recurrence of the injury.
  • What should I expect on my first visit?
    Your first visit will take around 45 minutes and comprises a detailed history; an exam including functional movement screening and orthopedic, neurological and muscle tests as indicated; treatment including myofascial release, chiropractic adjustments, and rehab prescription. Additional therapies (Electric Stim, Graston, RockTape, cupping) may used as needed.
  • What should I wear?
    Please dress in clothes that allow you to move. Athletic shorts or legging allow us to work much better than jeans!
  • How and when do I pay?
    Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, local checks and credit/debit cards. JH Backcountry Health does not bill insurance. We are happy to provide you with a superbill/detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurance or HSA.
  • Will I need to come back?
    This depends on the condition and what you are looking for. We like to get you feeling better and out doing what you love as quick as possible. Some issues resolve in one visit; some take a few. We love to teach you what you can do to take charge of your health and not have to visit us too often.
  • What do we treat?
    Back pain Neck pain Headaches Jaw pain and TMJ issues Nerve pain and nerve entrapment Sciatica Shoulder and rotator cuff issues Tendinitis Hand and arm pain Numbness and tingling Hip pain Knee pain Feet and ankles Plantar Fasciitis Tennis Elbow and a bit more
  • Why choose JH Backcountry Health?
    We spend more time with our patients to understand the root cause of your issue and to treat it accordingly. Our mission is to help you make your goals happen. We keep up on evidenced-based treatments and love working on tricky issues.


cupping therapy
Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. It is used for many healing purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

EMS units run a light electrical current through the treatment area, stimulating the production of enkephalins and endorphins, naturally occurring substances that can dramatically reduce pain. This also increases blood flow to the area, alleviating tissue hypoxia, and can help relax chronically tight musculature and reduce muscle spasm.

dry needling

Dry needling uses a thin filiform needed inserted through the skin into soft tissue. It is based on anatomy in terms of needle location and physiology in terms of the body’s response to the needles. Dry needling is a specific effective medical treatment to restore function and mobility in a variety of musculoskeletal issues, reduce scar tissue, and decrease pain.

RockTape and Functional Movement Techniques

Kinesiology tape is used by medical professionals throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. RockTape turns down the volume on pain by providing a proprioceptive input that interferes with pain signals direct to the brain. It decompresses areas of swelling and inflammation via a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers that allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly. In addition, RockTape delays muscle fatigue during activity and helps distribute physical stress allowing the injured area to take less of the brunt. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knees pain and back pain.


The RockTape Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) certification is based on the concept of muscles acting as a chain; it addresses applications for pain, posture, edema, scars and neurological symptoms with an emphasis on myofascial pathways, movement therapy and performance enhancement.


Phone: 307-203-2138

Location: 1325 US-89 APT 108

Jackson, WY 83001


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Interested in going over your rehab homework in a supervised environment? Have questions about a glute that won’t fire, an area of weakness, or how to combat your incredibly tight hamstrings? Notice yourself getting way too quad dominant on the slopes? Want to master new rehab exercises and/or mobility-based movements, but can’t spend an hour with a trainer? Squat or deadlift form need some work? Then this appointment type is for you!


Rehab only visits may be used in our Chiropractic treatment plans when a regular chiropractic visit is not necessary. They can also be used when a doctor is sick in lieu of cancelling their entire patient load.

Rehab-only: 15 & 30 min. (no superbill)

This appointment gives you the allotted time to work one-on-one with our rehab specialists + an email summarizing what you worked on (usually around 3-4 items). Patients should be on an active treatment plan or have been through a new patient exam with our chiropractic team prior to booking a rehab only appointment. The rehab specialist may perform some passive modalities under the recommendations of the doctor.

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Phone: 307-203-2138

Location: 1325 US-89 APT 108 Jackson, WY 83001


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