Our goal is to find the cause of your pain and dysfunction and address it quickly and effectively. As chiropractors we serve as primary care physicians, with specific interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, so that our clients can bike harder, run farther, ski longer, shred deeper and climb higher.
In addition to the latest treatment techniques and modalities, we focus intensively on patient education. Our distinguishing objective is to build each patient a “toolbox”, which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. We want our clients to spend more time doing what they love and less time in our office.
Parker Hewes, Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Parker was born and raised in Wisconsin but lived most of his adult life in Minnesota. He studied biology and global health at the University of St. Thomas, then moved on to Chiropractic school at Northwestern Health Sciences University. In that time, Dr. Parker also renovated an RV, traveled to 25 National Parks, and wrote a book!
Dr. Parker is also an avid adventurer and extreme sport enthusiast (no wonder why he ended up in Jackson). As you can imagine, he’s had his share of injuries while skiing, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. So, he can relate to almost any injury you bring his way. He knows first-hand how frustrating injuries can be and he feels your frustrations when you just can’t get rid of that nagging ache in your foot, shoulder, back, hip, etc.
Part of Dr. Parker’s mission involves helping people get back to doing the activities they love or used to love. To quote Dr. Parker, “Your life is better when you are outside adventuring and staying active. And I want your life to be better in every way. Therefore, when you come to see me, we are first going to work on getting you out of pain and back on the mountain as quickly as possible. Additionally, it means I will help equip you with the tools to take care of your problem on your own, so you don’t have to keep coming back to see me.”
Whether it’s your arms, legs, hips, or back, come on in to see Dr. Parker. He’ll help you with any new or nagging pain you throw at him. He loves a challenge!
Melissa Franklin, Doctor of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Dr. Melissa brings a life-long passion for movement and health. She has spent the last 15 years working with athletes of all skill sets incorporating functional movement with corrective strategies to overcome injuries and improve movement patterns. With advanced degrees in western and eastern medicine she is passionate about integrating current research with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Addressing musculoskeletal pain, combining motor points with traditional needle techniques and point function, is her area of continued learning. She incorporates all modalities of TCM including medical massage (Tui Na), myofascial release (Gua Sha), Moxibustion (herbal heat),Cupping, and Food Therapies, with her Doctoral focus on Herbal Medicine.
Dr. Melissa is certified in Functional Movement Techniques Performance by RockTape; Sports Nutrition from Northwestern Health Sciences University; and Clinical (TCM) Practice from Henan University China. She has taken continuing education in Sports Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and Acupuncture for the Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders.
Tyler Wright, Doctor of Chiropractic
No stranger to harsh winters, Dr. Tyler was raised in Minnesota just outside the Twin Cities. In the humid summers of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, he water-skied competitively, taking home state championships. He rounded out the year as an all-state track and field athlete. In search of more cold temperatures and the chance to take to the skies, he attended the University of North Dakota for his undergraduate studies in commercial aviation.
Upon realizing flying would keep him seated for the rest of his life, and recognizing the toll that takes on a body, Tyler switched gears. He transferred to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. He completed B.S. in Human Biology and Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.
Dr. Tyler understands what it takes to treat athletes and enjoys applying his experience to help everyone achieve their athletic and wellness-related goals. In Minnesota, he treated athletes and taught mobility classes at local Crossfit gyms. He believes that chiropractic care encompasses more than just “the adjustment” and takes the time to understand the intricacies of each patient’s case. Certified in Active Release Techniques, Graston and Rock Tape Fascial Movement Taping for Performance, Dr. Tyler has helped hundreds of aspiring athletes successfully return to their passion after injury, with his comprehensive treatment plans, rehabilitation exercises, patient education, and continuing maintenance care. He is thrilled to be in Jackson and strives to provide each patient with the care and training they need to realize their ambitions.
Laura Peterson Wright, Doctor of Chiropractic
Raised by two medical doctors with a penchant for travel, Laura spent her childhood moving every few years, living in Kenya, Wisconsin, Georgia, Zimbabwe and Virginia. She attended the College of William and Mary, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in linguistics. When her love of travel called, she spent a year teaching English in Nanjing, China before returning to Virginia and earning a degree in culinary arts. This led her to her first job in Jackson, Wyoming – creating desserts at the Four Seasons. She fell in love with the town and mountains, and soon her “one winter stint” in Jackson turned into six years. Her passion for sports and health conflicted with her work in pastries, and arm deep in cookie dough she decided to make the switch to a career in health. She found the perfect match in chiropractic, and moved to Minnesota to study at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
With a plan to return to Jackson after graduation, Laura focused intently on learning what would help her treat the everyday athletes of Jackson Hole. She worked with the Minnesota Vixen and Minnesota Freeze players, treating sports injuries and creating rehab programs. She is full body certified in Active Release Techniques, certified in Graston and SmartTools, and holds the FMT Performance Certification by RockTape. She has taken continuing education seminars on extremity joints, including the jaw, shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet, and is ready to work on your tennis elbow, dysfunctional knee or plantar fasciitis.