Doctor of Chiropratic
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa playing every sport I could, from swimming to football. I didn’t happen to be particularly GOOD at these sports, but I was certainly taught a good work ethic that paid off when I found Ultimate (frisbee) in college. I broke down the biomechanics, created periodized training programs, and spent most of my time playing or thinking about throwing a plastic disc around a field. I became captain of my team, and soon moved across the country to Corvallis, Oregon to play at Oregon State. During the first drill of the first practice, I tore my left lateral meniscus, and over the course of a year or so I plunged into chronic pain encompassing the left side of my body, lasting around six years or so. This experience taught me so much about life and happiness, forming goals and achieving them, and what it takes to persevere. This experience changed who I was as a person and, while I would never wish it on my greatest enemy, has helped shape my treatment and training approaches for patients. I do my best to instill self-efficacy in my patients and clients. Not only helping to relieve pain with many varied treatment techniques, but teaching skills and principles so that when injury or pain occurs again (and it will), you may not need as much treatment or can avoid treatment it all together. This to me is real healthcare. The goal is get you back to your life, not taking it up by being in the treatment room!
Here at Colorado Springs Movement, our goal is to provide quick relief from pain and dysfunction while empowering our patients to take control of their health. The fact is, if you participate in sports, have a physically demanding job, or are just a normal human, injuries and pain will happen. Many people become fearful that they may not be able to do the things that they love, or the things they need to do to stay mentally, physically, and financially comfortable. Our goal is not only to get you back to normal function, but to empower you with knowledge and resources to make you a more robust, resilient human, lessening the need for care in the future. True Healthcare is treating the whole person, not just muscles, ligaments, and joints.
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Sports Practitioner
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Functional Movement Screen Expert (FMS)
- Graston Technique Certified (IASTM)
- Rocktape FMT Kinesiology Taping Certified
- Emergency Medical Technician Certified 2015-2017
Our approach involves a three step assessment and treatment process that provides fast relief from pain or movement restrictions while teaching you how to handle these problems yourself, highlighting your strengths and identifying areas to improve. This begins with the following at the first assessment:
Neurological Screen and Orthopedic Tests- includes muscle strength testing, reflexes, and sensory testing as well as orthopedic tests to identify areas where you may not be functioning as well as you can.
Movement Screen – Identifies common movement strategies that may be causing extra stress on certain tissues, compensations, or pain. Painful “habits” will be identified and new strategies will be employed through exercise.
After we have identified areas for treatment, some or all of the following strategies may be employed to help speed up the healing process and allow for additional exercise therapy: Chiropractic Adjustments, Functional Dry Needling, Graston Technique, Myofascial Mobilization, and PNF Stretching. We like to think of these therapies as “opening a door” in your movement that was previously inaccessible due to pain or restriction, allowing for the real recovery begins.
Lastly, Exercise Prescription, Self-Care Strategies, and Pain Neuroscience Education will be employed to ensure you get the most out of your treatment. By showing you ways that you can change your pain or relate to your pain in a different way, as well as exercises and strategies to aid in your own healing, you can be sure that nothing is holding you back.
Specializing in a Wide
Variety of Manual Therapies
Resiliency TrainingWe want to help our clients bounce back from injuries, accidents, and other pain and keep them healthy and pain free.
Manual TherapiesGraston Technique, Myofascial Mobilization, Cupping, Chiropractic Adjustments/Mobilizations, Functional Dry Needling.
Self Care StrategiesLearn how to care for yourself to increase healing rate and decrease the need for pills and injections.
My overall experience with Ben was amazing! I was struggling with sciatica issues causing multiple issues with muscle im balance with my legs. My hamstring was locked up on one leg and the other causing cramping in my quadriceps. Ben was awesome at diagnosing my issues and got me on the right path to recovery. He really explained to me the importance of consistenty with my at home therapy for long term healing. Thanks to Ben treatment plan and his expertise I am pain free!
I was told by another chiropractor that I would need weekly adjustments for the rest of my life to sustain a minimal range of motion. Dr. Jelinek set me up with a treatment plan that was more than just the weekly "snap, crack, and pop: see you next week" type of plan. After a few weeks of treatment I saw a tremendous amount of improvement in my pain, flexibility, and range of motion. My expectations were truly exceeded! I am happy to say I am a believer in chiropractic care as well as Dr. Jelinek's unique approach to treating the body! Thank you Dr. Jelinek for helping change my perception of what my body is capable of!
A friend suggested I see Dr. Jelinek due to injuring my back at the gym. Even though I was in pain, I dreaded the appointment based on previous chiropractic experience. My experience was the exact opposite. He thoroughly explained the reason for the discomfort. His approach includes relieving the symptoms and teaching exercises so symptoms are less likely to return. As the patient you are involved beyond the office visit. There are no contracts for repeat visits, no supplements to purchase, etc. Thanks Dr. Jelinek.
Dr. Ben Jelinek has been a lifesaver. I have suffered several injuries including dislocated shoulders, separated AC joints, bumps, bruises and fractures. My shoulders were in bad shape to the point where I was told I was just going to have to live with the pain and discomfort or have surgery. Further there was no guarantee surgery would fix the issues. I then met Dr. Jelinek who performed his amazing techniques and adjustments to my back, hips, shoulder and over all whole body. After just a few appointments, I began feeling drastically better. Now a few months later I am basically pain free and getting better every day. Anytime I even start to feel pain I perform, the exercises and movements that Dr. Jelinek prescribed to me and I feel amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Jelinek to everyone. Dr. Jelinek, You the man!
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