Our Chiropractic Services, Overview,
and Our Mission

Our mission is to offer a safe and peaceful space where members of our community feel important, welcome and well cared for. We strive to be a positive influence on our community by helping people feel better quickly so they can do the things they love to do.

Safe and Effective Treatment for
These Common Conditions

low back pain

Back Pain »

Carpal Tunnel Longmont

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome »

Carpal Tunnel Longmont

Disc Bulge and Herniation »

Chiropractic Headache Treatment

Headaches and Migraines »

Neck Pain

Neck Pain »

Carpal Tunnel Longmont

Pregnancy and Postpartum Pain »

Chiropractic Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica »

Longmont Sports Chiropractic

Sports Chiropractic »

I have never had a chiropractor adjustment like this before. Not only does Dr. Chris work on relaxing your muscles before your adjustment, for really bad muscle pain, she does dry needling that helped me personally regain a full range of motion in my arm after a muscle in my shoulder knotted up after an intense hiking trip. She is also very personable and I always have a great little chat with her during my visit. Would (and have) recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing chiropractor.
– Jennifer A.
I love coming to Left Hand Chiropractic! I’ve tried many different routes to care for ongoing hip pain, and literally nothing has helped as much as my regular adjustments and dry needling with Dr. Chris. I not only appreciate how great I feel post-appointment, but I always look forward to coming in and seeing Dr. Chris. She puts a lot of care and thought into getting to know and understand her patient — as a patient and also as a person. If you’re looking for chiropractic care where you’ll feel seen, heard, and genuinely cared for, Left Hand Chiropractic is the place to go!
– Zara D.
Dr. Drew is amazing. He is the only doctor I have met that truly cares about the health of his patients. He is the only one that places more importance on your health than his wallet. If you are in Boulder County and need a chiro, go to Dr. Drew!
– Tony C.


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Additional Conditions and Treatments

Pediatric Care

Infants and children can gain great benefit through pediatric chiropractic care by helping to keep them healthy and free of pain. A chiropractic adjustment on a child involves significantly lighter touch than on an adult since kids typically do not have the muscle tension adults do.

Like an adult, a child’s vertebrae can become misaligned either through birth trauma, a sports injury, hours of sitting in class or an accident. When a vertebra is misaligned, it can put pressure on the spinal nerves blocking proper communication between the body and the brain. When the nervous system is not working properly, it can result in many symptoms ranging from pain to asthma, difficulty focusing, or trouble sleeping through the night.

Oftentimes, kids are not able to express where or how they hurt, if they recognize they hurt at all. A chiropractic adjustment on a child uses an extremely light touch to realign the vertebrae thus unblocking the nervous system and relieving pain and symptoms.

Chiropractic can help infants and children who suffer from any of the following:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Torticollis
  • Colic
  • Acid reflux
  • Toe walking
  • Chronic ear infections or sinusitis
  • Postural disorders (scoliosis, pigeon toes, etc)
  • Asthma

Dr. Christine Illman is a pediatric specialist and has undergone a 180 hour course from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) Dr. Chris loves working with kids as she has 3 girls of her own whom she adjusts regularly.

Graston Technique 

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post- surgical. GT therapy can help you enjoy life again.

This unique technique and instruments enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation that allows for faster rehabilitation and with greater success when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is similar to acupuncture in many ways; the same needles are used, and the same effects of increased blood flow and local healing response. The only real difference is that in dry needling, the therapist is looking for tight bands of muscle to place the needle. Placing the needle in a tight band of muscle stimulates a neurological response, leading to a relaxation of the muscle. This can be particularly helpful in treating muscle that commonly spasm or tighten up like the upper traps, lumbar erectors, calves, and the quads

Advanced Chiropractic Adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which a small, controlled force is exerted onto a joint to restore the joint’s normal motion.  Adjustments can be made with either a chiropractor’s hands, known as manual adjusting, or a tool such as the Activator. Drs. Drew and Christine both pride themselves on being extremely skilled practitioners who adjust with finesse instead of just sheer power.

Activator Method

Prenatal and Postpartum care


Carrying a child is a very special time filled with joy and anticipation. As miraculous as pregnancy is, it often is accompanied by a variety of unwelcome aches and pains, sciatica, pubic pain, heartburn or carpal tunnel (just to name a few).  

As the baby grows inside the womb, the mother’s body is flooded with hormones which relax the ligaments attached to the pelvis. While this change helps accommodate the growing baby and prepare the pelvis for birth, it can also result in postural imbalances in the pelvis and spine. These imbalances can be responsible for a variety of pains in the low back, hips, pubic area and even all the way up the spine to the neck.

To address these musculoskeletal changes during pregnancy, Dr. Christine uses a combination of techniques from chiropractic and physical therapy specifically designed for a pregnant mom’s changing body. One well known approach is known as the Webster Technique which uses gentle chiropractic adjustments of the sacrum to remove stress on the nerves, muscles and bones of the pelvic area thus reducing pain and discomfort. The technique also aims to maximize the amount of space inside the pelvic bowl allowing the baby to move into proper head down position for delivery.

Dr. Christine’s goal is to make her patients as comfortable as possible during their visits.  She performs all adjustments of the pelvis with the patient either face down (her table moves to accommodate a pregnant belly) or face up.  Dr. Christine’s techniques are very gentle yet incredibly effective and are safe as early as the first trimester.


After baby is born, whether it is via a vaginal birth or a cesarean, a mother’s body can have difficulty restoring proper alignment.  Not only is birth an intense physical and emotional experience, but a new mom uses her body differently as she is constantly feeding, care for and cuddling her baby.  Getting chiropractic care after childbirth helps a new mom’s body heal faster, restore proper biomechanical function and decrease pain or discomfort.  Dr. Christine also gives lifestyle advice for maintaining good posture through the early months of motherhood. 


Get relief from:

Unwelcome aches and pains, sciatica, pubic pain, nerve pain, heartburn or carpal tunnel (just to name a few)

With techniques such as:
physical therapy
Webster Technique

Sports Chiropractic and Medicine

Sports chiropractic & medicine is very effective for the management of athletic injury. We take more classroom hours learning the musculoskeletal anatomy of the body than any other medical profession. As a result, we are extremely competent in the diagnosis and management of these injuries. We commonly see sprained ankles, swollen knees and shoulder injuries- we’ve seen it all before. We provide the proper assessment and management to speed your recovery and, if necessary, we have a team of experts we can refer to for conditions outside our scope of practice.

Treatments will vary depending on the condition, however most will follow a similar treatment plan. Initial management consists of passive modalities to decrease swelling and pain. Continued management involves a more active approach, where we walk step by step through strengthening and rehabilitation exercises and home care. Once the exercise or sports injury is properly healed and rehabilitated, we get you back out doing the things you love.

Dr. Drew’s completion of the Sports Medicine program at UWS, in addition to his background as an athlete, has naturally led him to work with a number of athletes. He has had the privilege to work with olympic athletes, national champions, professional bull riders and weekend warriors. Whether your goal is to run a sub four minute mile or walk your dog around the lake is happy to help.

Dr. Drew’s completion of the Sports Medicine program at UWS, in addition to his background as an athlete, has naturally led him to work with a number of athletes. He has had the privilege to work with olympic athletes, national champions, professional bull riders and weekend warriors.

Additional Therapies Offered


DOT Physicals

    The complete DOT physical will typically last 20-30 minutes. The appointment includes the physical exam, visual alertness testing, urinalysis to test blood sugar and protein (not a drug test) and your medical card.

    After your examination is complete we will issue you a summary of your exam as well as the Medical Examiner’s Certificate which is commonly known as the DOT Health Card, as appropriate. DOT Health Cards are typically valid for two years, unless otherwise specified by the doctor.

    The fee for the exam is $100 if paid with a credit card or $90 when paid in cash.

    Hours and Pricing

    Chiropractic is available 9am – 6:30pm Monday through Thursday

    Our fees are straightforward and all-inclusive.

    • New Patient Chiropractic visit – $99
    • Chiropractic visit (20 minute) – $55
    • Nasal Specific Therapy – $75
    • 6-visit package – $315
    • 11-visit package – $575

    Each visit includes chiropractic adjustments and any modalities you may need such as dry needling, Graston Technique, cold laser and muscle work at no additional cost.

    If you have health insurance, we can gladly supply you with a superbill which you can turn in directly to your insurance company.

    We are always happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Read our reviews on Google, leave one for us, or contact us anytime!

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    1304 Vivian St. Longmont, CO 80501

    Our building sits on the corner of Mountain View Avenue and Vivian Street. We are about a mile east of Longmont United Hospital on the same side of the street.

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