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David Ward, DC, MS, ATC, CSCS



Dr. David Ward uses a unique blend of specialties in working with his patients. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and holds a Master of Science degree in Sport Health Science with a Sports Medicine concentration. He’s a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist with specialty credentials as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Performance Enhancement Specialist.


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Dr. Ward served as Director of Chiropractic and Sports Performance in the Life University Sport Science Institute and Adjunct Faculty in the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, GA and Director of Sports Performance at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. He has extensive experience in sports medicine, athletic development and strength training and conditioning working with a variety of patients and clients from young athletes and adult “weekend warriors” to professional and Olympic competitors.



In addition to his Sports Medicine and Athletic Development background, Dr. Ward has completed substantial post-doctorate training in Functional Medicine. His ability to integrate musculoskeletal and metabolic medicine allows for a truly holistic approach to optimizing health and performance for a wide variety of patient populations.

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Dr. Ward is the “in-house” chiropractor and Functional Sports Medicine  consultant for the Lone Tree  Runners Roost store, where he provides consultations and clinics for Runners Roost customers on topics related to functional nutrition, running shoe selection, sport injury risk reduction, athletic performance enhancement and training.





When not in clinic or assisting at Runners Roost, Dr. Ward can often be found at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library studying the latest research on sports medicine, athletic development, manual therapy and functional medicine. Dr. Ward spends his free time with his wife Rose enjoying the great Colorado outdoors.