I'm Dr. Christeen Perkins and I am so excited at the possibility of being your chiropractor!
Life Before Chiropractic
I was lucky enough to grow up in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. As a child I spent most of my time at the barn riding horses and falling in love with all things horses. This lead to a career as a horse trainer in southern California and Germany. Throughout my career as a horse trainer I took a few spills that landed me in the chiropractor's office. While in treatment I was amazed at what chiropractic could accomplish and eventually decided to start taking under graduate classes that would allow me to apply for chiropractic school.
I graduated with a degree in chiropractic medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR in December 2019. While in school my love for all things prenatal and postpartum began after shadowing in a pediatric clinic where I learned about how under served mommas are. I instantly started researching how to best help and treat these populations and shadowed the best prenatal and postpartum chiropractors to learn as much as I could before I graduated.
I love my job!
When I graduated I knew I wanted to work in a clinic that treated prenatal and postpartum patients. This lead me to an associateship in a family practice. It was at this practice that I not only sharpened my adjustment skills for perinatal patients but I also began to work with pediatric patients. I learned so much about pediatric chiropractic and how to most effectively treat conditions such as, torticollis, infantile relfux, colic, breastfeeding concerns and tongue tie. I worked with other types of providers and learned how beneficial collaboration can be for patient outcomes.
Throughout my career I have spent hours in continuing education courses to better serve prenatal, postpartum and pediatric patients. I love teaching soon to be mommas about how their body is changing throughout pregnancy and what we can do to best prepare their body for labor. It is my greatest passion to continue supporting mommas in their postpartum era. This can be a difficult time which is why I am so invested in being in your corner and supporting you as much as possible.
What's to Come
In 2022 I opened Untamed Wellness with the desire to serve not only perinatal patients and pediatric patients but all women in all stages of life. I am currently in the process of learning more about women's health and how to approach common conditions with a functional nutrition and lifestyle approach. I look forward to offering these services alongside chiropractic treatment to help patients feel their absolute best from the inside out. It's my mission to change the way women are treated within our health care system. The saying "that's just part of being a woman" doesn't work for me. We are going to get to the root of your symptoms so you can live a full life you deserve.
Fun Facts About Me
1: I love spending time in the mountains with my husband Cole and our dogs Oliver and Leia.
2: I am one of those weirdos that loves the cold and snow and is always so excited for the first snow of the season.
3: I have 5 siblings. One of whom lives here in Littleton with his wife and kiddos.
4: I love drinking iced coffee even when its cold outside.
5: I have lived most of my life on the west coast until moving to Colorado in 2021.
Education and Certifications
Bachelors of Science in Human Biology
Kineticore Dry Needling Level 1
The Chiropractor's Role in Tongue Tie
Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine
Master Dry Needling
Prenatal Chiropractic Care: The Dynamic Approach
Prenatal Care with Webster
Chiropractic Pediatric Examination and Cranial Boot Camp
Advanced Postpartum Care: The Chiropractic Clinical Guide