Mike graduated from Ithaca College in New York in 2000, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees. He entered the field after going through physical therapy himself for a variety of injuries. Because of his personal experience with PT after rotator cuff surgery, elbow surgery, ankle fractures, joint dislocations, and a total hip replacement, Mike works differently than most other physical therapists. He stresses what worked for him when he was a patient, which is the use of manual therapy and hands-on techniques, not just exercises and stretches. This hands-on approach produces great results, and is a necessary component to any physical therapy treatment plan, in Mike’s opinion. He is also knowledgeable in the specific rehabilitation stretches and exercises necessary for full recovery and incorporates these into the overall care plan for his patients. He works alongside our chiropractor, acupuncturist, and massage therapist to develop customized treatment plans for each individual patient. Due to his personal experience with so many musculoskeletal problems, when you come in for physical therapy with Mike, you can be assured that he does “know how it feels”, because he has been in your shoes.
Dr. Paul Marmalick, DC, ATC
Doctor of Chiropractic, Athletic Trainer Certified
Dr. Paul is a graduate of the renowned Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and has been a part of Heritage Health as a Centennial chiropractor since 2007. A native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Dr. Paul moved to Colorado right out of school due to the desire of people to get healthy and stay healthy. While finishing college, Dr. Paul had the opportunity to work in Vail, Colorado, working with elite athletes and their sports injuries. In addition to his Chiropractic degree, Dr. Paul is also a certified athletic trainer, ATC, performing his undergraduate work at Northern Michigan University and has been in the medical field for the past 12 years. He has worked with high school and collegiate athletes in all sports, as well as Olympic athletes while interning at The United States Olympic Education Center. Dr. Paul has seen the firsthand benefits of combining Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture as well as proper nutrition and exercise. He utilizes nutrition and natural, high grade supplements to help facilitate care with his patients. Dr. Paul combines a number of Chiropractic techniques with his background in sports medicine to encompass a whole body and natural approach to healthcare.
Robbin Tallow (licensed acupuncturist)
M.S.O.M. (Masters in Oriental Medicine)
Robbin Tallow received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado. She is also board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate in Acupuncture, encompassing acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and traditional Chinese medical theory. Upon graduation, Robbin continued her Chinese medical studies at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou, China. During her internship in China, she was able to go to many departments of the university hospital including tui na, acupuncture, internal medicine, gynecology and the Famous Doctors Clinic. In addition, she holds the title of licensed acupuncturist by the state of Colorado. Robbin is also a licensed massage therapist in the state of Colorado. She received her Certificate from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 2003. Away from the office, Robbin enjoys spending time with her family, beadwork, hiking, and practicing tai chi.
Mariah Haines Massage Therapist
Mariah graduated from The Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2012, and she is Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Colorado. Using a combination of various techniques including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Stretching, and Sports Massage, she creates customized care plans for each of her patients, based upon their specific needs. Mariah has a great deal of experience treating a wide range of problems, from generalized muscle soreness, to muscle spasms and trigger points, as well as facilitating muscle recovery and healing from sprains, strains, and other acute injuries.
Melanie Grahn Massage Therapist
Melanie is the Billing Manager here at Heritage Health and has been with our team since 2008. Melanie keeps our office running smoothly, and she is the go-to person for any insurance or billing related questions. Melanie is always happy to check your insurance benefits ahead of time, so that you know what is covered and what is not. She also helps our patients navigate the confusing world of medical insurance, and because of her years of experience, she is able to resolve many billing and payment related problems without the patient ever getting involved.
In addition to her duties as our billing manager, Melanie is a busy mother of 2 boys, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Melanie is a Colorado native and loves spending her spare time camping and hiking in her home state.