Ironman chiropractor to offer aid

A Grand Junction chiropractor plans to join the network of health care providers offering assistance to the elite athletes competing in the upcoming Ford Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

Bryce Christianson treats a patient at his office in Grand Junction. Christianson plans to join the health care providers who will offer assistance to athletes competing in the Ironman championship in Hawaii. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Bryce Christianson, owner of Colorado Chiropractic and Muscle Care, will offer adjustments and treatments to athletes before, during and after the grueling triathlon, set for Oct. 8.

Christianson will be available to help athletes during the week leading up to the race. On race day, he’ll help athletes prepare for the race as well as provide adjustments and treatments during the competition and assist athletes recover afterward. He expects to put in 16 hours on race day.

The Ford Ironman Worldwide Championship will pit 1,800 athletes competing in an event that includes a

2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2 mile marathon. Only the top 1 percent of Ironman competitors qualify for the championship.

Christianson also offered health care services to athletes vying in an Ironman triathlon in Utah in 2010.

Christianson has practiced in Mesa County for more than five years and started Colorado Chiropractic and Muscle Care in 2009.

In addition to other chiropractic adjustments he uses to treat patients, Christianson is an Active Release Technique (ART) Certified Provider. The patented message technique treats a range of problems and conditions with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The problems and conditions all have one thing in common: they’re usually the result of overused muscles.

Christianson operates his practice at 327 N. Seventh St. For more information, call 216-1691 or log on to the Web site at