Our Team

Meet The Doctor: Dr. Grove Higgins

Dr. Grove Higgins has worked in the health field for nearly 30 years. He started as a physical therapy assistant in the early 1990's. Since he earned his doctorate in Chiropractic medicine with a private practice and is a successful corporate consultant, helping companies avoid loss from repetitive strain disorders. Dr. Higgins's goal has always been to help his patients achieve more than they thought possible.

 

In 2010 Dr. Higgins met retired Army Lt. Col. Patrick Marques and retired businessman Peter Hoversten. Both are passionate individuals seeking to maintain a high quality of health for themselves and show others how good life could be. Dr. Higgins co-founded LifeQuest Transitions, a non-profit serving wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, and created the curriculum to help over 2,500 soldiers transition to civilian life. Both Pat and Peter were invaluable in carrying out this mission. Unfortunately, after the non-profit dissolved in 2012, each went their separate ways. Pat Marques worked for the Wounded Warrior Project as the Manager of the Peer Support Program, and Dr. Higgins returned to private practice.

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In 2015, they reunited to open a new clinical practice and to develop the concept of an online education center and resource called NeuroAthlete. In 2017, talks began with Dr. Aaron Frasier to co-locate the NeuroAthlete clinic with Flying Horse Medical Center. They thus began the building of the Monument site. This new facility provides Dr. Higgins and NeuroAthlete with customized space to serve clients more effectively, whether in person or online.

 

The Flying Horse Medical Center at Monument is truly a community of practice, providing the best of internal and physical medicine. Our team is excited to expand the NeuroAthlete offerings to include Neuro & Performance Psychology, massage therapy, and wellness-based chiropractic in this new facility.

 

Dr. Higgins is married with three beautiful children. He and his family thrive in the Colorado mountains enjoying frequent hikes and backpacking. Every member of the family is involved in community leadership, church, and personal hobbies. Both his boys are pursuing military careers after being inspired by the many men and women their father has had the honor to work with.

I AM INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

 

I am certified in: Arthritis • Women's Health • Post-Surgical

 

I am familiar with: Alzheimer's Disease • Breast Cancer • Cancer - General • Diabetes • Fibromyalgia • Heart Disease • Mental Disorders • Multiple Sclerosis • Osteoporosis • Parkinson's • Respiratory Disease • Stroke • Obesity

 

EDUCATION

University of Colorado -- Exercise Science

New York Chiropractic College -- Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

 

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

Colorado -- State License

National Strength & Conditioning Assoc (NSCA) -- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

CPR/AED -- American Heart Association

Liability Insurance -- NCMIC

 

TECHNIQUES AND SPECIALITIES

FITNESS ACTIVITIES AND SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Back Pain Prevention/Post rehab

  • Group Exercise

  • Post rehab/Injury Recovery

  • Women's Fitness

  • Biomechanical

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Strength Training

  • Corporate Wellness

  • Personal Fitness Trainin

  • Wellness/Preventive

 

SPECIALTIES AND TECHNIQUES

  • Active Release Technique (ART)

  • Extremity Adjusting

  • Myofascial Release / Deep Tissue Manipulation

  • Personal Training / Physical Fitness/exercise

  • Sports Injuries

  • Wellness Counseling

  • Diversified Technique

  • Graston Technique

  • Neurology

  • Rehabilitation

  • Therapeutic/Corrective Exercise (TEX)

  • Ergonomic Postural Evaluation & Education

  • Kinesio Tape/ Taping

  • Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR)

  • Soft Tissue Therapy

  • Thoracic Outlet

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Meet The Trainer: Pat Marques

Pat attended Indiana University, where he was a Division 1 wrestler, played rugby, and completed Army ROTC. After graduating and being commissioned as an Infantry officer, Pat Marques served in the Active Duty Army for 20 years in the Infantry and Special Forces, including combat tours in Iraq.

 

Upon retiring, Pat decided to try and combine his two passions - soldiers and fitness. Pat pursued his education and certifications in exercise science. He volunteered as a trainer at a Colorado Springs-based military non-profit to assist wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, where he first met Dr. Grove Higgins. He was able to work with soldiers through adaptive physical training, helping them deal with amputations, chronic pain, PTS, and traumatic brain injury. At this small non-profit, working with injured soldiers daily, Pat discovered the power of using a neurological approach to training to get out of pain and improve fitness and performance.

 

Along with attaining his BS in Exercise Science, Pat has completed over 600 hours of neurological training, becoming a Z-Health Master Trainer. He currently provides exercise therapy, movement reeducation, and strength and conditioning for all clients at NeuroAthlete, from chronic pain sufferers to Olympic-level athletes. Pat is passionate about bringing cutting-edge knowledge and techniques that empower his clients to reach their goals.

 

I AM INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

 

I am certified in: Arthritis • Fibromyalgia • Respiratory Disease • Post-Surgical

I am familiar with: Alzheimer's Disease • Breast Cancer • Cancer - General • Diabetes • Heart Disease • Mental Disorders • Multiple Sclerosis • Osteoporosis • Parkinson's • Stroke • Women's Health • Obesity

EDUCATION

United States Sports Academy -- Exercise Science

 

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

National Strength & Conditioning Assoc (NSCA) -- NSCA-CPT

Z-Health Performance Solutions -- Master Trainer

TECHNIQUES AND SPECIALITIES

FITNESS ACTIVITIES AND SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Back Pain Prevention/Post rehab

  • Strength Training

  • Personal Fitness Training

  • Post rehab/Injury Recovery