P. Michael Leahy, D.C.

Dr. Michael Leahy

Dr. P. Michael Leahy is the founder of Champion Health Associates and the respected inventor of Active Release Techniques®. He is an honor graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served as a fighter and test-pilot. Dr. Leahy graduated summa-cum laude and valedictorian of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1984 and became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) in 1986. For the past 15 years, Dr. Leahy has been proudly serving Colorado Springs area patients and their families. He has been a competitor in over 25 Ironman triathlons and enjoys a multitude of interests.

In 1985, Dr. Leahy began developing Active Release Techniques® in order to meet the needs of his patients more effectively. ART is so successful that he now teaches the technique to physicians of many disciplines, throughout the world. He has assisted aspiring, professional, and world-class athletes in a wide range of modes, including professional golfers, hockey, football, and Olympic sports. In addition to serving athletes, Dr. Leahy discovered and published the Law of Repetitive Motion and the Cumulative Injury Cycle, which has helped redefine prevention and treatment of work-related injuries. He created Champion Health to serve people in need by working with their supporting medical team to achieve normal function and improved health.

Gary R. Wood, D.C.

Dr. Gary R. Wood is the "soul" of Champion Health. Dr. Wood is a graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and has been practicing chiropractic for over 20 years. He is a family man with a passion for the outdoors and community.

real_drwoodSince joining Champion Health, in 1997, Dr. Wood pursues many different outlets for his talents. As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) as well as an instructor and practitioner of Active Release Techniques®, he provides sports medicine and chiropractic for Pikes Peak International Raceway as well as injury and performance care at PRCA Rodeos.

Dr. Wood works with people suffering from sports-related injuries as well as those recovering from work-related accidents and automobile crashes. In fact, Dr. Wood is certified as a Low Speed Rear End Crash Re-constructionist and is an active participant in automobile crash analysis and research to help advocate for individuals injured in such incidents. A favorite of patients and staff, alike, Dr. Wood's philosophy on chiropractic is: "Life is function, improve function and improve life."

Dr. Brittany Haupt

Dr. Brittany Haupt is the newest doctor to the Champion Health team.  Dr. Haupt graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida (Cum laude) in March of 2015.  She is an outdoor adventurer, lifetime chiropractic patient, and an advocate for healthy lifestyles. 

Dr. Haupt moved to Colorado in January 2015 for her internship in the Vail Valley, then relocated to Colorado Springs in April 2015. 

Before Colorado and chiropractic school, Dr. Haupt attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.  She grew up in the Northern Virginia region and is from Gainesville, Virginia.  She was an avid athlete throughout her years and was apart of school and club athletic teams year round. Dr. Haupt excelled in soccer, volleyball, and swimming.  Her summers often consisted of time spent at the family lake house.  Lake house activities ranged from waterskiing and wakeboarding to canoeing and fishing, as well as evening s’more roasting and card games. 

Having always been an athlete, health and optimal performance is exceptionally important.  Her mother, who is also a chiropractor, kept Dr. Haupt at the top of her game year round.  Although injuries are sometimes unavoidable, Dr. Haupt is able to use her experiences with aches, pains and rehabilitation techniques to better relate to and serve her patients.  

“A body at rest stays at rest; a body in motion stays in motion.”  

Let’s all get active today!