MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS
The experts at NeuraPerformance Brain Center have the experience, education, and passion necessary to transform your lifestyle whether you’re seeking a boost in athletic performance, an alternative Aspergers treatment, or relief from your chronic pain. Keep reading to get acquainted with our practitioners.
Dr. Shawn Caldwell
As the official chiropractor for the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies
as well as a team member of the world-renowned Steadman
Hawkins Clinic, Dr. Shawn Caldwell has earned a nationally recognized reputation in chiropractic care.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Caldwell has been sought out by patients from every walk of life. He’s treated thousands of individuals, including young children, club and
school athletes, and adults of all ages, looking to manage and improve daily function and optimize their health. He has helped many of the world’s most well-known and respected amateur and professional athletes achieve their goals through proactive chiropractic treatment. Athletes and entertainers from every part of the world have reached out to Dr. Caldwell for his services during their travels through our state.
A Colorado native, he operates his flagship services at Caldwell Chiropractic in Wheatridge, Colorado. Dr. Caldwell expanded his practice as a founding partner of Denver Sports Recovery in 2013. Dr. Caldwell earned his doctor of chiropractic from Marietta-Georgia’s Life Chiropractic College, the largest chiropractic program in the world.
Married and the proud father of four children, he is an avid golfer and tennis player.
Rachel Ragsdale, MA, LPC
Director Of Brain Mapping, Neurofeedback, And Counseling
Rachel Ragsdale is a licensed professional counselor and neurofeedback therapist. She holds her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Baylor University. Her clinical experience spans issues from anxiety, depression, and trauma, to peak performance and concussion recovery. She has experience working with clients of all ages and demographics.
Rachel conducts brain mapping and neurofeedback, identifying areas of the brain that are over or under functioning and using neurofeedback to change brain waves, ultimately changing peoples lives. She is passionate about walking alongside her clients to help them find freedom and life transformation through her work. She uses tailored approaches to address clients’ root issues in order to facilitate effective change and growth. She has helped countless clients create better functioning brains; restoring their hope and establishing a new, better way of living.
Rachel loves spending time with her dog and her family. She is an avid golfer, adrenaline junky, and she loves everything the outdoors has to offer!
Dr. Jeff McWhorter
Dr. Jeffrey McWhorter is a Harrison Scholar from Miami University where he completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters of Sports Rehabilitation from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. He specializes in ART, Class IV laser treatment and ARP therapy for the spine and extremities with his primary focus being the spine, shoulders, and knees. Dr. McWhorter is also the Director of Testing at NeuraPerformance, specializing in concussion prevention and baseline testing as well as cognitive rehabilitation. Dr. McWhorter strives to provide excellent beside manner and patient care and focuses on developing the best fitting and most effective treatment plans for all of his patients. In his spare time, Dr. McWhorter is an avid golfer who enjoys many of the beautiful courses Colorado has to offer. He is also a diehard Broncos fan. Go Broncos!
Dr. Andrew Hall
Dr. Hall believes that wellness comes from within and centers his practice on empowering patients with the tools to proactively manage their ailments and take back control of their lives.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organization
Dr. Hall completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Johns Hopkins University, and his fellowship in Pain at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He is currently double boarded in Rehabilitation and Pain Management. Dr. Hall received his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Center- Houston and his Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition sciences from Texas A&M University.
As a new Coloradan, Dr. Hall has already fallen in love with the Colorado lifestyle. He enjoys any adventure that allows him to get outdoors and soak up the Colorado sun. When he is not in the operating room or at work at his practice, he particularly enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming, biking, and watching films.
Dr. Hall believes in a multifaceted, patient-centered care. He lives the wellness approach that he teaches to his patients. Dr. Hall is passionate about using his profession and skills to impart a lasting, positive impact on others. He strives to develop collaborative partnerships with his patients through effective communication and education, personalized goal setting and encouragement, and patient empowerment. He looks forward to you being a part of the Colorado Spine & Wellness Center family.
Affiliations & Certifications
- Board Certified PM&R
- Board Certified Pain
- International Spine Interventional Society
Carli Torr M.A , LPCC, NCC
Neurofeedback Technician and Counselor
Carli Torr holds Masters of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado and a registered National Certified Counselor. Her clinical experience spans from relational issues, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, and concussion recovery.
Carli conducts brain mapping and neuro-conditioning, under the supervision of Rachel Ragsdale. Helping to identify areas of the brain that need strengthening. She believes that no one should have to go through the trials of this life alone and is passionate about helping people of all ages and demographics through their healing journey.
Carli loves hiking, yoga, and everything the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer!
Dr. Ben Wilks
My love for medicine was born when I spent a summer riding across country as a sophomore at CU Boulder. I spent 65 days on the seat of a bicycle covering 3600 miles from San Francisco to Washington DC to raise money and awareness for people with developmental disabilities. It was at that point that I decided to devote my life to a career in service to others.
BS at University of Colorado Boulder
MS at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
MD at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI
Residency in Emergency Medicine at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts in Springfield, MA
Currently employed as an Attending Emergency Physician at Longmont United Hospital and UCHealth
Before med school I was a downhill mountain biking tour-guide on the World’s Most Dangerous Road outside of La Paz, Bolivia
Grew up on a farm in Snow Camp, NC raising goats. And yes, my goat trophies from the NC State Fair are my most prized possessions, well second to my dog Grace.
If I’m not working in the ER, you can usually find me on a hike with Grace (Irish Wolfhound)
Riding my road or mountain bike on the roads or trails outside of Boulder
Listening to live music with aspirations of learning to play the guitarron (Bass player in Mariachi band)