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.
Shawn Caldwell, DC.
Dr. Shawn Caldwell has earned a nationally recognized reputation in chiropractic care. His experience shines through in his role as the team chiropractor for the Colorado Rockies, Team Consultant for the Denver Nuggets and former team chiropractor for the Denver Broncos for 13 years, as well as a team member of the world-renowned Steadman Hawkins Clinic.
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.
Dr. Manuel Nunez, DC
Chiropractic Functional Neurologist
Dr. Manuel Nunez was born and raised in Presidio, Texas into an entrepreneurial environment where he was intimately involved in all of the business planning, decisions, and implementations for expansion and prosperity of Pa’Lante Cattle Trading Co. Growing up in a culture where he has learned life’s greatest lessons from a family which has been an incredible source of strength and wisdom, he has strong values and roots planted with intention. His focus as a visionary has been to carry on the legacy of leadership, and innovation in the field of health and wellness where he believes that he can influence a shift in the paradigm of healthcare.
Throughout his personal journey, those he has held closest have become his biggest muse. His relationship with his most beloved mentor expressing neurological decline has really stoked his passion for the field of neurology.
His love for neurology is contagious. While a student at Logan Chiropractic College, he had inspired his classmates to go into the studies of neurology and created a cohort of students keen to study all things related to the brain. He has a gift of encouragement and connectivity with peers and is known as a thought leader and inspiration.
Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in creating and cultivating two of the leaders in neurological recovery space, including: Carrick Brain Centers / Cerebrum of Dallas, Texas and Revive Treatment Centers of Denver, Colorado. Being involved in the most cutting edge of neuro-rehab opportunities for brain injury has given Dr. Nunez incredible experience, opportunity, and insight.
Working as a clinician with complicated brain injuries, he has been instrumental in the creation of processes that enable the quickest healing opportunities for patients. While he is an excellent clinician, Dr. Nunez has always been drawn to building business’ where his talents can be expressed at the highest level.
Keeping up with the latest advancements in neurological rehabilitation and metabolic support, Dr. Nunez continues his studies within the most progressive science-based opportunities to better close the gap between cutting edge research and clinical applications
Jennifer Kovach MA, LPCC
Lead Neurofeedback Counselor
Jennifer has a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She is passionate about the impact neuroscience can have in healing through our brain. Her clinical experience includes counseling in addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep issues and domestic violence. She is currently working on her BCIA neurofeedback license and uses both neurofeedback and talk therapy when helping her patients. Post-diagnosis, she is highly motivated to help individuals achieve optimal, and sustained, mental and emotional health. Jennifer’s focus includes the study of neuroscience and providing counseling to individuals desiring better mental and emotional wellbeing.
Kyle Morgan, DO
Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Kyle Morgan, MD has received board certified in both pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation Dr. Morgan specializes in sports medicine for athletes of all skill levels, concussion management, and pain management for chronic sufferers. His dedication to patient health through education and innovative treatment options has allowed him to successfully treat many patients throughout the duration of his practice.
Dr. Morgan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mississippi State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in biology and education. He received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Dr. Morgan completed his internship at the Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center, followed by a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas. He maintains professional memberships in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Osteopathic Association and also the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, about 130 miles south of Memphis, Dr. Morgan moved to Colorado after accepting a position here at STAR in 2011. Patients find his southern drawl and bedside manner endearing.
Dr. Morgan is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing, running, and golfing whenever time allows. He enjoys spending time with his wife, being active in his community and church, and learning more about proper nutrition.
Residency: Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas
Internship: Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center
DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
BS: Biology and education, Mississippi State University
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American Osteopathic Association
- Christian Medical and Dental Association
Kirk Prochnio, PA-C
Since January of 2010, Kirk Prochnio, PA-C has been a member of the team here at STAR. Specializing in nonsurgical orthopedic medicine and pain management, Kirk is dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing through patient education. He believes in a team approach to care and encourages his patients to be active participants in their treatment process.
A native of Colorado, Kirk grew up in the Wheat Ridge/Golden area. He received his undergraduate degree in environmental biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he developed an interest in medicine. Kirk completed EMT training and certification and later returned to school to complete his master’s degree and physician assistant certification in 2004.
An advocate for the wellbeing of teenagers in Colorado, Kirk’s first experience as a certified PA was in adolescent medicine at a juvenile detention facility. His hobbies include hiking, camping, gardening with his wonderful wife, and reading.
Brooke Albert, PA-C
Brooke is originally from Cape Coral, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science at the University of West Florida where she gained her interest in medicine with emphasis on biomechanics and helping people remain active. She completed her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Her love of the outdoors made her leave the big city and brought her out to Colorado. She enjoys fishing, hiking, camping and snowboarding any chance she can get.
Dr. Yvonne B. Tate, PH.D., LPC, BCN, TRS Neurofeedback
Dr. Tate has over 13 year’s of Neurofeedback experience. and more than 1000 QEEG assessments. Dr. Tate has been Board Certified in Neurofeedback since 2006. She also completed qualifications to teach the Didactic course for Board Certification in Neurofeedback in 2016. She will complete the requirements for QEEG certification in 2017. Dr. Tate is also the Director of Neurotherapy Services at the Rocky Mountain Memory Center (RMMC) in Fort Collins. The RMMC is neuropsychology clinic that has developed a unique neurocognitive rehabilitation program to provide a balanced approach to brain health and wellness. Dr. Tate offers QEEG and Neurofeedback services at this location for clients with various issues including sleep and attention problems, mood regulation issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. Services are available to children and adults of all ages. Dr. Kathleen Lauren, Clinic Director and Founder, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist and has been in private practice since 1997.