Yamila Cruz-Martinez

Dr. Yamila Cruz-Martinez is a chiropractor who serves Niwot, Longmont, Boulder, Lyons, Louisville, Lafayette and the surrounding communities in the Denver Metro Area.

Dr. Yamila Cruz-Martinez, DC, grew up in Puerto Rico where she eventually received both her undergrad and masters degrees at the University of Puerto Rico. She moved to the US to attend Life University in Marietta, GA, where she graduated with her doctorate in Chiropractic in 2015.

When she was 9 years old she spent almost an entire year in the hospital. Doctors around the United States were trying to find out what was “wrong” with her. Finally, Dr. Clavell diagnosed her with an autoimmune disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP.)  After that, she decided she wanted to be a doctor.

Growing up she was constantly fatigued and sleepy, with digestive and menstrual issues. While finishing her pre-med studies she realized that even though it may be necessary in some cases, she didn’t agree for the most part in the traditional approach to healthcare. She began seeing holistic practitioners (nutrition, chiropractic, etc.) and her life changed in a positive way. Traditional medicine saved her life but natural/holistic medicine gave her her life back!

For that reason she studied Chiropractic, with post doctoral studies and/or certifications in: functional medicine, reiki, dry needling, cupping, Webster technique, Kinesio taping, animal chiropractic and then eventually went on to become certified as an AutoImmune Protocol Coach in order to help others like herself take control of their health in a natural way. 

She has published articles in multiple magazines and newspapers, won an International Chiropractic Education Health Talk, published a Spanish-language Paleo cookbook, Paleo Boricua, has appeared on podcasts such as  “The Chiropractic Philanthropist” and has contributed on autoimmune cookbooks like, 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP and The Autoimmune Healing Intensive 2018.

She believes that everyone has the ability and the right to be healthy once their bodies have the appropriate tools to heal.  She seeks the cause of disease, not just to treat the effects or symptoms. Her goal is to deliver the best care and help her patients to achieve their maximum health potential. Her main focus is on wellness care for kids and adults (and pets, too!). She works as a team with her patients to get to the root cause so their bodies can thrive. 

In her free time you can find Dr. Yamila cooking, dancing, hiking with her dog, Bori, and her boyfriend and his dog, Eva. She also loves to hang out with her cats, Cali & Luna when she’s not on the water paddle boarding or kayaking. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English, which helps her not only in practice but on previous mission trips to Jamaica, El Salvador and Haiti. 


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The hospital industry has been suffering small, yet progressing changes due to the implementation of Obamacare. Some up and coming trends are healthcare consolidation for independent healthcare centers that see a cut in unforeseen payouts. High deductible health plans are also expected to transpire along with a growth of independent practices. Surgery based services are still considered a good business to doctors.

Dr. Barter underwent rigorous clinical training with some of the finest chiropractors. Dr. Barter has also undergone advanced training in Applied Kinesiology, completing over 400 extra classroom hours and is certified to practice Applied Kinesiology. She has also studied Functional Blood Chemistry under Dr. Kharrazian.

She has taken an interest in optimizing health by incorporating diet counseling, whole food supplementation, herbal therapy, wellness and lifestyle coaching, scar tissue work, deep tissue massage, and exercise programs.

Dr. Barter has completed the 18 hours required for certification by The Running Clinic for: New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries. This training course has been delivered more than a hundred times, on 5 continents! It has been developed using the most recent scientific evidence, it questions several current unjustified practices. The techniques learned in this class help Dr. Barter better assess her patients and aids in making recommendations for avoiding future running-related injuries.

Medicine is a second career and passion for Dr. Barter. Initially, she worked at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, Texas negotiating major systems for their fighter jet program. She excelled at difficult negotiations and was able to hit challenging company goals.

Dr. Barter is passionate about chiropractic, helping people get out of pain and reach their maximum potential. Chiropractic changed Dr. Barter’s life. When she was in initially introduced to chiropractic (in her early 20’s) she was skeptical. The more educated she became in the art of chiropractic, the more interested and intrigued she became, until she finally asked for an adjustment from a family friend who practices chiropractic. The treatment was like magic. He not only adjusted her spine but also her feet, hips, knees, wrists, and elbows. She felt new and light, like a better version of herself. He also took extra time to put her on a specific dietary protocol and nutritional regimen, from which she realized major positive changes. She excelled academically, experienced less gastrointestinal upset, reduced brain-fog, lost weight, and started to enjoy activities like hiking, because her foot mechanics had been changed.

Dr. Barter has been active in athletics her entire life. For 17 years Dr. Barter was a competitive dancer. These days she can be found dancing, skiing, running, performing yoga, biking, hiking, lifting weights or walking her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ritz. She knows what it takes to be an athlete and she finds great satisfaction in helping athletes reach their maximum potential.

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4704 N Harlan St #340
Denver, CO 80212
1260 S Hover Rd, Ste D
Longmont, CO 80501

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Ours doors have remained opened to current and new clients since 2010.

We have not 1 but 2 of the leading doctors in the field of Alternative Medicine & Chiropractic Care.

We’ve successfully treated over 1,000 patients and that number keeps growing.

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