Derrick has always been infatuated with every aspect of movement. Most importantly, what happens when movement goes wrong, how to assess it, and how to change it. So, it was natural for him to study Rehabilitation Science with a focus in Pathokinesiology when he attended the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating, he immediately began working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach while preparing to attend Physical Therapy School. This is when he was introduced to Acupuncture and changed course to attend Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. Since then, he has been working to marry his background in functional movement assessments and strength and conditioning to the world of Acupuncture. Currently, Derrick runs FIX, a Performance Medicine Clinic, in Denver, Colorado where he blends Sports Acupuncture, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Corrective Strength and Conditioning, Functional Movement Analysis, and Passive Recovery Center Tools all under one roof. Derrick works with many professional athletes from all backgrounds including the NFL, NBA, UFC, MLB, Red Bull, Crossfit, and Adventure Racing. Derrick holds or has held the following certifications.

-Licensed Acupuncturist

-MS in Acupuncture

-BS Rehabilitation Science with a focus in Pathokinesiology

-Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified

-NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

-Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist

-ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

-Functional Movement Screen Certified

-Y Balance Test Certified

-Rocktape Functional Movement Therapies Certified

-TRX Certified Trainer