Dr. Jessica Balbo’s ability to seamlessly integrate a variety of customized therapeutic techniques into each patient visit has established her as a leading healthcare provider in Southwestern Colorado.

Prior to moving to Ridgway, Colorado, to live, work and play in the mountains, she worked at a clinic that offered advanced healing treatments to elite athletes, including Ironman competitors, marathon and ultra-runners, NFL and NHL players and various other professional and college-level athletes. This experience allowed Dr. Balbo to hone her manual therapy skills, expand her sports injury knowledge and in-turn create customized treatment plans designed for optimal results. Dr. Balbo also discovered she could adapt similar principles to a broader population of active adults and young people.

In 2007 Dr. Balbo earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While at Northwestern she studied to become a certified acupuncturist and now regularly practices chiropractic acupuncture. Dr. Balbo interned at Woodwinds Hospital in an integrative medical setting that offered a rare opportunity for collaboration among multiple healthcare disciplines. She has a Bachelor of Science in cell biology and neuroscience from Montana State University.

Dr. Balbo stays on the cutting edge of therapeutic practices and has completed hundreds of hours of post-doctoral training. She is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), Kinesio Taping and Yamuna Body Rolling. In addition she has extensive continuing education credit hours in injury rehabilitation, nutrition and functional medicine as well as neuro-cranial techniques. Her current fascination is with functional movement – optimizing the structural and biomechanics of the body.

When she isn’t working or studying, Dr. Balbo can be found playing outside with her daughter Marlowe. She also loves spending time on the water wake surfing or boating, is an avid skier and mountain biker, trail runner and hiker. The desert calls her each spring and fall for a reconnection with yet another natural environment.

  • My favorite ski trail…Prospect bowl hike is a fun, quick way to get your blood pumping and (in my opinion) the steepest/best aspect on the mountain.
  • My next big adventure…Cat skiing in British Columbia!
  • My favorite place on Earth…On the water. Whether ocean, lake, river or pond – I’m happy as long as its wet!
  • Best advice I’ve received…The prize goes to the one with the longest hang-time. Advice from my father that applies to everything in life!

“Repetitive use or stress is the main cause for neck, shoulder and back pain. A single session can relieve pain and conditions will improve quickly with a simple home routine and follow up plan. My goal is to get you feeling better in as few visits as possible.”



Dr. Jason Bojar combines his extensive educational and clinical background with an open-minded approach to proactively managing and improving health and well-being.