Meet Our Team

Our team is experienced and committed to the “inside out” paradigm of health.


Dr. Tina Fettig, DC

drtinaDr. Tina Fettig is an advanced Gonstead Doctor and lead chiropractor of Vertical Chiropractic. She grew up on a farm in Wahpeton, North Dakota. She went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota with a BS in Biology and Pre-Health Science. Dr. Fettig graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN. It was here that Dr. Fettig found her love of educating people about chiropractic as the President of the Student Ambassadors, speaking to prospective future Doctors. Dr. Fettig’s contemporaries recognized her love of speaking and commitment to chiropractic and selected her as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Commencement Ceremony.

When Dr. Fettig was introduced to the Gonstead Technique, she immediately recognized the colossal difference in the way that Gonstead Doctors where caring for their patients, and the phenomenal, life changing healing that was happening as a result of the specific and scientific approach. Dr. Fettig’s own health was significantly improved after she began receiving specific Gonstead Adjustments. Being diagnosed with Acute Febril Neucleophilic Dermatosis, a syndrome normally only seen in people with cancer or immune-compromised individuals, Dr. Fettig no longer suffers from this as a result of Gonstead Chiropractic care. Dr. Fettig is passionate about chiropractic as she knows first hand how different life can be without the constrains of sickness holding us back from living our lives at our most optimal health and happiness. She enjoys living in Durango were she pursues fun including Golf, reading books, playing the piano, and cooking.

Barbara Elliot

Come and meet Barbara Elliot.  Born and raised in southern California and graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University, she was blessed to work with the senior population while living in Florida.  She retired as the Ombudsman in the Four Corners region for over ten years and Transition Coordinator.  She believes God lead her to Vertical Chiropractic years ago while having neck pain and hearing loss.  She was very skeptical of chiropractic until she started treatment at Vertical and found improvements in mobility and the additional surprise of better hearing!  She looks forward to meeting you and hearing your testimony.



Shannon Smith

shannonShannon serves as a chiropractic assistant at Vertical Chiropractic and is passionate about God, photography and Children’s Ministry. As she is working on her business degree, learning to make health and chiropractic a lifestyle is important to her and she enjoys watching people receive healing though chiropractic.