About Us

Our Practice

At Elevate Sport and Spine Center, we aim to provide our community with the highest level, most cutting-edge forms of alternative medical health care. We utilize a combination of chiropractic manipulation to both the spine and extremities, soft tissue therapy, active and passive care, and overall wellness, fitness, and nutrition to maximize our patients' potential and help them to ELEVATE to their highest level. We aim to provide the best chiropractic care in Fort Collins by always staying up to date with the latest research.

Using a multitude of different treatment approaches allows us to determine the most appropriate form of treatment that both doctor and patient are comfortable with. We want to guide you to get you back into the game fast...whatever that may be! We encourage our patients to become active participants in their own health care, from diagnosis to treatment and overall management of their unique condition. We aren't your typical chiropractor in Fort Collins.


John Kuruc, DC

Dr. John Kuruc is a native of Western Pennsylvania. While growing up, Dr. Kuruc was raised on a farm, so he knows the value of hard work. Aside from farming, he grew up playing sports year-round including baseball, golf, and basketball. During his freshman year attending Saint Joseph High School, Dr. Kuruc was a pitcher and short stop for the baseball team. Halfway through the season he was unable to throw a baseball further than fifteen feet. Not knowing the cause of the problem, he visited his mother's chiropractor. After just one visit, he noticed that it was the first time he walked out of a doctor's office and felt better. Ever since that day, Dr. Kuruc wanted to become a chiropractor.

Dr. Kuruc is passionate about improving the lives of his patients through sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. He has worked with all levels of athletes ranging from weekend warriors to those in collegiate and professional sports.

Certifications include:

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified.

Dr. John Kuruc has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™). The CCSP® certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120-hour postgraduate program. This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must then take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination.

This training will aid the doctor in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing his diagnostic skills and patient care. The CCSP® certification exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures teams and athletes that the doctor has met a minimum level of competency in chiropractic sports medicine. Dr. Kuruc joins over 5500 others internationally who hold this designation.

If you are interested in having your sports event covered, please contact Dr. John Kuruc at 970-698-6827 or call the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians at 844-327-2255.

Dr. Kuruc continued his educational career at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in chemistry while playing on the varsity golf team. He then attended New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York and graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2012.

Dr. Kuruc enjoys spending time with his wife Jess, who is a physician assistant for the Orthopedic & Spine Center of the Rockies. Along with being an avid golfer, Dr. John is a long-time outdoor enthusiast and really enjoys hunting, hiking, fishing, and kayaking.