About 2018-01-17T17:09:54+00:00

Essential Motion Chiropractic

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Located in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado, the environment at Essential Motion Chiropractic is one of tranquility and comfort. As soon as you enter our office, we hope you experience the difference.

Dr Chad Anonson, D.C.
Dr Chad Anonson, D.C.Chiropractor
Dr. Chad Anonson has lived in Fort Collins since he was seven years old and knew that this was the place he wanted to live and raise his family. Dr. Chad finished his undergraduate studies at Colorado State University in 2006 and moved with his family to Portland, Oregon, in the fall. In December of 2009 he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College, and although he and his family enjoyed their time in Portland, they were very anxious to return home to Fort Collins.

Dr. Chad and his wife have five beautiful children together, three girls and two boys, all of whom are under the age of eight, and keep them very busy. He looks forward to the opportunity to become involved in the community where he was raised and to help the residents of Fort Collins achieve their health goals.

Shawna Anonson Pehrson, LMT
Shawna Anonson Pehrson, LMTCertified Reflexologist
Shawna graduated from the Healing Arts Institute in the Fall of 2007 and has been a part of our staff ever since. She is married and has a step-daughter and a 2-year old boy. In Spring 2009, she completed her certification in Reflexology, adding that to her various treatment modalities. Shawna enjoys working with her clientele and loves to see improvements manifest in their lives through massage.
Becca Pendleton, LMT
Becca Pendleton, LMTMassage Therapist
Becca is originally from Guam but grew up in Fort Collins. She has been the family masseuse most of her life, but she has been massaging professionally for three years now. Her massage modalities range from Swedish, Prenatal, Infant, Skinny, Neuromuscular Technique, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sports, and Chair massage. As your massage therapist, Becca will strive to make your experience one of a kind. She caters to each individual and provides exactly what you need to be healthier and to feel great in a professional manner.

Our Office

We are conveniently located at 1121 W Prospect Rd, Suite B, Fort Collins, CO  80526.  It’s on the corner of Shields and Prospect, near the Family Dollar store just South of the CSU campus.

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Dr. Chad Anonson, your Fort Collins chiropractor, is now an in-network provider with both Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna health insurance. If you have any other insurance provider, we would be happy to bill them for you as an out-of-network provider. We also accept health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts that you may have through your insurance provider. Every insurance plan is different, so even if we’re not in network with your insurance provider, you still may have some coverage which can reduce the costs of treatment.
Another form of insurance that can be used to cover chiropractic and massage care is called Med-Pay. In the state of Colorado, insurance companies are required to include a minimum amount of medical payment coverage on all automobile insurance policies. The only way you don’t have this coverage is if you specifically opt out of it in writing. This additional coverage will pay for a set amount (minimum is $5,000) of any medical expenses incurred due to a car accident no matter who was at fault. Even a minor accident can cause physical symptoms which may not become apparent for days after a collision, which is why it’s important to get checked out right away. Early treatment after a motor vehicle accident can help prevent any long-term issues from developing. For more information, check out this colorado.gov site.
If you are interested in finding out more details about your chiropractic benefits, or if you have any questions about Med-Pay, call our office at (970) 377-0918. We’ll check on all your insurance information, answer all your insurance questions, and we’ll tell you exactly how much you will be responsible for before you even come into the office.


We have a lot of friends here at Essential Motion Chiropractic, and we know a good referral goes a long way. Here is what our patients have to say:

“Becca has done a great job of restoring motion and relieving pain to my injured shoulder. After one visit I already have about 70% range of motion back. Thanks!”


“Dr. Anonson is one of the most thorough and knowledgeable doctors I have ever been under the care of. He listens well and asks lots of questions. However, most impressively, he takes the time to explain the “hows” and “whys” of my issue *and* his therapy. I always feel free to ask a question and he is easy with an answer. Dr. Anonson’s therapies have alleviated some very acute problems and I will continue to return to him as needed.”


“I got the best massage I have ever had from Becca. She knows what she is doing and is so friendly and informative. I will definitely return and I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a massage therapist!”