BRANDON AUCKER, DC, MS, PSP
Director of Chiropractic & Physical Medicine, is a leader in chiropractic and physical medicine nationally. He and his wife, Ali, enjoy an active lifestyle with their two Boston Terriers, Manny and Ernie. You can often find them cycling, running, weight lifting, and hiking.
Treating patients 2 to 103 years old, he focuses on education and implementation of innovative techniques to restore musculoskeletal imbalances, postural issues, and movement disorders to restore patients to a pain-free movement, improving quality of life. His passion for an active life includes helping others maintain or restore full body functioning to pursue an active life too!
Getting To Know Brandon Aucker
You know Brandon’s function within PEAK Integrative Medicine, but just as we want to know you personally, we would love for you to get to know us personally. Knowing you by name rather than treating you like a number is how PEAK seeks to be a family practice focused on you, your family, and your health.
Where Is Brandon From & Where Did He Learn Chiropractic & Physical Medicine?
Brandon is from Llewellyn/Minersville area. Graduated HS in Minersville Area Jr/Sr High School. East Stroudsburg University in the Poconos for BS in Biology. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic in Bridgeport, CT for Doctorate of Chiropractic and MS in Human Nutrition. He has lived primarily in Schuylkill County. He worked at Blue Mountain Family Chiropractic for a year and a half and lived in Reading, PA. Brandon moved to Western PA (Zelienople) for 2 years. His family now lives in Mar Lin, PA (outside of Pottsville).
Further education includes: Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT) which focuses on resolution of discogenic and/or nerve related pain (most commonly Sciatic issues) through the assessment and implementation of exercise protocols. Additionally, he attended a 4 part course at the University of Pittsburgh to earn a Primary Spine Specialist (PSP) certification. This certification places the chiropractor/physical therapist at the head of the triage for musculoskeletal complaints.
What Does Brandon Do In His Free Time?
Hobbies: Road and gravel cycling; running; hiking; spending time with his boston terriers (Manny and Ernie), daughter Clementine, and wife Ali; spending time with friends and family members. Brandon is very close with his friends and family members. Achievements outside of work: completed in many running races (mud runs, 5K, Half Marathon), and a duathlon (running and cycling). He trained for an ultramarathon until his wife found out she was pregnant and they couldn’t run the 31.1 miles. They ran a half marathon instead to celebrate. The furthest he’s run is a marathon (26.2 miles) and he is training for a 90 mile, 8000ft elevation gain gravel bike race.
What Is Brandon’s Favorite Meal?
Grilled halibut with a side of asparagus and sweet potato.
Brandon’s Personal Goals For This Year
90 mile gravel race.
Brandon’s Work Related Goals For This Year
Design and implement programs/protocols for group classes on subjects such as “core strengthening, knee rehab, shoulder stability, etc.”
What Is Brandon’s Superpower & Favorite Thing To Do At PEAK
“I love handling all of the musculoskeletal problems, from things that take a quick treatment to restore full function and reduce pain to the ones that are more complex. We treat any spinal complaints as well as those in the extremities (carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff, knee issues, plantar fasciitis, etc.). The part of the job that gives me the most satisfaction is when patients have full relief from treatment. The quick and easy cases are great, but what really boosts the ego/makes me feel good is when we have a patient that has been suffering and not having any improvement, but we figure out how to biomechanically fix the issue and they have drastic improvement. My superpower is biomechanical assessment and treatment – I have the knowledge of how the body moves, we assess to see what’s not moving properly, and then we try to fix it.”
How Long Has Brandon Worked In Healthcare/Health & Wellness
Brandon has been working in chiropractic care since 2012.
Why Did Brandon Decide To Go Into The Health & Wellness Field?
“I set my sights to dual major in computer science/computer security at ESU. After a year of programming, I realized how much I hated computers and how much I like people. I shadowed chiropractors and other medical professionals and decided I wanted to make the career change.”
What Does Brandon Like Most About Integrative Medicine
“The ability to comanage patients without the hassle. We can easily get the patient what THEY NEED without complication or resistance. Every occupation in healthcare has it’s place, but not one profession will fix everything. “
Who Is Brandon’s Hero Or Person Who Inspires Him?
“I have a lot of idols/heroes/mentor from my parents to friends to in-laws to coworkers. We have an amazing team at PEAK and they help give inspiration to be a better healthcare provider. If we’re talking “celebrity” idol/hero, Peter Attia MD because he is a forward-thinking doctor that wants to improve the broken healthcare system.”
Brandon’s Note To You
“PEAK is medicine 3.0. It is the future of medicine. I look forward to being part of this journey to help our members be the best version of themselves.”