Dr. Sean Burkhardt is the owner and treating doctor of Boulder FIT Spine Center. He received his Doctorate from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He has since completed over 300 hours of post-graduate work in clinical neurochemistry and nutrition earning his certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner, is board eligible for his Diplomate in Nutrition and continues post graduate studies at the Carrick Institute of Neurology with focus on clinical neuroscience and rehabilitation in addition to neuroimmunology at the Kharrazian Institute of Functional Medicine. He has worked with the National Strength and Conditioning Association earning status as a strength and conditioning coach with specialties in tactical populations and special populations (diseases and disorders).

Dr. Sean relocated back to Colorado in 2015 from sunny Honolulu, Hawaii. In Hawaii Dr. Sean was privileged to work with the locals, US military and U of H football and volleyball players. Since moving back to Colorado Dr. Sean has enjoyed working with Boulderites, first responders, military and police personnel.

Prior to his work as a Chiropractor, Dr. Burkhardt worked in the physical therapy and rehabilitation field teaching and performing rehabilitation programs. Dr. Burkhardt has had the privilege to work with patients from just a few weeks old to the more mature population, professional organizations such as the NFL and MLB, Olympic Athletes and our nation’s military service men and women.

“Health is a constant journey, not a destination. Our body is constantly fighting stressors, both internal and external. Being proactive is a MUST. I truly believe in the efficacy of the practice of functional medicine, chiropractic care and nutritional therapy. When coupled with proper movement therapy and strength & conditioning, you set the stage for optimal functioning. I want to do my part to make these practices accessible, deliver quality, individualized care and educate/empower people to take control of their health.”
— Dr. Sean

Activities & Affiliations:

  • Active Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association

  • Active Member of Functional Movement Systems

  • Active Member of National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Active Member of Kharrazian Institute of Functional Medicine

  • Active Member of Functional Medicine University

  • Active Member of Carrick Institute

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


  • Palmer College of Chiropractic

    • Doctor of Chiropractic, 2012 Magna Cum Laude

  • Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation

    • Clinical Neuroscience / Functional Neurology *(In Progress)

  • Functional Medicine University

    • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

  • Kharrazian Institute of Functional Medicine

    • Clinical Neurochemistry and nutrition

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

    • Certified Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach (TSAC-F)

    • Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS)

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine

    • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

    • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

  • Kinetacore

    • Functional Dry Needling Practitioner

  • Functional Movement Systems

    • Certified Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

    • Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

    • Certified Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS)

    • Certified Screening and Assessing Breathing: A multidimensional Approach (FBS)

    • Certified Y-Balance Testing (YBT/MCS)

  • Arizona State University

    • B.S., Science, 2008