Meet Dr. Miaken L. Zeigler, D.C.

Dr. Miaken L. Zeigler is originally from Sturgis, South Dakota. Dr. Zeigler is a second generation chiropractor as her father served the Sturgis community with chiropractic care for 28-years! Having worked in her dad’s office for 5-summers, she witnessed (and experienced) the body’s amazing ability to heal through chiropractic care; whether it was for pain relief or wellness and preventive care, patients got better and consistently made healthier lifestyle choices!

Dr. Zeigler is an avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast. She played college basketball for the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology while pursuing her B.S. in Environmental Engineering. An All-American athlete, she utilized chiropractic on a regular basis to stay in top form. Often her dad was onsite to adjust both the team and daughter before and/or after games!

After graduation, Dr. Zeigler worked for Burns & McDonnell Engineering and Consulting. Her goal: to positively impact the environment through remediation/clean-up and providing greener solutions to her community. However, work as engineer left her unfulfilled. With a strong desire to help and work with people, she decided to turn to chiropractic, a lifetime constant.

Dr. Zeigler received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. While there, Dr. Zeigler had the opportunity to intern in Minneapolis, Costa Rica, and China. She was chosen by the Dean and Faculty of NWHSU to complete a three month preceptorship at Beimen Orthopedic and Spinal Hospital in Tianjin, China. Studies included bone setting, acupuncture and radiology with an emphasis on integrative, patient-centered care. During the internship, she worked closely with Eastern and Western Medicine doctors for the treatment of all conditions ranging from low back and neck pain to indigestion, skin complaints, and stroke. With each clinical and patient experience, Dr. Zeigler continued to note the importance of the chiropractic adjustment: to clear the nerve system to improve the body’s ability to adapt to everyday stressors, whether it is physical, chemical (nutritional) or environmental.

Dr. Miaken L. Zeigler, D.C. has completed extensive training with the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA) on prenatal, pregnancy, and post-natal care. Dr. Miaken is Webster Certified, which is a specific technique utilized for pregnant women to balance pelvic structure and soft tissues that hold/move the pelvis. Dr. Miaken received chiropractic care at the start and throughout life; and has a passion to provide care for the whole family, including newborns! Dr. Miaken’s youngest patient/adjustment was 5-days old and oldest 92! All benefit from chiropractic care, especially at the start of life!

Dr. Zeigler practiced in Eagan, Minnesota prior to moving to Denver. There she continued to gain valuable experience with the mission to help, serve, love, and inspire as many people as possible through natural chiropractic care.

“I love what I do! As a chiropractor, I have two jobs: to adjust and educate. Everyday, I have the opportunity to 1) help people (and their families!) maximize their health through chiropractic care, and 2) educate them on the innate intelligence within themselves! I love when people are made aware of the inner workings of the body!”
– Dr. Miaken Zeigler, D.C.

Dr. Zeigler and her husband live in Denver. In their free time, they enjoy the many outdoor activities available, including hiking, biking, skiing, and (almost) year-round golfing! She looks forward to serving you and your family experience your best life and health.


  • Bachelor of Science: Environmental Engineering
  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Webster Certified
  • 100-Hour Acupuncture Certification
  • Koren Specific Technique
  • Activator Technique
  • Volunteer Doctor: La Clinica de la Mariposa, Costa Rica
  • Volunteer Doctor: Beiman Hospital, China

Proud Chiropractic Member Of:

  • Colorado Chiropractic Association
  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
  • International Federation of Chiropractors & Organizations
  • Life West President Circle

Proud Community Member Of:

  • Golden Triangle Creative District
  • Whole Family Care

During Dr. Miaken’s maternity leave.

Dr. Miaken has selected fantastic coverage doctors who will continue to support you in your chiropractic care and wellness journey. You will continue to be in good hands with Dr. Ryan Schrock and Dr. Kristen Zawada! Learn more about them below.

Our office will be closed on Tuesdays during her maternity leave.
All other hours will remain the same.
Baby’s anticipated arrival date: Saturday, October 24!
Dr. Miaken’s planned maternity leave: Monday, October 19 – Thursday, December 17, 2020

Meet Dr. Ryan Schrock, D.C.

Dr. Ryan Schrock D.C.While Dr. Miaken is out of the office on maternity leave, Dr. Ryan will be supporting Zeigler Chiropractic patients on Mondays & Thursdays: 9:00–1:00pm & 2:30–5:30pm.

Dr. Ryan Schrock is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, where he earned a B.S. in Psychology. He then attended Life University and earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2015. He was the 2015 recipient of the Lasting Purpose Award, given to a graduate who exemplifies the principles on which the school was founded, “to give, to love, to serve out of a sense of abundance with no expectation of return.” He is a facilitator in chiropractic training seminars called “Mastery. Love. Service.” He enjoys working with students, spending time as a newly wed to his wife Andrea, and taking long runs across Colorado’s beautiful landscape. His current favorite quote is: “nothing is bigger than life.”

Meet Dr. Kristen Zawada, D.C.

Dr. Kristen Zawada D.C.While Dr. Miaken is out of the office on maternity leave, Dr. Kristen will be supporting Zeigler Chiropractic patients on Wednesdays: 9:00–1:00pm.

Dr. Kristen Zawada completed her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science, with an emphasis in Kinesiology, at Colorado State University and received her doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in the Quad Cities-Davenport, Iowa.

Upon graduation, Dr. Zawada returned to the beautiful state of Colorado to be close to her family, regain her love of the mountains, and fulfill her dream as a chiropractor. She started her practice, ‘Pure Life Chiropractic’ in 2007. “It’s a dream come true to be contributing to my community in a way that honors the ability to live naturally, helping families lead a vital, and active 100 Year Lifestyle, by building a foundation with Nutrition, Endurance, Strength and Structural support.”

Dr. Zawada is committed to helping each patient reach their health goals. She loves to educate her patients on how health encompasses your whole being – mind, body and spirit. “I feel privileged to be the person to provide that opportunity to others. The preservation of health has always been my passion and I have come to realize that I didn’t choose chiropractic, chiropractic chose me. I can’t imagine doing anything else!”

Meet Amanda Mallard, Chiropractic Assistant & Receptionist

Born and raised in Colorado, Amanda Mallard has been a resident of Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for over eight years. She loves her home state, the city of Denver, and couldn’t imagine life anywhere else. Amanda attended the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Art Institute of Colorado. Happily married, she is hoping to expand her family in the near future. In her free time, Amanda enjoys cooking, crafting, making art, and most of all, spending time with family and loved ones. She is always ready to lend a hand and take care of those in need, including an elderly friend that she adores in a nursing home. Doing all things with love is Amanda’s life time goal.

Amanda started as a patient at Zeigler Chiropractic. A long time employee at a local eatery, she came to Dr. Zeigler due to constant, chronic pain. She quickly learned of chiropractic care and experienced first-hand the amazing, innate healing ability of her own body. Through care, she gained function in her body she didn’t think she would ever have again; and lost pain she thought she would have to live with forever. She was elated! Amanda became an immediate advocate for chiropractic care and a healthier way of life. Since then, she has been excited to share her new found knowledge and experience with everyone! In search of a new line of work, Amanda yearned for a meaningful career where she could truly make a difference in peoples’ lives. It quickly became clear, the perfect place and position for her was to start her new career at Zeigler Chiropractic as the Chiropractic Assistant. Amanda has been serving the Zeigler Chiropractic family since March of 2014.  Her enthusiasm and knowledge for chiropractic continues to grow. With a strong commitment, she is helping others learn the amazing benefits the chiropractic lifestyle has to offer. One of Amanda’ goals is to educate her community on how to live healthy, happy, and greater quality lives through a healthy spines, exercise and healthy choices!

Meet Jess Pineda, Promotions & Marketing

Jess with long hair flowing over shoulders wearing black top standing in front of red brick wallBorn and raised in Southern California, Jess has always had a strong passion for travel and adventure which has led her to visit 35 states, 13 countries and to live in 4 major cities, Los Angeles, New York, London and now the beautiful city of Denver. From a young age she was exposed to active and healthy lifestyles which included, a weekly practice of yoga, mindfulness and self-care rituals. This exposure led to her to pursue a career in the beauty industry. Working with Spas and Salons for the last 7 years her main focus was to help people feel and look beautiful. After years of working within the beauty industry and witnessing how small changes can impact someone’s day for the better, Jess decided she wanted to do work that had an impact on not just someone’s day but their life. This is where she found Ziegler Chiropractic. Her goal here is to learn more about spinal health and help change patients’ lives for the better. In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, reading, photography and exploring her new state of Colorado.

Meet Chris Morrison, Massage Therapist

Chris has been referring clients to the excellent care of Dr. Miaken since he moved to Colorado and is very excited to have relocated “Your Best Massage” to Zeigler Chiropractic’s office!  Chris grew up in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, and married his American wife, Amy in 2005 while they were both working on cruise ships.  Together they traveled the world until settling in Charlotte, NC in 2010.  Making a career switch, Chris decided that helping people through therapeutic massage was the right path for him.   He graduated from the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute in 2013 and has been working with clients to improve their health and well-being ever since.  He is a certified Massage Therapist with training in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, Energy-Polarity Therapy, Postural Corrective Massage, Facial Reflexology, and Table Thai Massage.  He looks forward to helping you meet your goals in health and happiness.