By Kjirstin Youngberg
When he was in eighth grade, Matt Finlinsen started to get migraine headaches. He was only thirteen, and they grew progressively worse. He was given many types of medications, but by the time he was 21, they had ceased to work at all. One day, he went to visit his sister at work in her chiropractic office, and her employer offered to give him a free adjustment. “At that time, I didn’t even know what a chiropractor was,” said Dr. Finlinson. “Whatever he did, it stopped my migraines. I was in awe. I decided to become a chiropractor to help others.”
After earning a BYU undergraduate degree, and a degree in human biology from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, Finlinson returned to BYU for his Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science. He is now a Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science (Chiropractic) with many skills to help those in pain.
Finlinson and his wife, Ashley, loved the area nestled up against the Sierra Bonita Mountain and decided to make their home there. They have two girls and a boy, and like the small town feel of Mapleton. Since there was no chiropractic office, they decided to open one near the pharmacy along Highway 89. They named it Aspen Summit Chiropractic and hung out his shingle on May 7, 2018. He has seen many patients, including a family of five who were in a car crash, and others with spinal injuries and headaches. They have had patients come from all over the valley.
Aspen Summit Chiropractic also has a massage therapist, Baylee Strum, and LmP and graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy.
The new office is located in the southwest corner of the two-story building behind Maple Mountain Pharmacy, at 726 South and 1600 West, Suite 101. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Friday, they are open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Aspen Summit Chiropractic is closed on Saturday and Sunday. The phone number is 801-855-6767 and their email is firstname.lastname@example.org