Hands on care of sports injuries.

Steve Hanson, DC, DACBSP, CSCS

 

Education 

Dr. Hanson received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of South Dakota and his Doctorate from Northwestern College of Chiropractic.  His involvement in NWCC Sports Council led to a internship at one of Southern California’s top sports injury clinics. 

 While finishing his doctorate he  learned multiple soft tissue and advanced taping techniques.  He credits his hands-on experience with pro athletes, Olympians, collegiate, and recreational athletes while in California as the basis for many of his treatment protocols.

Dr. Hanson obtained Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designations during 2004. 

Personal Philosophy

Dr. Hanson respects the challenge of overuse   injuries and has a strong appreciation for the soft tissue component occurring with each injury.  He uses several myofascial release methods including Graston Technique®  to stimulate the healing process.  

Dr. Hanson often applies Specific Proprioceptive Response Taping (SPRT) to dynamically support specific structures while enhancing the movement of uninjured tissues along with myofascial release.  He also utilizes therapeutic stretching and strengthening along with chiropractic manipulative therapy. 

A competitive athlete since youth, his experience dealing with his own injuries and thousands of hours logged in training rooms & events has given him a great understanding of the different phases each injury requires to properly heal.  “I look forward to using my personal experience to get you better faster. You don’t have to be an elite athlete for me to treat you like one!”

Experience With Excellence

Dr. Hanson has worked medical for the US Olympic trials, The Prefontaine Classic, U.S. Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, Dew Action Sports Tour, North American Fencing Championships, Pre-Olympic Trials, and X-Dog Events.  He has served as team physician for the Southridge varsity football and tennis teams as well as Westview Lacrosse.

Dr. Hanson is a member of the  National Strength & Conditioning Association and has achieved CCSP status with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.  He also is a member of the ACA Sports Council.  He has active memberships in the United States Tennis Association, Red Lizard running club, and has worked with many Team In Training members.

Office Hours:

Monday  1:30pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday  2:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday  7:00am – 12:30pm
Thursday  2:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday  7:00am - 12:30pm
Saturday  8:00am – 11:00am

The initial visit, including history, examination and consultation, will take approximately one hour