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Sitka’s Newest Chiropractor, Dr. Kyle Hanford

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Dr. Kyle Hanford

Dr. Hanford has a passion for providing effective, evidence-based care. This desire drove him to excel with his coursework at Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving a distinguished award for Academic Excellence. His drive to provide patients the most accurate diagnosis and effective clinical treatments to reach their goals did not stop there.

My Experience

After graduation from Palmer, Dr. Hanford continued striving to improve his practice with a comprehensive course in chiropractic sports medicine developed and taught by the Director of Sports Medicine for the US Olympic Committee. He earned his Certification as a Chiropractic Sports Physician through the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. He has also continued to master skills in manual therapy/myofascial release by earning full body certifications in the popular Active Release Technique (ART). Utilizing the most effective treatments to apply compassionate, individualized care, his goal is to help you reach your goal quickly and safely. Whatever your goal, whether it’s performing at your best or simply living a life free of pain, Dr. Hanford will help you achieve it.

Understanding Athletes

Dr. Kyle

Dr. Kyle is always up for adventure!

A lifelong athlete and avid outdoorsman growing up in Northeast Wisconsin, Dr. Hanford often worked with a chiropractor as well as a team of other healthcare specialists to manage various injuries and achieve peak performance. Though he played many sports, his two primary were rugby and football.

After high school, he played college football at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology with a biomedical science/pre-medical concentration and a minor in chemistry.

From there, he went onto Palmer College of Chiropractic where he was awarded a scholarship to play rugby for their Men’s Division I USA rugby team. During his time playing flanker for the Palmer Dragons, the team advanced to the Division I Sweet 16 tournament three times and then to the Final Four USA Rugby Championships twice. He credits the team of healthcare specialists he worked with for his ability to avoid injuries and even surgeries, perform at high levels, and return to play quickly after suffering injuries that prevented him from competing.

Focused on Great Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors and other healthcare specialists working as a team to provide the most effective treatments has been an integral part of his success and this is what he strives to provide for his patients. Dr. Hanford knows that the highest levels of success are achieved through teamwork, not only when competing for National Championships, but also for providing the best care to help you achieve your goals. With Dr. Hanford, patients can trust they are choosing a team that cares about achieving their goals as much as they do.

Outside the Clinic

Dr. Kyle

Dr. Kyle is a lifelong athlete and avid outdoorsman.

Dr. Hanford was born and raised in Oshkosh, WI. After graduating with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he moved to Anchorage, AK where he began his career as a chiropractor, filled in as a team doctor, and coached for the Alaska Youth Rugby Club before moving down to beautiful Sitka. He loves the small town and the wonderful people who have made him feel right at home. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Hanford enjoys spending time with family, reading, working out, nearly anything outdoors, meeting new people, and working with team sports in the community.

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