Dr. Joel Hanson is the lead Chiropractor at Aligned Modern Health – Wicker Park. Dr. Hanson is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences (Lombard, IL) where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University
Dr. Hanson has always been interested in health and fitness, but it was his many years of swimming and water polo that led to chronic shoulder problems for which he sought alternative medicine solutions through chiropractic instead of the traditional surgery. This sparked his fascination of the human body and musculo-skeletal conditions, the experience gave him the desire to want to help others who suffer with conditions that are difficult to diagnose and treat. He chose chiropractic medicine as a way to offer alternative solutions to complex medical problems and improve a person’s quality of life through diet, exercise, and nutrition.
With his passion for sports and knowledge of anatomy and orthopedics, Dr. Hanson fully comprehends the relationships of the anatomical structures, and their functions that have been damaged due to an injury. In addition, all biomechanical abnormalities that hinder performance and allow for injury reoccurrence are further corrected.
Dr. Hanson has a variety of certifications; Active Release Technique™ Elite Provider, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization A&B, McKenzie Technique A&B, RockTape technique, and Acupuncture.
Dr. Hanson remains an active athlete himself being an avid cross-fitter, runner, and triathlete.