Dr. Joel Hanson was born and raised in St. Charles, Illinois and continues to make his home in the tri-cities area. He graduated from St. Charles East High School where he was a member of the swimming and water polo teams. Dr. Hanson received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management at Southern Illinois University where he was an active leader on campus and continued to compete in swimming and water polo. Dr. Hanson has always been interested in health and fitness, but it was his many years of swimming 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.

Dr. Hanson graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. During his last semester of chiropractic school, Dr. Hanson completed a preceptorship at Physical Medicine Associates. This internship opportunity allowed him to gain valuable clinical knowledge that is now used to efficiently and successfully diagnose and treat his patients. Upon graduation, Dr. Hanson joined Physical Medicine Associates where he continues to enjoy treating patients.

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. Under his care, a treatment plan is personally designed to reduce healing time and therefore discharge patients earlier than one would be under conventional care. In addition, all biomechanical abnormalities that hinder performance and allow for injury reoccurrence are further corrected. In the best interest of his patients, Dr. Hanson strongly believes in the necessity of co-management with other healthcare professionals.

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