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Dr. Michael Hanifen, B.S., D.C.

An exceptionally talented Chiropractor whose passion and personality help every patient achieve a level of health and ease sought after by so many.

As a Chiropractor, Air Force Veteran and member of the community he feels a duty to help everyone achieve their personal health care goals.

Feel Better, Live Better, Play Better®!!!

Chiropractic Technique

  • Gonstead
  • Diversified
  • Thompson Drop
  • Activator
  • Palmer Package
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)

Education

  • 2020 - Functional Movement Technique (FMT) Basic and Advanced (Rock Tape)
  • 2017 - Currently enrolled in Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) at Northcentral University
  • 2014 - TMJ Certification - Mally Institute
  • 2005 - Total Solutions Graduate Chiropractic Leadership Alliance
  • 2005 - Certificate: Surface Electromyography (sEMG) and Thermography interpretation & analysis
  • 2004 - Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
    Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic
    Graduated with a 3.5 GPA
  • 2002 - Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
    Degree: Bachelor of Science
    Graduated with a 3.7 GPA
  • 1999 - Community College of the Air Force
    Degree: Associates in Applied Science
    Graduated with a 3.6 GPA

Professional Experience

  • 2006- Present: Owner/President, North Star Chiropractic Wellness Center, LLC
  • 2004 - 2006: Independent Chiropractor
  • The Hill Clinic, A Chiropractic Office, Anchorage, AK
  • 2003 – 2004 – Top Student Doctor, Palmer College Main Clinic, Davenport, IA
  • 2003 – Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic Abroad, Salvador, Brazil
  • Adjusted 170 Brazilians in 4 Days
  • 1991 – 2000 – Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force (USAF) as a Staff Sergeant (SSgt)

University Service/ Special Training:

  • 2020 Functional Movement Technique (FMT) Rock Tape Basic and Advanced Certification
  • 2000 – 2003 - Top Radiology Intern, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Gross Anatomy I, Lead Lab Assistant, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Renaissance Patient Education Teacher / Mentor (300 hours)
  • America Reads and Junior Achievement Teacher / Mentor

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2002 – 2004 - Dean’s and President’s Honor List, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • 2004 – Palmer College, Clinical Excellence Award nominee
  • 2000 – 2001 - All-American Scholar Collegiate Award Recipient
  • 1991 – 2000 - 2 Air Force Commendation Medals, 2 Air Force Achievement Medals, 3 Outstanding Unit Awards, 2 Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, 2 AF Longevity Service Awards, NCO Professional Military Education Graduate, M-16 Rifle marksman, AF Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal
  • 1996 – Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School, Eielson AFB, Alaska

Licensures & Certifications

  • US National Board Certified; Chiropractic
  • Alaska State Chiropractic License
  • Washington State Chiropractic License
  • CPR as Professional Rescuer, Community CPR, and Community First Aid and Safety.

Association & Membership

  • World Chiropractic Alliance
  • Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Member & Ambassador
  • Chiropractic Leadership Alliance
  • Alaska Chiropractic Society
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic International Alumni Association
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic Student Alumni Foundation
  • International Pediatric Chiropractic Association