Graduated from Palmer college of chiropractic-West, Sunnyvale, CA in December, 1987. I was the class president in my final year. I’ve practiced in Alaska for 31 years, and have also held an active AZ license for the first 20 years in practice. I was certified as a CCSP in the early 90’s. I obtained my diplomate as a DABCI in 1994 under Dr. Michael Cessna, AZ. I have certifications as a LOOMIS health care practitioner under the training of Dr. Howard Loomis and I also have trained with Dr. John Brimhall as a 6 steps to wellness doctor. I think I have about 20 years as a Loomis doc and 10 years as a Brimhall practitioner, and am one of 3 certified in AK. I practiced in Anchorage for a straight 25 years, then sold my successful business in 2012 to a Dr. Rob VanZweeden, who continues to run Laurel Street Chiropractic & Spa. Dr. Stan obtained his BA degree in criminal justice, graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 1977, and he has experience as a peace officer/deputy sheriff in Orange County, CA with the Orange County sheriffs department in the mid 70’s, and an airport Police/Fire officer in the early 80’s for the Anchorage, AK Airport Police.
I come from a myofascial background and have been practicing for 9 years. My career has been focused on medical massage therapy as well as phyisotherapy rehabilitation. I spent 2 years working in the hospital arena before working for a chiropractor for 6 years. I am the only FST (fascial stretch therapist) in AK and 1 of 200 in the world. I have worked for the Arizona cardinals NFL team and San Franscisco Giants MLB team. I have very extensive knowledge in myofascial work & re-patterning. I have 6 soft tissue certifications including myofacial scraping and kinesiology taping. I love working with soft tissue injuries of any kind and with any patient of any age. I compete professionally in jiu jitsu and am a world champion as well as a national & state champion. My own injuries and rehab are what fuel my passion to help people in need. I played softball in college before an injury brought me towards my career in physio rehab.