In the wake of the global pandemic, many businesses and professionals faced unprecedented challenges, forcing them to adapt or perish. Dr. Heather K Gansel, a seasoned chiropractor with over 22 years of experience, was no exception. However, her resilience and determination not only helped her survive but also inspired a transformation that would revolutionize the way athletes conquer pain and achieve peak performance.
Since her early days at Palmer School of Chiropractic in California, Dr. Heather has harbored a deep desire to help people become pain-free and lead fulfilling lives. “I always knew I wanted to be a chiropractor. I wanted to show them that it was possible to move without injury. I wanted to give them hope!” Dr. Heather recalls.
Through her extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and movement patterns, Dr. Heather developed specific treatment protocols that enabled her patients to recover faster without resorting to surgery or medication. But it wasn’t until the pandemic struck that she truly harnessed the power of digital platforms to expand her reach and impact.
With the closure of businesses that used to refer clients to her practice, Dr. Heather was faced with a significant challenge. However, a friend’s suggestion to engage with online communities on social media platforms sparked a brilliant idea. She began answering people’s questions and concerns related to injuries caused by sudden activity changes or newcomers venturing into sports.
“I would look to see what everyone was posting about. Shin pain. Foot pain. Knee pain. Back pain. Neck pain. It was endless. And sadly no one was giving sound advice. So on Sundays I would sit and write 6 different social posts all around the most common question people had that week,” Dr. Heather explains.
Her insightful and empathetic responses quickly gained traction, with an outpouring of comments and likes on every post. People began seeking her help, prompting Dr. Heather to take the leap and become a virtual sports chiropractor. By embracing this new platform, she discovered an opportunity to cater to a broader audience while ensuring convenience and time efficiency for her clients.
Brad, a 56-year-old devoted runner who faced a distressing stress fracture, is a testament to the transformative impact of Dr. Heather’s virtual sports chiropractic program. Through her expertise and guidance, Brad not only recovered quickly but also regained hope in his passion for running. “Hope was given back to Brad,” Dr. Heather says with a sense of pride.
The virtual approach to chiropractic care has garnered immense success, particularly among 40-60-year-old professionals, comprising 80% females and 20% males, who engage in activities such as running, skiing, cycling, triathlons, and weightlifting, including CrossFitters.
“What sets me apart is my focus on corrective exercise and rehabilitation techniques, which enable my clients to experience pain relief in a short period,” Dr. Heather asserts. Her dedication to exceptional patient care earned her the Clinical Excellence award during her time at Palmer West College of Chiropractic.
In addition to her clinical success, Dr. Heather is also a published author, contributing to the book “Learning Through Pain 25 holistic strategies for healing chronic pain!,” which features stories and methods from 25 experts. Her chapter delves into her personal journey and how chiropractic care helped her recover from Facet Syndrome, an arthritic condition affecting the lumbar spine. The book, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks, offers a treasure trove of insights and inspiration for those seeking relief from chronic pain.
Dr. Heather K Gansel’s virtual chiropractic services are easily accessible through her website, where clients can sign up for her transformative 3-week sports chiropractic program. With a wealth of knowledge and compassion, Dr. Heather continues to empower athletes and individuals alike to embrace pain-free living and unlock their true potential.