Dr. Heather K. Gansel, DC

Dr. Heather K. Gansel, DC


Chiropractic | Female | 40 years old

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"The wave of the future is through optimal performance and wellness by means of proper spinal alignment, neuromuscular firing patterns...Read more

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in Darien, CT |
Dr. Gansel is thoughtful and listens to my concerns. I was treated with care and my medical needs were addressed well.
in New York, NY |
I have recommended Dr Gansel to many friends. And will continue to do so in the future! Dr Heather is a great chiropractor. She understands how to fix what ails you. My son has spondylitis and she helps him with his pain!
in Pound Ridge, NY |
Excellent! Highly recommended.
New Milford, CT |
She cares about each person and their needs. Takes patients and uses hands-on techniques that are gentle yet effective.
Bethel, CT |
Comprehensive body care.
Stamford, CT |
Dr. Gansel was able to see me the same day when I was having extreme pain. She provided immediate relief and within a few days I was 90% better. Thank you Dr. Gansel
Dr. Gansel welcomes you into the office giving your initial visit a comfortable feel from the very beginning. Her warmth, compassion and passion in helping her patients feel better is felt on that initial visit. She is truly about helping her patients get better quickly and educating them on their conditions.
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Dr. Gansel says...

"The wave of the future is through optimal performance and wellness by means of proper spinal alignment, neuromuscular firing patterns and corrective exercises." - Dr. Gansel

Dr. Heather Gansel is a neuromusculoskeletal practitioner specializing in proper spinal/articular alignment, muscle imbalances and soft tissue injuries.  As a Doctor of Chiropractic with almost 15 years of experience, Heather has concentrated on athletic training/ sports medicine. 

Licensed in Connecticut, Heather has measurably expanded her family-oriented Head-To-Toe Chiropractic practice in Stamford, and become an even more active consultant and speaker in the Tri-State area over the last several years in addition to her continuing local volunteer work with schools and nonprofits.

A faculty instructor for American Aerobic Association International and International Sports Medicine Association, Dr. Gansel's coaching approach is strongly informed by her targeted research and personal experiences in striving to use exercise to enhance stamina.  She has purposefully had long experience working with other medical professionals to address the needs of frail elderly patients and youth dealing with physical limitations and/or mental/emotional rehabilitation issues and physical education needs.Having redesigned the Keene State Women's Basketball pre-, post-, and in-season training program, Dr. Gansel also developed training programs for the local high school and collegiate swimmers.  She has treated and assisted with the sport-specific training of equestrians, ballerinas, lacrosse and soccer players (including the Connecticut Women's Soccer League), and marathoners as well as athletes who sole goal is striving to function at optimal health and performance levels. 

A board member Kids in Crisis, Heather has personally trained all of the fundraising tri-athletes for the annual Kids in Crisis Triathlon for years.

A Doctor of Chiropractic and Athletic Training/ Sports Medicine, for which she received the Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding achievement throughout the clinical system, her additional certifications include:

•  Personal Training •  BOSU® (Both Sides Utilized) Balance Training •  Ergonomics         •  Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) Master Instructor •  Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) Level 1•  Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Holistic Medicine

Dr. Gansel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Chiropractic
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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  • 1

    Dr. Gansel has received 1 sanction

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Practicing with an Expired License (3/19/2014)
    • Action Taken: Consent Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Connecticut
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Conditions Treated

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Whiplash


  • Medical School
    Palmer College Of Chiropractic West

    Graduated in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Keene State College

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Chiropractic

Procedures Performed

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Diet Counseling
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Wellness Examination