"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