Welcome to Ascension Chiropractic! We are committed to providing you with insight and information about the importance of developing a lifestyle of wellness. It is our goal to instill a healthy mind-set one patient at a time. As a patient, you can expect to be educated with information that will better help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Meet Dr. Hanford

Dr. Hanford’s long path to becoming a Fernley Chiropractor started in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where he was raised hunting, fishing, camping, and playing sports. Though he played many sports, he excelled in football and rugby being voted by peers and coaches to lead his football team as a Captain for both his Junior and Senior seasons. After high school, he went on to play football at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse while studying to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science with a pre-medicine emphasis and a minor in chemistry. In order to find his place in the world of healthcare, he shadowed many types of physicians from general family practitioners to chiropractors to neurosurgeons during his undergraduate studies. Past experiences, as well as his fascination with the musculoskeletal system, and the bodies amazing ability to adapt, and heal itself under the right conditions led him to pursue his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.

At Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Hanford received an athletic scholarship to play flanker for the Palmer Dragons elite Division I USA Men’s rugby team. The team advanced to three Sweet 16, and two Final Four tournaments during the four seasons he was in attendance. This commitment to athletic success did not distract him from achieving academically graduating Magna Cum Laude and received an award for Academic Excellence. After graduation, his love for the outdoors took him to Alaska where he practiced as an associate Doctor of Chiropractic for four years before recently moving down to the “lower 48.” When the opportunity to become a Fernley Chiropractor by purchasing a successful practice presented itself, he jumped on it. He is eager to be part of the exciting developments and amazing growth that is occurring in Reno, Sparks, USA Parkway, Fernley, Fallon, and the rest of Northern Nevada. He loves being involved in the community, especially one as welcoming as Fernley, and he is excited for both the professional and lifestyle opportunities that being a Fernley Chiropractor has to offer.
Fernley is lucky to have a variety of phenomenal chiropractors. Each Fernley chiropractor offers a unique set of skills to treat or manage various conditions. At Ascension Chiropractic we know you’re busy so we strive to provide the highest standard of care that is both efficient and effective. You shouldn’t have to choose between taking care of your health and completing your daily tasks due to lengthy treatments or waiting at the doctors’ office. We offer a variety of efficient low force or “firm” chiropractic techniques, myofascial release (soft tissue treatment for muscles, joints, tendon, ligaments, nerves, etc.), needle-less acupuncture, and intersegmental traction to treat our patients and return them to a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (775) 575-9922. We are here to help!