Michael Hawthorne, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Michael Hawthorne is excited to join the Healing Horizons Integrated Health Solutions team of practitioners. Dr. Hawthorne has been working with patients for nearly 20 years, first as a personal trainer, then as a massage therapist, and finally as a licensed chiropractor.
Originally from southern Illinois, Dr. Hawthorne obtained his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology in 1999. Soon after graduating, he moved to Durango, Colorado, to pursue work as a personal trainer. In Durango he fell in love with the Western Slope, especially mountain biking and other recreation opportunities offered by Colorado.
In 2000, Dr. Hawthorne left Colorado to pursue his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. After receiving his degree in 2005, he practiced in Bali, Indonesia, Ojai, California, and Merida de Yucatan, Mexico. Each of these locations gave Dr. Hawthorne a unique experience of how chiropractic can help people of all cultures.
Dr. Hawthorne’s philosophy is that an educated patient is an empowered patient. He focuses on getting to the source a patient’s symptoms and explaining those dynamics to the patient. He understands that pain and other health problems are unique to each person. Dr. Hawthorne’s blended expertise of personal training, massage therapy and chiropractic give him an edge in developing individualized treatment plans by blending the three together.
Dr. Hawthorne specializes in treating chronic and acute conditions such as sciatica, headaches, back pain, knee conditions, shoulders pain, and carpal tunnel, just to name a few. Dr. Hawthorne can treat patients using traditional “hands on” techniques or by using state of the art, low force chiropractic techniques.