Welcome to Sports And Family Care Clinic.


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    Sports and Family Care Clinic

    I promise to always do my best to help you do your best, wherever your passion lies.

    -Michael L. Akerson, DC, CSCS (Chiropractic Physician)

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    Sports and Family Care Clinic

    Knowing that I played an intricate role in that persons care is what really fills my heart.

    -Dr. A

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    Sports and Family Care Clinic

    It's time to take care of yourself so that you can live life to the fullest.

    -Heather Akerson, FNP-C

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Introduction

We see a wide variety of patients with varying degrees of complications associated with musculoskeletal care. Spinal issues yes, but shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, toes all function in the same capacity. After 20 + years of practicing chiropractic we have developed a wide array of treatments for these varying conditions. Every individual is unique and we do our best to treat them that way.

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Implementation

Many individuals respond very well to chiropractic alone and typically only 2-3 adjustments may be needed to stabilize your condition. Some patients that do not respond quickly or present on day 1 with a more complicated issue, we will be able to order necessary imaging or lab work. This helps us to identify your issue better and allow us to utilize some of the varying techniques we have found success with over the years.

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Procedures

Chiropractic and soft tissue work is our primary practice, however, ART, Graston , Kineseotaping, active rom cupping , fascial compression active ROM, cold laser, Regenerative injection therapy, MAH hyperbaric ozone, IV and functional medicine are others we use to help when needed.

Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Michael Akerson DC, CSCS
Chiropractic Physician, Owner

Dr. Michael Akerson has been practicing in the Ahwatukee/Phoenix area since 1999. Dr. Akerson treats many different injuries and conditions utilizing the most effective and current techniques and modalities such as Kineseotaping, Active Release & Graston.

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Heather Akerson
Heather Akerson, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Heather has worked in the medical field for almost 20 years. She started her education getting her BS in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Spanish. While getting her degree, she worked as a Physical Therapy Technician.

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Todd Murray
Dr Todd Murray
Chiropractor

I believe that paying attention to the five facets of health can help us all become the healthiest expression of ourselves. Chiropractic care, exercise/posture, nutrition, sleep and stress reduction are paramount to good health

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Ryan Goldsmith
Ryan Goldsmith, NMT
Massage Therapist and Chiropractic Assistant

I first became interested in Chiropractic and Massage Therapy after receiving its benefits from sports injuries. I have been working as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since 2010, and began working with Dr. Akerson after moving to Arizona in September of 2014. I feel my skill and knowledge has doubled since joining the team here at Sports and Family Care Clinic.

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Anita Castillo
Anita Castillo, NMT
Massage Therapist and Chiropractic Assistant

My focus in modalities is more towards but not limited to sports massage, trigger point, deep tissue and certified through “Stretch to Win” facial stretching. The world of recovery is endless, I absolutely love being apart it and I am excited to join the Sports and Family Care Clinic team.

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Haley Hebenstriet
Haley Hebenstriet, LMT
Massage Therapist

Haley attended Arizona school of Massage Therapy, graduating in early 2017. She has always held a strong interest and passion for the medical side of massage therapy. She specializes in deep tissue and myofascial release that coordinates well with our treatment at Sports & Family Care.

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Claire Doughman
Claire Doughman, LMT
Massage Therapist

The human body is incredible and I know we will be forever discovering amazing things it’s holistically capable of! Chiropractic and massage, combined with openness to habitual change can help the body heal itself and function naturally.

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What patients say About Sports And FamilyCareClinic

  • client testimonial

    Dr. Akerson has been a key part of my running success. It is through his care and expertise that I have managed to remain injury free and perform at my best.Thank you Dr. Akerson, for keeping me so healthy that I may go about chasing my ultimate dream goal! Thank you Dr. Akerson, for keeping me so healthy that I may go about chasing my ultimate dream goal

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    Dear Dr. A,

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful care I received for my foot pain. You did such a great job that my pain is gone and the quality of my life is so much better. I'm so happy to have avoided surgery and yet feel so much better. Thank you again!"

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    After years of Physical Therapy (recovering from a ski accident; neck surgery; and a broken shoulder) I have been treated by many different therapists. Usually it was a little of this and a little of that... some ultrasound, traction, etc. None of it made a lasting improvement. However, after 4 weeks with KK, I am experiencing slow and steady REAL progress! KK is a fantastic asset to your practice.

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    Dear Dr. A, Thanks so much for taking such good care of Leah, it's pretty much a miracle that her headaches have disappeared. I did the research on cervicogenic headache and it's hard to believe her primary care MD would not have a clue. Thanks for all you do for me and now my family.

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    I have recently had the best treatment ever for my battered body. I had previously gone to another chiropractor, which I was being adjusted 2-3 time per week. With Dr. Akerson I only go once every couple of weeks. What a difference! His treatment really is the best. Everyone is very friendly and professional. I would recommend anyone who wants the best treatment to come on in!

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    About nine years ago I lifted a very heavy desk, which caused immediate burning, pain in my right lumbar area. This bothered me slightly from time to time. Over the last year or so, the pain became very intense and constant. A few months ago I saw Dr. Akerson. He had previously rehabilitated a third degree AC shoulder separation and a ten-centimeter hamstring tear. He did a thorough evaluation and stated he would have me pain free in just a few visits. After just a few visits, he took my 7 out of 10 constant pain to pain-free level. I refer patients on a regular basis and would recommend him with great confidence.

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    Since becoming an endurance athelete at 43 years of age, I have made Dr. Akerson a vital part of my training program. I began competing in sprint, olympic, and half-ironman distance triathlons 2 years ago. I attribute being injury-free to my regular visits to Dr. Akerson and his staff of neuromuscular specialists. Dr. Akerson treats any of my aches and pains immediately before it becomes a chronic problem or debilitating injury. Instead of treating my symptoms (as many physicians do), Dr. Akerson treats and goes to the source of the problem. Once getting the injury to heal, Dr. Akerson follows up with strengthening exercises in order to prevent recurrence. It is because of Dr. Akerson and his thorough knowledge of the human body that I am able to stay injury-free and enter a new realm of sports at my age.