Dr. Crystal Hankel is a board certified Chiropractor that specializes in sport performance and nutrition. Dr. Hankel enjoys treating serious athletes, “weekend warriors”, or anyone trying to make positive lifestyle changes towards goals of better health.
Dr. Hankel is a native Canadian from Calgary, Alberta. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University, where she played collegiate softball. It was at this time that Dr. Hankel decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic with a specialty in sports medicine.
Dr. Hankel was always interested in nutrition as a way of improving sport performance, but really saw it’s importance when she was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition during Chiropractic school. After visiting numerous medical doctors, Dr. Hankel realized the limitations of a conventional approach and had to take her health into her own hands.
Dr. Hankel continues with post-graduate studies in Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine to stay current with the latest research and to offer her patients the most effective care. Her specialties include anti-inflammatory diets/ paleo nutrition, weight loss, food allergies/intolerances, blood sugar regulation, autoimmune disease, and digestive health.