MEET THE TEAM:
Dr. Bradley Hahn:
Dr. Brad grew up in the small town of Martin in Northwest Tennessee. He moved just outside of Chicago to attend Wheaton College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in applied health science while playing football. Dr. Brad participated in ministry programs that took him overseas to South Africa and Macedonia and in various communities around Chicago. During his time at Wheaton, Dr. Brad also met his wife, Marie, who has been an amazing inspiration and encouragement for his passion for chiropractic. He then attended Logan College of Chiropractic and graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic. At Logan, he co-founded and led the Family Wellness Club and a chiropractic philosophy club. He also helped found Philos, a non-profit program to educate chiropractic
students on chiropractic philosophy and connect them with successful mentors. Dr. Brad was also the proctor for the St. Louis International Chiropractic Association and spent over 200 hours to be certified in their pediatric specialty program.
Dr. Brad’s passion for pediatrics came from his own childhood. As a kid, he suffered frequent ear infections which his doctor repeatedly treated with TWELVE sets of tubes in each ear and rounds of antibiotics with each surgery! The ear infections continued until a family friend referred them to a chiropractor for a neck injury. Not only did the chiropractic care help his neck, but it also stopped the ear infections. He learned that specific chiropractic adjustments are great at not only helping with conventional back pain but also help things like ear infections without the side effects or risks of traditional medical treatment. Dr. Brad wants to give families a better option for their health and empower them to be able to make the best choices for themselves and their family.
Thanks to Marie, Dr. Brad fell in love with Northern Michigan and they have been anxiously waiting for their chance to move to Traverse City for the last few years. We’re so thankful to call this beautiful city our new home and can’t wait to meet y’all!
Marie grew up a few hours south of Traverse City in Corunna, MI. She graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelor's degree in applied health science and got her EMT certification shortly after graduating. Marie and Brad met at Wheaton and were good friends throughout college before they eventually started dating. Marie has always been passionate about health and wellness but learned about chiropractic when Bradley started graduate school. She had struggled with back pain and severe endometriosis since high school and tried conventional treatments and prescriptions to try to manage the symptoms. After starting chiropractic care, Marie experienced incredible relief of not only her backpain but also her endometriosis.
Marie and Brad are thankful to call beautiful Traverse City their new home. Her love for Northern Michigan and the outdoors started young with lots of trips up North for fishing, snowmobiling, and time with family. When they're not working they love spending time outside hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, biking, hammocking, and fishing. They also love hanging out with their dog and hedgehog, reading, cooking, and cheering on the Detroit Lions.
Sarah’s story begins in central-lower Michigan. Howard City, Michigan to be specific. She grew up knowing the farm life and had it not been for an unfortunate treatment of antibiotics in her youth due to illness, Sarah very well may have continued into a career of agriculture or horticulture. Stripped of her natural probiotics in her gut, Sarah began a journey of undernourishment and physical stress that took its toll on her stomach, back, and hips. Scoliosis, hip dysplasia, torn labrums, herniated discs, and food intolerances have governed her life. Yet she has learned to manage all of these ailments.
After graduating from Tri County High School in 2011, Sarah went on to Kuyper College in Grand Rapids. Her studies were put on hold though as she suffered from bulging discs in her low back brought on by scoliosis and an undiscovered hip injury. After hip surgery, months of healing, and intense physical therapy, Sarah relocated to Lake Leelanau for a fresh start. Sarah was hired into Blustone Vineyards to work customer service, which at the time was all that her body could handle. Her true healing though would finally begin.
Refocusing her efforts, Sarah has managed to work full time while being enrolled part-time at Northwestern Michigan College. Also, it was here in 2013, that she met her husband Nick who teaches at St. Mary School in their beloved community of Lake Leelanau.
Sarah’s battle is ongoing, but throughout her stress free lifestyle, and a structural strength that she hasn’t felt since before her injury. Chiropractic care has taught Sarah how interconnected our body systems are and how frail they can be when they cannot communicate. Sarah’s story is one of digestive stress and physical trauma, all which are being corrected by thorough and caring people. Chiropractors have literally had her back. journey she has discovered that when at her best she is proactively treating herself. Through a holistic balance of nutrition and exercise, she has begun taking back her stomach health. Directly connected to her stomach health was her spinal health. It was chiropractic care and nutrition, not prescription medicine and surgery, that gave her quality life. With a happy healthy gut and the guidance of chiropractors along her way, Sarah has found renewed energy, a stress-free lifestyle, and a structural strength that she hasn’t felt since before her injury. Chiropractic care has taught Sarah how interconnected our body systems are and how frail they can be when they cannot communicate. Sarah’s story is one of digestive stress and physical trauma, all of which are being corrected by thorough and caring people. Chiropractors have literally had her back.
My name is Arrow and I am a wonderful little pup who was rescued from the local humane society when my parents were living in St. Louis, MO. I greatly enjoy hugs, pets, and long walks around Traverse City. I sometimes visit the office to make sure all the humans are having fun and so I can get me some quality pets. At times I like to bark at those entering the building, but don't be alarmed, I'm just excited to be petted by a new human. Make sure you always stop by when I'm in and say hello!