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Rikke Johansen, D.C., is the founder of Health Logic and has over 20 years of experience in practice as a doctor of chiropractic medicine. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1992, after which she treated patients in a large, sport-focused chiropractic clinic for 5 years before establishing her individual practice.
Dr. Johansen is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and has completed the educational requirements to qualify her as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP) and as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiologists (DACBR). She is also a USA Triathlon Level I certified triathlon coach and a USA Cycling Level II certified cycling coach.
Dr. Johansen is certified in the Graston Technique; a superior soft tissue modality. For more information please check out the Graston Technique website.
Dr. Johansen's continual education and certification efforts are a product of her unique dedication to staying on the cutting-edge of advances in the world of chiropractic and sports medicine. Her expertise in radiology diagnostics and sports chiropractic set her apart from other doctors in her field, enabling her to provide unique and specialized care to her patients.
Dr. Johansen's interest in physical rehabilitation began in Denmark where, at an early age, she developed a serious dedication to athletic endeavors. Participating in a variety of sports (including European handball and basketball), she seriously injured a knee. Although her subsequent surgeries should have addressed the problems, she was told by a surgeon that she would require knee replacement before reaching age 30. Determined to prove the surgeon wrong, Dr. Johansen worked with a physical therapist, and later competed on the European circuit as a bodybuilder. Driven by a determination to assist other athletes in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, Dr. Johansen completed pre-med studies at the University of Odense; and later moved to the United States to pursue her doctorate in chiropractic medicine. Once in the United States, Dr. Johansen became a competitive cyclist, swimmer and runner, participating in numerous triathlons and other endurance events.
[After the last triathlons in 2006 (Ironman Coeur d'Alene and X-Terrra Denmark) it was time to look for a new sport. The imminent knee replacement was approaching and after putting it off for 13 years (13 years filled with a lot of mileage), she got a new knee in December of 2009. For a timeline of her knee replacement scroll back in her TKR blog: rikke.posterous.com]
In 2001 she served as the Team Chiropractor for the National Duathlon Team when they competed at the World Championships in Europe.
Dr. Johansen's private chiropractic practice consists of many elite and professional athletes who require the most recent and effective health care for optimum performance. Health Logic was conceptualized out of Dr. Johansen's recognition that health care, rehabilitation and prevention require more than chiropractic adjustments alone can provide. Equipped with vast knowledge and experience in physical training, nutrition, massage, yoga, and other specialized movement therapies, Dr. Johansen is able to provide complete, hands-on solutions to patients health care needs.