The premiere sports chiropractor in Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Campbell

Dr. Brant Pedersen has always been an athlete. When he is not treating patients he can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, biking, or enjoying the slopes in Tahoe with his family. Dr. Pedersen knows how frustrating being injured is and also how being told “just rest it” and “maybe you’re just getting old…” aren’t acceptable answers for athletes.

Dr. Pedersen became interested in chiropractic at the age of 15 while competing as a professional windsurfer. After being told by MDs to take medications for a recurrent pain in his hip, his coach guided him to a chiropractor. After two visits to the chiropractor his hip was fixed and the rest is history. Dr. Pedersen received his undergraduate pre-medical training at the UCSC, and completed his formal chiropractic training at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors as the valedictorian of his class.

Dr. Pedersen specializes in sports injuries. He completed his post-doctoral program to become board-certified as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) in 2008. This recognized specialization in chiropractic, similar to an MD specializing in orthopedics or pediatrics, has given Dr. Pedersen the opportunity to work with thousands of professional and Olympic athletes, including sports medicine rotations at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

If you are suffering from an injury and it is keeping you from doing what you love, chances are Dr. Pedersen has seen and successfully treated that condition countless times since opening his Los Gatos, CA practice in 2004.

Education

  • University of California at Santa Cruz
    • 1995 Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic West (PCCW)
    • 2004 Doctorate of Chiropractic

Practice

  • Positive Motion Health, Los Gatos, California
    • In private practice since October 2004
    • Licensed to practice chiropractic in the State of California, August 2004
  • Adjunct Faculty/Sports Council Event Clinician
    • Palmer College of Chiropractic West, September 2004 to 2020
  • Clinical Reviewer, QA/QC Manager, Worker’s Compensation Review Manager
    • CID Management, June 2004 to December 2008
  • Seminar presenter, Starting Into Practice Seminars and Yoga Teacher Training
    • Seminars, California and Utah, January 2008 to 2016

Leadership

  • Starting Into Practice Seminar
    • Created and conducted two-day course for new graduates of chiropractic college
    • 2008 to present
  • Sports Medicine Team Captain, Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, San Francisco
    • 2007 – 2012
  • Board Member, California Chiropractic Assocation
    • 2003-2004
  • Student Director, California Chiropractic Association
    • 2003-2004
  • Committee seats for the California Chiropractic Association
    • Including Long Range Planning Committee, Bylaws Committee, Conventions & Seminars Committee, and Student Relations Committee
    • 2004 to 2006
  • Leadership Los Gatos Participant
    • October 2004 to June 2005
  • Student Body President and First Vice President, PCCW
    • 2002 to 2004
  • President, PCCW Campus Guides
    • July 2003 to June 2004
  • Head Delegate for PCCW
    • 2002 World Congress of Chiropractic Students

Professional Membership

Academic Appointments

Community Involvement

  • US Olympic Training Center Rotations. Dr. Pedersen has provided chiropractic care to Team USA Olympians, Para-Olympians, and national team members at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk for a Cure, San Francisco. Dr. Pedersen provides three days of sports chiropractic care annually to the over 1,600 walkers and crew in an effort to raise money for breast cancer research. He first volunteered for the event in 2003, and served as Sports Medicine Team Captain from 2007 – 2012.
  • National Chiropractic Legislative Conference, Washington D.C., March 2003 and March 2017. Dr. Pedersen met with senators and congressional representative to discuss health care reform, chiropractic safety, and patient access.
  • Clinic Abroad in the Amazon. In 2004, Dr. Pedersen travelled to Manuas, Brazil where he provided humanitarian chiropractic care for hundreds of underserved patients.
  • CCA Legislative Day. Each year Dr. Pedersen travels to Sacramento, CA to lobby and educate political representatives on upcoming healthcare legislation and the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic

Certifications

Seminars Attended

  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, Denver, October 2022
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, Virtual, October 2021
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, Virtual, September 2020
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, Miami, October 2019
  • ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, San Diego, April 2018
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, Denver, October 2017
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, New Orleans, Oct 2016
  • NCMIC Documentation, Compliance and ICD-10 Coding, Hayward, May 2016
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, Denver, Oct 2015
  • ABCSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, Los Angeles, Apr 2014
  • Institute d’ Aplomb, Paris, Oct 2014 (three weeks of intensive study)
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, Portland, Oct 2014
  • Athletic TIPS (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) Certification, San Jose, May 2014
  • Assessing Movement: Liebenson, McGill, Cook, Stanford University, Jan 2014
  • ACA Sports Council Symposium, New Jersey, Sep 2013
  • ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, Colorado Springs, Apr 2013
  • ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, Portland, Apr 2012
  • ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, Boston Apr 2011
  • California Chiropractic Association Annual Convention, Reno, Jun 2010
  • Spinal Rehabilitation and the Continuum of Care, San Francisco, Feb/Mar 2010
  • ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, Chicago, Apr 2010
  • Functional/Kinetic Treatment w/ Rehabilitation, Provocation, & Motion, Las Vegas, Jan 2010
  • ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, San Diego, Apr 2009
  • Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Feb 2009
  • Functional Endocrinology, Jan 2009
  • Graston Technique: Module 2, Oct 2008
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Jun 2008
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Program (120 hours), Nov 2007 to Mar 2008
  • Graston Technique: Module 1, Oct 2007
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology Annual Meeting, Detroit, Jun 2007
  • Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) Seminar, Jan 2007
  • Core Stabilization & Rehabilitation, Jun 2007
  • Applied Kinesiology Certification Course (100 hours), Oct 2006 to Mar 2007
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Jun 2006
  • Thompson Drop Technique Seminar, May 2006
  • Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance Seminar, Jan 2006
  • Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Basic and Advanced, Dec 2005
  • Beyond Metabolic Syndrome: An Integrative Approach to Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension, Lipid Abnormalities, Diabetes, and Insulin Resistance, University of California at Irvine School of Medicine, Sep 2005
  • Chiropractic Clinical Neurology: Autonomics, Jun 2005
  • Chiropractic Clinical Neurology: Reflexogenic Mechanisms, May 2005
  • Chiropractic Clinical Neurology: Spinal Cord, Apr 2005
  • Chiropractic Clinical Neurology: Peripheral Nervous System, Mar 2005
  • California Chiropractic Assocation Summer Convention, Jun 2004
  • California Chiropractic Assocation Winter Convention, Mar 2004
  • Applied Kinesiology Certification Course (100 hours), Oct 2003 to Apr 2004
  • Extremity Adjusting Seminar, Dr. Tim Francis, Dec 2003
  • 2003 Palmer Lyceum, Davenport, Iowa
  • Chiropractic Clinical Neurology: Neuromuscular Applications, Feb 2003
  • Chiropractic Clinical Neurology: Neuron Theory, Jan 2003
  • Applied Kinesiology Certification Course (100 hours), Oct 2002 to Apr 2003
  • 2002 Palmer Lyceum, Davenport, Iowa
  • World Congress of Chiropractic Students, Davenport, Iowa, Aug 2002
  • 2002 Palmer West Lyceum, San Jose, California
  • International College of Applied Kinesiology Annual Meeting, Marina del Rey, Jun 2002
  • Applied Kinesiology Certification Course (100 hours), Oct 2001 to Apr 2002
  • Dr. Arno Burnier Cervical Adjusting Technique, Oct 2001
  • 2001 Palmer West Lyceum, San Jose, California
  • Active Release Technique (ART) for Upper Extremity, Sep 2001
  • Dr. Arno Burnier Lumbar/Thoracic Adjusting Technique, Apr 2001

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