Dr Peter Hanna is a graduate of Bachelor of Chiropractic and Chiropractic Science from Murdoch University. He has always had a passion for sports – particularly tennis, which he competed in at a state level throughout his schooling days. His enjoyment for sport, learning about the human body and injuries, and how to improve performance lead him to choose a career in Sports Science. During his studies of Sports Science, he met the Dean of Chiropractic. The Dean’s lecture, based on Chiropractic and its vital role in sports, motivated Peter to further his passion and enrol into Chiropractic Science and he has not looked back since.
His part-time employment at the time included working at a pharmacy as a Pharmacist Assistant. Here he experienced the limitations of modern medicine’s ability to “treat” injuries and provide safe, long-term pain control. This further instilled his motivation to work within a profession that is able to provide safe, effective, long-term pain relief and injury management that addresses the source of the problem, rather than masking the symptoms.
Peter has also further advanced his studies with the completion of an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) and a dry needling course. He is also a current volunteer for Sports Chiropractic Australia, and has previously worked with a local football club, Australia’s national lacrosse team and volunteered his time to help the remote community of Tom Price.
“I believe everybody has the potential to live pain free and have a high quality of life. My responsibility and enjoyment as a Chiropractor is helping people achieve their health goals and surpass that potential.” – Dr Hanna.