Dr. Caitlyn (Demetrious) Hanson is a chiropractor because she believes every person deserves to live their best life and chiropractic care is an essential part of that equation. She is honored to serve the Wilmington, NC community alongside the love of her life, Dr. Daniel Hanson and her family members. Dr. Caitlyn has a strong sense of North Carolina pride. She was raised in Hampstead, NC and then attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she received a B.S. in Biology, a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry. It was during her last year at UNC that she realized her path was leading her to become a doctor of chiropractic. With this knowledge, she traveled to Marietta, GA to study at Life University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Hanson was also awarded the Chiropractic Philosophy Distinction.
Dr. Caitlyn Hanson is a second generation chiropractor and the 9th chiropractor in her family. She was born while her father, Dr. Greg Demetrious, was finishing chiropractic school so chiropractic and healthy lifestyle principles are in her blood. To grow up in a world where chiropractic is the norm means that she was surrounded by stories of incredible, life changing, seemingly impossible miracles. Once she realized that chiropractic care truly has the power to change lives, she had no other choice. More people need to understand the science and the story of chiropractic. That brings us to today, Dr. Hanson officially decided to make Wilmington, NC home again and hopes to share the chiropractic story with you.
Throughout her time in the chiropractic profession, Dr. Hanson has developed a love for helping all kinds of people find greater health and happiness in their lives. Chiropractic is a vital part of this equation alongside physical and mental health practices. She is especially passionate about prenatal/postpartum/pediatric, athletic performance, mental health care and teaching.
Dr. Hanson is unique because she had her first chiropractic adjustment just after being born. Not every child gets this incredible opportunity to thrive from day one. Dr. Hanson wants to change that and work toward a day when every single child gets to be checked for subluxations and thrive from their very first breath. This really starts well before birth, which is why prenatal and lifetime chiropractic care is so important to her.
In 2019, Dr. Caitlyn Hanson and Dr. Daniel Hanson completed one of their life goals: finishing a marathon! In the two year process leading up to that day, Dr. Caitlyn gained an appreciation for helping athletes maximize their health, prevent injuries, and enhance their performance. Spinal and extremity chiropractic care was an essential piece of getting to the finish line. They even used some techniques mid-race!
Dr. Hanson serves as a board member and certified instructor for the J. Clay Thompson Technique Foundation, an international non-profit organization with the goals of preserving the history and legacy of the Thompson Technique as well as educating fellow chiropractors. She loving teaching seminars to colleagues and students with the hope of changing the lives of every person she meets. For more information about the Thompson Technique and how it is incorporated into your care, please ask Dr. Caitlyn Hanson!
Dr. Caitlyn Demetrious