Specialty Licensed in Alaska as the only Chiropractic Sports Physician in Alaska, 2017:
Awarded Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP®), 2015
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Phy(CCSP®), 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certification, January 2004
Graduated, Magna Cum Laude, Western States Chiropractic College, September 2003
Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certification, August 2003
Dr. Brian Larson is the only Specialty Licensed Chiropractic Sports Physician in Alaska, and the only Diplomate-level sports physician.
The Diplomate designation requires a 300-hour course of post-graduate study culminating with a requirement to publish peer-reviewed literature and a written and practical board examination
The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® is the only professional board requiring written and practical examination at its highest level of certification to assure a minimum level of competency. Dr. Larson presented his research, Traumatic Failure of Patellar Stress Fracture: A Case Study, as the initial podium presentation at the annual Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium, 2015, in Anaheim, California. The academic accreditation for Dr. Larson's diplomate study was through Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Brian Larson completed the 100-hour post-graduate Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® through Northwestern Health Sciences University, Minneapolis, MN, in 2004 with Board examination during his first year of practice and while volunteering at the Palmer High School team physician. Both ACBSP® training programs are overseen and many portions actively taught by Dr. Bill Moreau, the current Director of Sports Medicine for the U.S. Olympic Committee. Through interactions treating patients and athletes in the Valley and on the Peninsula, Dr. Larson has literally treated patients from Ketchikan to Barrow, and from Cordova to Nome over the last nearly 15 years.
Dr. Brian is one of three Drs. Larson in Alaska. Yes, the other two in the Valley are his uncle and cousin. And yes, they are the First Family of Chiropractic Sports Medicine in Alaska. If you have participated in or follow high school sports for the last 30 years, you know the Larson name.
Dr. Dan Larson began volunteering in Mat-Su Valley high schools after coming to Alaska in 1985, eventually settling in as a fixture at Wasilla High School and helping athletes everywhere. Dr. Brian joined his practice, Larson Chiropractic, in Wasilla, in 2003 and began volunteering as the Team Physician for Palmer High School that year. Dr. Kristopher joined the practice in 2005, settling in as Team Physician at Colony High. Dr. Brian left Wasilla in 2009, relocating in Soldotna, establishing Premier Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center, immediately stepping in as the volunteer team physician at SoHi. and helping in school programs around the Penisula. You will find Dr. Brian most often on the fields and gym of SoHi, where his youngest 3 children chose to attend school.
Having 3 doctors practicing together allowed the Larson crew to travel with their respective teams around Alaska and the Lower 48.
While at home or away, the Drs. Larson always offers assistance to “the other team”, helping every coach and athlete where ever they go, working hand-in-hand with coaches, trainers, and administrations, building friendships all around the state and setting a standard for sports medicine.
Dr. Dan is now retired from daily practice but is still found on the fields and gym of Wasilla High, still working with athletes, coaches, and families. This model of volunteering professionals has set the standard for Alaska Sports Medicine that is followed throughout the State today.