He who treats the site of pain is often lost
— Karol Lewit

Dr. Kyle Hardwick graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in March of 2017. He is a Santa Cruz native who graduated from Scotts Valley High School. He went on to complete his Bachelors Degree in Integrated Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  

Kyle is an active athlete with experience in rugby, football, baseball, competitive weightlifting, kettlebell training and personal training. As an athlete, Kyle has experienced many personal injuries which has contributed to his ability to empathize with his patient’s pain and desire to return to their prior level of function. Through his own rehabilitative journey, Kyle developed a passion for assessing human movement and believes that it is a key component to developing an accurate diagnosis and treating the cause rather than the symptom. Therefore, Kyle’s approach to treatment involves applying functional movement strategies throughout the rehabilitation and injury prevention process. 

In addition to specific movement patterns and exercises, Kyle provides his patients with a variety of hands-on therapies such as Chiropractic Adjustments, Muscle Release Techniques, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Above all, Kyle’s goal is to provide holistic, patient-centered, care by developing an individualized treatment plan for any type of injury, pain, or performance goal



Interest & Activities

  • Kettle Bell Training

  • Rugby

  • Weightlifting

  • Baseball

  • Tennis

  • Volleyball

  • Outdoor Activities



Certifications & Seminars

  • DNSET - Certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer

  • FRCms - Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Running

  • Active Release Technique: Spine and Upper Extremity

  • American Chiropractic Board of Rehabilitation Diplomate Candidate