Preferred Medical & Rehab | Meet The Team
Dr. Chad D. Hedges, DC, MS, CCSP,
Director of Clinics
Practicing at Eastside Location
Dr. Chad D. Hedges received his Bachelor's degree from Ohio University in 2010, his Doctorate from National University of Health Sciences in 2015, and a Post-Doctoral Master's degree from the University of Western States in 2016. His post-doctoral education and clinical training lead to his specialty in Chiropractic Sports Medicine from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Hedges has studied extensively in the areas of sports medicine, sports rehabilitation, biomechanical analysis, motion palpation, manual physical medicine, spinal rehabilitation, and nutrition.
Dr. Hedges has treated athletes at all levels of the game (recreational, youth, college, semi-pro, and professional). He takes pleasure in treating younger and recreational athletes and particularly enjoys accepting new patients with more challenging cases. Although Dr. Hedges has a specialty in Chiropractic Sports Medicine, his practice encompasses a wide range of patient demographics as he is well equipped to conservatively evaluate and manage a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Hedges encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare and works closely with several primary care physicians, physiatrist, pain management specialist, orthopedist, and neurosurgeons within the Anchorage, Ak community.
Dr. Hedges was born and raised in Lancaster, OH. He met his wife, Dr. Tami Hedges, while in undergrad at Ohio University. Together, they have 3 children (Carrie, Landon, Mia). During Dr. Hedges' free time, he enjoys being with family, working out, hiking, and golf.
Whether you have a new injury, or are growing frustrated with an old one, you can rest assured that Dr. Hedges will do all of the necessary tests and treatment to get you back to functioning at your highest level possible.
- Ohio University- B.S. in Health Sciences
- National University of Health Sciences- D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine)
- University of Western States- Post-Doctoral M.S. in Sports Medicine
- American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
Dr. Mark Murdoch, DC
"Guess who just tore his ACL?" This was the text I received from my boss, the head Athletic Therapist at my local university in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, where I was working in 2016. One of the up and coming star basketball players had torn his ACL during a home game It was a devastating non-contact injury that would put an end to his season. It was at that point, the moment that I received that text, that I knew I needed more answers.
Only two weeks earlier, I had watched a practice where this same player was taking practice free throws. On each shot, his lead knee would buckle, and he would use the ligaments (not the muscles) to support himself for the shot. After watching this, I sent my boss a text with a video saying "this guy is going to have knee problems". One month later he was in surgery for an ACL repair.
I was conflicted. While I identified and pointed out what we call a "movement dysfunction", not only did I lack the confidence to intervene, I did not have the knowledge to follow up on the consequences. From then on, I was determined to know more and to understand more about biomechanics and the human body to better serve the patients I saw in front of me.
At the time I was studying for my Kinesiology/Exercise Science degree at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. Once I had finished my bachelor's degree, I knew that I needed more. This is what led me to start Chiropractic at the University of Western States in Portland, OR. While I learned a lot while studying for my clinical doctorate in Chiropractic, I knew it was still not enough. This pushed me to pursue a concurrent Masters of Science in Sports Medicine degree, which combined with Chiropractic has helped scratch my itch for knowledge of the human body.
Between working as a strength and conditioning coach, an athletic trainer, and a chiropractor I have been lucky to be exposed to injuries and conditions well beyond the typical education of most chiropractors.
I am proud to say that I now have the confidence to help you when you come into the clinic, no matter what the injury is. From low back pain, neck pain, ankle injuries, and headaches, I am proud of and believe in my team. If for whatever reason we are not the right clinic for you, I know that we have the skills and knowledge to point you in the right direction
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) - University of the Fraser Valley
- Masters in Sports Medicine - University of Western States
- Doctor of Chiropractic - University of Western States
Continuing Education and Certifications:
- McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy - Part A: Lumbar Spine (Low Back Pain)
- McGill Method - Level 1+3
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization - A
- Smart Tools Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation
- Reconciling Pain Science with Biomechanics
- Martial Arts
- Mountain Biking
Dr. Samantha J. Krieg, DC
Dr. Krieg grew up on a small cattle ranch in Western Colorado. She attended Colorado State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Later, she moved to Portland, Oregon to attend University of Western States and received her Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Krieg began her first year of practice in Gig Harbor, Washington under the incredible mentorship of the integrated team at Pro Sport, a clinic with focus on the treatment of athletic injuries.
Dr. Krieg specializes in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal injury through the use of physical medicine in various populations. She has worked with professional athletes, fire fighters, yoga enthusiasts, weightlifters, hunters, superhero moms and kids. She has experience and passion treating women in all stages of life including pregnancy and postpartum.
Dr. Krieg is sensitive to the stigma and fear that sometimes comes along with chiropractic care and takes the time to ensure her patients are comfortable and informed before the start of care. She is devoted to creating treatment programs specific to the unique nature of each case. Your goals matter and are heard. Let's get you moving!
When she isn't in office, Dr. Krieg can be found running around the town trails and out on her mountain bike. She and Dr. Murdoch spend their free time at the gym and hanging out with their dog, Jaro.
- Bachelor of Science in Biology - Colorado State University
- Doctor of Chiropractic - University of Western States
Certifications and Techniques Used:
- Active Release Technique
- Motion Palpation Institute Diversified Chiropractic Manipulation
- Webster Technique training
- Birthfit Professional Certificate
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Weightlifting
- Rocktape and Kinesio Taping
- Smart Tools (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation)
Dr. Sola Olamikan MD, MBA
Dr. Sola Olamikan has over 10 years of medical experience in both anesthesiology and multidisciplinary pain medicine, including several years practicing with the pediatric population. He is triple-board certified in anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine.
After obtaining a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Dr. Olamikan completed his internship in Family Medicine at the University of Texas, also in Houston, Texas. His residency took place at the State University of New York, followed by his first fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado in Denver. He began his next fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and completed it at the University of Washington, Seattle. During this period, he had an opportunity to visit Alaska and decided it was an excellent place to live. He also earned a MBA in Healthcare Management and Leadership.
Dr. Olamikan is an accomplished educator. He was an associate professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and Children's Health Medical Center in Dallas where he was a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and a Pediatric Pain Specialist. He also served adult populations while stationed in Seattle, Washington.
A strong advocate for the advancement of physical and mental pain management, Dr. Olamikan strives to incorporate multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches (including, but not limited to medications, procedures and interventions, mental-health care, physical therapy, patient teaching and empowerment and alternative medicine) in achieving the optimal outcome for patients and clients tailored to their specific needs.