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Pamela A. Hansen
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Pamela A. Hansen, MD

Languages spoken: English
  • Dr. Pamela A. Hansen is a professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in musculoskeletal, spine and cancer rehabilitation. She holds Board Certifications from the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a sub-specialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. Research interests include exercise in the cancer population, improvement in quality healthcare and patient outcomes, and medical education. Her clinical interests include exercise throughout the lifespan with attention to the aging population, cancer rehabilitation, and non-pharmaceutical approaches to manage pain, including joint and interventional spine procedures.

    Dr. Hansen is the Medical Director for the POWER (Personal Optimism with Exercise Recovery) Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center, which she founded in 2005. This program offers cancer patients personalized rehabilitation programs based on diagnosis, cancer treatment type and phase, as well as personal goals. POWER helps people affected by cancer improve their quality of life, reduce the side effects of their treatments, and increase strength for daily living.

    Dr. Hansen has also served as the PM&R Residency Program Director since 2009.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Sports Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    4.7 /5
    ( out of 289 reviews )

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    August 13, 2023

    As I said. This shot was particularly good. I knew it at the time. When she positioned the needle for my S1 shot, my plantar surface really hurt. So I think she had the needle particularly close to the root and I've had good relief.

    August 12, 2023

    Pamela Hansen is a skilled, compassionate physician, well worth the 3hour drive for expertise.

    July 20, 2023

    Very caring and easy to talk to

  • Dr. Pamela A. Hansen is a professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in musculoskeletal, spine and cancer rehabilitation. She holds Board Certifications from the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a sub-specialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. Research interests include exercise in the cancer population, improvement in quality healthcare and patient outcomes, and medical education. Her clinical interests include exercise throughout the lifespan with attention to the aging population, cancer rehabilitation, and non-pharmaceutical approaches to manage pain, including joint and interventional spine procedures.

    Dr. Hansen is the Medical Director for the POWER (Personal Optimism with Exercise Recovery) Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center, which she founded in 2005. This program offers cancer patients personalized rehabilitation programs based on diagnosis, cancer treatment type and phase, as well as personal goals. POWER helps people affected by cancer improve their quality of life, reduce the side effects of their treatments, and increase strength for daily living.

    Dr. Hansen has also served as the PM&R Residency Program Director since 2009.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Orthopaedics -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Sub: Sports Medicine)

    Education history

    Fellowship Musculoskeletal and Spine Rehabilitation - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - University of Washington Chief Resident
    Residency Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - University of Washington Resident
    Internal Medicine - University of Utah School of Medicine Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - Northwestern University Medical School M.D.
    Psychology - South Dakota State University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Dunston ER, Bai Y, Newton M, Podlog L, Walker D, Oza S, Zingg RW, Hansen PA, Coletta AM (2022). Clinical and Demographic Factors Associated with Follow-up in a Hospital-based Exercise Oncology Program. . Integr Cancer Ther, 21.
    2. Coletta AM, Playdon M, Baron KG, Wei M, Kelley K, Vaklavas C, Beck A, Buys SS, Chipman J, Ulrich CM, Walker D, White S, Oza S, Zingg RW, Hansen P (2021). The Association Between Time-of-day of Habitual Exercise Training and Changes in Relevant Cancer Health Outcomes Among Cancer Survivors. PLoS One, 16(10), e0258135.
    3. Hansen PA, English M, Willick SE (05/23/2012). Does Running Cause Osteoarthritis in the Hip or Knee? PM R, (4), S117-S121.
    4. Paidin M, Hansen PA, McFadden M, Kendall RW (11/01/2011). Contrast Dispersal Patterns as a Predictor of Clinical Outcome with Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Lumbar Radiculopathy. 3(11), 1022-1027.
    5. Daubs MD, Patel AA, Willick SE, Kendall RW, Hansen PA, Petron DJ, Brodke DS (11/12/2010). Clinical Impression Versus Standardized Questionnaire: The Spinal Surgeon's Ability to Assess Psychological Distress. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92, 1-6.
    6. Willick SE, Hansen PA (07/01/2010). Running and Osteoarthritis. Clin Sports Med, 29(3), 417-428.
    7. Hansen PA, Dechet CB, Porucznik CA, LaStayo PC (11/01/2009). Comparing eccentric resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors on and off hormone therapy: a pilot study. 1(11), 1019-24.
    8. Hansen PA, Micklesen P, Robinson LR (2004). Clinical utility of the flick maneuver in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 83(5), 363-7.

    Book Chapter

    1. Hansen PA, Henrie AM, Deimel GW, Willick SE (08/20/2015). Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Limb. In Braddom R, Cifu D (Eds.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Fifth). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
    2. Hansen PA, Willick SE (04/02/2014). Running and Osteoarthritis. In Wilder R, O'Conner F, Magrum Eric (Eds.), The Complete Textbook of Running Medicine (second, pp. 620-630). Monterey: Healthy Learning.
    3. Hansen, PA, Willick SE (01/01/2011). Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Limb. In Braddom R (Ed.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Fourth, pp. 843-870). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
    4. Hansen PA, Willick SE (01/01/2007). Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Limb. In Braddom R (Ed.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Third). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
    5. Hansen PA, Reed K (2006). Common musculoskeletal problems in the performing artist. In D. Dellapena (Ed.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America (17). Salt Lake City: Elsevier.

    Abstract

    1. Hansen PA, Zingg R, Coletta AM, Walker D, Rose N (2020). Preliminary Efficacy of a Hospital Based Exercise Oncology Program. Poster presentation at the 2020 American Academy of Physical Medicineand Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, San Diego, CA. [Abstract]. 12(S1), suppl 1.
    2. Christiansen J, Capizzi A, Walker D, Fenger C, Bigelow B, Sandefur K, Trapp S, Hansen P (2020). How Does Mindfulness Added to a Structured Diet and Exercise Program in Cancer Patients Affect Long Term Health Benefits? Poster presentation at the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress and Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. [Abstract]. 99(3), a187.
    3. Hansen, PA, Willick, SE, Kendall, R (2007). Pain reproduction and acute pain relief with transforaminal injections do not predict two-week or two-month pain or functional outcomes. [Abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 88.
    4. Hansen PA, Micklesen PJ, Robinson LR (2002). The utility of the flick maneuver in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome [Abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 83, 1641.
    5. Hansen PA, Kraft GH (2002). Successful early treatment and rehabilitation of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis [Abstract]. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 81, 539.
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