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Pamela A. Hansen
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Pamela A. Hansen, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Huntsman Cancer Institute - Cancer Hospital South

Clinic 1B, Wellness and Integrative Health
Salt Lake City
801-587-4585

University Orthopaedic Center

Salt Lake City
801-587-7109
  • Dr. Pamela A. Hansen is a professor in the Department 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

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 84 reviews )

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    February 08, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    A very caring, competent and skilled physician.

    February 08, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Hanson is an excellent physician in all the aspects one would hope to find in a professional care giver. Her entire focus is on her patient and, in my case, is able to listen, diagnose, and treat in a manner that absolutely fits and feels exactly right. I personally need to travel a long distance to see Dr. Hanson and I do this gladly because I know I am receiving the best care possible. Dr. Hanson exemplifies the pinnacle in her field and has my utmost respect.

    January 30, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Hansen is a compassionate and concern about your health. She always suggest alternatives for my back pain. I alw8ays get a say on care I receive. Dr. Hansen is an excellent provider. She has helped me for past 8 year with my back. I consider as a friend

    January 21, 2024
    NEILSEN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

    Dr. Hansen is an excellent doctor in whom I have immense confidence.

    January 04, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    she listens and works with you. LOVED THE RESPECT AND OUTCOME.

    December 21, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Pamela Hansen was very thorough, attentive and listened to everything. She gave me all the options that I could have for treatment and is open to further consultations after I've tried prescribed meds and PT.

    December 16, 2023
    NEILSEN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

    Dr. Hansen is competent and professional. I have an exceedingly high confidence in her abilities.

    December 02, 2023
    NEILSEN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

    They dr is great, the facility is hard to access. The young male assistants were so caring & handsome too!

    December 01, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    My primary interactions have been w her assistant, MaryLu. MaryLu has been very good.

  • Dr. Pamela A. Hansen is a professor in the Department 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 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation -Primary
    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. (Read full article)

    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. Lanpher A, Brady D, Mascoe J, Hansen P, Davies R, Stiel K, Armstrong A (2024). Wellness Initiatives within the PM&R Residency Program. Poster presented at the University of Utah Evidence Based Practice + Wellness Champions Poster Fair. [Abstract]. (Epub ahead of print)
    2. Tran J, Kramer A, Hansen P (2024). Impact-PMR: Innovative Methods for Preceptor Advancement and Clinical Teaching in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Poster presented at the Education Scholarship Retreat. [Abstract]. (Epub ahead of print)
    3. 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 Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, San Diego, CA and The 24th Multidisciplinary Management of Cancers Conference. [Abstract]. 12(S1), suppl 1.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. Hansen PA, Kraft GH (2002). Successful early treatment and rehabilitation of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis [Abstract]. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 81, 539.