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Kirsten Sparley, DC, DACBSP, CSCS

Southern California University of Health Sciences

Tactical Sports Medicine Clinician at Southern California University of Health Sciences

Dr. Sparley obtained her undergraduate degree from Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul, MN where she studied Biochemistry, Math and Latin, graduating with honors. For 10+ years, she worked as an ophthalmic technician for an ophthalmologist specializing in uveitis and corneal disease, before deciding to continue her education. She graduated summa cum laude with her Doctorate in Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, OR and completed the Sports Medicine Residency at Southern California University of Health Sciences. She has been able to travel as a medical provider domestically and internationally with various Olympic and Paralympic teams including water polo, field hockey, rugby, fencing, cycling, track and field and BMX. She has also conducted research in Alzheimer’s Disease at the Alzheimer’s Research Center and Multiple Sclerosis at the Portland VA Medical Center, through which she has published several papers. 

Dr. Sparley has always been active in her community and has spent many years volunteering for Guide Dogs for the Blind as a puppy raiser and the Washington School for the Blind as a ski instructor. 

Dr. Sparley is also an avid athlete, participating in a wide variety of sports including skiing, canyoneering, backpacking, powerlifting, dance, volleyball and more. She not only enjoys playing sports herself but she truly enjoys helping others get into sports by coaching, instructing and guiding outdoor adventures and providing medical support for sporting events