Lisa, S.H. Hannifin, DC, DAN, MAPS

Family Chiropractor and Autism Specialist

Lisa Hannifin, DC, DAN®, is board-certified in the treatment and rehabilitation of cervical, thoracic and lumbar disorders of the spine including degenerative disorders, spinal trauma, adult and pediatric deformities and Webster Technique for pregnant mothers.

She is both an ARI (Autism Research Institute) trained and DAN (Defeat Autism Now) and MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) Doctor. Dr. Hannifin collaborated with Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless, the author of Children with Starving Brains, world renown DAN Doctor and researcher, as her mentor guiding and advising her in the process of recovering children on the autistic spectrum.

Dr. Hannifin is married to Doug Noland and they have two children together, Adam who is recovering from autism and Sam who is developing typically. Inspired by her son Adam’s recovery, Dr. McCandless’ encouragement, and her husband Doug’s love and support, she became a (Defeat Autism Now) DAN® Doctor committed to recovering children from autism. She stays current with cutting edge research through the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).

Dr. Hannifin earned her bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Ethics/Religious Studies with a minor in Biology from California State University Northridge. She earned her Chiropractic degree, Cum Laude, from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, one of the top chiropractic schools on the West Coast. Currently, she is completing a diplomate program in Pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association.

She is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, the California Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, World Chiropractic Alliance, and Talk About Curing Autism. She concentrates on family chiropractic care including prenatal and infant chiropractic and biomedical interventions for autism.

Dr. Lisa began her chiropractic journey almost fifteen years ago as a patient. Like many, she discovered chiropractic following an automobile accident, which left her with progressive neurological deterioration in both her hands and arms. After two and one half years of failed traditional medical care, she received her first chiropractic adjustment and quickly came to understand the importance of chiropractic care for her overall health and well-being. It was the miraculous success in her own life and health through chiropractic care that led her on the path to become a Doctor of Chiropractic instead of a Medical Doctor as she had originally planned. Utilizing a variety of chiropractic techniques, from traditional to non force, she believes passionately that the entire family, babies through seniors, can all have the benefit of a healthier life through chiropractic care.

Raised in the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Lisa has chosen to remain in the Valley in order to give back to her community. After practicing in Burbank for almost eight (8) years near the house in which she grew up, she is now focusing her practice in the Chatsworth community where she lives with her husband and children.


Hi, I’m Dr. Lisa Hannifin. I am a family chiropractor in Chatsworth, California and I’ve been a chiropractic patient myself for over 2 decades!

My mission: to educate families about their healthcare choices thereby allowing them to achieve optimal health through natural Chiropractic care. I consider myself a coach in my practice. I help babies, children, teenagers, and adults of all ages move toward a healthier and more vibrant life and lifestyle. I also specialize in biomedical interventions for Autism.

MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) Doctor I may be able to help your child recover from Autism. At age 13, my own son is 95% recovered. Please click here to learn more.

By the way, kids love to come to my office. No shots! And, there are plenty of toys to play with as I have a small children myself. A little love and a gentle approach go along way towards earning a child’s trust!

As a practicing chiropractor, I am continually amazed at the power of the body’s ability to heal itself naturally without drugs or surgery. Regular chiropractic adjustments promote healing better as well as feeling better. According to Rand studies, chiropractic is a highly cost effective method of health care. One year of wellness care costs less than a one week stay in the hospital!

For most people (myself included) regular adjustments include a weekly spinal check for subluxations. Some patients visit once or twice a month, some more and others less. I work with you to draw up a care plan that best fits your health goals. Because the principles and practices of chiropractic work, chiropractic care benefits everyone by enhancing the human potential for optimal health.

“Get your spine checked for subluxations today!”