Dr. Frederick Hannie

Doctor of Chiropratic

Dr. Hannie is the owner, head coach, and Doctor of Chiropractic for CrossFit Lake Charles, Lake Charles Powerlifting, and Hannie Chiropractic & Strength. Dr. Hannie and his wife,  Sara Hannie, have opened an all in one health & fitness facility that not only attracts high caliber athletes, but first time fitness enthusiasts, senior fitness fans, and children alike.  Dr. Hannie has the most extensive athletic background of any chiropractor in Louisiana; for over a decade, he has coached numerous athletes in a multitude of sports, including track and field, Powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and CrossFit. He has competed in every sport he has coached.

The gym atmosphere created by Dr. Hannie and his staff is a positive, motivating environment designed to help someone get back into shape to play with their children/grandchildren pain free, to help get there first squat at proper depth, or even to help someone achieve their first muscle up. Dr. Hannie has been treating athletes and the general public in the Lake Area for over 5 years, and he has big plans for the gym’s future.

Chiropractic Services

Hannie Chiropractic & Strength was created because there is a void in Lake Charles, Louisiana when concerning doctors that understand fitness. Only a doctor that knows movement, understands how to treat movement injuries. Dr. Hannie uses strength training/rehab exercises, soft tissue therapy, Normatec Recovery Systems, and chiropractic adjustments to help athletes (and the general public) to stay healthy, to recover from hard training, and also to recover from any injury/ache/pain.Our goal is to treat the underlying cause of the condition by working the injured area without aggravating the injury.

  • Chiropractic Adjustments

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy (IASTM)

  • Myofascial Release (MFR)

  • Rehabilitation/Strength Training

“Everyone starts at different places, with different goals and hurdles to overcome, so focus everything they do on promoting pain free movement and strength.”



In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Hannie is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer & USPA Powerlifting Coach Practitioner. He competed for McNeese State University in the sprints and throws for the track and field team, throwing the hammer for 5 years after college. Currently competing in Olympic Weightlifting and powerlifting, he tied for 26th of all time in the World with 672 pounds for the squat (220 pound weight class).

Recovery Recommendations

Injuries can happen even when doing everything correctly. If you do anything long enough (running, CrossFit, powerlifting,  weightlifting, Spin, Zumba, etc..) you will eventually get an injury. Even if the most athletic thing you do is get up from the couch, you will eventually get one! Most people do not know what to do or where to go when an injury occurs while doing something they love.

See a specialist, such as a chiropractor, that understands the demands of your hobby or sport. Preferably one that is or has been an athlete, and also performs some type of soft tissue therapy (massage, myofascial release, etc..). Someone who understands the demands of your hobby/sport will likely be more able to help than someone who does not.

As soon as you are able to perform PAIN FREE, start doing the movement that injured you. If not then start working the muscle/joint that was injured, BUT ONLY IN MOTIONS THAT ARE PAIN FREE! If you injure your back while deadlifting, your first rehab movement may be supermans. If you can still deadlift PAIN FREE, then maybe deadlifts with much lighter weight than you normally use can be done. Working the injured area without aggravating the injury will promote blood flow and help the injured area heal faster. Your specialist from #1 can help you chose the exercises and rep ranges that can be used to give you the quickest return to being 100%.

Practice patience! All good things come with time. The mental aspect of an injury is often more difficult to deal with than the physical. Do only what your body allows you to without pain. By pushing any further you are setting yourself up for re-injury, which means more time away from doing what you love. The worst thing you can do is make an injury worse!”

Injuries Can Happen Anytime

Let our knowledge of movement help you get moving again