Our Wellness Team
DR. M. Curtis Hobson DC, CME
Dr. Curtis Hobson, is a second generation Chiropractor, born and raised in St. George. He completed his 4 year undergraduate education at Dixie State University and SUU, graduating Cum Laude from DSU and again graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Chiropractics from Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Education is very important to Dr Hobson and the way he functions in practice. After moving to Southern Utah he taught in the biological sciences departments at SUU and DSU for 8 years.
Dr. Hobson carries additional certifications as a Certified Health Coach, and as a Certified Medical Examiner for the DOT, he is M1 certified in Graston and has studied under some the of the top soft tissue experts in the USA. Dr. Hobson has lectured professionally on nutrition and for 4 years served as the Official Chiropractor for SUU athletics, also as the official Chiropractor for the MMA club in Cedar City, he's worked with professional cycling, volleyball, football, gymnastics, soccer, track and dance. He has successfully treated a wide variety of sports, muscle, nerve, and joint injuries. Oct 2020 Dr. Hobson was voted best chiropractor in Iron County.
Dr. Hobson believes that an important aspect of treatment is to create balance: emotionally, mentally and physically.
Dr. Hobson is happy to serve Southern Utah.
As far back as I can remember, I experienced headaches that would last 2-3 days and a few times a month. My parents would take me to the doctor many times and was given many prescriptions. Finally, at age 19, I saw my first chiropractor. The pain went away with one adjustment! Now, when a headache arises, an adjustment takes care of it. The doctor told me that there must have been some type of trauma when I was young. I inquired my parents. It turns out, I was in my mother's arms at 2 years old when we were in a head-on collision with a dump truck. (there were no child restraint laws back then) It had to be this accident. The experience with the chiropractor sparked my interest to the point that I went back to school and eventually graduated from, at the time, Parker College of Chiropractic in 1996.
I was born at Yale-New Haven Hospital and lived in a suburb of Bridgeport, Connecticut, until I was 5. My parents then moved to Bozrah, Connecticut, which has the distinction of being the only town in the world named such. The local high school was Norwich Free Academy where I graduated from in 1984. I attended Brigham Young University where I first majored in English and minored in Greek and Roman Mythology. That changed when, at 25, I decided to go to chiropractic school and then had to get caught up on the science courses.
I married a wonderful girl, Christine, and have 6 wonderful children.
I currently teach at Dixie State University as adjunct faculty in a gross anatomy lab setting. Students range from pre-nursing to pre-med. One of my nerdy dreams is to get a math degree and I am currently taking upper calculus and math courses on my way there.
Dr. R.Mark Albright DC
Michael K. Hobson received his pre-medical training from 1977 to 1981 at Dixie College in St. George Utah, and San Jacinto College in Texas. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College attending from 1980 to 1984. Dr. Hobson did his internship at the Texas Chiropractic College public clinic, from 1982 to 1984. He began his practice in St. George Utah in the summer of 1984. Dr. Hobson has had great success since 1984 treating Auto accidents, has been an expert witness in a number of trial cases for his patients. He is highly experienced and successful in treating all headaches, neck, arm, lower back and leg pains. In Dr. Hobson’s opinion, all auto, workcomp, personal injury cases should be evaluated and treated by conservative, very safe chiropractic care before trying anything more invasive such as drugs and surger. He is an honored member of The American Registry’s Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans 1995 – 1996, also an honored Member of The American Registry’s Who’s Who In Leading Professionals & Executives 1997. Dr. Hobson has hosted his own radio talk show titled “Preventive Medicine with Dr. Michael K. Hobson” listened to on KDXU 890 from 1993 to 1995. He has authored several books, “That Dirty Fat”, A Guide to Reducing Body Toxins, published by Woodland Publishing, Inc. 1994©, also “Bio-Resistive Exercising”, body weight resistance made safe and easy. Dr. Hobson is the founder of the National Detoxification Institute and the developer to a detoxification protocol designed to cleanse human fat tissues of man made bioaccumulates, toxic residues. He has authored many articles which have been published in various peer review professional journals. Dr. Hobson has also produced several nutrition educational tapes which have been published in English and Mandarin and are currently distributed in Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia.He has been a regular invited guest speaker at many Health Expos, and seminars nationwide from 1991 to the present. He is the Owner and supervisor of the Spinal Institute of Southern Utah – Founded in 1996. He is a member of the Utah Chiropractic Physicians Association.
Dr. Michael K. Hobson DC, CME
Mindy Calvez LMT
Hi, my name is Mindy Calvez, Lead Licensed Massage Therapist here at Cedar City Chiropractic and Active Health. I earned my Associates degree in Business at Iowa State University and earned my massage license at European Massage School in Las Vegas Nevada. My goal is to help people live better and more fulfilling lives with the healing benefits of massage. I believe the body and mind work like a machine and by bringing in different modalities and combining them to fit each individual's needs. My results focused massage technique combines myofascial, deep tissue, active release, sports massage, blading, flossing, and taping.
Derek Rodeback completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, earning a bachelors degree in Public Health. He continued his education at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned accolades including being invited into the Honor Society Sigma Sigma Phi, graduating in the top 10% in his class. Residency was finished in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
While in residency, Dr. Rodeback was able to learn more about bio-mechanics and mechanisms of injury, how the body truly can heal itself if provided with what it needed to do so. To him, the standard treatments available did not seem to provide good relief for muscle, joint, nerve and general body pain. Physical therapy, steroid injections, nerve blocks and even manual medicine OMT were mostly temporary pain relief or unable to resolve the issues in many cases. Feeling like the standard medical treatments for muscle and joint problems were inadequate, Dr. Rodeback focused his efforts on learning and researching Regenerative medicine. He began attending conferences for regenerative medicine which was not taught in the residency program. Bringing what he learned in regenerative medicine back to his Loma Linda program, Dr. Rodeback was asked to help teach regenerative medicine to his peers in the program. Once graduated Dr. Rodeback continued his learning and practice in regenerative medicine, working with some of the best regenerative specialists in the nation and is now bringing this cutting edge expertise to Southern Utah where he and his family now reside.
"After years of treating patients with Regenerative Medical treatments, I can confidently say there is no better method to help those who suffer from pain." --Dr. Derek Rodeback