Meet Our Doctors

dr-risterDr. Lisa Rister

Dr. Lisa Rister (formerly Hanson) received her undergraduate training in chemistry and microbiology from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. After transferring to Northwestern University Health Sciences in Bloomington, Minnesota, she completed her internship and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic.

As a part of her training, she obtained additional clinical hours in radiology and experience in pediatrics, sports medicine, and chiropractic research. She has also completed postgraduate studies in acupuncture, incorporating this valuable tool in her current practice.

Dr. Rister is licensed to practice in both Texas and Canada (inactive). She maintains a diverse practice, dealing with family and pediatric care, sports injuries, and many chronic and difficult cases, including the management of autoimmune disorders, arthritis, and Fibromyalgia.

She is an active resident of The Woodlands, serving as a member of various local and business organizations. Along with volunteering for many charities, she serves on the Board of Regents for the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas.


Dr. SchwabDr. Dawn Schwab

After completing her undergraduate studies in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology, Dr. Dawn Schwab attended Texas Chiropractic College, where she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic. During her studies, she completed an orthopedic surgical rotation at Hermann Hospital and an internship at the Texas Chiropractic College Public Clinic in Pasadena.

Upon receiving her doctorate, she entered a private practice in Houston, maintaining a broad-based family practice. During her years of private practice, Dr. Schwab continued studies in rehabilitation of injuries and the treatment of aging and disabled patients. Her experience in treating chronic conditions and her affinity for helping patients of all ages makes her a popular speaker for schools and civic organizations.

Dr. Schwab is licensed to practice in Texas and Washington State (inactive). She has been a resident of Houston all her life and has practiced in The Woodlands since January of 2000. She is active in her community and serves as a member of several business, educational, and civic organizations. She serves on the Board of Regents for the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas.


Dr. CianciulliDr. Dennis Cianciulli

Dr. Dennis Cianciulli studied at Sam Houston State University, majoring in Biology. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. During his studies, he completed orthopedic, general, and surgical rotations at the V.A. Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Cianciulli is currently licensed to practice in Texas. He has been a long time resident of The Woodlands area, maintaining a busy solo family practice- Alden Bridge Chiropractic- for more than 15 years.

In June of 2014, he merged his practice with Doctors Schwab and Rister to be able to provide more comprehensive services to his patients, as well as to lend his skill and experience to the patients of Spinal Care Chiropractic Center. During his years in private practice, Dr. Cianciulli has maintained a large family practice focusing on spinal related complaints, sports injuries, and chronic pain management. He has served on various municipal boards and he has been a volunteer for several charity and service organizations.


Contact our chiropractic center today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. We work with patients from all over The Woodlands and surrounding areas.