Arctic Chiropractic – Eagle River
Eagle River, AK 99577
Meet Our Team
Dr. James Harris – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. James Harris, D.C. grew up in a military home. At the early age of three years old, his dad was transferred to Ft. Richardson, AK and ever since then he has considered Alaska his home. Over the years he lived in several locations, including Eagle River, Chugiak, Anchorage and Fairbanks. He attended high school at Anchorage Christian Schools and met his wife at his local church. They are blessed to have four children, one girl and three boys which he describes as, “controlled chaos”.
Dr. Harris graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration. He completed his Master’s degree at Liberty University in Executive Leadership. Dr. Harris started his career in Law Enforcement as a Federal Police Officer at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. He is grateful to have had the opportunity to serve and protect those who serve and protect our country. Dr. Harris always appreciated the benefit of chiropractic care especially from the aches and pains as a police officer being put in very physical situations; he experienced first-hand the recuperative power of chiropractic care and physical rehabilitation.
Dr. Harris soon realized that he wanted to help others just like him. He decided to go back to school to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida so he can serve all those who wish to treat their pain naturally instead of just succumbing to it. Dr. Harris is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He has obtained Chiropractic licenses from the Virginia Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine, and Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Harris is also certified in Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Performance Kinesiology Taping and completed training for National DOT Certified Medical Examiners.
Dr. Harris has treated patients of all generations from days old to those in their twilight years. Having four children of his own piqued his interest in pediatric care and he enjoys treating babies and children, who he considers as some of his best patients. Dr. Harris has extensive experience working in chiropractic sports & rehabilitation treating local sports teams, semi and professional athletes and of course all the weekend warriors. He became a Clinical Preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program at George Mason University so he may share his knowledge and experience.
Dr. Harris is passionate about helping patients improve their overall health through chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, and nutrition. He is excited to serve the greater Eagle River Community with personable family-centered chiropractic care. He invites you to be part of our Eagle River Arctic Chiropractic Family.
Dr. Emily Taylor – Physical Therapist
Dr. Emily Taylor is a native of the Pacific Northwest. Graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2017 she started her career in the in-patient acute rehabilitation and acute care settings. She quickly realized her passion for physical therapy was within the outpatient setting and has worked in the outpatient setting since 2018. Dr. Emily Taylor has focused on treating orthopedic conditions, neurologic conditions, and has additional specialized training in pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor diagnoses she is skilled in treating include: SIJ dysfunction, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, prolapse, diastasis recti, bowel incontinence and more! Dr. Emily Taylor is skilled in helping the patient better understand why they are experiencing their pain or dysfunction to avoid the problem recurring in the future. She enjoys helping the patient return to their optimal function and looks forward to helping you along your journey of wellness.
Julie – Lead Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant
Born and raised in the Central Valley of California, Julie migrated 500 miles east, away from family and friends to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to study Veterinary Medicine.
If 500 miles wasn’t enough at just 20 years old, she made the big solo move to Alaska. A few career changes later, Julie started her journey with Arctic Chiropractic in April of 2019.
She loves how beautiful and bright the summers are in Alaska but really enjoys the winter so she can go out and ride snow machines in her spare time.
“Every day comes with its own set of challenges; no day is the same. But the wonderful patients we have and the interactions I get to have made all those challenges worth it. I love seeing the treatments from start to finish and how much relief our patients receive from our care. Being away from my family is really hard but having the support from the team has really helped me get through some of the toughest days and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.”
Mike – Licensed Massage Therapist
Mike is a graduate of Alaska Career College massage therapy program. He is passionate about helping his clients to live a pain free life.
Jannea – Licensed Massage Therapist
Jannea grew up here in the great state of Alaska and is a graduate of Alaska Career College. She is a wife and mother of 2 beautiful baby girls both under the age of 1 and one half! Jennea loves to work along side her patients to help them achieve a pain free lifestyle.
In her spare time you will find her spending time with her family.
Joseph – Licensed Massage Therapist
Joseph has lived most of his life in the lower 48. He grew up in Missouri where he found his love for massage. He graduated from Wellspring School of Allied Health and made his way to Alaska soon after. He joined the Arctic Family to make a difference in the wellness of others.
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