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. Rachel Caliva – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Rachel Caliva graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Carroll University in Wisconsin in 2016. After graduation she started her career as a travel physical therapist and has worked in Kentucky, Arizona, California, Washington, and Alaska. She refined her skills working across various settings in PT and has a special interest in working with patients with orthopedic and vestibular conditions.
Dr. Rachel enjoys helping people get back to activities they love and uses an exercise and movement based approach. Dr. Rachel is passionate about the “exercise is medicine” philosophy and uses this to help people reach their goals. Dr. Rachel is married to Dr. Dylan Caliva who is a physical therapist at the Arctic Huffman location. In her free time, Dr. Rachel enjoys hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and exploring new places.
Robyn Bowerson – Office Manager
Robyn was born and raised in Paradise, California and drove to Alaska in November 2017 to start a new life adventure here with family. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and being physically active.
“The best part about my job is being part of a team that really cares, and helps people achieve a pain-free life.”
Julie Henry – Chiropractic Assistant
Julie was born and raised in The Central Valley of California but has been in Alaska since 2013. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as soaking in as much sun as possible!
“I really enjoy being a part of such a welcoming team! There’s never a day where I don’t enjoy what I do! I love watching the relief our patients feel after a visit with us.”
Cheyanna – Front desk Admin
Cheyanna was born and raised in Redding, California and came to Alaska in search of better opportunity at the age of 16, to get out of her comfort zone and try something new. It has been a complete success and the Arctic Chiropractic team is a prime example of that success.
“I am proud to be part of the team and treat every patient with the respect that they deserve.”
Shasenaye’ Elliott – Licensed Massage Therapist
Shasenaye Elliot LMT started her massage experience while traveling internationally. She has learned techniques from Australian teachers, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage instructors and Thai practitioners. Her formal education was completed in 2014 near Yosemite, California. Shasenaye is a local Alaskan specializing in deep tissue and myofascial release.
Mike Myer – 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.
Kristen – Licensed Massage Therapist
Kristen was born and raised in Alaska. Along with working as a massage therapist, she has a passion for her family and friends, the arts, and anything/everything outside.
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