Dr. Christopher Harris is originally from Roxboro, NC where he was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with Cum Laude honors from Person High School in 2001. Upon his high school graduation, he moved to Wilmington, NC to attend the Univeristy of North Carolina at Wilmington where he graduated with Cum Laude Honors attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Medical Sciences in December 2005. Ater graduating from UNCW, he continued his education in Davenport, Iowa where he attended the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, known throughout the profession as the "Fountainhead" of Chiropractic. He again graduated from Palmer with Cum Laude honors to become a Doctor of Chiropractic in October 2009. to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic where he graduated again with Cum Laude honors to become a Doctor of Chiropractic in October of 2009.
After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Harris moved back to Wilmington, NC where he practiced for more than four years, helping to manage and operate three separate Chiropractic offices in the Wilmington, Wallace and Clinton areas. While practicing in Wilmington, he had the pleasure and opportunity to treat a wide range of patients, from infants to adults. He also had the opportunity to be part of the sports medicine team providing Chiropractic health care to a local professional soccer team, the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Professional Soccer League), the team Chiropractor and head trainer for a semi-professional football team, the Wilmington Tigers, as well as treating several members of the Wilmington Sea Dawgs professional basketball team (Tobacco Road Basketball League). He also spent time providing care for several athletes from several different athletic programs that are a part of Cape Fear Community College, including men’s and women’s soccer as well as the men’s and women’s basketball programs.
In 2014, Dr. Harris relocated to the triad region of North Carolina and practiced as an associate Chiropractor with Brittian Chiropractic Center, located in Winston-Salem, NC. While there, he helped manage an already established practiced and helped the practice grow and become even more successful. Knowing his heart was still a part of the salty air lifestyle of the coast, he moved back to Wilmington, NC in August of 2016, taking over a practice that has been established in the Wilmington area for over 12 years. Quint Chiropractic has been a staple Chiropractic office in the Wilmington area for many years and was established and founded by Dr. Timothy Quint, also a fellow Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate (class of 2005).
Dr. Harris has always had a passion for sports, and taking care of the athlete ranging from the weekend warrior to the elite level professional athlete. Because of his affinity for the athletic and active population, he chose to continue his education even further with several post-graduate certifications. He has completed the necessary coursework and has attained credentialing as a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP), as well as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). In April 2020, he completed necessary requirements to become one of less than 500 Chiropractors worldwide with the designation as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP), and is one of two actively practicing Chiropractors in North Carolina with the DACBSP designation. In April 2020 he also attained an International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC). In addition, in December 2022 Dr. Harris completed coursework and requirements to become a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (DACRB), and is the only actively practicing Chiropractor in North Carolina with the DACRB designation. He also completed a Masters Degree in Strength and Human Performance in December 2022 as well as a graduate of Parker University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Harris remains dedicated to having the most well rounded knowledgebase possible for his patients, and is currently pursuing Diplomate certifications in the fields of Orthopaedics, Forensics, Neurology, Nutrition, Occupational Health and Applied Kinesiology.
Dr. Harris also holds various certifications from several governing bodies including the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Titleist Performance Institute holding Level 2 certifications in the areas of medical, fitness and power, Functional Movement Systems and is RockBlades certified through RockTape USA.
“I was first introduced to the Chiropractic profession in 2002 after injuring my lower back while playing beach volleyball in Wilmington, NC. Upon several failed attempts over many months by various healthcare providers, it was suggested that I visit a chiropractor for my injury. I visited a well-known chiropractor in the Wilmington area that treated me and much to my delight I was on the sand again in no time! I knew right then at that point what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I take pride in educating the public on being and leading happier and healthier lives without having to depend on the traditional medical model in taking a drug or medication for every symptom that arises. Our bodies were made to heal from above down, inside out and it’s been my mission since graduating chiropractic school to change the mindset of the public and society as a whole as to what true health really is, and what it takes to be healthy!”
His hobbies include sports of all kinds, but his true passion is being a die-hard North Carolina Tar Heel fan, particularly Tar Heel Men's Basketball. He also enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, MMA, rugby, as well as traveling and live music. He also enjoys public speaking, and has been the guest speaker at various schools, businesses and other organizations educating communities on various health topics.