Dr. Christopher Harris is a native of the small town of Roxboro, NC where he graduated with Cum Laude honors from Person High School. Upon graduating high school, he continued his education attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He graduated from UNCW with Cum Laude honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in December 2005, with a concentration in Pre-Medical Sciences. After graduating from UNCW, he then attended the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, known throughout the profession as the “Fountainhead” of Chiropractic, located in Davenport, Iowa. He again finished near the top of this graduating class with Cum Laude honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in October 2009.
Upon his graduation 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.
After several years practicing Chiropractic in the Wilmington area, in 2014 he decided to take his knowledge and skills 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 to 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, where he took 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 (2005).
Dr. Christopher Harris has 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 three post graduate certifications. He has completed the necessary coursework and has attained credentialing as a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP), Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), and has also completed coursework and is waiting to sit for his testing to become certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP) in April of 2019. His goal over the next five years is to attain Diplomate certification through the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (DACRB), American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN), as well as becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Dr. Christopher Harris is the only Chiropractor in Wilmington, NC that has taken the proper and necessary live coursework through RockTape USA to become certified in the administration and usage of RockBlade tools (FMT) to provide Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM). He has held this certification since February 2017. He also has training though the Functional Movement Systems to gain credentials and certifications with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS Level 2), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA Level 1), and with the Y-Balance Test (YBT) also associated with the Functional Movement System.
“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 athletic trainers and various other healthcare providers, it was suggested that I visit a chiropractor for my injury. Reluctantly, 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, 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.