Meet Dr. Josh
Owner of Calispine Functional Neurology and Sports Rehab, Board eligible Functional Neurologist, Board Certified and California Licensed Chiropractor, Board eligible Chiropractic Acupuncturist and Certified Integrative Dry Needling for Sports and Pain Management, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Functional Movement Trainer and Posture Specialist. Dr. Harper has served thousands of people from all walks of life with various conditions and labels. He has taught numerous workshops related to the integration of brain exercise and body movement health. Specialties include Concussions, Migraines, Dizziness/Vertigo, Chronic pain and Athletic Performance.
You can typically find him at the beach, Trader Joe’s or Lazy Acres eating all the samples or at a coffee shop writing about himself in third person while sipping gingerade kombucha.
His motto is Move Smarter, then Work Harder. Treat the brain first, then the body.
Drop him a line anytime if you have a brain/body question.
We make people’s lives better!
At the end of 2009 a major discovery was made. Two patients came into the office with chronic low back pain. After learning that chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and passive therapies had all been unsuccessful in the past, Dr. Mike knew he had to be innovative. An adhesion was found within the Quadratus Lumborum muscle in the low back of both of the patients. Despite Dr. Mike’s best efforts to rub and massage the adhesion out, it was unsuccessful. A special electric tissue hammer was created which successfully disintegrated the adhesions, along with relieving the patients’ low back pain. Over the last 6 years, CaliSpine was developed and built upon through further research, numerous case studies, and hundreds of success stories, all of which resulted in the resolution of low back pain, even the worst of cases.
Dr. Mike has been completely immersed in the chiropractic and sports injury profession since the year 2000. He attended and received his doctorate degree from Palmer College, which is the most prestigious chiropractic college in the nation. During that time, Dr. Mike took special interest in sports injury & rehabilitation. He continued his education with Active Release Technique, Graston, Kinesiotaping, and Titleist Performance Institute along with working with several high school and collegiate sports teams. On his free time Dr. Mike loves spearfishing, jiu jitsu, Crossfit, and writing about himself in the third person.
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What makes you smile? Touching peoples lives. There is no deeper sense of satisfaction for me than helping someone regain his or her life. It may or may not come to a surprise for you, but a low back or shoulder injury can cause someone to lose the activities they love, lose their job, become depressed, and at times even become suicidal. Inspiring hope backed with a rock solid game plan is what I do! I love the art and science of executing and delivering results to get people on their feet again. This touches my heart in a way nothing else does.
What is your favorite activity? I am a die-hard freediver/spearfisher. I go miles out into the deep blue ocean & hunt fish, with nothing more than the equivalent of an under water bow and arrow, and a breath of air. There are no scuba tanks! I hunt delicious fish such as seabass, tuna, and yellowtail, and dive as deep as 100ft (on a breath of air)! I also love jiu jitsu, which is ground grappling someone into a submission such as various chokes, arm, and shoulder locks.
What is your educational background? I graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in pre-med. During my schooling I had been working for a respectable sports injury clinic since 2000, and I chose to move forward with chiropractic college after I experienced the reward of helping people. After and during my doctoral degree, I studied several different treatment methodologies in sports rehab including work in Graston, McKenzie Method, Active Release Technique, Titleist Performance Institute, Kinesiotaping, personal training, and SFMA. I have always considered myself a body-mechanic, and believe that they key to helping people permanently resolve their pain requires a toolbox full of tools! I have also taught courses on body mechanics & kinesiology at Cal State University.
I make sure our patients move like human beings! I make light of every situation and do my best to put a smile on every person’s face. I connect with each person on a personal level, to understand what is important to them in their life. Not only do I get patients feeling good about themselves, but by teaching them proper movement patterns to apply in their daily lives, their bodies feel great as well.
What makes you smile?
Music! Lifting heavy stuff, eating copious amounts of food, local breweries, Game of Thrones, physics articles, more food, burpees, Pulp Fiction, stand up comedians, and long walks on the beach with a local brew in my hand. #laughallday
What is your favorite activity?
Video Games. I am a nerd at heart and very few people know of my addiction. Without a doubt, the one thing I could never give up in life is my love for video games. It truly puts the biggest smile on my face.
I am the spine in CaliSpine! I do all of the front office work which includes scheduling, meeting, greeting, and making new and potential friends to be feel welcome!
What makes you smile?
My three wonderful kids! Isabel 12, Luis 10, and Nicolas who is 5. They inspire me daily, amaze the heck out of me, heal me, make me strong, and of course they age me well!
What is your favorite activity?
My favorite activity is singing along to a variety of music, sometimes it is in English, and others in Spanish. I do it as much as I can, in my car, the shower, housecleaning, etc. I don’t have a singing voice, so I mainly keep it to myself, my kids, and whoever rides along with me. Don’t ask me to sing, you don’t want to hear it.
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(760) 683 9219
Monday & Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 12 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm
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