Meet Dr. Joshua Harper
Dr. Joshua Harper is a dynamic and compassionate healthcare practitioner, revolutionizing the field of chiropractic medicine through his innovative approach and dedication to patient well-being. As the owner of Calispine Functional Neurology, a premier specialty chiropractic clinic in North County San Diego, he combines his expertise in neurocentric chiropractic medicine with a holistic full-body approach to healing.
Dr. Harper’s journey to becoming a leading authority spans more than 20 years. His career began in the armed forces, where he served as a first responder, witnessing firsthand the power of immediate medical intervention. This early exposure ignited his passion for healthcare and set him on a path of lifelong learning and professional growth.
Driven by a thirst for knowledge, Dr. Harper pursued extensive training in various disciplines. As a certified strength and conditioning specialist, he delved into the intricacies of biomechanics and movement practices, honing his understanding of the body’s mechanics and the importance of functional fitness. His dedication to providing comprehensive care led him to pursue his doctorate in Chiropractic and postdoctoral training in, chiropractic acupuncture and dry needling, functional neurology, neurodevelopment, functional medicine, and photobiomodulation.
Dr. Harper’s expertise and skill set uniquely position him to address a wide range of conditions and patient needs. He has a particular interest in helping individuals seeking non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical interventions for chronic upper cervical, TMJ and low back pain, concussions, neurodegenerative/development disorders, migraines, dizziness/vertigo, sports injuries. Furthermore, he is passionate about working with patients who strive to optimize their health and performance, both physically and cognitively.
Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Harper is committed to empowering others with knowledge and actionable insights. When he is not in the office, he devotes his time to his family enjoying the SOCAL lifestyle but his obsessive curiosity for learning keeps him busy reading the latest clinical research and applying the latest evidence based medicine to his own clinical practice. Through this dedication, he aims to make valuable information accessible to all, allowing individuals to take control of their health and become empowered.
In his pursuit of holistic patient care, Dr. Harper collaborates with other healthcare professionals within and outside his clinic. Sharing space with a speech-language pathologist, social worker and a hypnotherapist, he facilitates an integrated approach to care, providing comprehensive and multidimensional rehabilitation to his patients. He also works with local MD’s, Naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, Physical therapists and Occupational therapists to ensure his patients get the best care possible. The high standard of care offered by Dr. Harper and his team has earned them a reputation that transcends geographic boundaries, attracting patients from across the United States and even from other countries who seek intensive neurological rehabilitation.
Dr. Joshua Harper’s passion for improving lives through neurocentric chiropractic medicine is evident in every aspect of his work. With his unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, his innovative approach to healing, and his tireless efforts to disseminate knowledge, he continues to redefine the possibilities of chiropractic medicine and positively impact the lives of countless individuals seeking to grow into the best version of themselves.
Meagan is a licensed speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has over nine years of experience working in pediatrics and received her masters degree from Worcester State University in 2013. Since then she has worked with children in multiple settings including private and public schools and outpatient rehabilitation. Meagan has a passion for working with children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and complex communication needs .She has experience evaluating and treating children in the areas of receptive and expressive language, social language, feeding disorders, fluency, literacy, and articulation/phonology. Outside of work you can find Meagan running on the beach or spending time with her puppy Ella.
Madi is a certified Hot Pilates Instructor. With over thirteen years experience in being an athlete and five years of being a fitness instructor, she has found a strong passion towards both reaching optimal health and the mind to body connection.
Madi suffered a variety of injuries as a Water Polo player in highschool, leading her to finding different ways to feed her active lifestyle. She ultimately landed on hot yoga and fell in love with how quickly she could rehabilitate both her mind and body, through what also felt like a workout.
Since then, Madi graduated from California Polytechnic University of San Luis Obispo in 2022, started school to become a Certified Phlebotomist technician and has continued to learn about holistic methods to help both herself and others reach optimal health.
Outside of work you can find Madi surfing, practicing hot yoga, or at the beach with her friends.
Certified Hypnotherapist: Brad is a highly trained hypnotherapist. He’s passionate and committed to helping individuals live full and happy lives without unnecessary suffering. A Certified Master Hypnotist by the National Guild of Hypnotists, a 5-PATH® Certified Hypnosis Professional, and he has many years of studying and practicing mindful meditation. Brad received his B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, as well as a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a Healthcare emphasis from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Il. As well as a Certified Hypnotherapist, Brad has many years of experience working in diverse roles in pediatric and adult healthcare, both as a therapist and as an administrator. When Brad is not seeing clients he enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah, and their dog Odin. Brad is an avid surfer and enjoys most all outdoor activities. He is an active participant in the mindfulness community of North County San Diego and continually seeks out opportunities to expand his education and skills so that he can best serve his clients and their diverse needs.
Ella is Calispine’s therapy pup in training. When she’s not snoozing she will greet you with a butt wiggle and one of her favorite toys. She enjoys hiking, making new friends, and eating sticks/grass. She will be your new best friend if you have something yummy to share.
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I recently had the pleasure of visiting Josh and I cannot recommend them enough. From the moment I stepped into their office, I was greeted with warmth and professionalism. The... read more
Dr Josh is professional at his line of work. And is a great chiropractor. Really is worth the money and makes your back feel better. Great for neck pain and... read more
I can't say enough great things about Dr. Josh! He is literally one in a million. I have been going to him for years and he always treats me with... read more
I have had lower back pain for close to 3 years and have never found relief until I went to Dr.Harper at Calispine. He takes a look at your Full... read more
I've seen many chiropractors throughout the city, but this experience blew away any expectations I had. Dr. Josh is very knowledgeable and experienced in chiropractic care. I was unaware there... read more
November 2020 I was in the midst of the most physically crippling ehlers-danlos flare up of my life, as well as POTS & post concussion issues -but back then it... read more
After my TBI I lost the ability to taste and smell (preCovid) along with severe headaches. Dr. Josh identified other issues and worked on strengthening connections.
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Dr. Harper is great. His new office is in a really nice business park and e has all the tools there to improve your body to its optimal performance.... read more
I've always been a bit terrified of chiropractors, but after a few super fun freak injuries the past two years, I had to try something since nothing else had been... read more
Dr. Josh Harper has helped me recover from painful cramping muscles in my neck from sky diving and snowboarding injuries. And he's done this in only 8 weeks. For... read more