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Professor Morris is a 1981 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College, LA. He has practiced in Torrance, CA for 28 years, where he is the clinical director at the multidisciplinary (Chiropractic, Orthopedic & Physiatry) clinic, “F.I.R.S.T. Health”. He practices part time in Bratislava and Komjatice, Slovakia.

Dr. Morris is Professor of Clinical Sciences at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles. He has also served as a post-graduate instructor at Cleveland Chiropractic College (LA), Southern California University of Health Sciences, Palmer Chiropractic College, the University of Southern Denmark, Anglo-European, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the School of Chiropractic at Anhembi Morumbi University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

Dr. Morris is the one of the original five clinicians from around the world, and the first Doctor of Chiropractic in North America, to become a certified instructor in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar. He has studied with Associate Professor Pavel Kolar individually and in organized courses in Europe and North America for over a decade and utilizing these approaches in his clinic daily.

Dr. Morris was the first California Doctor of Chiropractic to successfully complete the three-year post-graduate specialty training and testing requirements to attain his Diplomate status of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (DACRB).

Dr. Morris has also studied extensively with Professor Karel Lewit and the late Professor Vladimir Janda of the Department of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He co-instructed many courses internationally with Professor Janda in North America and Europe. Dr. Morris was the first chiropractor ever invited to lecture at a Medical Conference in Eastern Europe.

Dr. Morris has published several papers in peer-reviewed publications, such as SPINE & the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) and has served as a peer-reviewer for several scientific journals.

Dr. Morris is the founding President of the Slovak Chiropractic Association; a member nation of the World Federation of Chiropractic. Dr. Morris is a Fellow and 2-time Past President of the Academy of Forensic and Industrial Chiropractic Consultants. He is the Chairman of the Manual Medicine and Manipulation Committee of the American Back Society. He is a member of the California Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association, the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Back Society.

Dr. Morris is the editor and a multi-chapter author of the text, “Back Syndromes, Integrated Clinical Management” (McGraw-Hill Medical Publishers, New York), a leading international multidisciplinary text for the management of low back disorders.

In the world of sports, Dr. Morris is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and has remained active in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries for more than two decades. He has served as a member of the chiropractic staff at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, a medical board member for the International Powerlifting Federation, serving as the treating doctor for the World Junior Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, a rehabilitation consultant for the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), the director of rehabilitation for the Tampa Bay Lightning Ice Hockey Team (NHL) and a rehabilitation consultant for the Florida Panthers Ice Hockey Team (NHL). Dr. Morris was recently named to the Research Committee for the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS).

Dr. Morris is a recent member of the Editorial Board for the internationally renowned “Chiropractic Report” edited by David Chapman-Smith, LLB, the Secretary-General of the World Federation of Chiropractic.

Dr. Morris has lectured on five continents on issues regarding chiropractic, medical-legal issues, sports and rehabilitation. He provided the key rehabilitation lectures and workshops at the Bi-annual World Federation of Chiropractic and European Chiropractic Union meeting held in Portugal in May, 2007.

Dr. Morris resides in Redondo Beach, California with his wife Jana, a native of Slovakia. Their second home is Slovakia, where they return several times annually. They have four grown children, with their daughter, son-in-law and grandson residing in Amsterdam, Netherlands.