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Dr. Craig E. Morris

D.C. | Certified International Instructor | Retired Clinical Professor

Craig E. Morris, studied extensively with the late Professor’s Karel Lewit and Vladimir Janda of the Department of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

​In addition, Dr. Morris studied with Professor Pavel Kolář individually and in organized courses in Europe and North America for over a decade and utilize these approaches in their clinical practices.

​Dr. Morris is 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 Kolář.

More About Dr. Craig Morris

Dr. Morris is a 1981 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College, LA. He has practiced in Torrance, CA for 35 years, where he is the clinical director at the multidisciplinary (Chiropractic and Orthopedics) clinic, “F.I.R.S.T. Health”. He is also licensed to practice in Oregon and travels there regularly to assess patients.

Dr. Morris is a retired Professor of Clinical Sciences at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles. He has also served as a post-graduate instructor at institutions including Cleveland Chiropractic College (LA and Tokyo, Japan), Southern California University of Health Sciences; Palmer Chiropractic University; the University of Southern Denmark: University of Johannesburg and Durban University of Technology, South Africa; Anglo-European Chiropractic College, Bournemouth, England; Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the School of Chiropractic at Anhembi Morumbi University in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Feevale University in Novo Hamburgo, 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 Kolář. He has studied with Professor Pavel Kolar individually and in organized numerous courses internationally for over a decade and utilizing DNS 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 the late Professors Karel Lewit and 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, including collaborative articles with the Prague School, appearing in such journals as SPINE & the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) and the Journal of Bodyworks and Movement Therapies (BMT) 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 (AFICC). He served as the Chairman of the Manual Medicine and Manipulation Committee of the American Back Society. He is a member of the California Chiropractic Association (lifetime), the American Chiropractic Association, and formerly the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, and a former Fellow of the American Back Society.

Dr. Morris is the editor and a multi-chapter author of the textbook, “Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management”, published by McGraw-Hill, which is a leading international multidisciplinary text for the management of low back disorders.

In the world of sports, Dr. Morris is a former Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and has remained active in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries for more than three 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 previously a Research Committee member for the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS). He was Research Director for ProGolf Health, the largest private multidisciplinary therapeutic group for professional touring golf professionals on both the European and PGA Mens’ Tours.

Dr. Morris is a recent member of the Editorial Board for the internationally renowned “Chiropractic Report” edited by David Chapman-Smith, LLB, the former 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 has enjoyed instructing thousands of chiropractors, physiotherapists, physicians, osteopaths, trainers and allied health care providers in his courses over the years.

Dr. Morris resides is a native of California, currently residing in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

The First-Ever DNS Global Introductory Video Presentation.

Dr. Morris collaborates with Prague School colleagues.

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Testimonials

Im a physical therapist from Mumbai India and work with patients with neurological disorders primarily in the Pediatric field. I have had approximately three years of experience. I took the DNS courses A and B with instructor Craig E. Morris. As an instructor, I found him extremely knowledgeable and most importantly easily approachable. I feel he really gave a good base by talking to us about the history of the evolution of treatment methods in physiotherapy and explaining to us how impacting the brain is always the most important. His teachings have radically changed the way I observe and treat my clients now. Also im grateful that he is always available to solve queries even after the course and that he shared his research papers with us.

Annabel D'souza

The DNS class is nothing short of amazing. Their systematic approach to rehab is simple to follow, provides many progressions & regressions, and allows for an immediate change for the patient that they can feel. The concepts In which we utilize our infants as our teachers set us up to explore & strengthen our innate movement patterns and apply them to any patient population.

Dr. Craig Morris’s experience as a clinician and DNS instructor provides valuable insight that allows for a deep dive into the development & neurophysiology of human movement. As well, he makes the concepts easy to digest and easier to apply for motor skill acquisition. I highly urge clinicians to take these courses for immediate application & increase patient results.

Tyler Lesher, Head Trainer UCLA Men's Basketball

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