Dr. Christopher LeRoi Harrison was born and raised in Niles, Michigan and graduated from Niles High School in 1959. He received his B.A. degree at the University of Houston in 1966 and went to work in the corporate world for two years with the International Harvester Corporation.
In 1968 he matriculated into the chiropractic program at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now the Southern California University of Health Sciences). He graduated with a doctorate in chiropractic (D.C.) in 1972 and went into private practice. While in private practice he was on the faculty at the Palmer West University of Chiropractic teaching part time. Later he was asked to become chairman of the Department of Applied Kinesiology which he did for three years. Dr. Harrison was also asked by the California Chiropractic Association to be chairman of the Department of Research, which position he held for three years.
In 1994, Dr. Harrison relocated from California to the state of Alabama and purchased a practice in Vestavia Hills, Alabama where he has worked full time ever since.
Dr. Harrison has four children. His oldest son Wayne is a colonel in the United State Marine Corps and has three children. Jenny, his next child is a nurse and resides in College Station, Texas with her husband and she has one child. Tyler is Dr. Harrison’s third child and Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and became an All-American Collegiate Rugby player. Tyler plans to become a chiropractic physician and will enter The Palmer West University in the fall of 2015. Dr. Harrison’s fourth child is Summer. Summer has distinguished herself with a 4.13 grade point average at Vestavia Hills High School. She has been accepted into the University of Michigan and plans to pursue a career in international business.
Dr. Harrison, when not working in his chiropractic practice enjoys dancing to Cajun and Zydeco bands from Louisiana, listening to and singing along(no, he cannot sing) with Utube videos of his favorite music (blues, country, and vintage rock and roll and popular songs from the 1950’s). He goes to the gym regularly, does yoga and likes to hang upside down to stretch his spine. When time permits, he practices in the martial arts. Dr. Harrison is involved in constitutional and conservative movements to help bring our nation back to what the Founding Fathers laid out for us. Dr. Harrison is a Christian and goes to the Church of the Highlands.
If you have any questions about our Birmingham chiropractor, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Chris Harrison Chiropractic, please call us at 205-823-5931 today!