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 Kolar. 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 Hermosa beach and Grants Pass, Oregon. He has four grown children, and six grandchildren, all of whom currently reside in the United States.