Dr. Michael Harbison D.C., Chiropractor

Dr. Michael Harbison D.C.

Chiropractor

203 East Ferguson Avenue Wood River Illinois, 62095

About

Here at AlignLife Chiropractic Center in Wood River, our philosophy is based on the belief that our patients’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives by combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.

Our 5 star services feature Chiropractic, Toxin Elimination, Nutrition Enhancement, Hormone Balance and Weight Management.  We would welcome the opportunity to be “your” Wood River chiropractor. We will earn your trust while delivering the best chiropractic care in the Wood River area.

Education and Training

Logan College of Chiropractic

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 9 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Classroom Lectures and Talks within the Office -
  • Educational Speaking on Autism for the Community -

Awards

  • Humanitarian of the Year 2013   
  • Co-Author of The ACPPA's Secrets to Rehabilitating the Pregnant Patient   
  • 2013 Chiropractor and Medical Nutritionist of the Year   
  • Medical Compliance Specialist-Physician   
  • CCCPC   
  • Diversified Award 2011   

Treatments

  • Chiropractic & Medical Nutrition

Articles and Publications

  • http://alignlife.com/articles/healthyhabits/increase-motion-and-decrease-pain-on-the-golf-course

    http://alignlife.com/articles/healthyhabits/too-old-to-move-we-dont-think-so

What do you attribute your success to?

  • As Dr. Michael Harbison was growing up in the small town of Quincy, Illinois, little did he know how the town’s and his family’s passion for the military would shape his future. Dr. Mike was a natural athlete who loved to be active. Growing up he always wanted to be a surgeon like his uncle or a soldier. Little did he know that his dream of being a soldier would lead him down a different path. He was an infantry soldier attached to Alpha Company 2-69 for the invasion of Iraq. His unit was the spearhead for the invasion. That is where the change of Dr. Mike’s life happened. During the war Dr. Mike sustained a Spinal Cord injury that would forever change who he was and going to be.

    When the injury was so bad that Dr. Mike was having a lot of troubles he went to the Troop Medical Center. After years of examinations and multiple doctors were done, Dr. Mike was told, “We’re sorry, but you have bulging discs that are pushing on your chord and we are going to have to perform an exploratory back surgery to see exactly where the damage is because the tests just can’t pinpoint it.” So he decided to weigh his options because this didn’t sound like a good idea. Dr. Mike opted to not have the surgery. He asked the neurosurgeon what about maybe going to a chiropractor. He was not a believer, but his parents had always gone. The neurosurgeon looked at him very angrily and said,” If you want to go that route and get paralyzed then you go right ahead, but don’t come back here for me to fix you!!” After that Dr. Mike was medically retired from the military with a number of physical dysfunctions that he was told to live with. It seemed as though every doctor he went to would not listen to him they just pushed a prescription his way and told him to come back later. Finally Dr. Mike decided to try chiropractic after a 3 year battle with no help. The pain was still there and all attempts had failed. At the chiropractors Dr. Mike was told, “Oh yeah I can fix that I do it every day!” This didn’t help ease Dr. Mike as he always remembered what the neurosurgeon in Georgia told him. The Chiropractor put him on the table and gave him his first adjustments. As his nervous system was being awakened Dr. Mike was feeling amazing after the first treatment. So he continued to go back daily and then a couple times a week. After 2 months Dr. Mike was feeling like his old self again. He then knew this is what he had to do.

    After Dr. Mike’s path was changed by that back injury, he knew he wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. He committed himself to a career in Chiropractic Wellness Care and would go on to graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic with advanced studies in advanced nutrition, scoliosis care, ADD & ADHD, Autism, functional neurology, internal health, and anti-aging.

    As Dr. Mike says, “There is always an answer. You just have to find the right doctor who will listen and knows the God given power of one’s body to heal itself.” It is now Dr. Mike’s mission to empower each person to no longer be a victim of their health or circumstances and instead learn how their body works and how to achieve a state of total wellness.

    Dr. Mike has become a sought after speaker in the health and wellness community, speaking on topics ranging from autism to how to treat the pregnant patient. He has helped businesses both large and small save hundreds of thousands of dollars by assisting in their health and wellness programs.

Areas of research

  • Lyme Disease

    Autism

    Metabolic Disorders

    Peripheral Neuropathy

    Medical Nutrition

Philanthropic Initiatives

  • In 2013 donated a weight room to Lewis & Clark Elementary School. 

    In 2014 has donated over $7,000 in goods and services to mutliple church fundraisers in the area. 

     

Teaching and speaking

  • 2011 Keynote Speaker at Logan College for Autism

    2014 Key Speaker at Our Lady of the Snows Health Fair

     

Hobbies / Sports

  • Football, Baseball, Wrestling, Tennis

Dr. Michael Harbison D.C.'s Practice location

203 East Ferguson Avenue -
Wood River, Illinois 62095
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543 E FERGUSON AVE -
WOOD RIVER, IL 62095
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Fax: 618-254-8476

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Continue straight onto West Ferguson Avenue (IL 143) 770 ft
Turn right onto Lewis and Clark Boulevard (IL 3) 1.8 mi
Continue straight onto West Saint Louis Avenue (IL 3) 828 ft
Continue straight onto Homer M Adams Parkway (IL 3) 1.0 mi
Continue straight onto East Beltline Parkway (IL 3) 1549 ft
Take the ramp on the right 1904 ft
Keep left at the fork 141 ft
Make a slight left 101 ft
Make a slight left onto College Avenue (IL 140) 2.3 mi
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Head south on North 2nd Street 431 ft
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Continue straight onto West Ferguson Avenue (IL 143) 826 ft
Turn left onto Lewis and Clark Boulevard (IL 3) 3.9 mi
Continue straight onto Lewis and Clark Blvd (IL 3) 2.8 mi
Take the ramp on the right 2619 ft
Merge left onto I 270 5.8 mi
Take the ramp on the right 2040 ft
Merge left onto Lewis and Clark Boulevard (367) 571 ft
Take the ramp on the right 1232 ft
Turn left onto Dunn Road 1733 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITALl

ONE MEMORIAL DRIVE ALTON IL 62002

Head east on East Ferguson Avenue 69 ft
Make a sharp right onto East Madison Avenue (IL 143) 1.7 mi
Continue straight onto West Ferguson Avenue (IL 143) 770 ft
Turn right onto Lewis and Clark Boulevard (IL 3) 1.8 mi
Continue straight onto West Saint Louis Avenue (IL 3) 828 ft
Continue straight onto Homer M Adams Parkway (IL 3) 1.0 mi
Continue straight onto East Beltline Parkway (IL 3) 1549 ft
Take the ramp on the right 1904 ft
Keep left at the fork 141 ft
Make a slight left 101 ft
Make a slight left onto College Avenue (IL 140) 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Rock Springs Drive 1141 ft
Make a sharp right onto Memorial Drive 1388 ft
Turn left 270 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

OSF SAINT ANTHONY'S HEALTH CENTERl

ST ANTHONY'S WAY ALTON IL 62002

Head east on East Ferguson Avenue 69 ft
Make a sharp right onto East Madison Avenue (IL 143) 1.7 mi
Continue straight onto West Ferguson Avenue (IL 143) 770 ft
Turn right onto Lewis and Clark Boulevard (IL 3) 1.8 mi
Continue straight onto West Saint Louis Avenue (IL 3) 828 ft
Continue straight onto Homer M Adams Parkway (IL 3) 1.0 mi
Continue straight onto East Beltline Parkway (IL 3) 1549 ft
Take the ramp on the right 1904 ft
Keep left at the fork 141 ft
Make a slight left 101 ft
Make a slight left onto College Avenue (IL 140) 2.3 mi
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit 412 ft
You have arrived at your destination

CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL NORTHEAST-NORTHWESTl

11133 DUNN ROAD SAINT LOUIS MO 63136

Head east on East Ferguson Avenue 69 ft
Make a sharp right onto East Madison Avenue (IL 143) 1.7 mi
Continue straight onto West Ferguson Avenue (IL 143) 826 ft
Turn left onto Lewis and Clark Boulevard (IL 3) 3.9 mi
Continue straight onto Lewis and Clark Blvd (IL 3) 2.8 mi
Take the ramp on the right 2619 ft
Merge left onto I 270 5.8 mi
Take the ramp on the right 2040 ft
Merge left onto Lewis and Clark Boulevard (367) 571 ft
Take the ramp on the right 1232 ft
Turn left onto Dunn Road 1733 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right