About Encinitas Chiropractor – Dr. James Vahl, BS, DC, ACE, ACSM, CGT, ART
As a 2nd generation Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. James Vahl brings a passion and dedication to his practice that is almost unheard of in the industry today. Even during his extensive course of study, Dr. Vahl showed his dedication to his craft by working by the side of his father as an Exercise & Rehabilitation Technician at Vahl Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center located in beautiful Fort Myers, Fl.
While studying at San Diego State University in the Pre-Medical biology program, Dr. Vahl was a published researcher for the university’s Research Laboratory under Dr. Rick Bizzoco. Dr. Vahl’s research work was published in the Journal of Microbiological Methods 1 and indexed by the US Government’s research database, PubMed.gov.
Aside from his rigorous course of study at San Diego State University, Dr. Vahl found the time to pursue other certifications in the exercise and health sciences from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Professional Health Fitness Specialist. His specialties included: Exercise Sciences, Muscle & Exercise Physiology, Health & Fitness Program Design, Kinesiology, and Nutrition.
Dr. Vahl attended the world famous Palmer College of Chiropractic located in Davenport, Iowa. At Palmer he graduated with top honors as Magna Cum Laude and as top 10% of his graduating class as a Presidential Scholar.
After graduation, Dr. Vahl pursued a successful career as a Clinical Treating Doctor & Practitioner at both the San Diego Laser Decompression Center and Wellness One, The Center for Optimal Health, located in Encinitas, CA.
Dr. Vahl’s post graduate and post doctorate career has included studies and various certifications in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Soft Tissue Therapy as well as a wide range of specialties including Clinical Neurology, Clinical Biophysics and Biomechanics and Motor Vehicle Head, Spinal and Extremity Trauma.
Dr. James Vahl is a following member of:
NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine
ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine
Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
He has written many articles that have been published in a wide range of chiropractic journals from topics on exercise rehabilitation to chiropractic specific treatments and techniques.
As a family man, Dr. Vahl is married and has four beautiful children. With hobbies ranging from family activities and martial arts to various Japanese Classical Samurai Sword Arts including Kendo and Iaido, Dr. Vahl is truly dedicated to living life to the fullest.