Meet the Team

Dr. Michael Risher

Dr. Risher knew he wanted to be a chiropractor in eighth grade when he suffered a back injury. His chiropractor helped him overcome the injury and go on to have a high school and collegiate football career. He was a Division III All-American defensive back at Wheaton College as a senior. There he also completed his bachelors degree in Applied Health Science. Upon graduation in 2015, he accomplished a lifelong dream of riding his bicycle from San Francisco to Boston. This was where the idea of overcoming obstacles became engrained in his life. Before attending Palmer Chiropractic College West, Dr. Risher worked as a sports performance coach in Highland Park where he worked with athletes of all ages. In 2016 he moved to San Jose, CA where he completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic earning clinical excellence honors. Dr. Risher wants to help you overcome the obstacles that are holding you back from living the life you want!

Certifications and Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor of Science: Applied Health Science: Wheaton College (2015)

  • Doctorate of Chiropractic: Palmer Chiropractic College West (2019)

  • Certified Practitioner of Applied Kinesiology

  • CrossFit L-1 Trainer

  • 4 years of Division 3 Football

  • Bicycle ride from San Francisco to Boston

Dr. Kristin Risher

Dr. Kristin Risher received her Doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA where she graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. She has worked in the health and fitness industry for nearly ten years teaching movement and performance strategies to athletes of all ages, levels, and activities. Dr. Risher has been fortunate enough to have worked in renowned clinics in Huntington Beach, CA and San Jose, CA providing care for elite athletes. She has also been an attending physician at elite level sporting events including The North Face Endurance Challenge, and The Sea Otter Classic.

Outside of her opportunities to work with athletes, she was one of few students selected to complete her fellowship training at the Central Iowa VA where she treated patients in the Pain Management Clinic amongst other health professionals utilizing the most Evidence-Based Research methods. While she was there, she attended didactic training alongside medical residents and completed numerous rounds ranging from interventional radiology to cardiology, and pain psychology.

Dr. Risher is an avid athlete who has competed her entire life in many different sports including softball, CrossFit, cross country, triathlons, and rock climbing. She believes that competing, training, and learning new skills as an athlete helped her grow in all areas of life. This is why she is passionate about helping others experience the same growth driven through movement and success.

Certifications and Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor of Science: Long Beach State (2014)

  • Doctorate of Chiropractic: Palmer Chiropractic College West (2018)

  • McKenzie Therapy (MDT)

  • Active Release Technique (ART)

  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)