Dr. James Valcarcel graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. He was awarded multiple Leadership Appreciation Awards by Academic Faculty during his time there. In 2014 he was nominated by his peers, Clinical and Academic Faculty for both the Dr. James Beurkle Memorial award, which represents a graduating doctor who best exemplifies the virtues of compassion and unconditional positive regard for his patients, excellence in interpersonal skills, strong leadership, commitment to service, and passion for the Chiropractic profession, as well as the Clinical Excellence Award. The Clinical Excellence Award represents a graduating doctor who provides outstanding service to patients in the areas of patient care, leadership potential, knowledge, skills and service.
Previously he attended the State University of New York at Oneonta, where he earned his B.S. in biology and minored in chemistry. Additionally he has spent over a decade learning and training in human nutrition, sports nutrition, kinesiology, strength and conditioning and rehabilitative techniques.
Currently he is the ONLY Certified Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) in Central Florida, as well as the only PSP with a certification in Functional Medicine in the country.
∙ Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) - 2019
∙ Primary Spine Practitioner Certification through University of Pittsburgh - 2017-2019 (http://www.psp.pitt.edu/)
∙The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) PART D: Advanced Cervical Spine and Extremities – Upper Limb - 2016
∙ The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) PART C: Advanced Lumbar Spine and Extremities – Lower Limb – 2016
∙ The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) Part B: The Cervical and Thoracic Spine - 2016
∙ The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) PART A: The Lumbar Spine – 2016 (http://www.mckenzieinstitute.org/)
∙ Functional Medicine University, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner - 2015 (www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com)
∙ Integrative Blood Chemistry Analysis & Treatment - 2015
∙ Mastering the Clinical Audit Process (CAP) - 2015
∙ Titleist Performance Institute (TPI): Level One - 2015 (
∙ RockTape Performance Movement Taping (PMT) - 2015
∙ A New Perspective: Renal Detoxification & Often Over-looked, Related Musculoskeletal & Autoimmune Disorders - 2014
∙ Gastrointestinal Functionality & Health Workshop II - 2014
∙ Comprehensive Treatment Plans for Chronic Conditions - 2014
∙ Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) - 2014 ()
∙ Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique - 2013 ()
∙ Graston Technique - 2013
∙ Systems Approach to Nutrition - 2013
∙ The Cutting Edge: Lumbar Spine Rehabilitation - 2013
∙ Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Sport - 2013
∙ Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Course B - 2012
∙ Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Course A - 2012 (www.rehabps.com)
∙ Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) Full Spine Assessment and Adjusting - 2013
∙ Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) Upper Quadrant Functional Assessment & Treatment - 2012
∙ Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) Extremities Analysis & Adjustive Technique - 2012
∙ Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) Lower Quadrant Functional Assessment and Treatment - 2011 ()
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease"