Meet the Chiropractic Team
At Ideal Spine Health Center
Graduated from Life-West Chiropractic College in 1996. He is a world renowned chiropractic researcher, educator, and clinician in the profession today. Dr. Harrison has developed and researched original spinal rehabilitation procedures and has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors and other Physicians in over 500 post-graduate educational conferences around the world. He has authored 100 peer-reviewed spine research papers, 4 spine textbooks, and presented at numerous peer-reviewed spine conference proceedings.
Dr. Harrison is the Chair of the PCCRP Radiography Guidelines, and is a contributing member to two Chiropractic practice guidelines for patient standards of care. He is the President of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) Technique & Seminars, is the President of CBP NonProfit, Inc.- a spinal research foundation, and is the Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic.
Shirlene S. Harrison, DC – Owner & Managing Chiropractor
Graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1996 and completed her pre-Chiropractic under-graduate course work at the University of San Francisco. Prior to pursing Chiropractic, she completed a 750 hour Massage Therapy program at the McKinnon Institute. From 1997-2011, she owned and operated Ruby Mtn. Chiropractic Clinic in Elko, NV with her husband.
Dr. Shirlene decided to become a Chiropractor after a personal experience of improvement under Chiropractic care. She suffered from Migraine headaches for years starting as a young child. After MRI’s, nerve testing, and drug therapy, her headaches were no better. Finally, she sought out Chiropractic care and to her surprise her Migraines were gone.
Dr. Shirlene is an Advanced Trained CBP Chiropractor and a CBP instructor. She is the mother of two rambunctious boys (Aden (9 yrs.) and Damien (4 yrs.)).
Joe Betz, DC / Partner & Lead Chiropractor
In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Betz is active in chiropractic politics as a member of the board of directors for the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Tenets and Science (FACTS). He is also the current Vice President of both the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians (IACP) and Chiropractic BioPhysics® Non-Profit.
He has co-authored many papers in the peer-reviewed literature in journals such as The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, European Spine Journal, The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development and The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. He is Chairman of the ICA’s Guidelines Committee and is one of the principal investigators for the PCCRP X-Ray Guidelines, the ICA Best Practice Guidelines and the ICA of California Whiplash Guidelines. He also co-authored several chapters for a chiropractic textbook on “Structural Rehabilitation” of the lumbar spine.
Dr. Joe Betz has received many awards including Researcher of the Year for CBP NonProfit and Chiropractor of the Year for both CBP NonProfit as well as the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians.