Dr. Slininger has been serving the Tampa Bay community since 2013. He is one of less than 80 Craniocervical Specialists nationwide and one of only 2 Certified Advanced Orthogonists with this degree. He has been featured in an Upper Cervical Care documentary called The Secret to Healing.
As a Craniocervical Specialist, he practices with a focus on helping patients that have had prolonged and complex neurological issues like headaches, migraines, post-concussive injuries, dysautonomia, dizziness & vertigo, balance issues, brain fog, and much more. His specific approach is to identify the root of the issue, explain it, and strategize the most logical approach to the long-term resolution of the health issue using cutting edge technology and techniques.
Dr. Slininger is a U.S. Army veteran, serving overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom.He served as an engineer and a Training NCO in the Medical Corps for nine years. While serving, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree as an Athletic Trainer. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA where he focused on Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. Upon graduation in 2013, he moved to Florida to begin his career at Pierce Clinic. In 2019, he completed his Diplomates in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures through the International Chiropractic Association’s Council.
He has served as the Executive Director and is an Instructor at the Advanced Orthogonal Institute, training doctors around the country on the cutting-edge technique used at the Pierce Clinic. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Chiropractic Association’s Council on Upper Cervical Care. He is a professional speaker and teaches continuing education nationwide. He has also developed many online health courses for patients such as Health By God’s Design, The Eating Perfectly Masterclass, and more.
Dr. Chris has been married for 13 years to his beautiful wife, Mary, and they have 5 children. He loves outdoor adventure and studying ancient history. More than anything, he loves God with all of his heart and loves serving people.
2009 - Eastern University, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
2013 - Life Chiropractic College West - Doctorate of Chiropractic
2014 - Advanced Orthogonal Institute - Certified Advanced Orthogonist
2019 - ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care - Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures
Florida State Chiropractic License
Certified Advanced Orthogonist - Advanced Orthogonal Institute
Diplomate of Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures - ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care
2013-2017 Practiced at Pierce Clinic of Chiropractic
2014 Founding Board Member of the Advanced Orthogonal Institute
2014-Current - Technique Instructor, Advanced Orthogonal Institute
2015 Preceptor, Life University
2015-2017 Director of Doctors, Pierce Clinic of Chiropractic
2016 Board of Directors, International Chiropractic Association's Council on Upper Cervical Care
2017-2021 Executive Director, Advanced Orthogonal Institute
2017 Founder/Owner, U.C. Strategic Solutions LLC
2017 Director of International Chiropractic Association's Council on Upper Cervical Care
2017 Strategic Action Chair of International Chiropractic Association's Council on Upper Cervical Care
2017-2020 Practiced at Upper Cervical Center of Brandon
2018 Opened Upper Cervical Center of St. Petersburg
2019-2023 Practiced at Pierce Clinic of Chiropractic
2023 Founded Synapse Continuing Education
2023-Current Practiced at Comey Chiropractic Clinic
Dr. Chris Slininger is an experience professional speaker having presented hundreds of hours of presentations on topics including complex neurological conditions, health and wellness seminars, practice management and business, motivational speaking, philosophy and chiropractic, technique training, and more. To see a complete list of speaking experience, click here.
ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care
Pinellas County Chiropractic Association