Chiropractic (meaning "done by hand") is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the detection and manual correction of altered function and orientation of the joints, spine, and extremities. The goal of Chiropractic is to maintain health without resorting to drugs or surgery where possible.

At Harris Chiropractic we also uses specialized techniques in addition to hands-on soft tissue manipulation to restore movement and relieve pain.

Chiropractic Manipulations

Chiropractic manipulations, also known as Chiropractic "adjustments", are an important part in rehabilitative care for individuals experiencing pain, joint stiffness/tightness, or lost range of motion.  

You may hear a joint cavitate, which is the popping sound made when a person cracks the knuckles or another joint. This sound is produced when gasses such as nitrogen and oxygen are released from the joint fluid. 

Joint manipulation is just one of the many different therapies that we employ at our facility and do not blindly use it with every patient for every condition. 

Joint manipulation is not based on alignment and is not necessary for every patient. When deemed necessary, it is utilized to restore functionality, range of motion and to decrease pain. 

Tired of assembly line chiropractic care, where everyone gets the same treatment? Tired of only seeing your chiropractor for 3 minutes per visit? Have you been adjusted for over two months without much change in your condition? Dr. Jeff Harris believes that the joints and soft tissues are intimately connected and treats the muscle, fascia, and connective tissue on every patient that receives chiropractic care. When you remove the muscle knots and trigger points, and break up scar tissue using Graston Technique and myofascial release, you hold your adjustments can be more effective and your recovery faster!


Our typical style of adjusting is "diversified", which means we use a hands on approach. This is the best style of adjustment for each area of the body. Most adjustments are typical chiropractic adjustments that may cause a pop/crack, but we also utilize drop table, flexion distraction, traction, and more. For those that prefer, we do offer some gentle and instrument-assisted manipulations using our Arthrostim device (similar to Activator instrument) * In Boise only.

Many people are afraid it will hurt to be adjusted as they are already in a lot of pain. It is a normal reaction to be protective of a wounded area, however, we strive to keep you comfortable and many times relief is felt immediately as muscles are relaxed and able to let go. 

Have an extremity problem like plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, or rotator cuff impingement?  We even adjust feet, knees, hips, hands, elbows, and shoulders!


  • Spinal and extremity manipulation 

  • Trigger point therapy 

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (also called IASTM, Graston™, Gua Sha, or simply “scraping”) 

  • Physiotherapy 

  • Stretching 

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Prescription of self directed exercises

  • Sports Injury Rehab

  • Cold Laser, PEMF, E-Stim

Conditions We Treat

  • Back, Neck, and Extremity pain

  • Auto accident injuries 

  • Sports injuries 

  • Nerve pain

  • Strain from repetitive motions

  • Worker's Compensation issues

  • Pregnancy related pain (Webster technique if desired)

Annual Physicals

For all you active folks of every age we can provide the required physical to get you up and running for high school athletics or beyond.