About James

The Early Years

Dr. Brantingham graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now Southern California University of Health Sciences) in 1983 and was in private practice in Thousand Oaks, California for about 15 years. With a podiatrist father, and an increased interest in providing foot care as a chiropractor, this was a significant aspect of his private practice in Thousand Oaks.


In 1996, he moved his family (Kathy, Jon and Chris) to South Africa and took a full time position in the Department of Chiropractic at Durban University of Technology (DUT) for 4 years. It was in South Africa and at DUT that his interest in research began and where he began, with DUT’s Master’s degree chiropractic program to do research – particularly for the ankle and foot, and later for the knee.


In 2000, Dr. Brantingham moved his family to the United Kingdom, taking a similar position as a Senior Lecturer in the Chiropractic Program at the University of Surrey (UniS) in Guildford, England for 3 years. He continued doing research, expanding into the full lower extremity, including the hip and later upper extremity, finally earning his PhD.

Back Home in California

He moved back to Thousand Oaks, California USA in late 2003 and eventually was hired at Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles (CCCLA) where, after a short period of time he was promoted to Head of the Department of Research. At CCCLA he continued extremity research (and continues even now to complete a number of projects begun or conceived at CCCLA). After doing and publishing research on the extremities for many years Dr. Brantingham is excited to bring many breakthrough insights and protocols derived from this and other’s research to the profession.

Check out Dr. Brantingham’s CV here.

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