Alan Hartley 280Born and raised in northern England, Alan Hartley earned his Bachelors degree and Ph.D. before moving to America to work 4 years in cancer research at Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Although his years in cancer research were productive and rewarding, he wanted more direct interaction with patients. While it would have been easy to stay on at Duke and go through their MD program, he wanted to pursue an approach to health care that honored the body’s own intelligence in how it regulated and healed itself.

After much research, he discovered this particular vein of chiropractic that analyzes the neurological effects of slight misalignments in the human structure. He found the approach was scientifically sound, left Duke and moved his growing family to commit the next 4 years to full-time pursuit of his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Now he has his own practice just outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC.


Doctor of Chiropractic – (DC) valedictorian, summa cum laude, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic.

Ph.D. – Biochemistry, with honors, University of Kent, Canterbury, England.(with research terms in Vevey, Switzerland and Braunschweig, Germany)

B.Sc. – Microbiology, with honors, University of Surrey, England

Cancer Research Scientist – Duke Medical Center, 4 years in Dept. of Cell Growth Regulation and Oncogenesis. Well published in major scientific journals.

Professor and Department Head – Head of Basic Sciences Dept; Professor of Biochemistry & Nutrition 6 years at accredited chiropractic college.

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – Twice appointed to serve on this board that governs the profession and licensing nationwide.

Approved as a “Recommended Doctor” – By the NACUCC, National Awareness Campaign for Upper Cervical Care