Dr. Crist Francisco was raised near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His mother, a massage therapist, taught him all the bones in the body at the age of 4. From a very young age, he competed in just about every sport possible throughout his childhood. Crist's father taught him the game of golf at 10, and he fell in love with the game. He played competitive golf throughout high school and college at Johnson & Wales University. He later went on to compete in professional events in the South Florida area and also taught golf for 6 years.
In 2007, Dr. Francisco finished his BSBA at Nova Southeastern University, and also earned his Florida real estate license (still active today). In 2010, he went on to earn a MA in Youth & Young Adult Ministry from Andrews Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan. There he worked as a youth pastor and was director of the Pioneer Memorial Church summer camp in 2010. He decided to pursue his dream in 2011 and began attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. He graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2014. He has worked at various chiropractic clinics since graduating school in Deltona, FL, Edgewater, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL. He has taught classes as a part time faculty member at the Brilliant Nursing Academy in Orlando, FL. He has gained additional certifications and/or training in the following chiropractic techniques:
Diversified Manipulative Technique
Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy
In his spare time, he has provided personal training for clients, and been bodybuilding for the past 8 years. This additional knowledge of the human anatomy has greatly aided him in his work and development of new and innovative osseous and soft tissue therapies. He has also been the patient a few times in his life most recently a few years ago when herniated discs and sciatic pain almost stopped him from being able to practice chiropractic. He has worked on himself and many others and been able to help heal the body through nutritional knowledge and therapies.
He enjoys working out, eating out, playing golf, surfing, the Florida Gators, and playing sports whenever possible. He's happy to be living and serving up yummy ice cream & Italian Ice (when not in the office) near the world's most famous beach in Daytona Beach Shores with his wife Christina and daughter.
He's more excited than ever to be home and begin his own practice in New Smyrna Beach, FL on historic Canal St. February 2019.