Aloha, Meet the Doctor

Jesse Cracknell D.C., C.C.S.P.

Jesse.jpg Dr. Jesse was born on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i in 1973 to mother Bette and father Richard Cracknell, who lived in Waimanalo at the time. After growing up between Hawai'i and San Diego, California, he graduated from high school on the island of Kaua'i and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai'i (U.H.) at Manoa on O'ahu . He then traveled abroad for over a year before returning to the United States in 1999 to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California.

Why Chiropractic Care: Raised in a family of triathletes and being a triathlete himself, Dr. Jesse chose to concentrate his studies in Sports Chiropractic. During his time as an undergraduate at U.H., he worked as a massage therapist, with the majority of his clients coming from the university's athletic department. Upon seeing the many soft tissue disorders whose root cause was joint dysfunction and subluxuation of the spinal vertebrae and outlying extremities, he chose to extend his studies of the human body to chiropractic health care.

Active Release Techniques® (or A.R.T.®): Dr. Jesse later met Dr. Patrick Michael Leahy, who had established A.R.T., a system of care designed to specifically address soft tissue disorders and injuries. The A.R.T. system was offered outside the Chiropractic college system but was a worthy addition to the study of human biomechanics. Knowing the importance of integrating joint and soft tissue care, Dr. Jesse began training in A.R.T. while continuing his studies at Palmer West. He was a member of the sports council and had the wonderful opportunity to attend sporting events and provide first aid and chiropractic care to the athletes of the Bay Area community. As a member of the A.R.T. Ironman Pro Care Team, he had the opportunity to volunteer at six Ironmans, four of which being the Kona World Championships. 

Dr. Jesse continues to seek self-improvement within his practice and life by attending continuing education seminars in such topics as pediatrics, sports and neurology. His interest in the mind-body-spirit connection led to the completion of a three-year program at Sacred Path Healing School in 2019. He is currently on faculty with the school for the incoming second-year class. 

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