Julie Mayer Hunt, D.C.

Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps
With an Upper Cervical Research Focus

Julie Mayer Hunt, D.C., DICCP

Dr. Hunt’s contributions to the chiropractic profession are noteworthy in a number of ways, starting with her understanding of upper cervical care as the cornerstone in building a practice based on improving the body’s ability to respond and recover using its own innate abilities. Her contributions to chiropractic pediatrics, both in research and education, are particularly notable.

TCL is pleased to honor Dr. Hunt for her principled contributions to chiropractic research, in a way that fills the need to rebuild the body of work that has been lost to time or neglect, all the while practicing full time and filling leadership positions in a number of organizations. There is no greater void in chiropractic today than in research and Dr. Hunt is making great strides toward filling it.

TCL: For which professional achievements will you most want to be remembered?

Hunt: I’ve included them in a bullet list:

  • Contributing author of a pediatric chiropractic textbook documenting the procedure I developed for Upper Cervical care and pediatrics: Pediatric Chiropractic (2ndedition, Revised), Dr. Claudia Anrig and Dr. Gregory Plaugher; published by Lippencott
  • Founding member of the ICA Upper Cervical Council
  • Developing the curriculum (in conjunction with Dr. Rodric Rochester) and administrating through the ICA the first Diplomate program of Cervicocranial Junction Procedures. Eighteen DC’s completed this program with the next program beginning in March 2016 (see more http://www.icauppercervical.com/)
  • Participating in the research of Dr. Scott Rosa, the pioneer of MRI observations at the Craniocervical Junction and brain health (see more at http://traumaimagingfoundation.com/)
  • Received a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) from the ICA in 2000.
  • Embracing exceptional Cervicocranial junction care for my Chiari malformation (CM) and complex patients, and delivering life changing atlas care, making a measurable difference in patients’ quality of life and health
  • Being blessed to be a second generation Atlas Chiropractor (my Dad, Dr David W. Mayer, a 1957 Palmer Grad, is still practicing) and next week my son, Travis Mayer Hunt, joins me in practice to begin the third generation of the Mayer Hunt family proving care for our patients
  • Awarded 2014 ICA Chiropractor of the Year
  • Currently serving as President of the Society of Orthospinology
  • Membership on various Boards: Appointed by the Governor as a Board Member of the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Participating as a Board Member with Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) and National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) events
  • Providing post-graduate Orthospinology classes at my office four times annually for the past ten years
  • Presented dozens of 12-hour classes in Upper Cervical Care for Pediatric for ICA Pediatrics and ICPA pediatric diplomate programs across North America
  • Appointed to Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents

TCL: What projects are you working on now (or have worked on recently) that you are most excited about and would like more people to know about?

 Hunt: I participated in the 2011 Rosa study of 43 patients pre- and post-atlas correction with MRI findings delineating CSF flow changes to brain health and that study will be published. I have complied over 300 MRI studies including the Cervicocranial Junction and am looking to present and publish on the observations of the clinical findings with respect to brain health and the atlas subluxation of the Cervicocranial junction. Also, a Multiple Sclerosis case study was published in the March 2014 ICA (The Chiropractic Choice – digital edition) journal showing lesion load improvement in the brain and a return to the patient’s full life from a projected wheelchair life.
TCL readers who would like to see more Dr. Mayer’s practice may visit this link: http://www.mayerchiropractic.com.

TCL readers who are interested in Dr. Mayer’s published work and recognition, please see the listings below.



  • Contributing Author, Pediatric Chiropractic (2nd edition, Revised), Dr. Claudia Anrig and Dr. Gregory Plaugher
  • Contributing Author, Orthospinology Procedures, An Evidence Based Approach to Spinal Care, Kirk Eriksen and Roderic Rochester, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007
  • Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care of an Infant with Irregular Bowel Function: A Case Study, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, Volume 5, No. 1 2000
  • Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and the Resolution of Cystic Hygroma in A Twelve-Year-Old Female: A Case Study, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, Volume 5, No. 1 2000
  • Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Asthma: A Case Study, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, Volume 5, No. 1 2000

Professional Awards and Certificates

  • Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association, 2013
  • President’s Award – ICA, 2013
  • BJ Palmer Award – Upper Cervical Health Centers, 2013
  • Chiropractor of the Year – Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology, 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award – Florida Chiropractic Society, multiple years
  • Upper Cervical Symposium, 1990
  • Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology, Advanced Graduate Certification, 1982





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