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About the Doctor

 Michiteru Koike, DC, DACBSP®, ATC



Dr. Michiteru Koike earned his Bachelor of Cross-cultural study degree from Kobe University-Kobe Japan, his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Otterbein College-Westerville OH, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Chiropractic College of West-San Jose.


At Otterbein College, he had an opportunity to have an internship with MLB Diamondbacks during the spring training season of 2005 as well as an internship with Grant Sports Medicine-Rehabilitation Center.  At Otterbein, Michiteru became the first international student to be certified as an athletic trainer (ATC).


At Palmer College of Chiropractic West, he was the president of the Applied Kinesiology club and Gonstead club and spent over 1500 hours for postgraduate education.  In 2008 he was honored to receive the Dr. George Goodheart Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Koike completed his clinical internship with Dr. Bloink D.C., the founder of the California Cranial Institute and specialist in Cranial-Dental Integration.

In 2012 Dr. Koike is awarded the diplomate status from American Chiropractic Neurology Board and have qualified as a board certified chiropractic neurologist. 



Dr. Koike is a Certified Applied Kinesiologist as well as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) with many other postgraduate certifications. Because of his background as ATC, Dr. Koike specializes in Sports Medicine which including any kinds of sports injuries, functional rehabilitation/conditioning, any musculoskeletal condition involving extremities and clinical nutrition.


Although he has strength in Sports Medicine, he has also focused on the field of Functional Medicine, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Functional Endocrinology, and advanced diagnosis and management of autoimmune disorders utilizing cutting edge lab testing. 

His postgraduate education including AK, Gonstead, SOT, Crainiopathy, Activator, Chiropractic Neurology, TBM, Natural Healing, Neuro Emotional Technique(NET), Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Functional Endocrinology, Clinical Neurochemistry, Active Release Technique(ART), Graston technique, Kinesiotaping, Functional Rehabilitation and more.


Certifications & Education
  • Diplomate of American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician®, certified by ACBSP® 
  • Diplomate of American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), certified by ACNB
  • Certified Applied Kinesiologist (Clinical proficiency rated), certified by ICAK
  • Certified ART (Active Release Techniques) Provider                                      

              Spine/Upper/Lower Extremity/Nerve Entrapment/Master Course certified by ART

  • Certification of Achievement Graston Technique Module I & II, certified by Graston Technique
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, certified by Kinesio Association USA
  • Certified NeuroEmotional Technique practitionor, certified by NET
  • Proficiency rated Activator Methods Practitioner, certified by Activator Methods
  • Certification of Achievement Total Body Modification module I,II,III&IV  
  • Gonstead Extremity Certification, certified by Gonstead seminar
  • ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer), certified by NATABOC
  • Healthcare Provider (CPR), certified by American Heart Association
  • S.A.Q. (Speed Agility Quickness) Training Instructor Level 1, certified by Cramer Japan

       APEX seminars

         - Functional Endocrinology
         - Brain & Neurotransmitter
         - Mastering Thyroid
         - Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
       Carrick Institute
         - Clinical Neuro Chemistry Certification cource
       Applied Kinesiology
         - 100 hour basic/ intermideate/advance course by Dr. Bruce Shin, DC, DIBAK
         - 100 hour basic/ spine course by Dr. Tim Francis, DC, DIBAK, DOHom