Meet Our Jacksonville FL Chiropractors
Edgar T. Vesce, D.C.
"Chiropractic Became a Huge Influence In My Life..."
My first exposure to chiropractic care was experienced at a very young age due to an athletic injury and very quickly became a major influence in my life. I was 8 years old and the quarterback of my pee-wee football team, the Pine Bush Dolphins.
During practice one Saturday morning, my offensive team was scrimmaging the defensive team. While taking a snap from the center, the football was fumbled and as I attempted to recover the ball a defensive lineman lunged for it as well and our helmets collided. I heard several popping sounds in my neck and felt severe pain instantly!
My father was attending practice as always and immediately took me to Dr. LaRosa’s office, the Chiropractor he had been treating with for years. After a few weeks of consistent treatment with neck adjustments, physical therapy, and exercise rehabilitation I had full range of motion and no pain! That first experience with Chiropractic care left a very big impression on me, and led me down the road in deciding to become a Chiropractic Physician.
My Chiropractic Journey
After high school I attended Anderson University completing the pre-med program and doing my internship in a Chiropractic office. During my successful internship I was guided by Dr. Frank to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. During my studies, I also attended many weekend seminars and symposiums with experienced practicing Doctors, advancing my knowledge and expertise outside of the classroom.
In 2005, I graduated earning my Doctorate of Chiropractic, after already receiving two Bachelor Degrees (one in Human Biology and the second in Physical Education). I continue to closely keep my finger on the pulse of the Chiropractic profession and the most recent advances in the health care field by attending several seminars annually.
Using the latest state of the art diagnostic tools and treatment equipment my goal is to get the best results as fast as possible. My unique approach to treating you is based on evaluating your specific condition by locating subluxations, or misalignments, and correcting them to improve your quality of life.
Colby Caltrider, D.C.
Dr. Caltrider grew up in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. During high school, he was an All-Conference swimmer and Captain of the Varsity swim team, as well as Ocean Rescue Lifeguard for the city of Neptune Beach. Dr. Caltrider lives by example, eating a natural whole foods “paleo” diet and staying active with Crossfit, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, volleyball, martial arts, running, Jaguars football, and gardening.
Dr. Caltrider earned his Associates degree in Arts from the University of North Florida with Dean's List honors in 2010. He then got accepted at the prestigious “Fountainhead of Chiropractic," Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. At Palmer College, he earned his Bachelors in Science and also his Doctorate in Chiropractic and graduated in February 2014. In addition, Dr. Caltrider was a member of the Palmer College Lacrosse team. During his time at the Palmer College clinics, he learned from many great doctors on how to best treat the spine and nervous system to impact a patient's total health. He earned “Student Intern of the Month” at The Palmer Clinic for his excellence in clinical skills.
After graduating, Dr. Caltrider has studied extensively and went to advanced seminars with the Motion Palpation Institute across the United States, and also has completed electives to additionally help those with lowback pain called Lumbar Flexion Distraction. He also earned an advanced certificate in a soft tissue technique called NIMMO Receptor Tonus trigger point therapy.
He is an active member in Florida Chiropractic association, and Northeast Florida Chiropractic Association. Dr Caltrider also is very active in the community and volunteer work. He currently serves as President of Beaches Business Association, a board member with the Arlington council JAXchamber, and is an Active member of Southside Business mens club, JAXChamber and Young professional groups like ImpactJAX, and Jaycees of Jacksonville.
Dr. Caltrider's mission is to provide you, your family and friends with outstanding chiropractic care for a lifetime of good health. Patients will benefit by making educated health decisions, having a functioning spine and nervous system, and better health through chiropractic care.