DR. NEIL GARDNER
Before his current profession as a Chiropractic Neurologist, Dr. Neil Gardner was a very successful track and field athlete. Dr. Gardner competed for Jamaica in the 1996 Olympic Games where he was a semifinalist in the 400m hurdle event and was among the top 10 fastest performers in the world that year. He was also a semifinalist at the 2001 World Athletic Championships in Edmonton, Canada. While competing for his alma mater, the University of Michigan, Dr. Gardner won two individual NCAA Championship titles. To date, he is the only male in the history of the NCAA to have won titles in the 400m hurdle and the 55m high hurdle events.
Dr. Gardner graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average from Parker College of Chiropractic. He has a diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, their first black graduate to do so, as well as two Bachelor of Science degrees from Parker College in Anatomy and Health & Wellness.
Dr. Gardner is the recipient of the 2011 Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence and the 2012 recipient of the International Alumni of the Year Award from Parker University, Dallas, Texas. He is an inductee of the University of Michigan Track and Field Hall of Fame and was voted athlete of the decade of the 1990s for the ISSA Boys’ Championships, while representing Wolmer’s Boys’ School. In 2017, Dr. Gardner was recognized by the University of the West Indies with the Athletic Missionary Award for outstanding contribution to athletic development in Jamaica. In 2019, he was honoured by the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association for outstanding contribution to track and field in Jamaica.
Dr. Gardner has combined his expertise as a Chiropractic Neurologist with his experience as a successful athlete to pioneer the Sports Neurology Therapeutic Programme. This is a unique programme geared at enhancing athletic performance without the use of drugs, by identifying and correcting neurological deficits in athletes.
Dr. Neil Gardner practiced chiropractic in Dallas, Texas and has moved back to Jamaica to serve the Jamaican people. His office is located at 8 Tremaine Road, Kingston 6 (Off Upper Mountain View Ave.). He is the host of Back to Health talk show which is aired every Tuesday evening on RJR94FM. Dr. Gardner is a Christian, husband, teacher, motivational speaker, a nutrition and wellness expert. He has been married to his high school sweetheart Carolyn since March 2000.