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About Dr. Erin Elster, D.C.

Dr. Erin Elster, D.C. is the author of ten different research papers discussing the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care with neurological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Migraine headaches, and Vertigo.  Due to her landmark studies, Dr. Elster was named the World Chiropractic Alliance’s Researcher of the Year in 2001. Having maintained a practice in Boulder, Colorado for 18 years, Dr. Elster was pleased to bring her upper cervical experience to her practice on Maui in 2013. When Dr. Elster is not serving patients, she can be found practcing yoga and enjoying Maui’s ocean sports.


  • The University of California Berkeley: B.A. College of Arts and Sciences, History of Art Major, Conservation and Resource Studies Minor. Berkeley, California. 1987-1991.
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic: D.C. Magna Cum Laude. Davenport, Iowa. 1992-1996.
  • International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (IUCCA): Applied Upper Cervical Biomechanics Program, Postdoctoral study of the upper cervical spine; clinical neurophysiology and paraspinal thermography, laser-aligned radiology, multi-vector adjusting procedure, case management. Redwood City, California. 1994-1996.

Experience / Research 

  • Intern, Private practices of Dr. William Amalu, D.C., and Dr. Louis Tiscareno, D.C., Founders of the International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. Redwood City, California. Antioch, California. 1995-1996.
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Private practice of Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Boulder, Colorado: 1996-2012. Kahului, Hawaii: 2013-present.
  • Primary Investigator, Preliminary Research Projects, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine Headaches and Vertigo Disorders.  Evaluation and treatment utilizing upper cervical chiropractic protocol for patients with Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine Headaches and Vertigo Disorders. Boulder, Colorado. 1996-2012.
  • Guest Presenter. "Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine Headaches, and Vertigo Disorders:  A Research Summary.Society for Scientific Exploration annual conference.  Utah, 2006.

Honors / Awards

  • Graduation Magna Cum Laude, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1996.
  • Presidential Scholar, Palmer College of Chiropractic Award for Academic Excellence, 1996.
  • Nomination/Selection to the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society, 1996.
  • 2001 Researcher of the Year, Awarded by the World Chiropractic Alliance for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease research publications, December 2001.