Dr. Miguel Cruz
About The Family Practice


Dr. Miguel Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Life College of Chiropractic, December 1981 In active practice in Burnsville, NC since March of 1982. Currently coaching with the “Family Practice”. Dr. Eric Plasker CEO. Member, NC Chiropractic Association Member, ICA Diplomate, Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Approved for chiropractic extern training: Palmer University, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Lectured for Practice Consultants, Dr. William Harris CEO (no longer in consulting)

Has done training with the following doctors and individuals: Dr. Janet Travel developer of myofascial treatments; Robin Mckenzie developer of the Mckenzie technique being used worldwide for treatment of back and neck pain. Dr’s Stu & Teresa Warner, Pediatric experts; Dr. Larry Webster, developer of chiropractic pediatrics; L. John Faye, founder of the Motion Palpation Institute; Dr.’s Alex & Doug Cox of the famed Gonstead Clinic.

Dr. Cruz grew up in Key West Florida. While in high school he developed in interest in health that eventually led to his deciding to enter the exciting career of chiropractic. After graduating from Life College School of Chiropractic in 1981 he moved to Burnsville North Carolina because he decided early on that he wanted to spend the rest of his life in an area where “quality of life” was an important issue. A small mountain community with plenty of hiking & fishing opportunities was exactly that. He also knew it would be a great place to eventually raise a family.

Dr. Cruz also is very active in his community having served on the board and as Chair of the Mitchell-Yancey Mountain Friends Program (a governors one on one program for at risk youth)& Healthy Yancey (a state mandated health advocacy group). Dr. Cruz currently serves on the board for Centro Enlace in Yancey and Centro Latino in Mitchell County which are advocacy groups for the Hispanic community. He has coached youth league baseball & softball and along with his family is very active in his church, Abundant Life Outreach in Spruce Pine.