Dr. Jim Cox


After graduating from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and receiving his license in 2008, Dr. Cox began practicing in Laguna Woods CA, eventually purchasing a practice in Laguna Beach. After six years in private practice, he returned to his alma mater as a part-time supervising clinician while maintaining a full-time practice.  In 2014, he agreed to work full time as a supervising clinician, quality assurance chair, and part time lecturer.  In October 2015 he jumped at an opportunity to move to Palm Springs earlier than planned.  Dr. Cox has since become a staff provider at Desert AIDS Project (DAP) in Palm Springs and in January 2017, he left his full time position at SCU, to expand his schedule at DAP, and return to private practice. 

Former president of Laguna Beach Rotary Club, and current captain of the chiropractic/acupuncture sports med team for AIDS LifeCycle,  he believes in “giving to receive” and looks forward to continuing volunteer efforts in the community where ever possible.

Having been a massage therapist for six years prior to becoming a chiropractor, soft tissue therapy is quite often part of his patient treatment plan. His preferred style of manipulation is referred to as “diversified.” This is the traditional, hands-on adjusting most people are accustomed to; however his philosophy when treating patients of all ages is “use what works”; therefore he maintains many "tools in the bag" that allow greater flexibility in treating a greater variety of patients. This includes drop table, Activator, mobilization and traction. Exercise instruction may also be warranted. He believes patients need to take an active role in their own healing process.

Take care and be well!