The Team

Dr. Mathew Hargreaves

Dr. Hargreaves came to Charlotte from Boston, MA where he practiced alongside the official chiropractor for Major League Baseball’s The Boston Red Sox. He has completed over 100 hours of post graduate work as well as a national examination in sports medicine to obtain certification by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP).

Dr. Hargreaves continues to pursue rigorous postgraduate educational courses each year to bring some of the most advanced diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation approaches to the Charlotte area. His passion and determination to understand the reasons behind pain and injury, even seeking answers outside the Chiropractic profession is what makes him highly sought out for his expertise on athletic injuries. He has worked with numerous athletes from NASCAR, NFL, PGA, OLYMPIC GAMES and Division I College.

Dr. Hargreaves holds advanced certifications in the following post educational courses:

  • Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (PDT-R)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)
  • Fascial Manipulation (FM)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
  • IASTM Graston Technique
  • Fascial Movement Taping (FMT)
  • Anatomy in Motion (AIM)
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)

Dr. Hargreaves obtained his undergraduate B.S degree in Biology from State University of New York at Geneseo. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree Cum Laude from New York Chiropractic College in 2002. He had been an associate doctor for 5 years before opening Carolina Spine & Sports in Uptown Charlotte in 2008.

An avid athlete, he played ice hockey while growing up through the collegiate level at SUNY Geneseo and the US National team in 1999. He enjoys staying active through weight training and golf. Dr. Hargreaves enjoys spending his spare time with his beautiful wife Laura and 3 kids Mia, Ava and Cameron.

“The vast comprehensive knowledge & techniques obtained through intense coursework has allowed me to the opportunity to help patients return to their normal activities as fast as humanly possible without the need for ongoing care. I believe in using all the resources available to me to optimize a patient’s treatment and offering a consistent, customized, high standard of care for every patient. Ultimately, the focus is all about you and how we together are going to get you out of pain and decrease reoccurrence

Liz Joyce

• Certified Athletic Trainer
• Selective Functional Movement Assessment
• Functional Movement Screen
• Fundamental Capacity Screen

Liz Joyce, an expert in functional movement, is the Rehabilitation and Movement Specialist at Carolina Spine and Sports. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Appalachian State University. Over the last few years Liz has become certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS), and is in the process of getting her certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS Sport).

Liz has worked with a wide array of the population (professional/collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, arthritic, paraplegic/quadriplegic, etc). She views evaluating and retraining the foundational movements of the body to be the key to optimal rehabilitation.

Liz keeps herself busy with a very active lifestyle. Whether it is marathons, half marathons, yoga, cycling, or crossfit; she loves all of it.