Dr Eckhardt always had a keen interest in science, as he grew up, studying biology and horticulture during his early schooling years. With the help of a scholarship, he completed a degree in biological science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a minor in human anatomy and physiology. During this time in college he was certified and worked as a emergency medical technician.
Dr. Eckhardt graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1988 and joined this practice in Novato, California. Later he accepted a position for a two-year residency program at a alternative health resort in Sonoma County. Afterward, he established a practice in Petaluma and then returned to this practice in 1994.
Along with his general practice, he specializes in sports related injuries and worked with athletes in professional rodeo, running, biking, swimming, horse riding, and Ironman competitions. He is certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and is credentialed in Active Release Techniques®.