Dr. Tony Anziano
Dr. Tony AnzianoDirector

Journey to Becoming a Chiropractor

I became a chiropractor because of my father. He was not a chiropractor, but he was a chiropractic patient. He suffered from chronic back issues, and he struggled to find ways to be able to deal with it. He saw his physician often and he tried all sorts of medications and injections. But nothing really gave him any relief; and over the years, I really saw a significant impact on his quality of life. He was usually very active; but by my mid-teenage years, when I was still playing a lot of soccer and football, he wasn’t able to do even the simplest things like getting out in the backyard and tossing a football.

A nurse from our family physician’s office took a position with a chiropractor in Windsor and my father scheduled a visit with him. Dr. Ron Jones made an enormous difference in my dad’s life, especially in terms of his functional capacity. My dad’s demeanor changed. That was something that certainly had a big impact on me. My father’s experience created a profound appreciation for chiropractic.

When I looked into the profession, the approach to health care that chiropractors use resonated with me. And the philosophy of how health care should be delivered was really something that shaped what I saw myself doing for the rest of my life.

Region of Practice

I have practised exclusively in Hamilton since I graduated.

I operate the Eastmount Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. I’ve been located on the east mountain for the entire 26 years that I’ve been in practice and I’m proud to call Hamilton home.

Credentials and Designations

  • B.Sc. Biology (Honours) from the University of Windsor in 1992
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 1996

I have been providing expert opinions on issues of standard of care and causation in chiropractic malpractice cases since 2015. My first experience testifying at a trial was in 2019, where I was qualified as an expert witness by the Ontario Court of Justice in London, Ontario. This role gives me a unique insight as to what we should strive for when it comes to what we do when we’re interacting with our patients, as well as our professional responsibility to them and to the community at large. I think it’s something that members might see as an asset when it comes to serving in a broader, higher capacity with the OCA Board of Directors.