Dr. Tony Tartaglia
Dr. Tony TartagliaDirector

Journey to becoming a chiropractor

In high school, I had an interest in health care, but I just didn’t know in what area, specifically, at that time. That interest in health care led me to the University of Waterloo, where I enrolled in the Kinesiology (Co-op) program. When I was in my 3rd year of Kinesiology, my lifelong high school friend was attending Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) at the same time.

After talking with him about chiropractic, I began to realize that the courses I was taking in Kinesiology were a good basis for the field of chiropractic. Once my friend entered his internship at one of CMCC’s clinics, I became his patient and received my first spinal adjustment. Experiencing chiropractic care was not only life-changing for my health, it led me to a career in this profession.

You see how chiropractic care improves people’s health and their lives. From a practitioner’s point of view, as a chiropractor, there’s no greater feeling than when a patient tells you how your care has affected their quality of life. Nothing is more satisfying than that.

Region of practice

For the past 33 years, I’ve been a sole practitioner at Mountain Chiropractic in Hamilton. I operate a general practice, where I care for youths to seniors and professional athletes. In addition, my practice also includes a registered massage therapist.

Credentials and designations

  • B.Sc. (Honours) in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1983
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from CMCC in 1987
  • Completed post-graduate Orthopedic program from the Los Angeles Chiropractic College in 1999
  • Completed the Chartered Director program at Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI) in 2020