Chiropractor for Algonquin and Lake in the Hills

Dr. Anthony R. Galante, DC CCSP

From Patient to Provider: Journey to Becoming a Chiropractic Doctor

Before becoming a chiropractic doctor, Dr. Galante was a patient like you. He grew up with back pain. It was a problem much of his family shared. His father had stenosis and arthritis, his mother had back pain, and his grandfather had two lower back surgeries (neither of which helped). Several of his aunts and uncles also dealt with back pain.

An Early History of Back Pain

With back pain so prevalent in his family, it wasn’t surprising that Dr. Galante’s history of lower back pain started as early as middle school. For years, the nagging pain was there. Until, at 17, a hard hit in a hockey game landed him on his hip. His back flared up and he found himself in a chiropractor’s office.

His injury had the chiropractor stumped. Three weeks of treatment didn’t produce much improvement, so they changed techniques and added some exercises. The low back pain went away… until the following summer.

While working his summer job at Ace Hardware, Dr. Galante spent a shift lifting air conditioners. The next morning, he couldn’t even get out of bed and was bedridden for a whole week. He made another trip to the chiropractor, and after some improvement, he returned to work—but this time, some residual pain lingered.

Finally Finding Relief

Dr. Galante’s lower back pain was intermittent, and soon, traditional chiropractic techniques weren’t helping. When the condition persisted into his 30s, Dr. Galante resolved to find a solution, and with some searching, he finally found one. The Cox Technic relieved Dr. Galante’s back pain for the first time in years!

Now, Dr. Galante is a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) who lives in Algonquin with his wife and two children. He uses the Cox Technic in addition to numerous other treatments to improve his patients’ quality of life. He utilizes treatments including physical therapy, manipulation, super pulsed laser, whole body standing vibration, rebuilder therapy, orthotic therapy, spinal bracing and TENS units.

Qualifications in Chiropractic Care

Dr. Galante is a licensed Chiropractic Physician serving the Algonquin and Lake in the Hills communities. He is dedicated to applying the natural, drug-free chiropractic approach to healthcare and helping people in the community improve their health and quality of life.

Here’s a breakdown of Dr. Galante’s qualifications:

  • Galante graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in 1992.
    • This curriculum, which first requires a bachelor’s degree, consists of a minimum of 4,200 hours of study in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings—equivalent to that of a medical doctor.
  • To become a licensed chiropractor in Illinois, Dr. Galante completed numerous certification exams with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
  • Maintaining his license requires Dr. Galante to complete at least 50 hours of ongoing education annually.
    • Illinois requires a minimum of 150 hours per 3-year renewal period—60 hours of formal coursework and 90 hours of consultations, medical writing, teaching, teleconferences and peer review.
  • Galante earned a certification in the Cox Technic for Lumbar Spine at the National University of Health Sciences in 2001.
    • While about 63.7% of chiropractic physicians practice the Cox Technic, only 2-4% of chiropractors are certified in the procedure, which requires a 30-hour course followed by written and practical exams.
    • In 2017, Dr. Galante participated in the second course offered by the Cox Technique in the cervical spine and is now certified in the Cox Technic for Cervical Spine.
    • In 2022, Dr. Galante also became certified in the Cox Technic for Thoracic Spine, which finished his certifications to use this revolutionary technique on all three major areas of the spine.
  • Galante is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP).
    • Certification requires a minimum of 100 hours of post-doctoral education in specialized sports medicine topics, followed by an exam with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.
  • Galante maintains membership in both the Illinois Chiropractic Society and the American Chiropractic Association.
  • In addition to treating sciatica, Dr. Galante is also the author of The Sciatica Survival Guide, a valuable resource for educating patients on this condition.

A Chiropractic Doctor Active in the Community

Dr. Galante doesn’t only make a difference in people’s lives during his work as a chiropractic specialist. He’s also active in the community and volunteers in multiple capacities with multiple groups.

Dr. Galante has coached youth sports including hockey and baseball. He’s been a Path Small Group Leader with the Light of Christ Church for ten years, leading middle school kids on their way to Confirmation. Dr. Galante has also volunteered with Feed My Starving Children, Salvation Army and Friends for Mike.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Galante Today!

Dr. Galante’s mission is to have every person in Algonquin and the surrounding region to have an active, healthy, pain-free lifestyle – and to achieve this without the use of risky surgeries or addictive drugs. His story from patient to provider and beyond shows Dr. Galante’s ongoing commitment to this personal and professional mission. He’d be happy to help you achieve the same relief he experienced so many years ago!

Call for a consultation today and learn more about this noninvasive approach to treatment!