Meet Dr. Douglas DeSalvo
Dr. DeSalvo is the clinic director of DeSalvo Chiropractic, a family care, trauma and disc treatment center. He has extensive experience in caring for spinal related issues. These range from trauma related cases as a result of auto accidents, sports injuries, disc herniation and scoliosis. This accompanied with his comprehensive post-doctoral education allows Dr. DeSalvo to treat both the simple and complicated cases. Your treatment may also involve advise on healthy nutrition and weight management.
Dr. DeSalvo graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1986 in the top 5 percent of his class with academic honors. Palmer courses included all the basic medical sciences with a major emphasis on anatomy, biomechanics, human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques, physiotherapy and patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic.
Dr. DeSalvo is credentialed through the University of Buffalo School of Medicine to give CE (Continuing Education) credit to medical doctors and nurses. Dr. DeSalvo has been recognized by the Academy of Chiropractic as a clinician of excellence and has been awarded the Certificate of Merit by the New York Chiropractic College.
Dr. DeSalvo was awarded “Best Chiropractor in Marin County 2015” by readers of Bohemian Magazine.
Conservative Orthopedics, Sports Injuries, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Care of Auto Injuries, Workers’ Compensation, Treatment technique and Clinical Nutrition. Dr. DeSalvo is certified by the New york State of Department of Education, Board of Chiropractic, by having attained postdoctoral education in MRI spine interpretation and credentials in the personal injury trauma field. He is certified as a California Chiropractic Association Independent Disability Examiner, further he is a Certified Acute Homeopath, Industrial Safety Consultant, and a GMP Fitness Certified Golf Conditioning Specialist. Dr. DeSalvo is Board Certified by the American Chiropractic Council of Infrared Imaging where he completed a post graduate 100 hour program in the specialty of diagnosis with High Resolution Infrared Imaging.
California Chiropractic Association, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals.
After a brief association with a doctor in Kentfield, he opened his first practice in El Cerrito in 1987 and worked there through January of 2007. This became a multi-doctor facility which also provided medical services for occupational injuries.
Dr. DeSalvo was invited to be on staff at AmHealth Occupational Medical Clinic in Richmond where he provided chiropractic services from 1994 to 1996. He also operated a satilite clinic in San Rafael that specialized in non-surgical spinal decompression for disc problems from 1999 to 2001. Dr. DeSalvo transitioned his practice closer to home in Novato, in 2006.
“Most of our patients are referred to our clinic by satisfied patients. However, we are very effective with patients who have other concerns, smiles Dr. DeSalvo. “I never forget that patients might have concerns and apprehension since it was their first visit to a chiropractor. We make it a point to explain everything in advance, answer questions and to make sure the patient is comfortable with our office and procedures. Patients appreciate that.” “Patients often suffer unnecessarily from chronic or acute back pain and are seeking alternatives to traditional back surgery as they are convinced there is a better way that eliminates the substantial risk, cost, and recuperation it requires. They are often have concerns about a chiropractors ability to address their pain. They feel they won’t get results fast enough or at all or they’ll be just another number in a “one-size-fits-all” treatment program. In working with our office and advanced methods, most patients are finally relieved from their pain and faster than from other chiropractors or back surgery.”
Dr. DeSalvo has been married to his wife Angela for 29 years and has 2 children, Alanna and Maria. Dr. DeSalvo and his family have a strong spiritual foundation. He believes in daily exercise, eating right, practicing moderation, whole foods and vitamin supplementation. His hobbies are tennis, soapstone carving, travel and learning new things.
Dr. DeSalvo believes in exhausting natural methods to health challenges using the benefits of chiropractic and exercise. Short term care and rehabilitation type care plans are recommended. The patient then decides what is best for them.