Dr.Richard GallagherDCPresident and Chiropractor
Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of Purdue University and Palmer College of Chiropractic (Cum Laude). Licensed in NC and SC, Dr. Gallagher is a Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and a Member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. As a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Gallagher's experience has taught him that the same technique is not appropriate for everyone. You will receive specialized attention and treatment that is most appropriate for you.
Post graduate studies in orthopedics, neurology, rehabilitation, x-ray evaluation, pain relief, treatment of fibromyalgia, scoliosis, whiplash, pediatrics, nutrition and weight loss.
An avid tennis player, Dr. Gallagher was not always a chiropractor. Working in Dallas, TX as a systems analyst for a large telecommunications firm, he hurt his back while playing tennis. He saw his PCP and was prescribed meds which of course gave him relief. But after some time the meds wore off and the pain was back. Unable to play tennis he decided to seek out a chiropractor.
Being a very analytical person, the chiropractic model of care made sense and soon he was back on the court. That experience had such a profound effect that a few years later he moved to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic (The Fountainhead of Chiropractic).
Long story short, Dr. Gallagher now has been earning the trust of thousands of patients in the South Charlotte area since 1997. He and his wife, Tammy, are still very active playing USTA tennis, Dr. Gallagher utilizes a 'team' approach to care utilizing an active patient care program that is tailored to the specific needs of the patient. Dr. Gallagher states 'The patients that take responsibility for their health have the best outcomes'.
Now understanding the additional health benefits of chiropractic and a natural healthy lifestyle, Dr. Gallagher tries to instill a healthy lifestyle into all his patients.
Tammy GallagherFNP, CCA, LLLTVice President and Functional Nutrition Practitioner
'Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.' Bruce Barton, former US Congressman.
Tammy's favorite quote above certainly was an influential in her health and wellness journey, which began when she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2011. After being given her options for treatment by her gastroenterologist, Tammy chose to find alternative holistic ways to manage her disease.
Tammy credits her disease for adding years to her life because the diagnosis was her wake up call that she needed to focus on her health. This led her to find alternatives to managing her illness without medication which is virtually unheard of.
Tammy continued her health and wellness education and went back to college in her 50's in order to become a functional nutrition practitioner. She has obtained certifications in Low Level Light and Laser Therapy, Functional Movement Systems, and Weight Loss and Nutrition. As a functional nutrition practitioner she specializes in the immune system, gastrointestinal health as well as weight loss and management. Not only does she run the nutrition program at Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness, but she manages Ballantyne Weight Loss Center, an affiliated company.
As an avid tennis player and snowboard instructor, Tammy tends to take things to extreme levels. After only a few years of playing tennis she's won a USTA national championship and multiple state championships. She began snowboarding at age 41 and now is an instructor at Beech Mountain Resort in her spare time.
It's with this same passion that Tammy has approached health and wellness since 2011 and she if thrilled to be at Gallagher Chiropractic with her husband, Dr. Richard Gallagher, helping others add years to their life, and life to their years.
Michelle HittMPH, RDN, LDN, PFSRegistered Dietitian
Michelle is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist with a Master of Public Health in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michelle has been an educator of nutrition and fitness for over 30 years.
Having had a repertoire of experiences, as a nutrition consultant working in the corporate wellness sector and with weight loss, she has additionally achieved a Certificate of Training by the CDR in Pediatric and Adult Obesity. Her expertise is to individualize healthy eating habits for her clients according to their needs.
Michelle is a long distant power walker/jogger, hiker, swimmer and enjoys lifting weights, paddle boarding and creating healthy good tasting meals too!