Meet the Doctors and Staff

  • Dr.
    Richard Gallagher
    President 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 Gallagher
    Vice 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 influenced 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, and 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 returned to college in her 50s 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. She specializes in autoimmune, gastrointestinal health, and weight 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 pickleball 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 pickleball in 2021 and shortly thereafter became a certified instructor. 

    Tammy has authored several books, including 'Mental Health - Mental Peace,' 'Longevity Secrets,' and 'Heal and Seal Your Gut' (soon to be released).

    With this same passion, Tammy has approached health and wellness since 2011. She is thrilled to have been instrumental in opening and developing Ballantyne Weight Loss Center and working with Gallagher Chiropractic and her husband, Dr. Richard Gallagher, helping others add years to their life and life to their years.


We look forward to servicing and working with you for improved health and wellness.


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