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 taylored 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.

  • Dr.
    Derek Maul

    Dr. Derek Maul brings passion for wellness and an array of experience to Gallagher Chiropractic. Throughout his career, he has treated a wide variety of patients including athletes of all levels, as well as injuries sustained from automobile accidents. Dr. Maul has a keen ability to connect with is patients to bring the highest level of individualized care.

    Dr. Maul attended Indiana University for his pre-medical studies before earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in Chesterfield, MO. Since earning his degree, Dr. Maul has expanded his knowledge into acupuncture, dry needling, rehab and several myofascial techniques. He enjoys learning and regularly continues to expand his education.

    Dr. Maul leads an active lifestyle outside of work. He is a three-time half ironman triathlon finisher and enjoys swimming, riding his bike and running around Charlotte. Dr. Maul also dabbles in yoga, enjoys strength training and spends his free time with his wife, Kim, his son, TJ, and his rescue dog, Justice.

  • Tammy Gallagher
    Vice President and Health Lifestyle Coach

    '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 has obtained certifications in Low Level Light and Laser Therapy, Functional Movement Systems, Weight Loss and Nutrition and manages Ballantyne Weight Loss Center, and 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 weness 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.

  • Caryn Taylor
    Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

    Caryn is a 2010 graduate of Southeastern and offers a variety of modalities including trigger point therapy, hot stone, and aromatherapy, as well as cupping and Swedish massage. She has neuromuscular therapeutic massage experience, and enjoys working with prenatal clients as well.

    Caryn was raised in New York and is a diehard EVERYTHING New York fan! She's a single mother to Landon, her 10 year old son, and moved to Charlotte when he was born to be closer to family and because she believes Charlotte is a fabulous place to raise her son.

    Caryn credits her son for indirectly inspiring her to become a massage therapist when she saw that the most effective medication for her three month premature new born son was through touch after a massage therapist taught her to massage him while he was in the NICU.


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


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