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
    Health Lifestyle Coach and Low Level Laser Therapist

    '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. She's currently working on obtaining her Clinical Chiropractic Assistant Certification.

    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.

  • Megan Benham

    Megan has been working with Gallagher Chiropractic since April 2016. She works as a certified chiropractic assistant. She completed her north Carolina certification course in July 2016 and continues to grow in knowledge with continuing education courses and by working with patients on therapies and new technology offered in our clinic. 

    Megan's favorite part of working with patients is to be a part of their healing process. Her compassion for people and seeing them progress and advance towards a better future is part of what drives her enthusiasm to create a wonderfully welcoming environment and unique experience for each patient.
    'A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.'

    Mahatma Gandhi

    When you have an opportunity to work with Megan, you will not be surprised that this is her favorite quote. 

  • Sophia Collins
    Massage Therapist

    Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness is proud to announce the addition of Sophia Collins to our team of wellness providers.

    Sophia Collins is a licensed massage therapist in North and South Carolina and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.  Born and raised in the Charlotte area, she is a graduate of the Therapeutic Massage at Southeastern Institute where she was awarded Leadership Distinction and graduated with high honors. 

    The road to massage was not an easy one as Sophia switched careers from the banking industry so she could chase her dream all the while juggling work, school and raising her son.

    Sophia now is focused on growing her practice and honing in on the techniques that she feels it takes to execute an effective massage. Sophia offers an array of modalities including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Chakra, Aromatherapy and Prenatal treatments.  She is also a Certified Stretch Therapist. 

    Though she very much recognizes the relaxation benefit of massage, Sophia’s main goal is therapeutic and sports massage. She encourages her clients not only to get regular massage but is also a huge advocate of holistic health in other arenas (i.e. chiropractic, acupuncture, stretching, clean eating and ridding your body/lifestyle of toxic chemicals) Through her own journey with becoming a healthier being, Sophia has fallen in love with alternative healing.

    This combination of talent and holistic view on life makes her a great match for the philosophy of Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness. 

    Sophia states, “It is up to us to recognize the importance of self-care and improve the conditions in which we live.” Alternative healing is a way of life Sophia has adapted into her life and promotes with every client she sees. 


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


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