Gerald R. Mattia D.C., Director

Gerald R. Mattia D.C. has been practicing chiropractic for forty-five years. In his quest to provide clients with the best preventative and therapeutic chiropractic care available, Dr. Mattia studies research along with treatments and technologies from around the world. Consequently, his office houses some of the most cutting-edge technology available: decompression therapy which helps with disc problems in the low back and neck eliminating the need for surgery and class 4 laser to promote healing. These technologies have come to complement the fundamental chiropractic adjustment.

Dr. Mattia has begun VISCOGEN to compliment his chiropractic practice, consisting of non-surgical regenerative therapy for knees and other joints of the body. Exosomes help restore joint strength and mobility without surgery.

Even before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Mattia’s life has not been ordinary.

At the age of 15 he had been given six months to live. “ I was born with a severe heart condition called aortic stenosis.” People suffering from this condition have an aortic valve in their heart that gradually degenerates and therefore the heart cannot function properly. Heart surgery in the 60s was not as successful as today. He also had bad allergies. His mother was not ready to give up. On a friend’s recommendation, she took her son to a chiropractor. ‘The aortic valve stopped closing by 92 percent and my allergies were gone,” Dr. Mattia said. He was able to live to the age of 35 when he received his first new aortic valve and the success rate of heart surgery was higher.

Dr. Mattia became a chiropractor because of this. He earned his chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College and opened a practice in 1977. Dr. Mattia practiced in New Jersey from 1977 to 2001. During that time he received many awards: Chiropractor of the Year 1995 and Sports Chiropractor of the Year several times. He was appointed to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, on which he served for six years, by the governor of New Jersey. He was also a Board of Director for the lnternational Chiropractic Association and the Northeast Regional Director. Dr. Mattia has been the president of lnternational Chiropractic association Sports Health and Fitness Council from 1996- 2011 during which he joined Arnold Schwarzenegger every year in Columbus, Ohio for the ICA Fitness Symposium. The Symposium is held in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival.

ln 2001 Dr. Mattia retired from his NJ practice and moved to Florida to begin semi-retirement. But the quiet time did not last long. “There were so many people I knew I could help.” All during his career Dr. Mattia has taken care of many athletes from middle school to professional. His love for sports has helped him understand that chiropractic spinal care for athletes is required for better performance and nervous system function. Dr. Mattia has helped many chiropractic college graduates begin their careers by having them work with him and gain experience.

Outside of the office, Dr. Mattia enjoys golf, power-walking, cycling, baseball, and spending time with his grandkids. Dr. Mattia loves to travel, especially to ltaly.

Dr. Mattia’s love for his practice and clients is apparent in his contagious enthusiasm and liveliness. “The best part of my practice is that people come to our practice and get better naturally, without surgery. Touching thousands of lives over the years with the benefits of chiropractic is a professional achievement. “Living to the age of 71 when I was supposed to die at 15 is a personal achievement. A great cardiac surgeon, Kevin Accola M.D., chiropractic care, and prayers saved my life.”

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