Chris Montanaro

Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris is a chiropractor and a Diplomate in AK and a Diplomate in Nutrition and teaches certification courses to doctors of various disciplines including doctors of chiropractic, medicine, naturopathy, and homeopathy. Dr. Chris is also a member of the adjunct faculty of New York Chiropractic College & Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida. Dr. Chris is also an Advanced Theta Healing practitioner.

His goal is to help his patients reach a higher level of health and to actualize their highest potential. Dr. Chris does this through his ability to: determine why the body is not functioning as a system, facilitate the body's systems to work together as it is intended, and help his patients clear the stressors that often impede health and happiness.

Dr. Chris is a Syracuse Chiropractor and specializes in Applied Kinesiology (AK) and has attained his Diplomate, the highest degree possible, through the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK). Applied Kinesiology , as founded by Dr. George Goodheart, is the most comprehensive system in integrative health care as it incorporates under its umbrella the many branches of holistic healing including chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, myofascial therapies and more. When diagnosing and healing patients, Dr. Chris incorporates the AK triad of health. The triad is represented as an equilateral triangle with structural health being its base (bones, muscles), and the upright sides representing chemical (nutrition, toxins) and mental (emotional, spiritual) health. When a person experiences poor health, there is an imbalance in one or more of these factors.

We do not take this idea of “The Gold Standard," lightly in our office. We understand that the lay population might not know the names of techniques like Active Release Technique. They also may not know the systems of treatment and diagnosis like Applied Kinesiology. In all professions, it is often well understood what the best of the best information is, and the gold standards by which everything else is compared to.

So if its so well understood, why would a professional provide less than The Gold Standard? We would speculate it comes down to time and money. However, we never let time and money get in the way of providing this level of care for our patients. Many of the treatments, forms of diagnosis and knowledge we have in the office take a lot of time and money to learn. Also, when providing those services, they often take a lot of time to provide to you as well. For doctors who spend 30 seconds to 5 minutes with a patient, its just not possible to provide these more time consuming therapies and treatments. It doesn't seem to make logical sense how someone could go to school for 8-15 years or more to become a doctor, and spend 2 minutes with each patient.