Dr. Matthew Carissimi, DC
“Start ‘em young, keep ‘em aligned”
From a very early age I knew I always wanted to be a part of the medical field. My first experience with chiropractic was when I was six years old. My mother took me to a chiropractor because my upper back refused to loosen up after several days. While I can’t remember the doctor’s name I’ll always remember what he said “it’s going to sound a lot like popcorn.” After being adjusted I jumped off the table saying how much better I felt, cementing my first positive experience with chiropractic. As I grew older, my interests in school remained with biology and human anatomy which I still find fascinating. While in undergraduate school at SUNY Binghamton I majored in biology, aware that I wanted to be a part of the medical field but not necessarily a medical doctor. During the summer between my junior and senior years, I shadowed a local chiropractor because it seem like a perfect blend of working with my hands as well helping others feel better naturally. As the weeks went on, I was in daily awe of how the doctor was so respected and beloved by his patients. It finally felt like I had found my career path.
I graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2011 after completing a condensed five year program into 10 trimesters (3 and 1/3rd years). I wanted to give up countless times. Between the long hours in class, in the cadaver and neurology labs as well as the rigorous testing, I questioned my decision on a daily basis. Was this really what I wanted to do for the rest of my life? Years later, all I can say is that I love waking up every day knowing that I get to treat my patients. I honestly fell head over heels for the chiropractic field. Patients that are young, old, and every age in-between can receive benefits from chiropractic care. Growing up, I never saw myself becoming a chiropractor, but today, I can’t see myself doing anything else. Helping patients feel better while under my care has been my greatest achievement to date, and I feel privileged to be part of such a wonderful field.