Dr. Gerry Nastasia, Jr., D.C., F.A.C.O.
I chose to become a chiropractic doctor because my mom was helped greatly for her neck problem by a chiropractor. He was also the first one to diagnose her with her medical condition of Multiple Sclerosis. The idea of helping a patient with my knowledge and hands appealed immensely to me. Throughout my professional career of nearly thirty years, I have had the privilege of helping many thousands of patients from literally all over the globe. I love what I do and I think it shows!
In 1990, I graduated from chiropractic school with Honors from Logan University in St Louis, MO in the USA. At the time, I was one of the very few chiropractic interns to ever have participated in hospital training at Metropolitan Medical Centers. Additionally at my graduation, I was selected to receive the Health Center Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence.
A Long Career
Over my nearly three decade career I have practiced in various surroundings: solo practice, group practice & institutional both in a hospital and an academic setting. Besides ten years in Dubai, I practiced in the Boston area in USA for 17 years & Bermuda, and served as an educator at a chiropractic college.
I was one of the first chiropractors in Massachusetts to be granted hospital privileges. I am a board certified chiropractic orthopaedist, and the only certified Cox® Technic doctor in the Middle East!
I was an Assistant Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences. I educated, trained, and mentored chiropractic students and interns. This was an amazing experience! Proudly, I received an award from SCU’s Student Association for my teaching efforts.
Most recently, I have obtained certification from the University of Pittsburgh as a Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP). This is a first of its kind program in the United States. The PSP is a trained professional who serves as the point of entry provider for patients with spine related disorders. The Primary Spine Practitioner provides diagnosis and management for the majority without the need for referral and triage for the remaining based on the unique features of each patient.
An Active Life
I am the proud Dad of three fantastic, grown children! An active lifestyle is my passion, walking, and fitness training are part of my weekly routine. I enjoy golf (even have a hole-in-one) and I am an advanced open water scuba diver. After additional postgraduate training and USA specialty examination, I became board certified in the sub-specialty of Chiropractic Orthopedics and I am now a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Staying active in my profession, I proudly serve as the current President of the Emirates Chiropractic Association. Lastly, I am a member of the Dubai Health Authority’s Healthcare Professional Licensure Assessment Panel. The governmental body that licenses chiropractic doctors in Dubai.