Robert Romano, DC
Dr. Romano is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic with full
Physical Therapy Privileges. He is trained in Full Spine Diversified,
Thompson Technique, Activator Methods, and
the Cox Flexion-Distraction protocol for non-surgical spinal
disc decompression. In addition to clinical expertise and experience
Dr. Rob loves to work with children and families to provide a natural
alternative to modern healthcare.
Dr. Romano is a member of the International
Chiropractors Association, the American
Chiropractic Association, and the Maryland Chiropractic Association.
Prior to attending chiropractic school, Rob attended the State University of New York at Albany
where he receieved a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and worked at
numerous facilities including the Albany County Nursing
Home, Port Jefferson
Ferry Senior Living, and the NY
State Capital District Psychiatric Center. Psychology wasn't
satisfying to Dr. Romano so he began working at a chiropractic office
shortly after finishing his degree.
Rob worked for 2 and 1/2 years at North Shore Chiropractic
in Port Jefferson Station, NY. While there he worked full time as a
Chiropractic Assistant to Dr. Gary DiBenedetto and Dr. Michael
Maiorino. Dr. Dibenedetto is a recognized leader in chiropractic who is
well-known in the profession for his dedication to the philosophy,
science, and art of chiropractic. It was during this time at North
Shore Chiropractic that Rob decided to dedicate his work life to
becoming a chiropractor and helping other people improve their health.
His next stop was chiropractic school!
Rob attended Life University in
Atlanta, where he graduated with honors. During his time at Life
University, Rob had a special interest in family wellness care,
functional chiropractic neurology, and treating acute back pain, neck
pain, and headaches. He regularly attended different extra-curricular
clubs and seminars to expand his education. Rob uses Diversified/Full
Spine adjusting, Thompson Technique drop-table adjusting, and
instrument-assisted adjusting. Additionally, Rob utilizes the Cox
Flexion-Distraction technique for low back disc injuries and other
Also while in
Atlanta, Rob married his beautiful wife, Nicole.
While in school at Life University in Atlanta Rob spent 6 months as a PEAK
Program Intern at Leading
Edge Sport & Spine working under the guidance of Dr. James E.
Schantz of Roswell, Georgia. Dr. Schantz is one of the top
chiropractors in the United States according to Prevention Magazine,
and is also a GCA Humanitarian of the Year, and is certified by
Harvard in the treatment of low back pain. This 6 month experience laid
a solid clinical foundation for Dr. Rob and gave him real-world
experience with a variety of people and conditions. This was a solid
foundation for success as he finished his education in Atlanta, Georgia.
Just before leaving Atlanta Dr. Rob and his wife Nicole had a very
happy surprise! A baby was coming!
After finishing chiropractic school Rob headed back to New York to work
as an Associate Doctor of Chiropractic for Dr. Gary DiBenedetto at
North Shore Chiropractic. While there he further sharpened his clinical
skills and prepared himself for the big move to Frederick to settle
down with his family. While there he also had one of the most amazing
moments of his life - the birth of his son, Logan!
Since opening the office, Dr. Rob has had the opportunity to do a lot
of great things, such as:
Matthew Schooley, DC
My name is Dr. Matt and I grew up in the beautiful Appalachian
Mountains of North Carolina in a sleepy mountain town outside
of Asheville named Marion. Growing up there, surrounded by the
natural beauty of the North Carolina Mountains, I forged a love
for the outdoors that I hold to this day. Small town life taught
me that hard work always pays off and that family, friend and
community bonds are something that you treasure above all else.
After graduating from McDowell High I travelled further into the
mountains and headed up to Boone, NC to attend Appalachian State
University. Though I hadn’t yet landed on a specific profession, I
knew that I wanted to find something that would allow me to help
others, so I started the track of Pre-Professional Biology. During my
junior year at App State, I met a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) and
was blown away by the concept of being able to remove subluxations
to assist the human body’s natural ability to miraculously heal
Over the course
of four years I worked diligently and earned
that B.S. in Pre-Professional Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.
During my time at App State I worked at the only two-story
Wendy’s on the East Coast, where I met my wife Rachel who was
covered in grease, humming to herself and smiling the whole time.
Together Rachel and I moved down to Atlanta from Boone, so that I
could pursue my dream of becoming a D.C. at Life University. It was
a big change for us to move from Boone, with a population of around
14,000 and only 3 roads going in and out to a city the size Atlanta,
we adjusted and made a home in the big city. I finished up my time
at Life University and graduated ready to adjust the world and initiate
After graduation I worked at Foothills Chiropractic as an independent
contractor in small town just outside of Atlanta called Hiram,
Georgia. While I was there I adjusted a wide variety of people ranging
from 1 year old children to 90 year old great grandparents and saw
how chiropractic care can benefit everyone. I worked with several
doctors that together have 100 years experience in the chiropractic
profession. This helped me develop and mature my skill of adjusting
far beyond what I learned in school. I witnessed amazing things by
adjusting people’s spines. These adjustments allowed my patients
nervous systems to function to the best of their ability, which in turn
allowed their bodies to heal themselves.
Rachel and I have three furry friends that we refer to as our children.
We have a 6 year old spoiled rabbit named Kendall, a 5 year old
talkative cat named Bella and my best friend and frisbee buddy 4 year
old Obie the Sheltie-huahua (that’s a Sheltie/Chihuahua mix). In my
spare time you can find me enjoying basketball, golf, tennis, frisbee
(with Obie of course), spending time with my family, gardening,
cooking and swimming. I love being outdoors, especially hiking,
and hope to someday have the opportunity to hike the Appalachian
Trail in its entirety. Enough about me though, you just let me know
what I can do to help you, because that’s my greatest pursuit of all.