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Meet Dr. Matthew Paterna

West Haven and Milford Chiropractor Dr. Matthew Paterna

From 2012-2016 Dr. Paterna served as the President of the CT Chiropractic Council, a position in which he was elected by his peers.  He is regarded as a leader in the profession by his colleagues. Hundreds of chiropractors have shadowed and studied under Dr. Paterna and his dedicated team because of their gentle and focused approach to health care.

Dr. Paterna attended Loyola University in Baltimore, Md. and earned his undergraduate degree in marketing and finance in 1995. After his experience with the chiropractor, he attended the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Dr. Paterna graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2004. “The natural lifestyle, non-drug approach of chiropractic was so appealing, I had to share it with the world!”


A Focus on Family Care

While in chiropractic school, Dr. Paterna originally intended to specialize in sports chiropractic. Once he began to visit chiropractic offices, however, he realized that his profession gave him the opportunity to help people from every walk of life, not just athletes.

Dr. Paterna became convinced that the best chance of living a healthy life clearly begins with gentle pediatric chiropractic care. Getting kids off to a great start through optimal spinal alignment benefits the entire family, from moms, dads and budding athletes to grandparents, teenagers and newborns.

“We are creating a legacy of health for families who choose chiropractic care for their children.  The younger they start care, the sooner they understand the importance of being proactive with their health.”  Dr. Paterna

Qualifications and Professional Associations

In 2012 Dr. Paterna was voted by his colleagues to represent chiropractic as the President of the CT Chiropractic Council. Dr. Paterna served two terms as President and is currently the immediate past president of the Connecticut State Chiropractic Council (CCC). Currently Dr. Paterna holds the position of chairman of the board and is actively involved in lobbying for chiropractic coverage for all Connecticut residents.

He’s additionally completed postgraduate courses in pediatric chiropractic and neurology. Dr. Paterna has also been the team chiropractor for two professional baseball organizations and enjoys volunteering his time by mentoring young chiropractors and chiropractic students.

Nationally, Dr. Paterna has been a featured speaker for numerous conferences and conventions, as he feels it is his duty to give back to the profession that has given so much to him.

His memberships and distinctions include:

  • CT Chiropractic Council – Past President 2012-2016 – Current Chairman of the Board
  • The Milford, Orange and West Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Club of Milford
  • The Milford and West Haven Wellness Committee (founding member)
  • Foundation for Wellness Professionals
  • Ultimate Achievers Club – Top 100 Chiropractors in the U.S.
  • International Chiropractic Association (ICA)
  • Eagle Scout Troop 39
  • Coach Milford Little League All Star Team

Interests Outside the Office

Dr. Paterna is happily married to Courtney, and they’re the proud parents of Madelyn and Miles, two dogs and four cats. They love spending time together as a family, skiing, traveling and volunteering.

When he’s not helping patients, Dr. Paterna enjoys being in the outdoors playing golf, tennis and softball. He and his wife also support Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, as well as area Little League teams.

With a free consultation at our chiropractic care center, you can find out exactly how we may be able to help. Contact us today for a convenient appointment! We accept insurance.

Dr. Matthew Paterna | (203) 932-4476