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Chiropractor Milford CT Matthew Paterna With Full Team
Chiropractor Milford CT Matthew Paterna


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!”

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

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 Milford Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Club of Milford
  • The Milford and Milford 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

Chiropractor Milford CT Matthew Paterna With FamilyDr. 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.

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Dr. CJ Cameron

Dr. CJ Cameron has been under chiropractic care since he was an infant. His mother experienced the benefits of care and felt it was necessary for her newborn child to see a chiropractor for wellness. As a result, Dr. CJ rarely got sick in his youth and only went to the doctor for physicals.

Having an athletic background, chiropractic care has kept him healthy and injury-free from pee-wee football to collegiate lacrosse.

“I never missed a game and I am forever grateful to the profession of chiropractic.”

- Dr. CJ Cameron

CJ graduated from the prestigious New York Chiropractic College where he performed his residency at the Depew Health Center in Buffalo. He specializes in caring for athletes and children and has a passion for helping people get well. Outside the office, Dr. Cameron is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys competing in many sports including jiu-jitsu and rock climbing.

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Dr. Jiawei Fan "Dr. Jay"

Born in Shanghai, China, Dr. Jay and his parents moved to Milford when Jay was 12 years old. In pursuit of the American dream for their son, they enrolled Jay in Harborside Middle School and then Foran High School before attending the University of Bridgeport where he received his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences.

Unsure of what to do with his degree, Jay enrolled himself in the United States Marines where he served 4 years and 1 tour overseas. As an infantry riflemen Jay experienced severe issues with his back and legs. After taking medication for several years, Jay decided to visit the Chiropractor on base and his life changed forever.

"I really appreciated how the chiropractor took the time to educate me about my body and how I can take care of it better. I never really understood how important my spine and nerve system were to my overall health. Choosing to become a chiropractor was a no-brainer! Today I take pride in providing a relaxing, educational, and healing experience to anyone who visits the office. In my free time, I love to work on my car or anything car related, workout at the gym and playing with my two dogs, Zeus and Athena. But most of all I am just excited to start helping the people in my community with Chiropractic Care!"

Please come say hello and welcome Dr. Jay!!

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Dr. Anthony Barbati

Dr. Anthony Barbati was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, he was an avid baseball player and regularly visited a chiropractor, where his passion for health and wellness first began. After attending Fairfield University for undergrad, Dr. Barbati graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic.

"I strive to help my patients live, and understand the importance of living, a natural, healthy lifestyle."

Outside the office, Dr. Barbati enjoys traveling, working out and spending time with friends and family.

Chiropractic Milford CT Monica Thomas About

Patient Care Coordinator

Monica Thomas

After being diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in June of 2022, I decided to make some changes to take better care of myself. After 16 years, I chose to make a career change and it is a decision that I do not regret one bit. I love being a part of an amazing team that helps so many people. I had never been to a chiropractor before and since my first adjustment I have seen a tremendous difference.

I am a mother to an energetic 4 year old, Mackenzie, who keeps me on my toes. Taking care of myself is absolutely a MUST not only for myself, but for her! In my spare time I am a tap dancer of 32+ years, I enjoy planning, drawing, singing, selling jewelry & recently became a Wellness Coach. Since working in the office, I have seen many different cases with patients where chiropractic care has changed lives and I look forward to seeing the continued benefits for many more patients to come!
Chiropractic Milford CT Destynee Gil

Front Desk Superstar

Destynee Gill

My name is Destynee Gill. I am born and raised in Milford and so happy to be a part of a team that is helping others live their best life! I love to hang out with family and friends during my free time. I was a cheerleader for 5 years and a softball player for 12 years. I have always been one to say that your body comes first. I have always heard about chiropractic care but was afraid to try one. 

Since working here, I have a whole new outlook on chiropractic care and how much it really helps people. Getting adjusted has helped me eliminate the daily headaches I used to have since I was a child. I am grateful for chiropractic care and excited to see others benefit too!

Chiropractic Milford CT Olivia Massa

Front Desk Superstar

Olivia Massa

My name is Olivia Massa. I was a cheerleader for 10 years, captain for my senior year, and coached pop warner cheerleading for 3 years. In my free time, I enjoy testing my body's strength with powerlifting exercises, traveling the world, and hiking the most difficult trails I can find. Since working at Shoreline Family Chiropractic, I've learned that I have broken vertebrae in my spine.

If I never came to the chiropractor, I would've never known about this injury that has caused me lower back pain for years. I've just begun to learn about chiropractic care and am excited to heal my body in the healthiest way possible.

Chiropractic Milford CT Amaya Hernandez About

Front Desk Superstar

Amaya Hernandez

Before I started serving the community with Shoreline Family Chiropractic, I was a patient receiving regular adjustments since I was 8 years old. I have been a huge advocate for chiropractic care seeing as it has helped me tremendously with many issues over the years.

I love being a well - adjusted front desk superstar! I completed high school at the age of 14 and that is one of my biggest accomplishments! I enjoy baking, reading and shopping in my spare time. I also love soaking up every moment I can with my loved ones, especially my siblings.


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Shoreline Family Chiropractic

314 Merwin Ave
Milford, CT 06460

(203) 932-4476
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