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Meet Dr. Denis Gallagher

Simply put I was skeptic. Here’s my chiropractic story…”

Chiropractor Landing, NJ, Dr. Denis GallagherAfter years of playing football in high school and college, my back was killing me. After nearly a year of physical therapy, neurologists, orthopedists, massage therapists, and a neurophysiotherapist I was no better, and getting worse. I was 24 years old and couldn’t put on my own pants because of the extreme pain. I was popping pain medication like they were candy. I was desperate to find relief. At 25, it looked like a risky spinal fusion surgery was in my future. I was desperate.

A colleague of mine at Ortho McNeill Pharmaceutical, suggested going to their chiropractor. As a scientist I was a bit leery of chiropractic. I thought to myself, I’ve got nothing to lose. I was literally dragged to the office. To my surprise, Dr. J was the first doctor to scientifically explain why my problem happened and how to correct it. After six weeks of treatment I was nearly 100% better. I was impressed so much that I left my research scientist position at Ortho McNeill to pursue my Doctor of Chiropractic.

A Chiropractic Education

I attended the “Harvard” of Chiropractic Colleges, Palmer College Of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer is where chiropractic was founded in 1895. Before graduating I was a member of the Palmer Clinic Abroad Program and traveled to Vietnam to provide humanitarian chiropractic care and service to the people of Vietnam.

Today, I’m excited everyday to help people here at our Landing, NJ chiropractic office. I especially love to help patients who lost hope, like I did.

On a Personal Note…

It met Dr. Nancy Gallagher, my wife, while we were both students at Palmer College Chiropractic. She directs our Orefield, PA office. We’ve been practicing since 2002.

Nancy and I have three great kids. Liam is an active teenager and loves animals. When he grows up he too wants to be a chiropractor. Our identical twin daughters, Ashley and Molly, are a bit younger. They enjoy playing with our dogs, Taz and Rex.

We love Walt Disney World. I mean, we’re fanatics! We make a pilgrimage to Orlando every year. We try to spend a couple of weeks decompressing and connecting deeply as a family.

Thanks for checking us out. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service. Give our Landing chiropractic office a call. Or email me using the link below and let’s arrange a time to talk and explore what’s possible.

Certifications, Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Bachelors degree in Biology from Wagner College, Staten Island
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
    Magna Cum Laude & Presidential Scholar
  • National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic for New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Chiropractic Modalities Certified for New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Vice President of the Gonstead Club
  • Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Advance Certification
    Scientific Research Institute of San Diego
    San Diego, California
  • Blanchard Golf Academy
    Golf Injury Certification
    Westbury, New York
  • Member, Pi Tau Delta Chiropractic International Honor Society


Dr. Denis Gallagher | (610) 435-5336