Dr. Paul Merlino
Doctor of Chiropractic
CCMI Certified Concussion Practitioner
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider
Certified Graston Provider
Dr. Merlino grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has deep roots within the city. He attended St. Francis Elementary School and St. Mary's College. After graduating from St. Mary's college in 2002, Dr. Merlino attended The University of Western Ontario where he studied Kinesiology. He graduated with his BA Honors Kinesiology in 2006 and that same year was accepted to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He graduated with Clinical Honors in 2010.
Since graduating from Chiropractic College, Dr. Merlino has been diagnosing and treating patients with an EVIDENCE-BASED approach to manual therapy. Using the latest research done by the top manual therapy and orthopedic scientists in the world, Dr. Merlino ensures you are getting treatment is appropriate and treatment that works. He is also believer in a multi-discipline approach to your health, meaning he will refer you to the appropriate health care professional when required. It is this modern and cutting edge approach that makes Canada a world leader in health care.
Dr. Merlino has a keen interest in concussion diagnosis and management. It was this interest and passion that lead to him co-founding SAULT CONCUSSION CLINIC - the Sault's first and only Complete Concussion Management Inc. Certified Concussion Clinic. Dr. Merlino in addition to his chiropractic work is also a CCMI Certified Concussion Practitioner where he is able to use the latest EVIDENCE-BASED approach in diagnosing and managing concussions of all types.
Dr. Merlino is also active himself and has a history of playing competitive sport. Hockey, basketball and tennis are among his favorites and has played them most of his life. He also enjoys running, soccer and football. He has extensive knowledge in injuries related to most sports. Dr. Merlino is also has experience in exercise training having treated a number of people who have injured themselves while working out. He is fully qualified to assess your level of fitness and teach you proper form to prevent injury at the gym.
Personal interests include documentaries and music. Dr. Merlino enjoys playing guitar, bass guitar and singing.