Dr. Carlo Ammendolia

DC, PhD, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
  • 2012-2017 CCRF Professorship in Spine Research


Dr. Ammendolia has developed treatments designed to maximize patient outcomes.

“I believe that standardizing chiropractic care and reducing variability will increase our credibility to the public at the same as unifying our profession.”Dr. Carlo Ammendolia

Boot Camps for Spine Health

Dr. Ammendolia has been in clinical practice for over 35 years, and is now director of the Chiropractic Spine Clinic and the Spinal Stenosis Program at the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital combining research, clinical practice and teaching. His specialty clinic treats about 70 -100 patients per week and is a training facility for chiropractic and medical residents.

Dr. Ammendolia develops and tests non-operative, evidence-based treatment protocols – more popularly called boot camps –for mechanical, degenerative and inflammatory spinal disorders. They are designed to maximize patient outcomes and standardize chiropractic care across common spine conditions.

“I had an operation for my spinal stenosis that was partially successful. I was struggling to walk even after the operation, losing feeling in my legs and feet. I went to hundreds of different treatments with no results. Then my daughter found Dr. Ammendolia online. I had never been to a chiropractor in my life, and I was skeptical that it would work… halfway through the program, the improvements were really, really dramatic.” – David Stanyar, Spinal Stenosis Boot Camp Participant

The boot camps provide chiropractors with evidence-based tools to effectively manage the following spine conditions:

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Persistent low back
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Falls prevention

FUTURE RESEARCH IMPACT: Integrated Healthcare Models

Dr. Ammendolia is developing a patient database for collaborating with other healthcare professionals.

The Spine Care System is Dr. Ammendolia’s next research goal. It’s a learning health system that will collect patient data at the point-of-care using electronic medical records. This patient database will be accessible to other chiropractors and healthcare professionals, allowing for a collaborative, evidence-informed approach to patient spine care.

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