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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Eric M. Damato, Chiropractic Physician

Newington and  Chiropractor, Dr. Eric DamatoDr. Eric Damato first became a chiropractic patient in 1990. As a teenager, he sustained a spinal injury while wrestling. Chiropractic allowed him to recover fully and return to sports. Dr. Damato continued to play three sports a year, crediting chiropractic as a large part of his success. After suffering a shoulder injury senior year during the state high school wrestling championship, it was his chiropractor whom came down out of the stands to correct the injury. After being able to return to competition and advancing to the New England wrestling tournament that he knew it was his calling to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.
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Dr. Damato attended Wagner College in Staten Island NY and studied in the Pre-Chiropractic program. He attended Life University in Marietta, GA where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2001.

Dr. Damato has an affinity for teaching. He gives workshops and lectures weekly to all size groups and sports teams. He attends quarterly conferences nationwide to continue his education in areas such as neurology, sports injuries, pediatrics and extremity adjusting. Dr. Damato continues to be an advocate for Chiropractic Care and welcome the opportunity to consult with and guide new and pre-existing patients.

Dr. Damato can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email EDamato@damatochiropractic.com.


Dr. Stephanie M. Kahler, Chiropractic Physician

StephanieDr. Stephanie Kahler is a native of Connecticut who has been passionate about helping people throughout her life. Growing up, she was an active athlete who suffered from various sports injuries. She was successfully treated and rehabilitated through conservative care, which drove her motivation to become a Chiropractor. Throughout her education, she has obtained numerous certifications and experiences in helping heal athletes. Her biggest reward was being a volunteer treating cyclist’s for the Tour De Cure. She has also gained knowledge and skills from treating a wide variety of patients within different Colleges/Universities and a VA Hospital in the Western New York region. She is a big advocate for spreading awareness of Chiropractic and volunteering within the community. Commending this, she received the Distinguished Service Award from New York Chiropractic College. She enjoys her continuation in educating those within the community about healthcare.

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Dr. Kahler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Performance at Southern Connecticut State University in 2012. Afterwards, she then attended New York Chiropractic College where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in November 2015 and was named a member of the Phi Chi Omega Chiropractic Scholastic Honor Society.

Dr. Kahler can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at SKahler@damatochiropractic.com.  


Dr. Wade A. Federspiel, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Wade Federspiel is originally from Michigan, where he began receiving chiropractic care in middle school. Chiropractic care became a vital part of his athletic career which helped to assist in his healing and performance abilities. Being a three-sport athlete in high school allowed Dr. Federspiel to understand the value and importance of keeping your body and spine in the best condition possible, and credits chiropractic care for allowing him to compete at a high level. This experience helped him realize his passion to help and serve people through chiropractic care.Read more»

Dr. Federspiel attended Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI where he majored in Health Sciences and attended pre-chiropractic club meetings. He then enrolled and attended Life University in Marietta, GA where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2012.

Dr. Federspiel enjoys working with all types of patients and helping them realize the great benefits of chiropractic care. He also attends quarterly workshops and lectures to stay current on his education in areas like neurology, pediatrics, extremity adjusting and sports rehabilitation. Dr. Federspiel can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at WFederspiel@damatochiropractic.com


Dr. Chris K. Giannos, Chiropractic Physician

unnamed (1)Dr. Giannos is originally from Ioannina, Greece and currently lives in New Haven County. His undergraduate Bachelor’s studies in Biological Sciences were at the University of Connecticut. He holds two degrees from the University of Bridgeport; a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a Master’s in Human Nutrition. He is board certified in Sports Medicine and brings in experience from integrated practices in Connecticut, having worked with Medical Doctors, Naturopaths, and Massage Therapists on staff. Dr. Giannos is passionate in working with professional athletes, weekend warriors, and regular patients alike in order to achieve their specific health goals. Read more»

He uses state-of-the-art procedures such as Graston Technique® in order to speed up the healing process from chronic or acute injuries, as well as Kinesio Tape® to stabilize injury or enhance athletic performance. When Dr. Giannos is not treating patients he enjoys traveling in Greece and playing soccer.  Dr. Giannos can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065 or via email at CGiannos@damatochiropractic.com