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Meet the Damato Chiropractic Center Doctors

Dr. Eric M. Damato, Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractor Newington, Dr. Eric M. 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 at Damato Chiropractic Center.

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

Chiropractor Newington, Dr. Stephanie M. Kahler

Dr. Stephanie M. Kahler, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. 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 to heal athletes. Her biggest reward was being a volunteer treating cyclists for the Tour De Cure.

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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.

Dr. Kahler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Performance at Southern Connecticut State University in 2012. Afterward, 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  

Dr. Wade A. Federspiel, Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractor Newington, Dr. Wade A. FederspielDr. 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.

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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

Chiropractor Newington, Dr. Chris K. Giannos

Dr. Chris K. Giannos, Doctor of Chiropractic, MS, CCSP

Dr. Giannos is originally from Ioannina, Greece and currently lives in New Haven County. His holds a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Connecticut and 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 about working with professional athletes, weekend warriors, and regular patients alike in order to achieve their specific health goals.

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Dr. Giannos uses state-of-the-art procedures including Dry Needling, a manual therapy technique designed to improve muscle function, induce relaxation and decrease pain, Graston Technique (soft tissue manipulation) to help speed up the healing process from chronic or acute injuries, Radial Pulse Therapy (a treatment that uses shockwaves to mobilize the soft tissue of the body), 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

Dr. William M. Stankosky, Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractor Newington, Dr. William M. StankoskyDr. William (Bill) Stankosky is a CT native who received his first chiropractic adjustment in middle school after he hurt his neck. After recovering from that injury, regular adjustments and overall wellness care became the norm for him and his family. Bill attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He worked for a while in the robotics field before answering a calling on his life to become a chiropractor. Dr. Stankosky graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas in 2001 where he was educated in the profession and in Dr. Jim Parker’s chiropractic principals, such as “loving service is our primary technique”.

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Dr. Stankosky returned to CT where he began practicing chiropractic and shortly after, met and married Sherry, his wife of now 15 years. They moved to Florida in 2005, where Dr. Bill practiced and the couple was blessed with their son, Alex. After living in Florida for thirteen years, Bill and his family decided to move back to CT to be closer to family.

Dr. Bill loves helping people and is excited to join the team at Damato Chiropractic Center where he brings his 17+ years of chiropractic experience to patients at both the Newington and Glastonbury offices. Dr. Bill is active at New Life Church in Wallingford, where he most recently volunteered for the Night to Shine event. In his free time, he likes to travel and get outdoors with the family. Dr. Stankosky can be reached by calling the office at (860) 436-2065.

Chiropractor Newington, Dr. Kayleigh A. Heath

Dr. Kayleigh A. Heath, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Kayleigh Heath is a Connecticut native who was first introduced to chiropractic care after suffering back injuries from competitive cheerleading. It was the treatment she received that sparked her interest in becoming a Chiropractor in order to help others. She is passionate about caring for individuals and teaching her patients about conservative care.

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Dr. Heath received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Bridgeport, graduating magna cum laude in 2015. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate in Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic in 2019, again graduating magna cum laude. She was named a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society with both her undergraduate degree and her chiropractic degree.

During her time at the UB Clinics and her internship, Dr. Heath broadened her knowledge and experience while treating the general population and pediatric patients. She has completed additional graduate education in assessment and manipulation of the spine through the Motion Palpation Institute. She is certified in Sole Supports and McKenzie Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar spine.

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