Frederick Chiropractors – Dr. Matthew Schooley & Dr. Robert Romano
Dr. Rob Romano
Hi, I’m Robert Romano, DC. I’m a graduate of SUNY Albany in NY and of Life University College of Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology while in Albany, where I worked at a number of health facilities including nursing homes and psychiatric centers.
When my interest in Psychology faded, I decided to become a chiropractor after seeing firsthand how powerful the chiropractic adjustment could be. In Atlanta at chiropractic school I studied hard and graduated cum laude, and spent my final six months as a PEAK intern at Leading Edge Sport & Spine.
Following the Chiropractic program I worked as an Associate Doctor at North Shore Chiropractic in Port Jefferson Station, working under the very talented and successful Dr. Gary DiBenedetto. In 2010 I moved to Frederick and opened Park Bench Chiropractic with my buddy, Matt.
Dr. Matt Schooley
My name is Dr. Matt and I grew up in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in a sleepy mountain town outside of Asheville named Marion. Growing up there, surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Carolina Mountains, I forged a love for the outdoors that I hold to this day. Small town life taught me that hard work always pays off and that family, friend and community bonds are something that you treasure above all else. After graduating from McDowell High I travelled further into the mountains and headed up to Boone, NC to attend Appalachian State University.
Though I hadn’t yet landed on a specific profession, I knew that I wanted to find something that would allow me to help others, so I started the track of Pre-Professional Biology. During my junior year at App State, I met a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) and was amazed by the concept of being able to remove subluxations to assist the human body’s natural ability to miraculously heal itself. Over the course of four years I worked diligently and earned that B.S. in Pre-Professional Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. During my time at App State I worked at the only two-story Wendy’s on the East Coast, where I met my wife Rachel who was covered in grease, humming to herself and smiling the whole time. Together Rachel and I moved down to Atlanta from Boone, so that I could pursue my dream of becoming a D.C. at Life University. It was a big change for us to move from Boone, with a population of around 14,000 and only 3 roads going in and out to a city the size Atlanta, but we adjusted and made a home in the big city. I finished up my time at Life University and graduated ready to adjust the world and initiate some healing.
After graduation I worked at Foothills Chiropractic as an independent contractor in small town just outside of Atlanta called Hiram, Georgia. While I was there I adjusted a wide variety of people ranging from 1 year old children to 90 year old great grandparents and saw how chiropractic care can benefit everyone. I worked with several doctors that together have 100 years experience in the chiropractic profession. This helped me develop and mature my skill of adjusting far beyond what I learned in school. I witnessed amazing things by adjusting people’s spines. These adjustments allowed my patients nervous systems to function to the best of their ability, which in turn allowed their bodies to heal themselves.
Rachel and I have two children Lucas and Genevieve. Lucas was born in September of 2011 loves all animals, swimming, going to the park and weirdly is a huge fan of the 1978 cartoon Godzilla by Hanna Barbera. Genevieve was born in June of 2014 and she is our wild child. She is fearless, feisty and has a continuous goal of catching up with and copying her brother.