Dr. Steve Palazzo
Developing a passion for natural care
With his love of sports from playing college football and his love of anatomy and movement from his early career as an artist, Dr. Palazzo became interested in body mechanics early on in life. He considered physical therapy or chiropractic as a future career path. “I liked that chiropractic looked at the whole body. It’s a conservative, hands-on approach that involved giving people individualized care. Chiropractic was the perfect solution for helping musculoskeletal issues without using medicine or surgery.”
After attending SUNY Stonybrook near his hometown in Long Island, NY, Dr. Palazzo attended the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Shortly after graduating from UBCC, he was approached by his alma mater to teach as an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences where he instructed future chiropractors on advanced chiropractic adjusting, rehabilitation procedures, and clinical management. As a professor, he furthered his academic career by publishing in textbooks and lecturing around the continental United States, all while continuing to see patients in his private practice. His studies led him to develop an integrative model of health care that he considers his biggest accomplishment. He has researched manual and soft tissue rehabilitation techniques used all over the world, which led to the creation of his practice model.
Currently, he maintains his own private practice while having the privilege of being the only chiropractor employed by the University of North Carolina (UNC) healthcare system and the first and only chiropractor to become a member of the UNC Physicians Network (UNCPN).
Staying Involved and Active
Dr. Palazzo is the first-ever chiropractor to be a member of the University of North Carolina Physicians Network and is a chiropractic at the UNC clinic at Cisco in the Research Triangle Park. As of 2019, he is also a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians.
His additional memberships include:
- Business Networking International®
- The American Chiropractic Association
- The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
- The North Carolina Chiropractic Association
When he isn’t with patients, Dr. Palazzo can usually be found spending time with family, including his gorgeous wife and three awesome kids. His hobbies include participating in sports (golf, softball, coaching his kid’s teams), reading, playing guitar, and figure drawing
Contact our Morrisville office today to learn more or to schedule your appointment!