Dr. Michael Melander grew up in Acton, MA graduating from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. He then attended the University of Vermont graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Soon after, he attended chiropractic school at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus in Port Orange, FL, graduating with honors.
Dr. Melander developed an interest in the chiropractic profession at a fairly young age having experienced and witnessed the benefits of care first-hand. An interest in treating an athletic population prompted him to pursue post-graduate education in sports medicine, eventually earning the status of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician in 2011. Additional interest in the care of soft tissue injuries influenced his decisions to become certified in Active Release Techniques® and Graston Technique®.
He currently lives in Arlington with wife Kellie, chocolate lab Stokely, son Jack, and daughter Nora. In his free time he enjoys skiing, surfing, Maine, Vermont, and all things Boston Sports.
Dr. Hamilton is originally from the northern California city of San Mateo, where he grew up playing baseball, football, soccer, and basketball. As with most children who are whisked from one field to the next by their parents, the inevitable injuries began to accumulate and a variety of healthcare practitioners were sought. Thus began Dr. Hamilton’s desire to join the health field.
Dr. Hamilton attended the University of California Santa Barbara where he majored in Psychology and Health and Exercise Science. After a year as a personal trainer and becoming an Aragon High School head baseball coach, he attended Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA from which he graduated with honors in June of 2016. While in school, Dr. Hamilton became certified in Active Release Techniques® and Graston Technique® and began treating many of his players at the chiropractic school’s clinic.
Dr. Hamilton lives in Arlington with his wife and fellow chiropractor Elise and their daughter Liv. He enjoys good food, East Bay Sports, and lives by the quote “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”