Dr. Nicholas R. Spano


Dr. Spano is a 1982 graduate of ADIO Institute of Straight Chiropractic. He has taught Advanced Muscle Palpation since he was a student at the school, where he was instructed in palpation by Dr. Harry Shepherd.

Advanced Muscle Palpation is an elegant form of spinal examination that determines the level and direction of the subluxation. Dr. Reginald Gold discovered today's muscle palpation and since then Dr. Spano has continued to pioneer the concept that the CNS is aware of its own biomechanical and neurological needs and is therefore the best judge of when and where an adjustment is necessary. AMP uses simple static palpation to assess and interpret deep segmental activity; activity that reflects the body's own attempt to respond to the subluxation! Dr. Spano conducts seminars on muscle palpation for various state organizations and colleges.

He maintains a private practice in Towanda, Mansfield and Canton Pennsylvania, where he resides with his wife and three children.