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Meet the Tagliarini Chiropractic Team

West Hartford Chiropractors


Dr. John Tagliarini

Chiropractor West Hartford, Dr. John TagliariniDr. John Tagliarini is originally from Clark, New Jersey where he grew up in a family oriented town similar to West Hartford. He developed a passion for healthcare and conservative treatment after a medical misdiagnosis which almost resulted in an unnecessary organ removal. Dr. John gravitated toward Chiropractic because it allowed him to work with patients naturally from diagnosis to treatment. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and his Doctorate in Chiropractic, both from the prestigious Life University, the largest Chiropractic university in the US. Prior to moving to West Hartford, Dr. John and his wife owned and operated a Chiropractic practice in Charlotte, North Carolina for 5 years. In 2006, they headed north to be closer to family, raise their own family, and open Tagliarini Chiropractic. Since moving to West Hartford, their new practice won “Best Chiropractor” in the CT Now Reader’s Poll 10 times. In his spare time, Dr. John enjoys laughing and playing with his 2 boys, all things cycling, Crossfit, and good coffee. He is honored to serve the West Hartford Community and surrounding areas by helping residents achieve better health without drugs, needles or surgery.

Dr. Jessica Tagliarini

Chiropractor West Hartford, Dr. Jessica TagliariniDr. Jessica Tagliarini, a native New Englander, grew up in West Springfield, Massachusetts. She always knew she wanted to be a doctor from a young age. She was drawn to Chiropractic following an auto accident that resulted in 9 months of chronic pain that was unable to be relieved going the traditional medical route. Thankfully a friend finally suggested Chiropractic. Dr. Jessica graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts followed by a second Bachelor’s in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University. She launched her first practice in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2001 just prior to meeting her future husband. In 2006, they moved to West Hartford and opened Tagliarini Chiropractic. Dr. Jessica is best known for her Webster Technique certification which allows for greater comfort during pregnancy and safer births. She is active in many local organizations including the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce where she served on the Board for 6 years and has served on the Ambassador Committee since 2006. She is the first female Board member in the history of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council and became President in January of 2023. In 2021, she was the first female to win the “Doctor Of The Year” award from the Council. In 2009, the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce recognized her as “Ambassador of the Year” and in 2012 she was honored in Hartford Magazine’s “40 Under 40″. In her free time she enjoys beach days with her kids, CrossFit, riding her Peloton, playing with her French Bulldog Coco, organic gardening and reading novels.

Dr. Amber Banda

Dr. Amber BandaDr. Amber Banda was born in Texas, raised in Florida and trained to be a Chiropractor in Missouri. We are elated to have her part of our team and for the opportunity to make a proper New Englander out of her. During her Doctorate education at Logan University, she had the honor of providing Chiropractic care for those who serve our country as an intern at Scott Air Force Base. You will quickly learn that Dr. Amber’s super powers are her positivity and attention to detail.

She is excited to meet as many people as she can in our community and provide exceptional Chiropractic care. When she isn’t working or networking, she can be found kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, playing pool, going to concerts, learning how to ride a motorcycle and fixing pictures hung eskew.

Her most favorite pastime is spending quality time with her fiancé and their boxer and calico. She is afraid of spiders and strongly dislikes tardiness and rude people. We are certain you will never find Dr. Amber being rude and always greet you warmly with a smile.

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Tagliarini Chiropractic Chiropractic Assistant, Terri

Terri, Office Manager & Chiropractic Assistant

Terri, our Office Manager and Chiropractic Assistant extraordinaire, is a native of New Britain, Connecticut. She has been a valuable member of Tagliarini Chiropractic since 2012. Terri earned an Associate’s Degree from Tunxis Community College. Chiropractic has greatly improved the quality of Terri’s life. Since she began treatment, she has seen improvement in her quality sleep and posture and resolution of debilitating neck pain. It has made her more health conscious overall, motivating her to encourage her family and friends to do the same. When Terri is not exuding happiness at our front desk, she enjoys spending time with her twin sister, strength training, healthy cooking, visiting museums, and painting abstract art.

Kerrie, Chiropractic Assistant

Kerrie, Chiropractic Assistant

Kerrie, Chiropractic Assistant, is a Connecticut native, born and raised. She currently lives right here in West Hartford with her significant other, Jordan, and their kitten, Lou. Kerrie enjoys reading teen fiction, playing video games, going to the beach with her sister and hitting every ride at Six Flags. This self-declared “Harry Potter nerd” is also a big fan of penguins, relaxing with a cup of hot tea, and indulging in hearty Irish meals such as steak and potatoes. Since developing a partial hearing loss, Kerrie persevered by learning to read lips. Originally introduced to Chiropractic after an auto accident, she is passionate about educating people in our community about Chiropractic care and its health benefits.

Jess, Chiropractic Assistant

Jess, Chiropractic Assistant

Jess, Chiropractic Assistant and the newest addition to our team, was born and raised in Hartford, CT where she currently resides with her 3 beautiful children. She is a natural fit to our team with her kind nature, fierce loyalty and passion for a healthy lifestyle. Jess had been a Chiropractic patient for quite some time prior to joining us. She values the many benefits she has experienced from Chiropractic care on her own health journey. When she is not at our office, Jess enjoys beach days with her kids, weight lifting, salsa dancing, listening to sermon and learning to cook vegan. Word has it that she makes a mean mac and cheese. She is afraid of bungee jumping and strongly dislikes snakes, rude people and cardio. We are certain you will never find Jess being rude and always greet you warmly with a smile.

Nick, Chiropractic Assistant

Nick, Chiropractic Assistant

Nick, Chiropractic Assistant and our youngest team member, is the oldest son of Drs. John and Jessica. Nick was born in Charlotte, North Carolina but shortly thereafter moved with his family here to West Hartford to put down roots. He has come a long way over the years, graduating from the School For Young Children, Morley Elementary, Two Rivers Magnet Middle School and Hall High School. He is currently working towards becoming and electrician here in Connecticut. Nick can be counted on to fix or put together about anything or make you some fresh baked cookies. When he isn’t at work or school, Nick can be found running, hanging out with his friends, playing Xbox live, riding his mountain bike, or playing with his French Bulldog Coco.


Massage therapist West Hartford, Amy Clow

Amy Clow, Licensed Massage Therapist

Amy Clow, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), grew up in New Milford, Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University then completed her certification from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. She has been practicing Massage Therapy for over two decades, with a focus on prenatal massage. Amy is certified in Mother Massage™ and uses the bodyCushion™ to support her clients throughout pregnancy. Amy also specializes in working with athletes as part of their overall wellness, injury prevention, and injury recovery. She loves easing the muscular and overall stresses of patients of all ages. Amy developed a new appreciation and understanding of biomechanics and healing after experiencing a bilateral hip replacement in 2012. Through continuing education, she brings the latest techniques and treatments to her patients to address their pain, stress, range of motion, overall health and quality of life. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, riding her bike, gardening, yoga, and qi gong.

Massage therapist West Hartford, Chris McGurgan

Chris McGurgan, Licensed Massage Therapist

Chris, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), was born and raised right here in Connecticut. Always striving to work hard and learn, she began working at her dad’s painting and wallpaper business at the young age of 13. She has also worked as a travel agent and enjoys European and Caribbean travel as well as “glamping”. Prior to beginning her massage career, she spent 30 years in healthcare, 20 of those as a Respiratory Therapist. Chris has been practicing massage since graduating from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 1999. She has achieved many additional certifications over the years to better serve her clients including but not limited to: Orthopedic Massage certified, Reiki Master, cupping and Craniosacral. Chris has been married to her husband Pete for over three decades. They are blessed with three adult children and three grandkids. Her favorite things are spending time with family, playing with her dog Cheyenna and cat Conrad, reading educational non-fiction and, of course, ice cream. Something not many people know about her is that she volunteers as a hospice companion in her spare time. Chris looks forward to serving our patients and helping improve their quality of life.


Licensed Massage therapist West Hartford, Beth Franck

Beth Franck, Licensed Massage Therapist

Beth, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), originally hails from New Britain where she was born and raised. She was grateful to be introduced to massage and the relief that followed many years ago at a work event. Uninspired by the stress of corporate America, she took a leap and enrolled at Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy where she graduated from in 2006. Beth specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, especially for the neck, jaw, shoulders, psoas and plantar fasciitis, Craniosacral work and Reiki. She also has a knack for other hands-on talents such as sewing, quilting and clean eating cooking. Beth met her husband Matthew over 3 decades ago at work, and they are still going strong today residing in Berlin with their snuggly Havanese named Pennie. When she isn’t working in our office, she enjoys spending time with her 2 adult children, yoga, walking her dog, antiquing and hitting the beach. Beth likes to read biographies, dine at Bricco, develop budgets and eat burritos (we do realize that sounds like a line from a Dr. Seuss book). She is not fond of snails, swimming in lakes or dishonesty. Something no one knows about her is that she once got to sit on stage for an entire Aerosmith concert which was aired on MTV Live.


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