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Meet Gale Zappacosta (Doctor of Chiropractic and Animal Chiropractor)

My passion for health and wellness has been inspired by my personal journey. Chiropractic is my life; I’m always treating patients someway, somewhere.

Dr Gale Zappacosta

A Life-changing Experience

Born the second of four children to a Canadian family and the daughter of an electrical engineer, Dr Gale grew up with an understanding of systems and biomechanics from a very early age.

After a motocross accident, during which time she suffered the exacerbation of a long-standing problem, the severe low back pain pain made life unbearable in addition to the daily headaches and chronic cyclical tonsillitis. While she was unfamiliar with chiropractic care at the time, the encouragement of a friend led her to try chiropractic care. She was then able to skip surgery, went on to recover and discovered and was able to finally appreciate full health. Being so impressed with the response to chiropractic. She decided to make this her life’s work.

Becoming a Chiropractor

Dr Gale began her chiropractic studies in Toronto, Canada at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1978. She graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1982 and opened a sports injury clinic. In 1991, she opened a new family practice and in 1997, moved to The UK to open a family practice. In 2015, she linked education, Blue Zone Connexions and food, the Willow, with a new multi-professional health clinic opening Irrefutable Health to help practice members experience their best possible lives.

Knowing what is possible with the human body and her years of experience, Dr Gale has witnessed many success stories and has learned “never to say never.” Coming from a place of understanding and compassion, Dr Gale can relate to you as she’s worked with many who have experienced many of the same health situations that you may have.

Family, Church and Scouts

Dr Gale is married to Bob Zappacosta and the two have three children and two grandchildren. She stays active in church and working with youth. With a passion for adventure, she enjoys climbing, scuba diving, skiing, backpacking, and travelling in the world.

Certifications and Advanced Training

Dr Gale’s ongoing training is expansive as she’s attended hundreds of courses developing a very big “toolbox.” These experiences and specialised trainings give her the unique ability to individualise and match a treatment style to needs and preferences of her practice members.

Acupuncture

  • BMAS Registered (British Medical Acupuncture Society)
  • DipMedAc (Diploma Medical Acupuncture)
  • FIACA (Fellow International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture)
  • IACA (International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture)

Animal Chiropractic

  • BVCA Registered (British Veterinarian Chiropractic Association)
  • IAVC (International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic)
  • IVCA Registered (International Veterinarian Chiropractic Association)

Chiropractic

  • CEA Registered (Council On Extremity Adjusting)
  • CCEP (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner)
  • CCO Registered (Canadian Chiropractic Council)
  • DC (Doctor of Chiropractic)
  • GCC Registered (General Chiropractic Council)
  • Graston Certified
  • GCertRehab (Post Graduate Cert Biomechanical Chiropractic Rehabilitation) (University Bournemouth)
Functional Medicine

  • Candidate IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine)
  • CNHC Registered (Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council)
  • NTCC (Nutritional Therapist)
  • FSM (Certified Frequency Specific Microcurrent practitioner)
  • NTC Certified (National Training Centre)
  • FRCC, RCC Registered (Royal College of Chiropractic)
  • NLP Master Level Certificate
  • NSFA (Certified Sports First Aider)
  • DNA Life Practitioner Certification

Advanced Training

With a life dedicated to helping others, Dr Gale encourages you to schedule a consultation to learn more about how our services can help you live your most brilliant life.

Kingston Animal Chiropractor | Irrefutable Health | 020 3034 3000