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Holyoke Chiropractor

Dr. James McCann

Meet Dr. James McCann

After graduation from high School Dr. James McCann did a two year hitch in the U.S. Army where he was trained as a medic and became interested in the medical field.


After discharge from the Army he entered an Associate in Science in Respiratory Therapy Program. Upon graduation he worked for 3 years as a Respiratory Therapist in the Hospital setting but became disillusioned with the medical profession.


Having developed an interest in weight training in high school that had stuck with him through the years he decided to go into the fitness business. He owned and operated two fitness facilities over a 10 year period, U.S.A. Gym in Westfield, and Super Fitness in West Springfield and during that time was introduced to Chiropractic.

He sold his businesses in 1989 and went to Chiropractic school at the age of 38. He Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in Marrieta Georgia in 1995 and then opened an office in Mobile Alabama. After one year in Mobile he returned to Mass and worked as an associate for another year. He opened Atlas Chiropractic in West Springfield in 1997 and moved the office 3 miles
down the road to Holyoke in September 2007.


Dr. Jim McCann demonstrates an Atlas Specific adjustment using an arthrostim Instrument.


Dr. Jim developed an intense interest in low force “tonal” techniques while at Life Chiropractic College (Life University) and over the years has done a great deal of additional training in Network Spinal Analysis, in Atlas orthogonal Technique, in Sacro-Occipital technique, in Thompson Technique, in Logan basic Technique, in Activator technique and in Toftness Technique. By combining some or all these techniques he has developed his own unique conservative method of restoring normal Spinal alignment and neural integrity.

He lives in Westfield with his wife Kathy and their dog Brownie. His burning desire is to introduce as many people as possible to the miracle of Chiropractic. His key to success is to follow your heart and do what you love. His hobbies are motorcycles and airplanes. Something no one knows about him is that he was 1979 New England States Power-lifting Champion and 1984 New England ‘ s strongest man runner-up.


Curriculum Vitae

  • 1971 Graduated from St. Paul Catholic. High School in Bristol Connecticut

  • 1972-1974 Served in the U.S. Army as a Medic in the Medical Corps.

  • 1974-1976 Graduated Manchester Community College with an A.S. in Respiratory Therapy.

  • 1976-1979 Employed as a Respiratory Therapist in the acute care setting.

  • 1979-1989 Owned and Operated two Fitness Facilities;

  • 1989-1991 Employed again as a Respiratory Therapist in the Chronic Care at Western Mass Hospital.

  • 1991-1995 Attended and Graduated from Life University of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia.

  • 3/1995-1/1996 Owned and operated Chiropractic Clinic in Mobile Alabama.

  • 2/1996-10/1997 Manage and Operated a Chiropractic office in Holyoke Ma for Bisanti 

  • Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. 11/1997- Present Owner/Operator Atlas Chiropractic 1353 Dwight St. Holyoke MA 01040

  • Member World Chiropractic Alliance

  • International Chiropractic Association

  • Massachusetts Chiropractic Society

  • Chiropractic Leadership Alliance

  • AMC Chiropractic Group

  • March 2004 Completed Study with the National University of Health Sciences Impairment Rating for Disability Evaluation using the AMA Guides the Evaluation of Permantent Impairment.

  • Graduate: Whiplash The Master Program: Spine Research Institute of San Diego

  • April 2011 Advanced Certificate of Competency Spine Research Institute of San Diego ​


  • 2004 Life University Presidential Citation for profound dedication and devotion to life University and Chiropractic

  • 2011 Presented by AMC. Hawk Award- For Standing out among his fellow Chiropractors in his quality performance and commitment

  • Top Flight Award – For his performance and consistent serving of quality chiropractic to his patients and profession.

  • At Achievement Award- For his advancement through dedication and commitment in his field of chiropractic

  • 2012 Hope Award- For those who’s Love Of Chiropractic keeps the candle lit for those in need.

  • Bronze Achievement Award- For the quality achievement and service with his community, Patients and the Chiropractic Profession.

Professional, Business, and Civic Organizations

  • Massachusetts Chiropractic Society 

  • International Chiropractic Association 

  • Networking Business International

Doctor McCann's Specific Technique

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