Dr. Thomas Mercante
Dr. Thomas W. Mercante, is a Summerville chiropractor South who received his Doctor of Chiropractic and degree in nutrition from LifeUniversity in Marietta, Georgia in 1995. Dr. Mercante has over 20 years of experience in the health care arena beginning as swim instructor for children, a personal trainer and health coach. Dr. Mercante discovered his love for Chiropractic after sustaining a neck injury while surfing. In pain and unable to surf, he decided to go to a local chiropractor where he received his first adjustment. Within days he was back in the water riding the waves pain free.
Even before beginning his career, Dr. Mercante was no stranger to health and physical fitness. He was raised by his father, a Hall of Fame boxing referee who supervised such fights as the first Ali vs Frazier, Frazier vs Foreman and Ali vs Norton just to name a few.
His father was also the founder of the first program using boxing aerobics as a form of physical fitness. His mother taught exercise and dance classes and is now the director of several programs for physical fitness for senior citizens. This upbringing helped him be chosen out of 60,000 contestants to appear on The American Gladiators.
He has also appeared in several fitness magazines. Dr. Tom chose Summerville to open his chiropractic office because he loves the beauty of the low country as well as all the smiling faces.
Dr. Tom believes that through regular chiropractic adjustments, good nutrition and a positive mental attitude, one can live a healthier life – pain free and drug free.