SoVita Chiropractic Center

SoVita (So-V-tah):
SoVita (So-V-tah): Derived from the Greek word Sophos meaning Wisdom, and the Latin word Vita meaning Life. At SoVita Chiropractic Centers, we believe chiropractic care combined with imparting wisdom to our patients will enable them to live and express life at their full potential.

Hartford, CT

Karlos Boghosian, D.C.

Dr. Karlos Boghosian is a distinguished graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Chiropractic College in Connecticut. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in all 50 states, as well as Canada. Throughout his studies he has gained training in  Biomechanics of the Spine, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Biomechanical Physics and Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Dr. Boghosian is dedicated to providing our community with the highest quality of health care by empowering every man and woman through chiropractic and lifestyle enhancement training. A fluent speaker of four languages, he is an extraordinary lecturer and has been a guest speaker for more than 500 professional groups and organizations both nationally as well as internationally.

Dr. Boghosian is Life time member of the International Chiropractic Association, Life time member of Connecticut Chiropractic Council, past member of Connecticut Chiropractic Association and Canadian Chiropractic Association. He was nominated for Chiropractor of the year in 2014 by Connecticut Chiropractic Council. He is appointed by Honorable Governor Dan Malloy to serve on the Connecticut Chiropractic Board of Examiners. Dr. Boghosian resides in Simsbury, CT with his wife Shannon, 6 year old son Jacob, and 4 year old daughter Sophia.


Jerry Schmitt, D.C.                      

Dr. Jerry Schmitt is a graduate of Life West Chiropractic College. He is an extraordinary chiropractor dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to his patients in his community. He is constantly striving to keep himself up to date on the most current clinical studies to inform and care for his patients' well being through chiropractic care. Dr. Schmitt has an active life style which includes cycling, martial arts and travel.





Matthew McNicholas, D.C.

Dr. Matthew McNicholas is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. His chiropractic journey began when his sister shared with him the true benefits of chiropractic as he was pursuing a degree in Accounting at the University of Connecticut. He has received specialized training in upper cervical specific technique and has experience working with patients of all ages. Immediately following his graduation from chiropractic school, he attended a mission trip to Lima, Peru where he adjusted hundreds of children and spread the chiropractic message alongside some of the best chiropractors in the world. He has a passion for educating his patients on the body’s ability to heal and function properly when interference is removed from the nervous system. Dr. Matt currently resides in Chester, Connecticut, and enjoys running, reading, playing basketball, and golfing.






Stamford, CT

Paul Shashaty D.C., D.A.C.S.

Dr. Paul Shashaty was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated the NY Chiropractic College in 1987. Concurrently he received his Bachelors of Science degree from the State University of NY Regents College with concentration in Human Sciences. In 1987 he received his first board certification from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In 1987 he was licensed to practice in NY.  In 1993, Dr. Shashaty began further in-depth studies in Chiropractic sciences at Life West Chiropractic College and in 1998 he received his second board certification in Applied Chiropractic Sciences. In 1997 Dr. Shashaty received his license to practice Chiropractic in the state of Connecticut.

Dr. Shashaty is a lifelong practitioner of Yogic meditation and wellness. In addition to his service to humanity to achieve optimal health through the natural drugless practice of Chiropractic, he enjoys cooking, hiking, biking and sailing. Dr. Shashaty resides with his wife Lori in Westchester County, NY.




Waterbury, CT

Francis Day, D.C.

Dr. Francis Day is a 1989 graduate of the Southern Connecticut State University. His undergraduate degree is in Exercise Physiology and Human Performance with a minor in Biology. Dr. Day received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1996. Dr. Day has completed multiple postgraduate training and education courses throughout his 23+ years of practice. Courses include certifications in whiplash and brain injury traumatology, strength and conditioning, functional rehabilitation and neurology. He is a Gonstead trained chiropractor. He is a dynamic public speaker who presents information on improving and maintaining optimal health. Dr. Day is a current member of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council, the International Chiropractic Association, Gonstead Clinical Studies Society, Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and The National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Although Dr. Day’s passion is chiropractic it is second to his family. His oldest son, Zachary is a talented musician and songwriter with a degree in music education. He currently works at Log Rocket, a software engineering company, in Boston Massachusetts. His youngest son, Griffin has just graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and is working for Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, Utah. His partner, Lori is the love of his life.

His motto: Never give up….. Never give in…… and ALWAYS get after it…..


George Rivera, D.C.

Dr. George Rivera was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His first language is Spanish. He graduated from the Caribbean University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

In 2018, Dr. Rivera received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic. While pursuing his doctoral degree he studied an additional 100 hours in the Gonstead Method of chiropractic. Currently, he is pursuing his diplomate status through the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. Dr. Rivera has traveled to different clinics in Washington, Georgia, Ohio, and Florida to assist in the clinical application of chiropractic for the Hispanic community.

Dr. Rivera and his wife have made the journey from Florida to Connecticut to continue his passion for providing specific scientific chiropractic care.

As a cancer survivor, Dr. Rivera’s experience with traditional medicine motivated him to become a chiropractor. Dr. Rivera is interested in helping people and their health problems through a more natural way.



Derby, CT

  Christopher R. Chase, B.S., D.C.

Dr. Christopher Chase is a 1997 graduate of Life of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. He is a 1993 alumni of Central Connecticut State University, of New Britain Connecticut, with a Bachelors of Science degree focused on Health Fitness Studies. He is also a Fellow in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Chase is licensed in Connecticut and Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Chase was raised in the town of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. A quaint coastal community on the "Jersey Shore". He married his college sweet heart from Waterbury, CT. in 1993 and have two daughters; Morgan who attends University of Maryland and Lauren who attends University of North Carolina in Charlotte. They also have a 14 year old black lab.



Pelham, NH

  James Meniates, D.C.

Dr. James Meniates was raised in Danvers, MA. In 2013, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida. Dr. James enthusiastically educates one patient at a time towards living a well-adjusted and drug-free lifestyle. He is a focused and driven Chiropractor dedicated to the art of adjusting.

Dr. James currently lives in Pelham, NH about 11 minutes from his practice. Having experienced 10 years of Florida’s unremarkable two seasons (not wicked hot, and wicked hot), Dr. James returned to the Northeast in full embrace of the wonderful and varied climate that he grew up in. Winters will find him snowboarding as he has since 1993. Spring, Summer, and Fall will find him enjoying a fire pit in the backyard, camping, and riding his motorcycle. He is an avid Disk-Golfer, and does Crossfit three times a week to keep the edges sharp.

Dr. James is joined on his life journey by his wife Louise, who moved all the way from England just to be with him! Their rescue mutt, Eveie is the scruffiest and sweetest dog in the history of the Earth.





Bristol, CT

 Hugues Valcourt, D.C.

Dr. Hugues Valcourt was born and raised in Quebec, Canada. He is a native speaker of French. Before moving to the United States, he received a science degree and worked as a paramedic for five years.  He experienced the benefits of chiropractic care after a skiing accident and decided to change his career.

Dr. Valcourt graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1993.  He then practiced chiropractic in Florida for twenty years.  Dr. Valcourt has four children and three of them are continuing his chiropractic legacy. He now lives in Connecticut with his beautiful wife. 

Dr. Valcourt is honored to bring his 24 years of experience to the Bristol community, where he currently practices.  His primary purpose is to help as many families as possible reach optimal health using natural chiropractic care. He enjoys the outdoors, playing golf, skiing, and spending time with his pets. 




Morristown, NJ

 William Stetzel, D.C.

Dr. Stetzel is a third generation chiropractor and a graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. He completed his undergraduate education in Biology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stetzel is active in the chiropractic community, regularly attending seminars on topics such as pediatric chiropractic, chiropractic technique, and the philosophy of chiropractic. He loves to learn and is constantly looking for new methods to facilitate growth in his practice members towards greater vitality and efficiency. He is married to Katelyn Stetzel, who also works in the office. Outside the office he enjoys CrossFit and has received his level one certificate to coach classes. As an eagle scout he also enjoys anything outdoors, hiking, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.