Louis Calvano was born and raised on Long Island and attended Carle Place high school. He discovered at the tender age of thirteen that he had a gift for long distance running, and excelled in high school track and cross- country. An academic and athletic scholarship offer from Bucknell University was too good to pass up, and he set school records in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.
As a dean’s list biology major, he was fascinated with health and human physiology, and considered medical school. However, the pursuit of excellence in marathon competition beckoned after graduation in 1976. He focused his efforts there, with a corporate sponsorship backing. Among his many achievements was a 14th place in the 1976 New York City marathon, course record holder in the Newsday Long Island Marathon, and an invitation to compete in the 1980 US Olympic marathon.
During this time Louis discovered the benefits of chiropractic. A nasty case of sciatica sidelined his training, and a running buddy’s suggestion brought him to a chiropractor. He had no previous knowledge of chiropractic, but when it was explained to him, it made perfect sense.
Before long Dr Lou was back in training and included chiropractic as an ongoing part of his training, for preventive care and performance enhancement. It soon became clear to him that it was the logical choice for his career. Since graduating in 1986, Dr. Calvano has been in privated practice in New York City.
Since then, he has treated hundreds of people from all walks of life and all ages. Highlights of his career include providing care to the relief and recovery workers at the Ground Zero respite center after 9/11, and to the homeless at the Holy Apostles Church Soup Kitchen. He has also served as President of the Manhattan Chapter of the New York Chiropractic Council from 2000 to 2002.
Dr. Calvano makes his home in Queens, New York, with his wife Barbara. He still enjoys his running, along with biking and hiking. His hobbies include singing in a choir and photography.