Our team of Chiropractors

The Centre Chiropràctic de la Columna Vertebral was founded by Dr. Chiappinelli during the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and was one of the first chiropractic centers in Spain.

For 26 years, Dr. Chiappinelli and his team have successfully treated all kinds of back and joint pains, helping patients to achieve their maximum health potential.

The team at the Chiropractic Centre is made up of Chiropractors and Medical doctors who have graduated from the best American and French universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Chiappinelli, the team work together towards a single goal: to improve the health of their patients .

For your convenience we have two Centers: one in Barcelona and one in Sitges, both with the best therapeutic technology and several individual treatment rooms specifically tailored to each age and case: babies, pregnant women, the elderly, elite athletes, etc.

Alain Chiappinelli, Head Chiropractor

Director and founder of the Centre Chiropràctic de la Columna Vertebral – 1992

Chiropractor Life West San Francisco, California USA 1987

Chiropractor Degree and license to practice State of Michigan USA 1987 No. 6603

Chiropractor Degree and license to practice State of California USA 1988 No. 18761

Member of the Spanish Chiropractor Association No. 1025

Franck Chiappinelli, Medical doctor

Medical consultant of the Centre Chiropràctic de la Columna Vertebral

Medical doctor – University of Paris VII 1999

Master in orthopedic medicine - Complutense University of Madrid

Active member of "GRUP Barcelona Medical Orthopedic i Manual"

Member of the Spanish Society of Orthopedic Medicine and Osteopathy

Registration number: 34352 Barcelona

Jean-François Dedieu, Chiropractor

Franco-Institut Européen de Chiropracticioners (IFEC) Paris 1999

European Union of Chiropractors: Chiropractor 1998

Member of the Spanish Chiropractors Association No. 1042

Albert Imperial Estradera, Master of Chiropractic

Degree in Chiropractic in 2012 awarded by the Madrid College of Chiropractic (Real Centro Universitario María Cristina – San Lorenzo del Escorial). Center accredited by the ECCE (European Council on Chiropractic Education).

Master of Chiropractic in 2013 awarded by the Royal University Maria Cristina - San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid).

Member of the Spanish Chiropractic Association No. 1326


Both the clinics in BARCELONA and SITGES, are equipped with the latest technology including the hydroelectric treatment beds "LLOYD 900 HS" from USA.

This technology is adapted to each individual patient’s case and can allows the Chiropractors to employ the most advanced chiropractic and manual medicine techniques and treatments such as:

  • Gonstead Technique
  • Diversified Technique
  • Extremity Adjusting
  • Upper Cervical Technique (HIO)
  • Thompson Terminal Point Technique
  • Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Decompression Therapy
  • P.S.T.
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Activator Technique
  • K.S.T.
  • Logan Basic
  • Obstretric Chiropractic care
  • Pedriatric Chiropractic care
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.)
  • Myofascial Release
  • Mitchell Techniques
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Cyriax Techniques
  • Fascial Techniques

The Clinics in both Sitges and Barcelona are certified and equipped to practice the technique Impulse IQ. 

Taking care of your back, body and nervous system through chiropractic involves a much healthier life and optimal health.

Interviews, Articles ... Doctor Chiappinelli and the Chiropractic Centres in Sitges and Barcelona in the Press.
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How long does the chiropractic treatment take?

The speed of response to chiropractic care can vary considerably, and it depends on a number of factors including your age and the length of time that you have experienced the problem. Subluxations are like dental cavities. If a dental problem is ignored for too long, the only remedy may be a tooth extraction. However, the earlier a problem is detected, the easier it is to treat.