Dr. John Sotis is a chiropractic physician and a board certified functional neurologist, a title held by a small percentage in the chiropractic profession. He received his baccalaureate degree in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1980, continued there for 2 additional years of study in pre-med, then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. There, he completed 2 internships, served as head intern in a private clinic during his senior year, then graduated Cum Laude as a member of the International Chiropractic Honor Society in 1986.
Dr. Sotis opened his private practice in 1987 and completed a 2 year post graduate course of study in clinical neurology under Dr. Frederick Carrick, professor emeritus of Carrick Institute for Post Graduate Studies. Upon graduation, he received certification for his course of study in Post-doctoral neurology and was admitted to the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology as a diplomate. Since that time, he has continued to renew his board certification annually as he maintains his private practice.
Dr. Sotis has studied directly under Dr. Robert Melillo, world-renowned chiropractor, functional neurologist, professor, researcher, and author of the books Disconnected Kids and Reconnected Kids. This course of study qualifies Dr. Sotis to practice hemispheric integration, a drugless, brain-based method of treating ADHD, OCD’s, learning disabilities, dyspraxia, sensory processing disorders, Tourette’s, brain injuries, and autism spectrum disorders. He is a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation and is a registered scholar of the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies.
Dr. Sotis is an active public speaker, lecturing regularly in school departments throughout Rhode Island and neighboring states. He has served as a speaker for The Matty Fund (a children’s epilepsy support group), the Mario DeLagratta OCD Awareness Foundation, CHADD (Children & Adults with ADHD), United Services, and Community Provider Networks. He has also been a contributing writer for ULT-Nutrition Health & Fitness and R.I. Health & Fitness Journals.
Dr. Sotis uses the Gonstead Method of spinal manipulation, known for its gentle, specific approach in spinal correction. He has employed this technique for years in treating neck/back pain, sciatica and other nerve entrapments, migraines, and sports injuries.