Charlotte Doctors of Chiropractic
ChiroCarolina, located in North Carolina, is proud of the experience and expertise offered by our three Charlotte Chiropractors: Dr. Henry E. Rice, Dr. Ferzaan A. Ali, and Dr. R. Scott Saario.
Dr. Henry E. Rice
Dr. Rice is the clinic director and founder of ChiroCarolina. He has been in practice since 1979, with more than 30 years of experience evaluating and treating patients in the field of chiropractic medicine. Dr. Rice is married to Mary Ann Rice, who is a full time nurse educator/instructor at UNC Charlotte. They have two children, Christopher and Jennifer.
Dr. Rice is a Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and holds a medical board certificate from the University of South Dakota Medical School, 1978. Dr. Rice has been a member of North Carolina Chiropractic Association since 1979. In 1992, Dr. Rice contributed to a low back pain research study with UNC Chapel Hill Medical School. The study was directed and administered by Dr. Timothy Carey, who published the study in the The New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Rice’s degrees are a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Rice completed 360 hours of post doctoral orthopedics, 1984-1986, in the Diplomate of American Chiropractic Board of Orthopedics curriculum. In February 2007, Dr. Rice successfully passed certification for North Carolina Workers Compensation.
Dr. Ferzaan A. Ali
Dr. Ali is a clinic doctor with ChiroCarolina and has practiced since 2006. Dr. Ali is a Charlotte native graduating from North Mecklenburg High School in 1999 and in 2003 from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Ali moved to Kansas City, Missouri for his chiropractic education, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 2006. While in the chiropractic program, Dr. Ali was selected to work in the prestigious externship program at Truman Medical Center Hospital, receiving the award for clinic excellence and service.
Dr. Ali has studied the most recent advancements in clinical research and contributed to a case study on conservative chiropractic treatment of veteran patients with paradoxical pulmonary hypertension, under the direction of Dr. Chip Gowan at Kansas City VA Medical Center. Dr. Ali is also working on publication in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Spine Journal for research on the conservative management of cervical/lumbar disc injuries with manipulation and traction decompression therapy.
Dr. Ali is a Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, N.C. Workers Compensation certified, and an active member in both the American Chiropractic Association & North Carolina Chiropractic Association. In his free time Dr. Ali enjoys golfing & traveling abroad with his family. Dr. Ali brings a wealth of knowledge & personal commitment to ChiroCarolina.
Dr. Scott Saario joined ChiroCarolina in 2009, and provides both chiropractic and acupuncture treatment. He was born and raised near Seattle, WA and after graduating high school moved to Tampa, FL where he earned his Associate of Arts degree from Florida College. Dr. Saario then attended the University of South Florida and Excelsior College where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies.
Dr. Saario attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL and graduated Cum Laude in 2009. He was granted a Clinical Service Award in recognition of dedicated commitment and service to his patients and the Palmer Clinic System. Dr. Saario is licensed as a Chiropractic Physician in both Florida and North Carolina and has previously practiced in Clermont, FL. Regarding post graduate education, Dr. Saario is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and holds additional National Board diplomas in Physiotherapy and Acupuncture. He has also served as an Adjunct Anatomy & Physiology Professor at Daytona State College.
Dr. Saario’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Chiropractic Association and both the North Carolina and Florida Chiropractic Associations. Scott and wife, Melissa, compete in endurance races, enjoy golf and visits to the North Carolina mountains. Dr. Saario is committed to identifying and eliminating the cause of your health problems, and restoring your quality of life as soon as possible.
For more information on neck pain, back pain, arthritis treatments; give your Charlotte Chiropractors a call today!