Dr. Antonio C. Fernando

Dr. Fernando began his Chiropractic career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995.  Since then, he has earned several post-doctoral certifications.  He specializes in Natural Pain Management and Anti-Aging Medicine.


Advanced Masters Certification in Whiplash and Brain Trauma 1999

Certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics 2004

Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine 2016

Certified in K-Laser Therapy 2017


Antonio C. Fernando, DC

1244 W. Hamilton Street Suite 102-104

Allentown, PA 18102

Phone: (484) 538-3875

Fax: (484) 605-2305

Email: [email protected]


Clinic Director, Chiropractor, The Wellness Center of Pennsylvania, PA, 2004 – Present

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Total Health and Injury Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1997 – 2004

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Pain and Rehab Center, York, PA, 1996 – 1997

Chiropractor, Indriso Chiropractic Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1995 – 1996


Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, License #5712L, 1995 – Present

Doctorate of Chiropractic, The National Health Sciences University, Lombard, IL, 1993

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1993

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1993

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1992

Internship, National Health Sciences University Outpatient Facility, Chicago, IL, 1992 – 1993

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, The National Health Sciences University, Lombard, IL, 1992

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 1987


Class IV Therapeutic Laser Certification, Laser Physics, Safety, Physiology and Treatment Protocols. 


Anti-Aging Medicine Certification

Identify the health spectrum, Recognize the various facts associated with aging, Determine the difference between sickly aging and normal aging, Recognize the various theories of aging, Recognize the most common theory of aging, Determine the risks associated with being sedentary, Identify the effect of exercise on the cardiovascular system

Describe how exercise affects cholesterol and cancer, Examine the various components of an exercise program, Identify which exercises are best for health and longevity, Recognize the relationship between exercise and antioxidants, Recognize basic concepts of stress

Establish how stress and other emotions can cause disease and ill health, Determine the relationship between nutrition and stress

Differentiate the relationship between various stress reducing techniques, Identify how social relationships, religion and prayer can affect health and aging, Recognize the negative and positive factors from consuming alcohol, Recognize how alcohol affects nutrition

Identify how smoking affects health, Identify the relationship between nutrition and smoking, Recognize the relationship between second hand smoke and nutrition, Identify various smoking cessation techniques, Identify the role of antioxidants and free radicals

Examine the relationship between antioxidants and heart disease

Determine the relationship between diet, cancer, and the environment, Identify various antioxidants that can affect cancer

Describe how caloric restriction affects longevity, Explore basic concepts of weight control and obesity, Recognize how obesity affects overall health and promotes disease, Identify various dietary patterns and habits, Determine how diet patterns affect health and promote disease, Explore the typical American diet pattern

Review the vegetarian diet pattern, Analyze the Mediterranean diet pattern and its components, Identify why fruits and vegetables are anti-aging foods, Determine how fruits and vegetables offer health benefits, Select what components of fish have positive effects on health, Recognize how fish affects cardiovascular disease and cancer

Identify how garlic affects health and inhibits disease, Demonstrate the role grains have in health and longevity, Explain the basics of fiber and how it can affect health and disease, Identify how nuts can positively affect health and decrease disease, Recognize how legumes and soy can affect heart disease, Relate how legumes and soy can affect cancer, Recognize the beneficial components of yogurt

Identify how yogurt can affect the immune system, Define what prebiotics are and how they affect health, Describe how chocolate can promote health and longevity, Explore how tea can positively affect health and decrease disease risk, Identify what the beneficial components of wine are, Determine the how and when of wine consumption, Explain basic concepts of water and signs of dehydration, List how water affects disease and promotes health

Identify who is susceptible to nutrient deficiencies

Determine the relationship between a daily multiple vitamin and health, Analyze how growth hormone can promote health and possibly slow aging, Explain the risk versus benefit of using testosterone and melatonin, Recognize the role of DHEA and DHEA-S on health and longevity, Identify the main concepts of an anti-aging strategy, 

The University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 2016

Radiology Report Writing, Constructing appropriate radiology reports, reviewing general imaging techniques, discussing the basics of MRI imaging techniques, describing congenital anomalies and normal skeletal variants of the thoracic and lumbar spine, identify how MRI can document Piriformis Syndrome, 

The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT 2015

Ultrasound and Plain Film Review, Review ultrasound and plain film studies, review the basics of discography, myelography, and CT scans, identify osteonecrosis of the hip in non-responsive hip therapy, distinguish congenital and normal variants of the cervical spine, The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, CT 2015

X-ray Findings in Everyday Chiropractic Practice, The normal and abnormal findings are discussed with special emphasis on trauma, arthritic conditions, and other degenerative diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Life Chiropractic College-West, San Lorenzo, Ca 2014

Disc Herniations and Degenerative Disc Disease: Clinical Findings and Diagnostic Imaging, The anatomy of spinal discs and causes of disc herniation, the diagnostic imaging findings for the disc herniation patient and treatment options. Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 2012

Lumbar Disc Management, The anatomy and physiology of lumbar discs. The neurological examination procedures, differentiation between disc prolapse and extrusion, NCV and EMG testing, and the chiropractic management of lumbar disc conditions. Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, 2007

Cervical Disc Management 1, The anatomy and physiology of spinal discs. The differences between prolapse and extrusions. The neurological tests, muscle testing, palpatory testing, and manual methods to reduce cervical muscular dysfunctions. Northwestern Health Sciences University, 

Bloomington, MN, 2006

Certification in Pediatric Chiropractic Disorders, Diagnosis and Management of Common Chiropractic Conditions, ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and Palmer College of Chiropractic, Des Moines, IA, 2002

Advanced Certification of Competency in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 

San Diego, CA, 1999

Certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 

San Diego, CA, 1998

Whiplash Advanced Topics: The Fundamental Science,The biomechanics and the evaluation and risk of whiplash injuries. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 

San Diego, CA, 1998

Management Principles in Personal Injury Documentation and Forensic Documentation, The management of whiplash injuries including auto crash reconstruction, physical examination, specialized testing procedures (MRI, CT, SPECT, PET, MRA, VF, EMG, and SSEP) and rationale, differential diagnosis and activities of daily living outcomes reporting and assessment. San Diego Spine Research Institute, San Diego, CA, 1998

Principles of Impairment Rating and Forensic Reporting, Narrative report writing, incorporating outcome assessments and disability instruments utilizing AMA Guidelines, and critical rebuttal methods and strategies. San Diego Spine Research Institute, 

San Diego, CA, 1998

Medico-legal Fundamentals for Practitioners and Forensic Experts, The essentials of documentation and record keeping, testifying as an expert witness, and evaluating MIST and Colossus. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 

San Diego, CA, 1998

Electro-diagnosis 101,The role of electro-diagnosis and nerve pathology in clinical conditions presenting in chiropractic practice and how they present on electro-diagnostic examination. Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO 1997

Selected Memberships

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2014 – Present

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association 2002 - Present

Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Member, 1999 – Present

Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, Member, 1997 – Present

American Chiropractic Association, Member, 1995 – Present