About Us

Dr. Roy Sweat, the developer of the Atlas Orthogonal Program, and considered by many to be one of the foremost authorities in the world on the cervical spine, developed a method using a percussion wave to re-position the atlas vertebra. In 1982 the R.W. Sweat Research Foundation was established. It is a non-profit foundation with 15 members of the board of directors chosen for their achievements and dedication to the Atlas Orthogonal Program. The foundation funds the marketing and the research that is conducted in the Atlas Orthogonal Program. For the purpose of IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND EXTENDING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

My name is Dr. Matthew Sweat. I am an Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor. My father, Dr. Roy Sweat, is the Pioneer and Founder of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Program. We are very proud and honored to have you visit and view our AO website. We hope you will enjoy all the scientific and detailed information we have provided to the world. I am happy and pleased to share our vision to Help Heal the World one Atlas at time!

We specialize in adjusting the Atlas bone, which sits as the top vertebra, which then aligns the spine.

I am Certified in Auto Crash Forensic Risk Analysis by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.

I am the coauthor, of the concussion article in Atlanta Medicine Magazine. I am also the coauthor of the SCALE Whiplash and Related Disorders Article in the Whiplash and Related Disorders Journal Vol.5(1) 2006. Where the conclusion states “The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Program referred to as SCALE (Stereotactic Cervical Alignment) technique provided significant relief of Neck, Back and Shoulder pain when the patient was treated over a short period of time.”

I am an extension professor of Life University.

It would be a pleasure to meet, talk, or have you e-mail any questions you may have regarding the Atlas Orthogonal technique.

My office number is 770-457-4430.

E-mail drmattsweat@sweatinstitute.com

Sincerely Yours,

Matthew H. Sweat B.A., D.C., B.C.A.O.
Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist
Chairman, Board Certification Post Graduate Program


We feel very proud for our great Board of AO Directors

Dr. Matthew H. Sweat, D.C.

Co-Chairman, Ethics Committee

Dr. Dennis G. Fiorini, D.C.


Dr. Scott Rosa, D.C.

Vice President

Dr. Darrell Boutwell, D.C.
Dr. Angelo Colavita, D.C.

Co-Chairman, Ethics Committee

Dr. Daryl Ammons, D.C.
Dr. Maureen O’Toole Work, D.C.
Dr. Rick Saggau, D.C.
Dr. John A. Ellwood, D.C.
Dr. Troy Hagen, D.C.
Dr. Laurel Griffin, D.C.
Tecla Sweat

Chief Financial Officer

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission as the Founder and Leader of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic technique in Atlas Orthogonal adjusting procedures is to offer the most Advanced Atlas Orthogonal adjustment.

Our vision is for steady growth, commitment to excellence and the highest Integrity, consistent to action, values, methods, measures, principles.