About Dr. Patrick Hackett

Dr. Patrick Hackett


Dr. Hackett has been practicing chiropractic since 1990. He has owned and operated successful practices in Illinois and the current office in Hamden, Connecticut.

Dr. Pat focuses his practice on wellness and preventive family care. Specializing in treating orthopedic (spine and extremities), auto and work-related injuries, sports injuries, regaining and maintaining spinal function, and non-operative disc treatments.

Dr. Pat strongly believes in promoting well-being through good nutrition, with an emphasis on a team approach to conservative holistic health care. “The body has the ability to heal itself, without the use of drugs. We give our patients the knowledge, combined with chiropractic adjustments, to live a healthy, pain-free life.” By working closely with internists, family practitioners, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other healthcare specialists we can provide patients with personalized care.


Dr. Pat is a former varsity college athlete who enjoys golf, running, hiking, and playing the piano. He is a youth hockey and lacrosse coach. He is married to Dr. Jennifer Rakus, also a chiropractor. They have five children.


  • Graduate of Western Connecticut State University in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology.
  • Graduated from National College of Chiropractic in 1990 with a Bachelors Degree in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic.
  • Dr. Hackett has kept abreast of the most modern changes in health care with post-graduate education in neurology, radiology (x-ray), rehabilitation, orthopedics, nutrition, biomechanics, and sport injuries.
  • Board Certified Chiropractic Physician by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.


American Chiropractic Association

Connecticut Chiropractic Association

American Academy of Spine Physicians