Spinal Reconstructive Care
We offer specific chiropractic adjustments to assist your body in correcting subluxations that interfere with the normal and healthy function of your nervous system. Our technique, Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), is an indicator based system that offers the chiropractor a specific set of clinical findings and neurological indicators to allow them to safely and affectively adjust abnormal spinal and cranial dysfunctional patterns (subluxations). SOT offers both low force and standard chiropractic adjusting protocols to allow the chiropractor to tailor care to your specific needs. The diversity of the technique makes it applicable and safe for everyone from the pediatric patient to the elderly.
While we focus on reconstructive/corrective chiropractic care, we also accept patients with specific health issues including:
- Sports Injuries
- Acute Pain
- Visceral Dysfunction
- Extremity Problems
Our initial visit procedures include a comprehensive chiropractic evaluation to address your specific health concerns and determine how we can best help you. If necessary x-rays are also available at our office.
“I have been a patient of Wellesley Chiropractic for almost 30 years, and won’t change! Even after moving to Vermont I still make the trip down because it’s worth seeing someone I trust.”
The first two years of a child’s life are the most influential developmental period. This is the time when 90% of their neurological foundation and potential is being formed. At no other time in our lives is the expression and development of our human potential so greatly influenced.
Drs. Martin and Erin Rosen are specialists in the field of pediatric chiropractic care. Dr. Martin Rosen has taught and lectured on the subject internationally for over 30 years and is the author of the comprehensive textbook “Pediatric Chiropractic Care”. Both doctors teach an SOT Pediatric Certificate Program as well as a specialized worldwide Pediatric Spinal and Cranial Adjusting Seminar Series. They have also taught for pediatric certification program for the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA). See the section on pediatrics on this website to learn about the importance of having our children’s spines and craniums checked.
“I have been a patient for 30 years, and have been bringing my children since birth. There is no other health care provider that I have trusted or gone to for this long- Wellesley Chiropractic is the best!”
a Vermont resident
Dr. Martin Rosen has been adjusting animals for over 40 years and took the first animal adjusting certification class offered at Sherman College of Chiropractic in 1978.
Both he and Dr. Erin Rosen specialize in domestic animals - dogs and cats - and work in coordination with several veterinarians and doggy day care centers in the Metro West area.
Marty is a wonderful chiropractor. He is skilled, caring and really understands complex problems. I have both used him personally and referred to him professionally. I trust him totally to do a great job.
W.M. – Needham, MA
My cat Claudius has an auto-immune disorder which has resulted in sore, raw gums and swollen, sensitive pads. After 2-3 years of vet visits, steroid shots, specialists, pain meds, and various other meds,just to manage his discomfort, I finally took him to Dr. Rosen. After a couple of adjustments, some allergy testing and homeopathic remedies, he’s grooming again, his fur is soft and fluffy again, he’s had no drooling, dirty mouth, or hesitation at the food bowl. These improvements have lasted at least 3 months (where he was to the point of almost monthly steroid shots), and for a fraction of the cost of the vet. No wonder I love Wellesley Chiropractic!
Craniopathy is the art and science of restoring normal function to the cranial/dural-meningeal respiratory mechanism and the movement of cerebrospinal fluid. Since 80% of the central nervous system is located in the brain, correcting cranial imbalances are paramount to a total health care approach. SOT offers a very specific and safe system for restoring normal cranial functional mechanics and neurological balance. Many issues that are not responding to spinal care alone are facilitated by the addition of cranial adjusting procedures.
- Seizure Activity
- Sinus Issues
- Learning Disabilities
- Plagiocephaly, and other conditions can be helped with proper chiropractic spinal and cranial care
Dr. Martin Rosen is an SOT certified craniopath and he and Dr. Erin Rosen teach chiropractic cranial adjusting nationally and internationally.
I just wanted to let everyone know what a wonderful experience it was to work with Dr Rosen. My son was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis (a congenital abnormality) at 2 months of age, once the diagnosis was confirmed my wife and I were absolutely devastated but knew we had to take action right away. As a chiropractor myself I understood how important it was to work with a fellow doctor that really understood the sub-specialty of working with infants and even more importantly was familiar with his condition. So like any parent I did my research and Dr Rosen was noted to be the absolute best of the best in this area so for 8 weeks my wife, my son Blake and I make the 3+ hour drive from Long Island NY to Wellesley to see Dr Rosen twice each week. When it comes to taking care of your health let alone the health of my baby boy distance was no barrier, so we did it, we went each and every week and we were truly glad we did. Dr Rosen and his amazing wife who is a doctor as well and runs the office were so accommodating and treated us just like family from day one. My son did wonderful with the adjustments, I would tell everyone out there to always go with conservative care first as other avenues can always be an option down the line.. thank you Dr Rosen! Blake is doing great and he says hi)
The Pelvic Constraint Technique (aka The Webster Technique) is a specific chiropractic adjustment protocol to help align the pelvic structures in the pregnant patient. By gently balancing the pelvic structures and supportive ligaments this technique can help the fetus move into a normal presentation in the uterus.
It has been shown to be effective in assisting a normal fetal position with breech and other “abnormal” fetal presentations. This highly effective technique is safe and gentle and should be a first approach before considering more invasive methods. Both Dr. Erin and Martin Rosen are certified in the Webster Technique.
Massage therapy can offer relief to many as we all have physical and mental patterns of tension and stress caused by our daily lives and habits. It’s easier and more manageable to face challenges when we’re feeling like our best self. Regular massage can help us to get back in touch with our body, increasing our awareness so these patterns become conscious to us. This helps keep us connected to our body which allows us to understand more fully what’s going on. We begin to identify these patterns and can start to create change as we re-teach the muscles and relax the nervous system. This is also why incorporating massage into your regular chiropractic care can be so beneficial. It can help to restore mobility, alleviate pain and increase overall health. You will often experience longer lasting benefits such as reduced chronic back pain, improved posture, increased flexibility, and more. The more often we receive massage the more we introduce the benefits into not just our bodies but our lives. It is a wonderful investment in your self-care. Establishing a schedule that is maintainable for you long term can often be a necessary part of your health and wellness routine.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE:
• Improves energy levels and concentration
• Enhances sleep quality
• Decreases depression, anxiety and fatigue
• Boosts the immune system
• Reduces the flow of stress hormones
• Improves self-esteem
• Releases endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
• Alleviates low-back pain and improves range of motion
• Enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
• Improves the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin
• Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
• Reduces spasms and cramping
• Relaxes and softens injured, tired and over-worked muscles.
Massage is contraindicated for certain ailments and conditions such as a cold or flu so please be sure to speak with your doctor about whether or not massage therapy is right for you or any pre-existing conditions you may have.
Hours and Pricing
Available Tues, Wed, Thur, and Fri by Appointment Only
50-min and 80-min massages available
She has helped my physical and energetic body heal when no one else could.
Ellen taps in with a level of listening that is rare. It’s not only bodywork, but Soul and Spirit, too. Most profound is an integration of healing that feels nurtured and inspired. She works from a place of intuition and deep care.
I’d like to share a word of gratitude for a most talented, intuitive massage therapist, Ellen McMannis. Ellen has a gentle demeanor and a kind heart. Her listening skills and vast training have opened up new avenues for my healing from an old injury I have benefited greatly from her treatments. For this, I will be forever grateful.
Unlike generic, over-the-counter orthotics, our Stabilizing Orthotics are individually designed for your unique postural problems – not just problems with your feet. We believe that correcting imbalances in your feet can help to properly align your spine and pelvis. There are a variety of orthotics depending on your specific activity level and needs.
“I began chiropractic treatment with Dr. Erin Rosen in February of 2018. She has been most helpful in addressing my discomfort and pain in many areas, specifically neck, lower back, knees, etc. Her perceptiveness and acumen make her a good practitioner. I find her compassionate and respectful when addressing my concerns and answering a range of questions from problem areas to preventative care. I feel very lucky that her practice is in my area. I highly recommend her.”
As a service to our active patients Dr. Erin Rosen offers a comprehensive nutritional analysis to help with issues that may need further supportive care. This specialized service is only available to our active patients and is an adjunct to regular chiropractic care. Dr. Erin Rosen has studied extensively in the field of nutrition and besides her DC degree has also completed the certification program from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN).
Exercise for Spinal Reconstructive Care
If necessary we offer consultation and exercise protocols specific to your spinal care needs. These exercises are used to compliment your regular chiropractic care and to facilitate optimal spinal function and reconstruction.
“Chiropractic care has been an integral part of our health and wellness care for decades. So, when our beloved and skilled DC decided to retire a couple of years ago, we were a bit anxious about our future care. Fortunately, we were referred to Wellesley Chiropractic, where Nancy managed the transition seamlessly. Marty and Erin made it immediately apparent that we would be in good hands, literally. Their truly amazing skills in pinpointing and adjusting both the misalignment of the day, along with the chronic problem areas, have proven over and over again, the value of chiropractic care in maintaining our health and quality of life. We are thankful to the entire team at Wellesley Chiropractic as we faithfully adhere to our maintenance program.”
Allergy Testing and De-sensitization
In congruence with our regular chiropractic care program, we offer a specialized allergy evaluation and de-sensitization program to help your body reduce its reactivity or hypersensitivity to environmental and food irritants.
“I initially started seeing Dr. Erin Rosen after my husband had come home from an overseas business trip and acquired a parasite of some sort that the western medicine infectious disease specialist did not want to see him for because his symptoms were often subtle and erratic. They did some blood work but weren’t really interested in digging deeper. He knew there was something wrong and Dr. Marty knew there was something wrong. It took some time and patience, but Dr. Marty did it! Along the way, my husband and I realized just how beneficial chiropractic care is and we decided to have the rest of the family seen at Wellesley. We primarily see Dr. Erin while my husband still sees Dr. Marty. My son had awful allergies and asthma-GONE! We thought we were heading into surgery for one of my daughter’s knee issues but with regular visits to Dr. Erin we avoided that! My other daughter struggled with some hormone issues but says she has never felt better or had more energy. Whenever any of them are under stress or feeling unwell they ask for an appointment. As for me, I decided to be seen initially for low back pain and re-occurring headaches but after learning so much from Dr. Erin we pretty much see her for everything from colds to injuries and everything in between! As a whole, my family is healthier and happier than ever! I can’t forget Nancy and her infectious laugh, super-efficient management skills and loving bits of motherly wisdom! Thank you, Wellesley Chiropractic!”