Wellesley Chiropractic Office

January 2016 Newsletter
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
- Confucius -
In This Issue
6 Facets of Health
Professional Website
Chiropractic - First Subluxation
Nutritional Corner
Dr. Erin Rosen
Nutrition Evaluation
Case Study
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Who Are We?

Wellesley Chiropractic
471 Washington St. Wellesley, MA. 02482
Phone 781.237.6673
Fax 508.651.2209

We have been serving the Metro-West are since 1982.
We specialize in family centered chiropractic health care, pediatrics, craniopathy, and long term spinal reconstructive care.

Dr. Martin Rosen practices Sacro Occipital Technique ® (SOT) and is a certified Craniopath and SOT ® instructor.

SOT® is a chiropractic technique based on the removal of Subluxations and chronic spinal neurophysiological imbalances that effect the overall function on the nervous system. Because of the diversity and flexibility of SOT® chiropractic anyone from infants to the elderly can be safely adjusted.

Dr. Martin Rosen's office hours:
Monday 2-7pm
Wednesday 8-12 and 3-7
Friday 8-1pm

Specialty Services 
  • Pediatric chiropractic
  • Low force and standard care protocols 
  • Allergy desensitization
  • Animal (dog and cat) chiropractic care
  • Cranial adjusting
  • Nutritional evaluations 
  • Orthotics 
  • Rehabilitative Exercises 
  • Massage
    • Dr. Sharon Sharpe is currently offering her services to the clientele at Wellesely Chiropractic Office.  

      If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Sharpe please see Nancy at the front desk.
Chiropractic - 6 Facets of Health

There is no better time than the present to take steps towards becoming a healthier and happier person.  Balancing your life can be a difficult thing at times but by attempting to include these 6 facets of health in your daily routine you can maintain a healthier more supportive lifestyle.
  • Proper Nutrition/Diet
    • What you eat, what you need. 
  • Exercise
    • Weight bearing and cardiovascular. 
  • Proper Rest
    • Sleep patterns, naps. 
  • Positive Mental Attitude
    • Thoughts are energy that manifest their patterns. 
  • Spiritual Practice
    • Getting in touch with something higher than ourselves. 
  • Proper Nerve Supply and Functioning Nervous System
    • Control and coordination of the entire system -
      Goal of Chiropractic Care.
Dr. Erin Rosen's Office Hours

Monday: 10-2
Tuesday: 3-7
Thur: 9-12, 3-7
Friday: 12-4 
Visit Our Professional Website drmartinrosen.com  

Over the past several years, while maintaining a private practice, Dr. Rosen has traveled nationally and internationally teaching SOT® Chiropractic and Pediatrics. In an attempt to make his teachings more available to the chiropractic profession he has complied a series of DVD's and manuals of his work. These DVD's and manuals are a compilation of years of teaching and lecturing.

It is Dr. Rosen's intention to keep the work of Major DeJarnette, DC alive, and forever available to chiropractors. He is also dedicated to giving chiropractors the tools and skills necessary to take care of children and to inspire them to expand this branch of chiropractic.

Over the past 34 years Dr. Rosen has taught pediatrics, craniopathy, SOT, practice management and chiropractic philosophy nationally and internationally to thousands of chiropractors and chiropractic students.


While lecturing and teaching to chiropractors and the public he has compiled thousands of hours of presentations on chiropractic technique, research and evidence based protocols. His unique approach to chiropractic and the care of the pediatric population is evidenced in his published books, DVDs and professional articles.

Currently, besides his own seminar programs, he is teaching for the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA) as part of their advanced certification program.  


To learn more about his work and chiropractic services visit my websites:



The SOT® trademark is owned by SORSI, and SOTO-USA is licensed to use the trademark.

The Sacro Occipital Technique ® trademark is owned by SOTO-USA and all rights to its use is exclusively held by them.

Happy New Year to all of you.  As we move into 2016, we at Wellesley Chiropractic Office wish your family a year filled with happiness, health and success. 
To aid in supporting yours and your family's health goals we at Wellesley Chiropractic Office, with the addition of Dr. Erin Rosen, are offering expanded office hours and services.  Along with our regular chiropractic care we have incorporated specialized nutritional consultations for all ages. 

If you have a healthcare issue, or you just want to perform and function at your best, we are here to help you reach your goals.  If you would like more information or to schedule and appointment please contact our office.

Martin Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen DCs  
PH: 781-237-6673
Chiropractic Care - The First Subluxation

Martin Rosen, DC

After over 30 years teaching Chiropractic technique, pediatrics, cranial adjusting and running a family centered practice   I am convinced that the first subluxation occurs within the first year of life and often even in urtero or during the birth process.

Disruption to the cerbrospinal fluid (CSF) mechanism, known as the primary respiratory mechanism, is a vital system in utero that supports healthy nerve development.  It has been shown that often the birth process is the culprit causing the first subluxation by tractioning this dural meningeal system.
"The primary mechanisms of injury to the spinal cord appears to be excessive traction applied to the spinal canal and cord during the birth process."  Symposium on operative obstetrics, Donn
, MD: Vol. 10, No. 2.

Invasive delivery protocols including: C-section, forceps and vacuum assisted deliveries increase the likelihood of trauma to the infant's spine, cranium and nervous system.  If trauma induced during the delivery process goes uncorrected it can create unadaptable neurological stress on the infant.    

"Traumatization of the suboccipital structures inhibits functioning of the proprioceptive feedback loops. The motor development, though preprogrammed, cannot develop normally. These systems are fault tolerant and able to overcome considerable difficulties and restricted working conditions. But the price for this is a reduced capacity to absorb additional stress later. These children may show only minor symptoms in the first months of their life but later on at the age of 5 or 6 they suffer from headaches, postural problems or diffuse symptoms like sleep disorders, being unable to concentrate etc."  Journal of Manual Medicine, Springer -Velag

Stresses to the growing fetus, or during the birth process, can cause compensatory adaptive mechanisms in both the central nervous and the CSF systems.  These stresses can place the functional aspects of the spine and nervous system into a compensatory state.  This can impact the future development of the human being. This may include all aspects of development including: bone growth, joint formation, neurological development, cognitive development and brain growth.  This primary subluxation sets up the parameters in which this human will begin their life in a compensated state.

During the first 18 months of life, prior to the closure of all the cranial fontanelles (aka soft spots), is also the time period in which the most rapid development of the brain is occurring and the infant is most susceptible to subluxations. 

The most common form of subluxation that occurs in the infant is a traction subluxation and is caused by stress or strain on the dural attachments to the spine and nerve roots.  Unless this is removed this neurological facilitation becomes a primary source of stimulus from which this individual will compensate for the rest of their life.  This can occur even before the child takes their first step.     

"The only true subluxation you ever see must be in a child prior to the age of seven years. That subluxation is an actual vertebral misalignment with muscle protectors.  If this subluxation goes uncorrected it becomes a primary source of stimulus through life, but the tombs of distortion which form from one traumatic experience to the other soon bury this primary subluxation under that 'tomb of distortions' and only a true SOT procedure can uncover and reveal its position."  Major De Jarnette 

This adaptive scenario is evident when we look at an older person whose compensatory patterns have been created over years in their structural (spine and joints) and neurological systems.  We are compilations of all our life experiences.  Often in older children and adults, due to an overlay of  these compensations, to reduce or remove their subluxations they have to go through an unwinding process.  This unwinding is necessary to work through the maze of distortions created over years.

Most of the time in the adult population their symptoms began to manifest at the point where the initial neurological insult occurred.  Therefore we must perform those procedures that will help the patient move through their present situation and if they chose, journey with us back through the process to its original manifestation.                  

....fixations act as a source of nerve stimulus to other muscles until the body reaches an impasse.  They result from a primary area of segmental neuron stimuli, but by the time you see the patient, so many things have happened that it is difficult to make an effort to locate the basic area of subluxation."  Major De Jarnette   
We at Wellesley Chiropractic Office have spent years studying and perfecting the chiropractic skills that help us assist our patients in attaining their health care goals in a safe, effective and timely manner.  So whether you are looking for short term "relief care", or are interested in optimizing your health potential, we are here to help you regardless of your age or current health status.

Marty Rosen, DC

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Nutritional Corner - Beyond Pink Slime  

What researchers from Israel and Germany found out pretty much trumps them all.  In a just-out study, additives in processed foods were put under the spotlight -- including a long, hard look at meat glue.

And what the researchers discovered is that many of the common autoimmune illnesses of today's world, things such as celiac and Crohn's disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis and autoimmune hepatitis, can be triggered by certain additives.

That's because these diseases can "stem from damage" to the "tight junctions" that normally protect our intestinal mucosa layer from bacteria and other toxins.  When these barriers are compromised (something called "leaky gut" syndrome), that ups our risk factor big time for developing an autoimmune disease. And one of the top culprits in weakening them is none other than transglutaminase -- meat glue.  The researchers said that during the past few decades, while infectious diseases have taken a hike, there has been a dramatic rise in the cases of allergic diseases, cancer and autoimmune disease.

And now we know why that might be -- because meat glue has become as popular as ever.  The company that makes transglutaminase is none other than Ajinomoto -- the folks who brought MSG to America. And they're so proud of this food fakery powder that they even have a video posted showing how easy it is to use.  Why, you can even buy meat glue at Amazon.com! Any restaurant could cook up a storm of fake this and fake that -- and sell it at a premium price.

If you're wondering where the FDA is in all this, don't. Because the agency washed its hands of meat glue back in 1998, telling Ajinomoto that it could go ahead and decide all on its own if it was safe or not.  The only federal agency to get involved so far is the USDA, and that was nothing to write home about, either.  Fifteen years ago the USDA gave a nod to Ajinomoto, and determined that meat products sold in the supermarket that are glued together with transglutaminase don't need to say anything more than "formed" or "reformed" on the package.

So obviously, it's up to us to keep ourselves and our families safe from this deceptive and dangerous ingredient. And here are four ways to do that:
  • Most "glued" meat appears to be so-called filet mignon distributed by the food service industry. So be wary of cafeterias, banquets and other catered events serving this cut.
  • Sushi is another expensive dish, so steer clear of bargain-priced or buffet sushi.
  • In the supermarket, be alert for those magic words "formed" and "reformed."
  • Also, watch out for cheap specials in restaurants serving rib eye steak and roast beef. Meat glue can make a rib eye that looks so natural, you'd never believe it wasn't the real deal!
For more information google "Beyond Pink Slime"
Dr. Erin Rosen

Dr. Erin Rosen
received her doctorate in chiropractic from Life University in the Fall of 2013 .  Her leadership roles included: President of the SOT club, Member of the Appropriations, & Professional Leadership Committee, research track scholarship recipient, proctor for the 180 hour ICPA certification series, instructor for SOT seminars and the 1st student certified in SOT by SOTO-USA.  

Erin also attended Babson College in Wellesley, MA. was a Women in Leadership Scholarship recipient and participating student of the Women in Leadership Program. She graduated with honors from UMass Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology.  She furthered her studies in the health care field by graduating from the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, becoming a certified Kundalina Yoga Instructor and a Khalsa Way Prenatal and Pregnancy yoga instructor.    

Along with her diverse pre-professional experience Erin also brings to her profession an accomplished athletic background as an elite nationally ranked rhythmic gymnast and coach for over 9 years. This along with her degree in Kinesiology, Chiropractic and Nutrition gives her a unique understanding of human biomechanics and neurophysiology. She understands first hand the intricacies and functional capabilities of performance in both the elite and amateur athlete.
Dr. Erin Rosen's Comprehensive Nutritional Evaluations 
Dr. Erin Rosen offers patients a specific, detailed nutritional consultation and analysis. After the evaluation an individualized dietary, lifestyle, supplement/vitamin program will be recommended that will afford you the greatest opportunity to become a healthier you.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation please download the attached forms and bring them with you at your scheduled visit.  Nutritional Health History   Symptom Survey Form 

Initial consultation: $125 
Follow up consultations: $50  
Nutritional Consultation hours: 
Monday 10-12 
Wednesday 4-7 
Friday 11-2

For further information or to schedule a consultation call 781-237-6673 or email wellesleychiro@gmail.com 
Case Study  
Resolution of Failure to Thrive in a 4-Month-Old Infant Following Adjustment of Subluxation: Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature

Rochelle Neally, D.C. & Joel Alcantara, D.C.
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 149-153


  Objective: To discuss the management and resolution of medically diagnosed "failure to thrive" (FTT) in an infant following birth trauma from a nuchal cord.
Clinical Presentation: A 4-month-old female with a medical diagnosis of failure to thrive was evaluated in a chiropractic office. The infant was suffering from inconsolable crying, oral thrush, chronic diarrhea and was dangerously underweight. Chiropractic examination detected vertebral subluxations at C1-C4 and T3-T4. 
Treatment and Outcome: The patient was treated with chiropractic adjustments for seven weeks. The FTT symptoms began to resolve after the first visit and completely resolved by the seventh week of care.
Conclusions: Failure to thrive was resolved in this infant following introduction of chiropractic care. It is possible that a relationship between a nuchal cord, cervical spine subluxation and failure to thrive exists. Further research could be beneficial.
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Yours in Health,

Martin Rosen, DC, CSCP, CSPP
Erin Rosen, DC
Nancy Watson, DC