Drs. Rosen and Watson

Wellesley Chiropractic Office

April 2015 Newsletter
"Regardless of pain or symptoms, if you are concerned about your overall health it is imperative that you get your spine checked for subluxations on a regular basis.
Chiropractic is the ONLY profession that is trained in the detection and removal of spinal and cranial subluxations, through the chiropractic adjustment."
  Martin Rosen, DC 
In This Issue
6 Facets of Health
Massage at Wellesley Chiropractic
Growing Pains
Nutrition Corner
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.

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 evaluation  
  • Orthotics 
  • Rehabilitative Exercises 
  • Massage  
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.
Sharon Sharpe ScD, ATC, LMT  

Dr. Sharon Sharpe, ScD, ATC, LMT is a 2007 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a Doctor of Science  in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences from the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.   


Dr. Sharpe has been providing health care for athletes and other active people of all skill levels and ages. She was named Head Athletic Trainer at Wellesley College in 1990 and developed a program of injury prevention which received the Award for Excellence in Athletic Training Management in 1994. 


While at Wellesley College, she served as the Medical Coordinator for the Bay State Games from 1996-1999.  She was also selected to the Medical Staff of the US Olympic Committee for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.  In 2001 she left Wellesley College to pursue her doctoral degree at Boston University studying advanced biomechanics, earning the Frank George Award Scholarship for Research in Athletic Training.   


Dr. Sharpe is currently offering her services to the clientele at Wellesely Chiropractic Office.  Her hours are: Mon. 2-6, Wed. 2-5 and Fri. 9-1.


If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Sharpe please see Nancy at the front desk.

Well, we made it through winter and we are headed into spring.  Along with the change in season comes the change in our activity level. Outdoor activities are increasing and our more sedentary winter bodies must adapt to this increased activity.

Often our dietary intake get more restricted in the winter months, and coupled with decreased sunlight and activity, toxins tend to build up in our system.  As spring approaches our systems crave the opportunity to clean themselves out and restore their vitality.

Many of us were not able to travel or get out as much this winter and have neglected some of our usual healthy habits: chiropractic adjustments, regular exercise, healthy eating, getting outside for fresh air during the work day, and even our sleep patterns may have been disrupted.  Also the physical and emotional stresses created during this "record setting" winter have built up over time.

As the spring awakens it is a good time for all of us to reestablish our healthy lifestyles and move forward in a positive manner.  If you are looking for a natural, non-invasive, safe and powerful way to improve your health starting with a healthy, highly functional nervous system, Chiropractic is your best bet.

We at Wellesley Chiropractic Office offer specialized chiropractic care for all ages.  Our techniques have been proven safe and effective for over 32 years.  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 and Nancy Watson, DC's  
PH: 781-237-6673
Growing Pains and Chiropractic Care
ICPA April 2015 Family Wellness First

The term "growing pains" was first seen in medical literature
in 1823. There were many different explanations for these pains. Some, such as the assertion that pains are a symptom of rheumatic fever, have been discredited.

What are Growing Pains?
Although there are no known medical causes, theories of cause range from muscle fatigue to juvenile arthritis. According to a 1984 study, limb pain was a presenting complaint in 7% of
pediatrician visits. A South Australian study published in the August 2004 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics found that approximately 36.9% of children 4 to 6 years of age experienced growing pains. This was nearly one third of the children in the population.

These leg pains are usually brushed off as normal occurrences by medical doctors who contribute them to daily physical activity. Parents are given few to no options for treatment. Typically, massaging the legs and the use of analgesics are the only suggestions. Parents are told this is normal during the growth process and it will pass. This offers no comfort to parents who awaken to their child's cries night after night.  "Growing pains" affect 25% - 40% of children.  Are there other options available to alleviate these leg pains?  YES! Try Chiropractic!

Getting to the Cause
So, what causes these "growing pains"? From a chiropractic standpoint, we must look at the biomechanical issues. We must first understand the growth process time line.

The first five years of a child's life is the time of greatest spinal growth. During the first year of life, the spine increases 12 cm in length and another 15 cm between 1 and 5 years of age. Between 5 and 10 years of age, the growth rate decreases to 10 cm. There is another increase at puberty between approximately 10 and 18 years of age with 20 cm of spinal grown in males and 15 cm in females. Logically, if something interferes with this growth process, there may be problems.

What if a child was put into a baby walker before his/ her body was ready to walk? This premature walking assistance can alter
biomechanics, leading to postural abnormalities, disruption of proper locomotion skills, and also injury to the child. Other interferences of the growth process may include birth trauma, a fall, sports injuries, and overly sedentary lifestyles.  Another important point is that many of these children also have complaints of spinal pain in addition to the leg pain. There is little medical research, but, much of what there is focuses only on growing in the legs.

Chiropractors look at the body as a whole and not as separate parts.  Chiropractors recognize that, if there is stress in
one area of the body, the rest of the body will somehow compensate for this stress.

The Chiropractic Approach
As in all situations chiropractors are trained to look for the cause of the problem and not just focus on the presenting symptom.  Especially in the pediatric population, it is important to find the cause of the problem before the child creates compensatory patterns that follow them throughout their lives.  If your child is experiencing "growing pains" or any other "normal" symptoms they should have there spine and nervous system checked to make sure there are no underlying problems creating these conditions.
Nutrition Corner - 21 Day Spring Cleanse 


We are constantly exposed to numerous chemical and environmental toxins.   The toxins build up in the body and can cause a variety of symptoms and dysfunctions including:
  • Fatigue and difficulty sleeping
  • Indigestion and other gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Congestion
  • Inflammation
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased mental clarity
  • Decreased libido
  • Loss of or drier hair
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Etc. 

Treating these symptoms individually instead of a part of the whole limits the response.  If several of the above issues ring true for you, using the seasonal transition from cold to the warmer weather of Spring to begin cleansing your body can promote the release of toxins and promote healing. 


The 21 Day Purification Program is not just another diet or quick detox.  By following this program you can create a transition to a new way of eating resulting in a variety of lifestyle changes and healing capabilities.  Eating an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits on a regular basis along with exercise support your bodies' ability to fight disease and maintain health.


If you are interested in more information or would like to begin the purification program please ask one of our doctors or staff.

*We also have available a 10-day cleanse for those who want a less intense program.
Case Study  


Resolution of Breastfeeding and Gastrointestinal Complaints in Infant Twins with Plagiocephaly &  Scaphocephaly Following Birth Trauma 


Kimberly Collins B Chiro, Joel Alcantara BSc, DC, Kelly Holt BSc (Chiro) PhD     
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 34-41 



Objective: This article describes and discusses the chiropractic care of seven month old prematurely delivered fraternal twin boys with plagiocephaly and scaphocephaly. 


Clinical Features: Seven month old fraternal twin boys with chronic reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, irritability, excessive crying, plagiocephaly, and scaphocephaly were presented by their mother for chiropractic care. 


Intervention and Outcome: The children received spinal and cranial adjustments based on Sacro Occipital and Neuro Emotional Technique protocols.  After 8 weeks of chiropractic care the mother reported a decrease in severity of the twins reflux, breastfeeding difficulties and irritability.  At 16 weeks of chiropractic care the twins reflux had ceased and their cranial symmetry had markedly improved. 


Conclusion:  Complaints associated with birth trauma including deformational plagiocephaly, breastfeeding difficulties and general irritability improved in seven month old twin boys while they were receiving chiropractic care. We support further research to examine the role chiropractors may play in caring for infants with plagiocephaly and other complaints associated with birth trauma.

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Yours in Health,

Martin Rosen, DC, CSCP, CSPP

President Emeritus of SOTO-USA 
Chairman of the SOT Council of The Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice
Editorial Board of The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health-Chiropractic
Certified Craniopath
Instructor for the ICPA and SOTO-USA
Thank you!!

We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all of you referring your family and friends into our office for chiropractic care.  We will continue to do our best to serve them. 

From all of us at Wellesley Chiropractic Office.
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