Drs. Rosen and Watson

Wellesley Chiropractic Office

Fall 2014 Newsletter
Chiropractic is focused on finding the root cause of the dysfunction/dis-ease by removing the interference to the communication system in the human body - the central nervous system.  Once this is accomplished the body can begin to restore balance.  This not only facilitates the healing process but frees up the body's reserves to allow the individual to express their full potential.
In This Issue
6 Facets of Health
Welcome Dr. Sharon Sharpe
Purification Program
Nutrition Corner
Case Study
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.
Welcome 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 Thurs. 9-1.


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

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In our last newsletter we discussed the global biological effects of the subluxation on the human condition. Today I thought I would share with you the impact of Chiropractic as it relates to the Pediatric population.  
In the country with the highest expenditure on healthcare, prenatal care and delivery our children are by far not the healthiest.  It appears that by empirical facts alone the allopathic paradigm we are embracing in not working.  To shift this downward trend in our children's health we must embrace a new model, a shift in the paradigm.  Because we all know that doing the same thing over and over again (even if we do more and more expensive versions of the same thing) and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

  • The period from birth to 2, may be the most dynamic and important phase of postnatal brain development in humans. This period is likely to be critical in neurodevelopmental disorders.  There is a dramatic increase in overall brain size during this period, with the brain reaching 80-90% of adult volume by age 2 (Pfefferbaum et al., 1994).
  • The large increase in total brain volume in the first year of life suggests that this is a critical period in which disruption of developmental processes, as the result of innate genetic abnormalities or as a consequence of environmental insults, may have long-lasting or permanent effects on brain structure and function.
  • This fact suggests that there is a pressing clinical need to identify children at risk for developmental disorders within the first year of life and to initiate appropriate interventions.
  • "Traumatization of the suboccipital structures (subluxations) 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, immune system dysfunction (allergies),  postural problems or diffuse symptoms like sleep disorders, being unable to concentrate, etc."
  • "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."  Today the C-section rate in birth is steadily rising to almost 33%.  While at times this birthing procedure is necessary, we must understand that it is traumatic to both the mother and infant, since during this type of delivery the normal pushing out of the infant by uterine contractions is not present. And in many cases, more traction is exerted on the infant's spine to remove them from the mother's womb.
  • We know that most subluxation/dysfunction patterns that we see in older children and adults have occurred in the first six years of life. And there is more evidence to support that these insults to the nervous system may even occur and become compensatory patterns within the first year.  Traumatic birth, accidents, falls, sports injuries, toxic internal and external environments (including food, drugs and environmental stressors) can cause compensatory reactions that over time will create imbalances and dysfunction in the nervous system, setting up aberrant or compensatory neuroplastic patterns that can effect the overall health and potential of the individual.  
Chiropractors are the only healthcare providers that are trained to evaluate the spine, cranium and nervous system for subluxations and their effects.   We at Wellesley Chiropractic Office not only specialize in Pediatric Chiropractic Care, we also teach pediatrics to other chiropractors through post graduate certification programs.  If you would like more information or want to have your child evaluated, please talk to Dr. Rosen or one of the staff.

Martin Rosen and Nancy Watson, DC's  
PH: 781-237-6673
Email: wellesleychiro@verizon.net
Website: www.wellesleychiro.com
10-Day Inflammation Program


This program will supply your body with 10 days of high quality whole food based and herbal supplements.   The Inflammation Program is specifically designed to support and maintain a normal inflammation response within your body so you can return to and have an active, pain-free lifestyle. 

Inflammation can be a healthy response to your body's signals to address challenges.   However, inflammation can become the enemy if it is causing your body to overreact to stressors and creating a chronic inflammation response.   When certain body parts need repaired, the cells release substances to stimulate the immune system to start the healing process.   The 10-day Inflammation Program will help jump start the healing process and put your body on the fast track to reducing inflammation and living a healthier, more active life.

Symptoms of Inflammation issues:
  • chronic minor aches and pains
  • fatigue and lethargy
  • swelling
  • skin problems
  • consistent joint stiffness upon arising or after exercising
  • excessive belly fat
  • dark circles or bags under the eyes-
  • sinus congestion
  • bloating/puffiness/water retention

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

Nutrition Corner - Fall Supplement Issue  - Concussions and Head Trauma 


It has become common knowledge that concussions are a daily occurrence in the world of sports - both amateur and professional.  The long term effects of this trauma to the brain and central nervous system is evident.  If left untreated it can cause anything from mild to severe function disabilities.

Chiropractic has long been a proponent of safer protocols in sports, as well as regular spinal and cranial check-ups, to mitigate the damage incurred by "sports injuries" and trauma.  Chiropractic care has been proven to restore normal function to the spine and central nervous system quickly and effectively.  This not only allows the participant to return to their normal activities faster but reduce or remove the long-term side effects that head and neck trauma can cause.
As a chiropractor, a certified craniopath and pediatric specialist, Dr. Rosen has helped hundreds of patients who have suffered from head and spinal trauma through his chiropractic evaluation and adjustments.   

In certain cases the damage may be extensive enough to require nutritional support, along with the chiropractic adjustments, to help restore normal tissue function, reduce inflammation, repair damaged tissue, and restore neurological function.  

We at Wellesley Chiropractic Office offer specific nutritional supplementation that can assist the body in healing from head and central nervous system injury.  If you are interested in finding out more about how chiropractic care and nutritional supplementation can help you, please talk to Dr. Rosen or our staff.


Super EFF
Neurotrophin PMG
Cataplex G
OPC Synergy
Cataplex G
Valerian Complex
Case Study  
Post concussion syndrome, temporomandibular joint disorders, and chiropractic dental co-treatment: A case report.
6th Annual SOT Research Conference. Redondo Beach, CA. May 15, 2014: 31-34. Bloink TE, Charles L. Blum CL.

Introduction: The awareness of sports-related concussions with post-concussion syndromes is gaining exposure in the chiropractic profession. The following case describes a 21-year-old female patient who had a concussion with subsequent post-concussion syndrome symptoms that persisted for five months.

Methods/Intervention: Along with reduced TMJ functioning the patient presented with some altered cranial nerve findings related to photophobia, contrast sensitivity, and convergence insufficiency. Sacro occipital technique category one and two findings relating to pelvic torsion and sacroiliac joint hypo/hypermobility was found and treated along with cranial and TMJ adjusting. A dentist equilibrated the patient's mandibular occlusal splint over a 9 week period which was immediately preceded by chiropractic care.

Results: As of March 18, 2014 the patient was completely pain free with no symptoms of lightheadedness, brain fog, or nausea. She has been able to exercise, and has been lifting light weights. She was also able to run five miles. This is a significant improvement given that her symptoms and lack of function were consistent since her accident of September 2013.

Conclusion: Further research is needed to determine whether a subset of post-concussion or head trauma patients may have TMD which is limiting their ability to fully recover function and return to their activities of daily living. Collaborative efforts between emergency room doctors, chiropractors and dentists (with TMD care training) with post concussion patients may help ultimately lead to improved patient outcomes.
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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