Dear Friends,

As summer approaches and our activity level increases it is important to maintain a healthy functioning spine and nervous system.  While participating in summer's myriad of activities the spine will have to adapt to new stresses and situations.  Chiropractic care can help make the transition to these new activities easier, more enjoyable and less stressful.

Remember there is nothing more important to your overall health than a proper functioning spine and nervous system. Have a great summer!

If you have any questions about you, your friends or your family's health issues you can ask us when we see you in the office or contact us by email at: wellesleychiro@gmail.com

Marty Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen, DCs

Dr. Marty Rosen - Tues 8-1, Wed 2-7, Fri 8-1
Dr. Erin Rosen - Mon 9:30-12  & 2:30-7, Tues 1-6, Wed 9-12 &3-6, Thurs 10-12 & 3-7
Queries? Call 781-237-6673 or Email wellesleychiro@gmail.com

Dr. Martin Rosen
Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1981
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner, Craniopath and Pediatric Practitioner
  • President Emeritus of SOTO-USA
  • Instructor for the ICPA and SOTO-USA
  • President Emeritus SORSI Research Board
  • Post-graduate faculty of 5 Chiropractic Colleges
  • Visionary member of the MACP and MCS member
Dr. Erin Rosen
Graduated from Life University in 2013.
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner
  • President Emeritus of the Life SOT® Club
  • Past member of the Research Track at Life University
  • ICPA instructor
  • Certified Kundalini and Vin Yoga Instructor
  • Kalsa Way Prenatal Yoga certified
  • Certified Nutritional Consultant
  • BS in Kinesiology
Dr. Nancy Watson
Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1981
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner
  • Instructor for the ICPA and SOTO-USA
  • Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor
  • Kalsa Way Prenatal Yoga certified
  • Post-graduate faculty of 4 Chiropractic Colleges
  • Visionary member of the MACP
  • Office manager of Wellesley Chiropractic

The Chiropractic Approach to Health 
The science of Chiropractic is based on the relationship between the nervous system and its affects on the inherent metabolic processes in the body as well as its a bi lity to maintain a healthy internal environment.  The modality that chiropractic employs to facilitate proper nervous system function is the adjustment.
The adjustment is a physical process. Its goal is to restore normal function to any area or areas of the spine or cranium that by the nature of their aberrant position have a negative effect on the ability of the nervous system to transmit the most effective and efficient impulses to the desig nated cell, tissue, organ and system in the body.
The affect of this abnormal position, called a subluxation, is global in nature.  This means that regardless of the subjective manifestation - symptom - that is created by the subluxation, an detriment to the overall health and function of the individual is created by its presence.  Removal of the subluxation gives the individual their greatest internal mechanism to heal and maintain their health.  Regardless of the symptom or disease process your body functions better when subluxations are removed or reduced.


Creating Proper Spinal Growth Patterns
Chirop ractic adjustments can help improve posture and function in a developing spine and cranium.  Since bone tissue is constantly remodeling based on its relationship to gravity, keeping the spine, pelvis and cranium in proper alignment affords the greatest opportunity for proper development and function.

"Bone tissue is undergoing constant remodeling of the bony framework and the bony matrix, depending upon its position in reference to gravity."
       Dr. Christopher Eriksson

The normal curves of the spine develop in the first year of life and maintaining their proper structure is important to proper structural and functional development.  Changes in these curves can affect:

biomechanical function - ability to perform various activities - 

proper growth patterns as well as early abnormal degenerative changes


Neurological and cognitive development is intricately related to structural foundations.  Chiropractic care has been shown to correct postural and structural imbalances, improve functional capacity, improve cognitive abilities, improve aberrant behavior patterns and social interactions, help with processing issues, increase immune system efficiency and generally increase one's capacity to maintain better health outcomes.   


Chiropractic adjustments are part of a process of restoration and healing by consistently applying a positive input to the spine and cranium therefore allowing them to create a new more beneficial functional state.  Adjustments are not a singular occurrence but instead build upon each other in a consistent, concise process to make a permanent change.


To get the best from your chiropractic care it is important to follow your recommended care program and allow time for changes to occur. 

How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains
Researchers studied participants in an after-school exercise program. - L. Brian Stauffer

Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. The results underscore, yet again, the importance of physical activity for children's brain health and development, especially in terms of the particular thinking skills that most affect academic performance. 

Recent studies have shown that children's scores on math and reading tests rise if they go for a walk beforehand, even if the children are overweight and unfit. Other studies have found correlations between children's aerobic fitness and their brain structure, with areas of the brain devoted to thinking and learning being generally larger among youngsters who are more fit.
So for the new study, which was published in September in Pediatrics, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign approached school administrators at public elementary schools in the surrounding communities and asked if they could recruit the school's 8- and 9-year-old students for an after-school exercise program.  This group was of particular interest to the researchers because previous studies had determined that at that age, children typically experience a leap in their brain's so-called executive functioning, which is the ability to impose order on your thinking. Executive functions help to control mental multitasking, maintain concentration, and inhibit inappropriate responses to mental stimuli.  Children whose executive functions are stunted tend to have academic problems in school, while children with well-developed executive functions usually do well.

In total, the boys and girls generally moved at a moderate or vigorous intensity for about 70 minutes and covered more than two miles per session, according to their pedometers.  The program lasted for a full school year, with sessions available every day after school for nine months, although not every child attended every session. 

The children in the exercise group displayed substantial improvements in their scores on each of the computer-based tests of executive function. They were better at "attentional inhibition," which is the ability to block out irrelevant information and concentrate on the task at hand, than they had been at the start of the program, and had heightened abilities to toggle between cognitive tasks.  Tellingly, the children who had attended the most exercise sessions showed the greatest improvements in their cognitive scores. 

"The message is, get kids to be physically active" for the sake of their brains, as well as their health, Dr. Hillman said.  Dr. Hillman said. If you want young students to do well in reading and math, make sure that they also move.

Plagiocephaly/Flat Head Syndrome and Chiropractic
The condition, sometimes known as "flat head syndrome," affects nearly o n e i n two infants today (47%). Approximately one in every ten babies appear sever e eno ugh to be evaluated for treatment. Plagiocephaly is characterized by the development of a flat spot  on the back or side of the head.  There are several other abnormal skull distortion patterns including Brachycephaly (b ack of head is flat rather than curved ) Scaphocephaly ( Head is longer and narrower than normal).
Possible Causative factors: 
  • Womb Position - Babies who become stuck in one position or do not have enough room to move in the womb are at risk of developing plagiocephaly. A breech orientation can also lead to an abnormal head shape.
  • Multiple Births - Plagiocephaly is common in cases of multiple births, where limited space can lead to distortion of the head.
  • Premature Birth - Premature babies have especially soft skulls, making them even more susceptible to misshaping. These babies often spend extended periods of time in the neonatal intensive care unit with the head in a fixed position while on a respirator. Premature babies are also more likely to be physically delayed, which can prevent normal movement of the head
  • Torticollis - Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT) is a condition in which the neck muscles are abnormally tight, causing baby's head to tilt and/or turn to one side. Torticollis often causes the head to be held in a single position, which can lead to plagiocephaly.
  • Carriers & Convenience Devices - While in car seats, bouncy seats and swings, baby's soft head is often placed against a rigid, unyielding surface. Though normal use is not a concern, extended use-and allowing an infant to sleep in such devices, in particular-increases the risk of plagiocephaly.
  • Back-Sleeping - The relationship between back-sleeping and plagiocephaly in infants is well-documented.
  • Spinal and Cranial subluxations/misalignments - These can affect proper cranial bone growth by creating abnormal tension in what is known as the Dural/Meningeal system.  When present subluxations can create abnormal tensions at the attachments to the bones inside the spine and skull forcing them to grow abnormally.
Chiropractic adjustments restore normal dural tensions in the spine and cranium and restore normal CSF movement.  These factors work internally to allow the cranium to correct the initial imbalances and return to normal growth patterns.  Chiropractic adjustments work internally similar to how helmets work externally without the side effects of the helmet.
For more information about our office and how we can help you can contact us by phone at 781-237-6673 or at wellesleychiro.com and by email at wellesleychiro@gmail.com

Chiropractic Case Study
Improvement in Behavior, Communication & Sociability in a Child with Autism Following Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

David Russell, BSc (Psych), BSc (Chiro), Cert TT
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ May 16, 2018 ~ Pages 40-48
Objective: To describe the health outcomes experienced by a three-year-old child with autism receiving chiropractic care for the management of vertebral subluxation.
Clinical features: A three-year-old male with autism and a history of chronic constipation, fussy eating, easy gagging and vomiting, poor sleeping habits, poor weight gain and hyper-sensitivity to touch. Postural abnormalities were found in conjunction with indicators of vertebral subluxation throughout the spine.
Intervention & Outcomes: Chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation was provided for 9 visits over 12 weeks. The patient demonstrated improvement in behavior, communication and sociability. Improvement in dysautonomia and posture was concomitant with reduction in vertebral subluxation.
Conclusion: A course of chiropractic care was concomitant with improvements in behavior, communication and sociability in a three-year-old male with autism. More research is needed to investigate the role chiropractors may play in helping similar patients so as to inform clinical practice and future research designs.

Nutritional Analysis
By Dr. Erin Rosen

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).

Symptoms represent the body's best efforts to heal itself. By just treating symptoms, you are suppressing the body's natural response and inhibiting the healing process.  Instead of only treating symptoms, chiropractic can stimulate the body's defenses to allow for completion of the healing process.

Through the chiropractic adjustment we are identifying the vertebral subluxation which is placing an underlying stress to the nervous system.  These subluxations create different neurological and structural patterns within the body which we must compensate for and utilize more energy for basic functioning each day unless resolved.  When the primary area(s) of stress is identified by the chiropractor and normal vertebral position, nerve flow along with circulatory and lymphatic flow is restored the natural immunity response may become more efficient.

In some instances nutritional support can afford the body some of the raw materials it needs to both strengthen the system and help it fight off active disease processes.  Along with the chiropractic adjustment nutritional support can greater increase the ability of the body to function more normally.

To download Dr. Erin's nutritional consultation flyer click here.



Martin Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen DCs
Wellesley Chiropractic Office
We want to thank all of you for referring your family and friends to our office.  It is an honor and pleasure to help all of you further your healthcare goals through chiropractic care.