We are conveniently located in Natick, MA, in Boston’s MetroWest region. Our chiropractic doctors and staff are exceptional people who are dedicated to relieving pain and optimizing our patient’s health using natural, safe and state-of-the art techniques that enhance performance, improve function and decrease pain. We also assist competitive athletes overcome injury and enhance their athletic performance.
We are not just about the spine at Performance Health Center. We cover you from nose to toes and have the chiropractic skills, tools and experience to diagnose and treat various conditions throughout the body. Read More.
Chiropractic Care at Performance Health Center
Prepare for your first visit >You will experience the difference the moment you call or enter Performance Health Center. From the way you are greeted by doctors and staff, to the inviting look and feel of our space, to our no-wait policy that honors your time – at every point of contact, the attention is personal and caring. At every visit the care is exceptional. And at every stage of treatment, the results help you make the most of your life!
Active Release Technique
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.
Read this article by Dr. Weiss: Elevate your tennis game with ART
ART is covered by Wall St. Journal: The Techniques Behind Active Release Therapy,
Wall St. Journal, December 12, 2012.
Testimonials of the Month:
For Shauna McHugh:
My life as I knew it changed in 1977 during college when I was just the 15th person diagnosed with CPT (Carnitine palmitoyltransferase deficiency). My condition had been discovered by a team of researchers, led by Salvatore DiMauro, MD just 4 years earlier. At the time the only treatment consisted of a high carbohydrate diet with avoidance of prolonged physical exertion and fasting. In simple terms, if my body burns all of it’s fuel available through the intake of food, then I end up burning muscle resulting in tremors, intense pain, darkening of my urine, and hospitalization (rhabdomyolysis).
Over the years, the requirement of consuming carbohydrates has created additional issues for me related to higher cholesterol and pre-diabetes. While living in Maryland I sought treatment from a metabolic geneticist and nutritionist at John’s Hopkins, however, upon returning to MA 3 years ago, my bad lab values we beginning to creep up. I am grateful that I found Clinical Nutritionist Shauna McHugh. She took on my challenging case, studied CPT Type II literature, and has since suggested various interventions that have proven to greatly improve my quality of life. She recommended the addition of new foods that my body can metabolize, helped cut down on my sugar intake, and helped me avoid long chain fatty acids that I can’t metabolize. The most important change introduced by Shauna was for me to have a snack before bedtime to prevent the muscle pain from occurring. Before- I was only treating the muscle pain by eating carbohydrates the following morning. As a result, I no longer am experiencing the chronic pain behind my left knee, my overall muscle soreness has diminished, and I’ve been having fewer migraine headaches.
Unless medical research leads to the production of the CPT enzyme so that people like me can access and utilize the energy stored in our fat cells, then this condition will not be cured. However, as I said before, my quality of life is much better and this is directly attributable to Shauna McHugh’s insight and expertise.