Dr. Townsend was educated at the prestigious and progressive Life West Chiropractic College in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Life West is a leading Chiropractic college offering unique exploration and training in many different areas of chiropractic techniques and research.
Prior to attending Life West Dr. Townsend helped the people of the San Francisco Bay Area in the emergency medical field as a Paramedic. He helped countless patients during their most trying times and developed a knack for reassuring and calming patients during a crisis. Dr. Townsend is able to utilize and blend these experiences to suit individual patient needs and preferences. Each patient's spine is unique; therefore each patient's care plan must be unique as well.
He interned in a large busy San Francisco based office seeing up to 500 patients a week. Doctor Townsend moved his family to Vermont in order to operate a practice where he could spend the time necessary with each patient to form a trusting bond and lasting relationship that would deliver effective total care. He opened his South Burlington, Vermont based practice in 2001. He remains accessible to all of his patients, new and established. The Doctor believes that healing takes many forms. And armed with that philosophy Chiropractic First engages in ongoing community outreach programs which benefit local charities.
When you put Chiropractic First, as a primary, regular, and preventative approach to your overall health and well-being, we are able to adjust and regulate r body’s primary functions while addressing specific issues (such as subluxation ) and preventing many others from occurring ( degeneration ).
Chiropractic First is the only Clinic in New England to offer the most advanced non-surgical alternative for disc injury “SpineMed”. We serve all counties in the greater Burlington area as well as out of area patients including seasonal visitors to the area, as well as one time vacationers.
We offer X-ray services, spinal adjustment, and non-surgical treatment for disc injuries. X-rays will be taken if necessary and may be included as part of a new patient visit. Spinal Adjustment usually involves a quick thrust that helps add motion to spinal joints that are not moving properly. We are also an authorized dealer of a variety of orthopedic, traction, and postural products, including pillows, home traction systems and pain relieving gels.
People around the world are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health without requiring invasive treatments such as surgery. Please take the time to meet the chiropractor and our network of chiropractic and wellness care professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health, we recommend that you join our free website membership program. As a patient at Chiropractic First - Family Wellness Center we will personally tailor a chiropractic and wellness program specifically targeted to your needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.
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