Dr. Ellen A. McNally

Dr. Ellen McNally

Dr. Ellen McNally is a chiropractor and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with 6 years experience in private practice. Using combinations of spinal & extremity adjusting, Active Release Technique® (ART), Graston Technique® and Kinesio Taping® to effectively treat many different biomechanical problems. Dr. McNally utilizes motion palpation, SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) and FMS (Functional Movement Screen) to determine the root cause of a biomechanical problem and pain syndrome. Part of the Elite Provider Network (EPN) with Active Release Techniques (ART) as well as an Ironman Provider and a level 3 Medical Professional certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Dr. McNally has gained a lot of experience early in her career to assist her patients efficiently and effectively.

Dr. McNally provides services to professional, collegiate and amateur athletes in the Providence office. The Acushnet Company (Titleist and FootJoy) contracts Dr. McNally directly to provide services onsite at their Worldwide Headquarters in Fairhaven, MA.

After completing her undergraduate bachelors degree in Biology she immediately went onto New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. It was during this time that Dr. McNally became certified in ART, began treating at Ironman events and began training for triathlons herself.

During her last year of school Dr. McNally worked as a personal trainer at New York Sports Club. She adopted a functional movement perspective of training and rehabilitation. She also completed her first Half Ironman, Timberman 70.3, during that year.

In addition to providing services with the ART treatment teams at Ironman events, Dr. McNally also served as chiropractor to a four man team on the 2009 Race Across America (RAAM). Dr. McNally traveled with this team on the toughest bicycle race in the world, a non stop bicycle race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD.

At Chiropractic Performance Center, Inc. Dr. McNally prides herself on utilizing many different techniques in order to design the correct course of treatment for each individual. Once the cause of the problem is determined and the correct treatments are applied, patients experience faster and longer lasting results. Her approach is far from generic or cookie-cutter. It is a program specifically designed for YOU.

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Elite & Ironman provider for Ironman Active Release Technique Provider (ART)
  • Instrument Assisted soft tissue treatment
  • Advanced certification in Kinesiotaping
  • Level 2 Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • TRX Sports Medicine Rehab certified
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Medical Professional 3


Dr. McNally is featured in a healthwise video about chiropractic and exericse. Check out this & other great videos regarding general health information at firststephealthwise.com!


I was referred to Dr. McNally for evaluation and treatment of pain due to patellofemoral syndrome that was refactory to several rounds of physical therapy and three arthroscopies. Her approach has been more comprehensive, holistic & preventive than that of any other clinician I have seen, as she has focused on areas outside of the knee (foot, ankle, hip) that have been contributing to, and in some cases causing my knee pain. In addition to focused treatments, I have worked with her personal trainer in her practice who has not only developed a personalized corrective exercise routine, but has taken the time to ensure that my technique is correct. I am happy to say that due to Dr. McNally's care & expertise, my symptoms have greatly improved and I have been able to return to work without restriction. Dr. McNally's outstanding clinical skills as well as her professional, caring and encouraging demeanor make her a special and unique clinician. Her approach is simple, but effective - educate the patient about his/her ailment and empower the patient to be an active participant to his/her treatment. Her practice is efficient and her staff is always courteous and welcoming.

, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School
Jason Aliotta, MD

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