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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.
Dr. McNally offers more than the typical chiropractor in that she is certified in, and uses soft tissue approaches like ART - Active Release Technique, Graston Technique and Kinesiotaping. I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of these approaches as she has treated me on numerous occasions with excellent results. Of course she performs traditional chiropractic adjustments as well. I find the combination of soft tissue approaches and traditional chiropractic care to be extremely beneficial to individuals with musculoskeletal pain. I am happy to recommend her services to patients, family & friends!
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