Meet the Port City Chiropractic Team
Quality Chiropractic Care For Portsmouth
Portsmouth Chiropractor | Dr. Shawn Shapiro
I watched how our healthcare system made my grandmother sicker...
My grandmother went into the hospital for a mitral valve replacement in 1997; her surgery went fine but her aftercare got her sick! Missed diagnosis, medication errors and apathy on the part of the medical staff, led to her getting worse after the surgery rather than well.
I thought to myself, "there has to be another way to restore dignity to healthcare and improve a person's quality of life, by interacting with a doctor." So I pursued this, and found that our medical system was flawed. It was ultimately based on the premise that everyone who was sick, was somehow missing something.
I started to learn more about vitalism, and about how the body needed to heal itself. That led me to chiropractic, it seemed to me that practiced properly, chiropractic could empower people and restore them to health again, as well as provide a way for their health to improve on a regular basis.
I have always been interested a how the mind relates to the body, I have Bachelors degrees in Human Biology and Psychology. And I got my Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo. At Logan I was given a fantastic education in clinical diagnosis as well all clinical sciences.
The list of types of problems with which patients come to our practice is staggering: auto-immune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, TMJ problems, headaches, chronic child ear infections, arm and foot pain, allergies, asthma, ADD and ADHD and, of course, back pain. But the truth is I can't legally treat any of those symptoms. In the state of New Hampshire, chiropractors are limited to "...the detection and correction or vertebral subluxation complex or syndrome...." This doesn't mean much to lay-people and why should it?! You have a problem that you want fixed, and you don't need to know how.
My wife Krystn and I spend a lot of time traveling to see our family and friends around the country, we also enjoy being as involved with seacoast community as much as possible. I have served on the Board NESSHA, been a member of Portsmouth Rotary and been involved in my churches fundraising since moving back to NH.
Portsmouth Chiropractor | Dr. Jessica Myers
Dr. Jessica Myers is a third generation chiropractor who brings her seven years of clinical experience to the practice. Her inspiration to become a chiropractor occurred after witnessing a transformation in the life of a child who had a particular spinal misalignment. This particular subluxation led to mental and physical deficiencies in the child and caused him to be labeled as “disabled” in school; however, after chiropractic treatment, he was able to transition from a special-needs class to a conventional classroom.
In 2006, Dr. Jessica brought chiropractic to Madagascar for the first time. She treated a young boy who was scheduled for a severe brain surgery to remove a blockage in the brain's ventricle system. After chiropractic adjustments, the blockage relieved itself and the young child no longer needed to have the dangerous procedure.
Dr. Jessica has advanced training in pediatric and maternity care, as well as nutritional supplementation. Her biggest compliment in practice is when patients refer their friends and family. She looks forward to helping you and your family achieve your wellness goals.
Acupuncturist | Scott Cormier
Scott Cormier is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist and a Board Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He completed his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Maine. While attending the University of Maine, he was first exposed to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine during his recovery from an injury. This experience was a catalyst to expand his studies to include Eastern Philosophy, the Martial Arts and Oriental Medicine. After college Scott moved to Santa Monica, California to pursue and complete his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Emperor's College Graduate School of Traditional Oriental Medicine. This comprehensive four year program included rigorous academic studies in both Traditional Oriental Medicine and Bio-medicine as well as over a thousand hours of clinical study. Since completing his Master’s Degree, Scott has continued his studies in Herbal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition under the guidance of some of the world’s most renowned Herbalist and Clinical Nutritionists and most highly educated practitioners in the field of Oriental, Western and Ayurvedic Medicine.
A culmination of studying Eastern Philosophy, the Martial Arts, and ancient healing techniques gives Scott a unique understanding of the human body and spirit. He approaches his patients with an open mind, compassion and a medically integrative perspective. He guides each patient on his/her own personal journey to health, and if appropriate, he works closely with the patient’s wellness team of physicians and other health care practitioners. Scott strives to integrate traditional and complimentary care in order to effectively improve and maintain his patient’s life-long health.
"His broad and diversified background enables him to look at his patients and their health condition from many different perspectives to provide a truly holistic approach to natural healing." - A. H.
Massage Therapist | Jill Lampert
Jill Lampert has been with us for almost three years now. She is very intuitive and is able to provide both deep and lighter touch massages depending on her clients’ preference.
Lauren James | Front Desk Supervisor
I’m a South Carolina native who moved to Portsmouth after “living the dream” as a ski bum in Jackson, WY. While out west, I realized I had a passion for learning more about holistic nutrition and preventative health care, so I left the Tetons to further my education. Once in Portsmouth, I found Port City Chiropractic and it was a great fit! I enjoy interacting with the patients who walk through our door and seeing their wellness improve through Dr. Shapiro and the rest of our fantastic staff!
Caitlin Parke | Floor Manager
I have been plagued with headaches since I was a kid and thought that nothing could be done but take medication to try to dull the pain. When I was sixteen, I got in a car accident and my aunt insisted that I get checked out by a family friend who was a chiropractor. At my exam he discovered why I was having so many headaches. I started seeing him regularly and my headaches became fewer and farther between. I have been getting adjusted and recommending others to get adjusted ever since.
I started working at Port City Chiropractic while I was in the area attending college and loved the idea of treating ailments with a holistic approach. It is amazing to witness some of the transformations patients go through during their road to wellness. Watching their incredible improvements and learning from all the providers in the office has allowed me to be more aware of my body and my health and has changed the way I care for myself.
Ashley Leighton, ATC
Ashley Leighton is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer licensed in the State of New Hampshire. She is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Athletic Training. Born and raised in the seacoast area, Ashley has spent over 8 years in emergency medicine. She currently holds an EMT certification and volunteers for the Barrington Fire & Rescue Department.
Her passion for helping others spreads through many areas of medicine. As one of the newest members to Port City Chiropractic & Wellness Center she is excited to use her expertise to help others and diversify her skills as an Athletic Trainer.
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