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Services Offered

What a Chiropractor can help

Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT)
This is the most utilized technique in patient care and proven to be very effective in conservative management of spinal and extremity pain.  The manipulation is achieved through a passive, controlled impulse to the affected joint which helps to resolve pain and restore normal motion.


Cox Flexion Distraction
This is a specialized table that uses leverage to flex and lengthen your spine.  It is effective in treating low back/leg pain and neck/arm pain caused by disc bulges/herniations, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis.  It has been shown to decrease intradiscal pressure, widen the spinal canal and ease painful arthritic joints.  This technique is also well-suited for geriatric and pregnant populations, whiplash-type injuries, post-surgical and/or failed back surgical syndromes that require low-force treatment.


Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of light energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. The main goal of treatment for many when treating painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality.  We are proud to announce we are one of only two clinics in central Massachusetts to offer this service!


Electrical Stimulation Therapy
This is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can also help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries.


Therapeutic Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin's surface using very high frequency sound waves.  It helps to reduce pain by decreasing edema and inflammation which helps to enhance the recovery process from injury.


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
This is a specialized technique performed with soft tissue tools (RockBlades) to effectively break down soft tissue adhesions that are restricting muscle and joint function.    It enhances recovery time following acute injury and is an effective treatment for stubborn chronic conditions that have not responded well with other types of conservative measures.


Kinesiology Taping
This is a specialized taping protocol that decreases your pain perception.   The application of RockTape decompresses tissue by lifting the skin away from the muscle and fascia below.   It delays muscle fatigue, distributes physical stress and can manages neuropathic pain and inflammation.  It is highly effective in controlling your pain by supporting your movement, it helps with postural training and injury recovery, and it can help you perform better.


Movement and Stability Training
When the brain-body feels safe (stable) it will permit efficient movement.  If the nervous system feels threatened it will restrict movement for self-preservation and protection.  To create this safety, we must re-learn elementary movement.   Ground based movement patterns will be utilized in your treatment plan to reset the nervous system’s control of your movement. The goal is not to be good at the basic skills and move on, it is to master and build upon them.   We build on this by creating stability in the body through strengthening exercises. This approach to your care will allow you to go harder, faster, stronger, and longer with confidence!


Foam Rolling
This is a myofascial release technique that helps to inhibit overactive muscles, relieve tension and decrease pain.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday8:00am - 2:00pm
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Massachusetts Chiropractic and Performance Center, P.C.
244 Walton Street Suite A
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 413-0196

FMT Certified

“I am so grateful that Dr. Petracco made the investment to make this technology (Deep Tissue Laser) part of his services.  Whether you've been seeing a chiropractor for years or are just starting, you owe it to your body to try this laser treatment.”

- Bryan Davis

“Dr. Chris has a special unique blend of professional, technical, and personality traits that are barely touched by the following attributes: Flexible, Humorous, Effective, Advocate, Creative, Thorough, Talented, Compassionate, Efficient, Focused, Experienced, Empathetic, Knowledgeable, and Supportive.”

- Susan

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244 Walton Street Suite A
Fitchburg, MA 01420