Located at 58 Parker Avenue in Proctorsville, just a half mile from the old Black River Produce building (now Pleasant Valley Foods) lies Four Seasons Chiropractic, offering chiropractic adjustments to all joints of the body for people of any age.
"Many people mistakenly think that chiropractors only work on backs, not true at all," owner Denise Natale stated in a recent interview.
"A sprained finger? We can fix it! A knee or wrist? Yes, we can adjust that too. I am trained in many techniques so that patients who do not want to hear that 'crunch' won't have to.
Originally from Glens Falls, NY, Natale has an undergraduate degree from Norwich University in pre-med (a four year program she completed in three) before doing a year long laboratory internship at Baystate Medical Center to become a medical technologist.
Then after 14 years since her undergrad, Denise decided to change fields to become a chiropractor. "I started my business in January of 1996."
She is also a PSIA Level II ski instructor and after chiropractic school, she explored the country through her work, with a stop in New Mexico before moving back east to settle in Southern Vermont.
She has also been a ski instructor at Bromley Mountain since 1996.
"I had gotten migraine headaches since I was 12 years old, and my parents had taken me to specialists who couldn't help me.
"The I went to a friend's chiropractor and in two weeks, my headaches were gone! That was a really strong message for me."
Denise is also trained in acupuncture and nutrition two important adjuncts to chiropractic. The acupuncture options include traditional needles, electro-acupuncture on the body or auriculotherapy, or ear acupuncture.
Denise also applies kinesiology, diversified, activator, acupuncture, auriculotherapy, nutrition, strain and counterstrain and other techniques to address muscles that are weak, tight, short or overstretched.
"I also perform a lot of manual soft tissue (muscle/tendon/ligament) work before I adjust a patient," Denise added.
"Typically appointments are about 30 minutes, depending on the severity of the case."
To learn more about Four Seasons Chiropractic or to set up an appointment, call 226-7977. Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment.