Building individual and family health.

Let me start by saying that I have the best job in the world! From the time I first heard the message behind chiropractic and saw the hope it gave to people, I knew my purpose in life was to become a chiropractor. After growing up on the North Shore of Boston, I attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduating in 2008 cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

I continued my studies at Life College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia where I graduated magna cum laude with my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in March of 2013. While a student, I became President of the college’s Gonstead Club which gave me the opportunity to teach other students how to properly analyze and adjust patients according to the Gonstead System. My passion and purpose lies in helping others and chiropractic is the vehicle that allows me to effectively fulfill this passion and purpose.

I am proud to be a family chiropractor and love meeting new patients from the North Shore. At Danvers Family Chiropractic, we see clients from Danvers, Peabody, Middleton, Salem, Ipswich, Topsfield, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester and Rockport. When I am not busy caring for patients you can find me reading, rooting for my favorite Boston sports teams, cooking and spending time with my family – my beautiful wife Erin and my son Owen.

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Dr. Tyler is trained and certified in both the Gonstead and Webster Techniques, focusing on careful analysis and specific manual adjustments to help patients improve their health through true corrective care.
Read more about each technique below.

The Gonstead System

Gonstead procedures are the result of extensive clinical research by Clarence S. Gonstead, founder of the world famous Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and his associates. Doctor Gonstead’s fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis available for use by today’s doctors of chiropractic. So why don’t all chiropractors use this technique? Because the analysis takes more time and mastering the art of delivering a specific adjustment takes a LOT of practice and dedication.

The Gonstead Chiropractor goes beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment by conducting a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex.

  • VISUALIZATION — Visualization is a way to cross-reference all the other findings. Dr. Tyler is an expert at looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement, which could indicate an underlying problem.
  • INSTRUMENTATION — The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine, which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
  • STATIC PALPATION — This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Dr. Tyler will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
  • MOTION PALPATION — This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending at various angles. This enables Dr. Tyler to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.
  • X-RAY ANALYSIS — X-ray films enable Dr. Tyler to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient’s condition. These full-spine radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.

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The Webster Technique

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal and pelvic misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, the resulting nervous system stress may affect the body’s ability to function optimally.

Sacral misalignment causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining effect on the uterus which may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates bio-mechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This may reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Dr. Larry Webster, Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association discovered this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function for pregnant mothers. In expectant mothers presenting breech, there has been a reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position.

This technique has been successfully used in women whose babies present transverse and posterior as well. It has also been successfully used with twins. Any position of the baby other than ROA may indicate the presence of intrauterine constraint potentially caused by sacral subluxation. The ICPA is undergoing numerous research projects to examine the effects of the Webster technique. Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.

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