At Meridian Chiropractic & Wellness, PC we are a group of well-trained chiropractors committed to patient-centered, high quality and cost effective care.
Most importantly, our mission is to deliver the highest quality of patient care in a patient-friendly, courteous and respectful manner.
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We opened our doors in the northern Syracuse suburb of Liverpool, NY in 2001 with a simple goal to help patients… feel better.
Dr. Pirro-Lombardi was born and raised in Syracuse, NY where she first gained experience in helping others working in a multi-generational, service oriented family business. This experience taught her from an early age the importance of a strong work ethic as well as how to work with others to provide superior customer service during difficult and stressful situations. Elaina graduated from LeMoyne College with a Bachelor of Arts, University of Buffalo with a Master’s in Natural Science and New York Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic. She has advanced coursework in electro diagnostic testing to include a diplomate status with the International Board of Electrodiagnosis. Outside of Meridian, Elaina is an Associate Real Estate Broker who enjoys spending time with her family and being near or on the water whenever she can.
Dr. Claire Petersen completed her Bachelors degree at Wells College and Doctor of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. She is passionate about helping people and families be their healthiest and happiest selves, learn about their body and how to optimize their body’s ability to heal itself. She completed a certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic. Outside of Meridian you can find Dr. Claire spending time with her family, exploring and marveling at Mother Nature, and cheering for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Bisons.
Dr. Brooke Smith is originally from Lancaster, PA and moved to New York in 2017 to pursue her academic and career dreams. She graduated from Ursinus College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and then from the New York Chiropractic College first in July, 2016 with a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition and again in March, 2018 as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Smith is a member of Phi Chi Omega Honor Society and received the Excellence is Clinical Diagnosis and Excellence in Diagnostic Imaging awards during her time at NYCC. During her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching dance, exercising, and soaking up the sun as much as she can!
For more information regarding nutritional counseling at Meridian please email Dr. Smith at mailto:Drsmith@meridianchiro.net.
Born and raised in Utica, NY Dr. David Gould is an Upstate NY native. He is a graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College and Utica College where he played 4 years of varsity soccer while studying a pre-med course load. After undergraduate he enrolled at New York Chiropractic College where he obtained three degrees; a Doctorate in Chiropractic, Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition, and a Masters in Acupuncture. Dr. Gould is a member of Phi Chi Omega Honor Society and was honored with the Liberio A. Violini Distinguished Service Health Center Award for leadership and clinical competency upon graduation from the Chiropractic program. Dr. Gould is passionate about healthy eating, exercise, meditation, and his Upstate NY roots!
Please visit www.gould-standard.com for more information about acupuncture with Dr. Gould.
Mary Beth Owens, Meridian’s office manager, and Deb Kruger, Meridian’s office assistant, have been providing excellent customer service at Meridian for over a decade. Their kindness and empathy make every visit to Meridian enjoyable from the second you walk through the door, and their hard work and dedication make every patient encounter run smoothly and seamlessly.
The Doctors at Meridian Chiropractic & Wellness, PC treat patients with spine related conditions related to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Chiropractic Care is a holistic and drug-free treatment option for a multitude of spine related conditions. Chiropractic is not the treatment of any specific condition. The purpose of chiropractic is to find and reduce stress and interference to the nervous system, allowing the person to experience greater function, decreased pain, and an overall improved quality of life.
The following are some of conditions we offer treatment for at Meridian Chiropractic & Wellness, PC:
Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy is a gentle, safe, effective and drug-free treatment option.
During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through dramatic change as it accommodates for her growing baby. As her center of gravity changes, so do the stresses to the spine. Chiropractic care can help the woman’s body adapt to these changes and reduce the stress to her spine and pelvis, making pregnancy a much more comfortable experience for both mom and baby. Chiropractic has been shown to be safe and beneficial for both mom and baby.
Potential benefits for pregnant women receiving chiropractic care
include relief of the following symptoms:
• Sciatica, low back and pelvic pain
• Neck pain and headaches
• Piriformis syndrome
• Mid-back and rib pain
• Hip, knee and ankle pain
• Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
Most importantly, women under chiropractic care during pregnancy reported:
• Reduced time in labor and delivery
• Fewer interventions during labor
• Reduced need for analgesics during delivery by 50%
The Webster Technique is a specific method of evaluation and adjustment used by Doctors of Chiropractic certified to achieve optimal alignment and balance of the pelvis and its surrounding muscles and ligaments. Tension or misalignment of these muscles and ligaments during pregnancy can cause torsion on the uterus, preventing the baby from assuming the most optimal position for birth. A balanced pelvis, free of interference means any torsion on the uterus has been removed allowing the baby to assume the best position possible for birth.
The Webster technique is safe, gentle and effective. In 2002, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published an article reporting an 82% success rate of babies assuming vertex (“head down”) position when chiropractors utilized the Webster Technique to re-align the pelvis.
For more information on pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic visit: www.icpa4kids.org
Chiropractic care for infants, toddlers, school aged children and teens is one of the safest forms of children’s health care available. Chiropractic adjustments for kids are performed differently than in adults, ranging from light vibratory pressure to the amount of pressure necessary to push a key on your keyboard.
Nerve interference due to spinal misalignment can begin as early as the birth process. Other sources of spinal stress and nerve interference in infants include diaper changing, feeding, and carrying positions. For toddlers, the process of learning to walk and explore is usually accompanied by many bumps and falls, which can easily cause restriction of movement in the spine. Tumbles off swings and bikes and head bumps on the playing field are all common in active, growing children and may cause stress to a growing spine and nervous system. By applying specific chiropractic adjustments to misaligned spinal segments, children under chiropractic care have experienced great improvements in symptoms associated with breastfeeding difficulties, colic, ear infections, allergies, asthma, bed wetting, headaches, diminished immune function, sleeping trouble, and many more.
For an extensive collection of research studies and chiropractic case studies showing the efficacy of chiropractic care for children and pregnant women, please visit: http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/.
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