Interviewed by: Glen Mickowski “Mick” /Adams Avenue Herald May 2005
“Twist and Shout” Not
It isn’t everyday that one meets a couple who are dedicated and fully committed to the health and welfare of the community they serve, especially using Holistic Health as the driving force behind their work. However, I found that the interview I recently had, on a fine spring day, with Dr. Leo Meltvedt D.C. and his lovely wife Angela, proved just that.
In their recently refurbished offices at 4714 Marlborough just north of Adams adjacent to Starbucks, I discussed the underlying premise upon which Chiropractic health care is based. Much to my surprise it’s not as I had surmised — simply the readjustment of stiff necks or tortured lower backs. “It’s all in the power of observation” Dr. Leo patiently explained.
It seems Chiropractic Health Care is more about careful observation of the individual to assess possible neurological, skeletal and or muscular deficiencies which can drive the body into disorder. Treatment can include stimulation of any of the bodily senses to affect that portion of the brain which manages the problem area of the body. Adjustments are then made which put the body’s sensors, nervous system and neurological system back into balance. Hence a holistic approach to health and welfare is provided, rather than treatments relying solely on pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Leo, a previous back pain sufferer himself, chose Chiropractic care as the path that would lead him to do what he does best–help his fellow man. Additionally, as a fully qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Leo is also Board Eligible and will soon be fully Board Certified as a Chiropractic Neurologist in January of 2006.
“The family practice was established in 2000 and we take all major insurances and also affords those who need help without insurance, a sliding cash payment scale,” noted Angela. She went on to say “the patient comes first, each is a unique individual and thus their care plan is specific to their individual needs.” Dr. Leo specializes in the treatment and pain of the neck, back, shoulder, arm, leg, foot, as well as migraine pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. His additional education also provides success in the treatment of dizziness, fatigue, nervousness, fear of falling, vertigo and other neurological problems.
I was also struck by the numerous signed patient testimonials, all were without exception, glowing tributes to the welfare reached under Dr. Leo’s tutelage and healing hands. Given these reviews and the compelling presence of these two dedicated individuals, I decided then and there I would recommend my wife make an appointment with Dr. Leo, in order for her to seek relief for her stress induced maladies, which she has done.
I went from a skeptic to a believer in the benefits of holistic health, perhaps you will too after a visit to Kensington Chiropractic. After all, you have nothing to lose but your pain.
For the Adams Avenue Herald, Mick.