Tomasetti Family Chiropractic’s Holistic Approaches Get People on the Move
Nov 25, 2017 10:36AM
● By Sheila Julson
Since opening Tomasetti Family Chiropractic in 2004, Adam Tomasetti, D.C. has grown his practice into a comprehensive wellness clinic that takes into account a patient’s body chemistry, structure and emotion. Through this whole-person, holistic approach, Tomasetti has helped patients drastically improve their quality of life.
While growing up in Elizabethtown, Tomasetti’s mother occasionally took him to a chiropractor. His family moved to Arizona when he was in high school, and over several months he developed a severe cough. He tried over-the-counter cough suppressants and visited several doctors, with no relief. “So I went to a chiropractor, and in just two visits, my cough ended,” Tomasetti recalls. “The impact was life-changing for me.”
While in college at Northern Arizona University, Tomasetti was in a car accident, and afterward he experienced numbness in his hands. After visiting a chiropractor, the numbness went away. Also while in college, Tomasetti’s wife-to-be experienced food sensitivities and became ill to the point where she couldn’t keep down food or water. Medication didn’t help, so Tomasetti took her to his chiropractor. After one visit with food sensitivity testing, stress relief and a spinal adjustment, the couple went out to dinner. Tomasetti says she had no issues with keeping food down. “After that, I thought ‘I need to know how to do that,’” he enthuses.
Tomasetti graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic (now Parker University), in Dallas, and moved his family back to Pennsylvania. Since opening Tomasetti Family Chiropractic, he enjoys helping patients of all ages improve their daily activities through standard chiropractic adjustments, and also to improve their wellbeing through comprehensive strategies such as nutrition, applied kinesiology (the mechanics of body movement), muscle testing, detox foot baths and more.
“Our functional and biological approach involves applied kinesiology, which individually tests muscles around joints to see which muscles are working,” he explains. “From there, we focus on getting better improvement through function.” He notes there are very few chiropractors in the Lancaster area currently using applied kinesiology.
Over time, Tomasetti has added an array of services to better support patients’ health goals. They encompass structure, electromagnetic pollution, allergies, toxins, stress relief and nutrition. In addition, they use comprehensive lab testing for hormones and body chemistry, as well as allergies and chemical sensitivity. Recently, he added natural approaches for neuropathy relief. “We do a broad spectrum of approaches, because the concept that ‘the body needs no help, just no interference’ applies to everybody—young and old—to help remove those things that interfere with living life, like pain, food intolerance or chronic illness.”
Neuropathy, a common condition that involves pain and numbness of the hands and feet, generally has few treatment options other than pharmaceuticals, which Tomasetti says only masks the symptoms. However, through multiple non-invasive therapies including infrared light, vibration and Pulse Electromagnetic Field therapy and specific electrical stimulation (thoroughly researched and used at esteemed medical establishments such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America and NASA) Tomasetti helps people with neuropathy, and he’s seen remarkable results in his patients.
“We work with the biochemical pathways to improve blood flow to the nerves,” Tomasetti says. “We’ve had good success, and while that doesn’t mean 100 percent improvement, many of these people coming in with advanced neuropathy are finding 50 percent or more relief, and they can play with their grandchildren again, or improve their balance. That’s a life-changer.”
The foods we eat are key to overall health. Tomasetti notes that if inflammation burns within the body, disease will likely follow. “If you can’t put out the chemical fire, then you can’t get better. Most inflammation comes from the foods we choose to eat.” After thorough testing to determine food sensitivities, patients receive food plans tailored for them and their health goals.
Tomasetti Family Chiropractic also offers restorative light therapy that energizes and strengthens weakened muscles and nerves. Tomasetti also offers advanced tools and protocols for treatment of concussions, as well as Knee on Track therapy, which helps decompress the knee to ease bone-on-bone pain, thus relieving knee pain and possibly avoiding surgery.
Tomasetti hopes to open more office locations throughout the Lancaster area and offer educational workshops and courses. He currently hosts health-related talks on Tuesday nights that are free and open to the public.
In addition to helping people improve their daily lives, Tomasetti credits his amazing staff and associate, Quinto Pauletti, D.C. with cultivating a light, fun atmosphere where both employees and patients enjoy being together every day.
Tomasetti Family Chiropractic is located at 113 Oakridge Dr., in Mountville. For more information, call 717-285-0001 or visit GetWellAndStayWell.com.
Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.