Erica Brown, DC, MS - Chiropractic Sports Doctor
Dr. Brown is passionate about sports chiropractic and is excited to be able to serve the communities of her New England home using her unique skills to help their residents achieve their goals of health, wellness and fitness.
As a New Hampshire native from Thornton, Dr. Erica Brown is happy to bring her exceptional skills and expertise to her home state. Dr. Brown graduated cum laude from the University of Hartford in 2009 with a bachelor degree in Health Science. She then went on to earn a bachelor degree in Human Biology in 2010 from Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Brown graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2012 with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and with her Masters in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.
While undergoing her extensive training, Dr. Brown had the opportunity to work with athletes from University of Missouri, Missouri Baptist College, and Lindenwood University. She has also had to pleasure of joining Dr. Lovelace working with Kingswood High School, Prospect Mountain High School, and the Manchester Wolfpack Semi-Professional football team.
Dr. Brown has been an avid skier since the age of 3. She was a member of the hip hop dance team at the University of Hartford during which time she also taught ballet classes. She currently teaches hip hop classes in York, Maine and enjoys being able to help young children explore their love of dance and movement while expanding their skills. In her spare time, Dr. Brown also enjoys practicing yoga and Pilates.
Bodies are not designed to be in pain, pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. The best way to help our bodies reach their optimum performance and functioning is to not only address the cause of the pain, but to figure out the underlying issues that are causing it to occur and to correct these as well. Very commonly, muscle imbalances and weakness create the underlying dysfunction that ultimately leads to pain. Dr. Brown utilizes rehabilitative strengthening and corrective exercises to correct structural changes that may be causing pain. She uses passive modalities, such as therapeutic ultrasound, cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques such as Graston Technique, exercises, stretches, heat, and ice to assist her in helping the patient achieve relief of their symptoms. Dr. Brown uses these therapies in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments to help the patient return to preinjury status and get back to the activities that they love stronger than ever.
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Dr McCann is driven to achieve excellence in patient care by providing compassionate and individualized treatment for every patient. It is my passion to challenge, lead and inspire each person to achieve their full rehabilitation potential
Brendan McCann, DC, PSP - Primary Spine Practitioner
Dr. Brendan McCann strives to assist the members of the Seacoast communities in caring for and maintaining their health and musculoskeletal system with the same level of care available to elite athletes. His educational background includes a degree in Kinesiology from UNH, where his Sports Medicine interests shifted to include a focus on public health, preventive care and keeping workers healthy and moving. Spine-related problems are among the world’s greatest barriers to maintaining an active, productive lifestyle, and Dr McCann sought to achieve the clinical experience in spine care during his doctoral studies to provide him with the skill set to manage a wide variety of disorders in an effort to prevent problems such as these. His patient-centered approach ensures that treatment focuses on achieving each individual’s health and athletic goals.Dr. McCann is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, including the progressive Millennial Think Tank. He also serves on the board of the New Hampshire Chiropractic Association, is the NH representative to the Northeast Chiropractic Council, and a member of the North American Spine Society.
Dr. McCann’s clinical experience includes a highly sought after residency in multi-disciplinary spine care through the Rhode Island Spine Center, in addition to working with military veterans in the Canandaigua (NY) VA outpatient clinics and competitive endurance athletes in New York and New Hampshire. He remains a year-round runner, and also enjoys cycling and hiking. At home, his garden and cooking reflect his passion to improve public health through a healthy environment.
While studying Exercise Science at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. McCann had the opportunity to work with Seacoast residents who were trying to stay healthy and active while also balancing full time work. As he pursued his Doctorate of Chiropractic studies, theirs were the stories that fueled his desire to provide superior care that would be the most helpful for New Hampshire’s working class families.
What's a Primary Spine Practitioner?
A Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) is a point of first contact for people who have spine-related disorders. The PSP's skills include the means to care for the majority of spinal complaints in their office, and the knowledge to appropriately coordinate services from the vast array of other providers who might help a patient. In this way, the PSP acts as the 'quarterback' in ensuring the best outcomes for each patient.
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Kaitlyn Hamel, PT, DPT Cert. MDT - Doctor of Physical Therapy
As a Physical Therapist Kaitlyn is driven to achieve excellence in patient care by providing compassionate and individualized treatment for every patient. “It is my passion to challenge, lead and inspire each person to reach his or her full athletic potential or optimum health and wellness goals ”
Dr. Kaitlyn Hamel is a physical therapist, certified in the McKenzie Method. She grew up in the seacoast area and pursued her education at the University of Hartford receiving a Bachelors of Health Sciences degree in 2010. She continued her education at University of Harford, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2013, graduating Cum Laudi. She began working for a Certified McKenzie clinic in Connecticut where she spent 5 years training under a Diplomat of the McKenzie Method. She is passionate about evaluating and diagnosing mechanical conditions within the body, specializing in the spine and extremities. In addition, she pursued specialized training in the vestibular system for evaluation and treatment of vertigo, concussions and balance dysfunctions. Most recently receiving training in the Graston Technique allowing her to better evaluate and diagnose soft tissue conditions. Dr. Hamel strives to continue her education in manual therapy techniques and assessment strategies for orthopedic and sports injuries in an attempt to always offer her patients the most current and effective methods.
Growing up in the small town of Newmarket, Kaitlyn enjoyed the many outdoor activities that New Hampshire offers: kayaking in the Lamprey River, hiking the White Mountains and camping. While residing in Connecticut she picked up running and Disc Golf. On the weekends, you may find Kaitlyn running for fun or at a local 5k. Kaitlyn also enjoys the practice of yoga and Reiki in her daily life; trying to incorporate this into her physical therapy treatments when appropriate helps to create a well-balanced program for her patients.
Dr. Hamel, along with her colleagues at Seacoast Spine and Sport Injuries, believes that health is a team effort that requires a unique combination of approaches to maintain. Treatment consists of evidence-based techniques and empowering patients through education in order to maximize performance, prevent future injury, and promote overall wellness. One on one patient care is one of the many differences between conventional physical therapy and what you will receive at our clinics. Dr. Hamel looks forward to taking the time necessary to evaluate your condition and provide an individualized treatment plan to get you back to all the things you love and more.
What’s the McKenzie Method?
The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years. MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluate may be appropriate. MDT utilizes a four step process: 1) Assessment, 2) Classification, 3) Treatment, and 4) Prevention. MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.
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