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Dr. Karen Moriarty

“I had almost given up…on finding a career in health care that was fulfilling.”

Northboro Chiropractor, Dr. Karen Moriarty

Dr. Karen Moriarty

As a teenager and young adult, I had worked in nursing homes and long term care facilities. I loved patient care. At the same time, I was deeply concerned about the poor quality nutrition, over medicating and callous attitude by many of the higher ranking health care providers in these facilities. I wanted to take care of sick people, but not like that. It was also apparent to me that these patients were not really getting well. I became discouraged and decided to go into medical research.

I entered a pre-med program and was fascinated by human anatomy and physiology. During my last semester, a good friend of mine acutely injured his lumbar spine. Looking back, I am sure that he herniated a disc. He asked me to drive him to a chiropractor that was near my college. I tried to convince him to go to the medical center. Thankfully, he passionately declined. Apparently this had happened to him five years prior. He initially went to his medical provider who prescribed medication and bed rest. This bed rest without pay went on for 6 weeks before someone suggested that he try a chiropractor. This young man was up and back to work after only a few adjustments, but remained under care after that to receive some deeper correction to his spinal injuries. So this time, he was absolutely sure that he wanted chiropractic care. I honored his request but deep inside I was a complete skeptic. As I helped him into the office, I was stunned by the chiropractic educational posters that explained the power of natural healing. Healing from the inside-out through a healthy and highly functioning spinal column and nervous system. The chiropractic assistant was warm and helpful. The other patients were upbeat and enthusiastic. I witnessed my friend’s immediate and significant relief. I drove him to his next few appointments until he was well enough to drive himself. With each adjustment he showed greater improvement. This also gave me an opportunity to speak with the patients, the chiropractic assistants and finally the doctor himself.

After learning about the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic care, I knew that I had found the answer to my prayers. Natural and effective health care that truly gets sick and suffering people well by removing interference to their body’s ability to heal itself. Chiropractic is much more than a career to me. It is my true vocation, my life and my lifestyle. I am grateful every day that I serve my practice members, my staff, my friends and family through chiropractic care.

Upon receiving my bachelor’s degree in Biology with highest honors from Southeastern Massachusetts University, now called UMASS Dartmouth, I was accepted to Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. My favorite courses were physiology, neurology and the science and philosophy of chiropractic. These courses built my foundational understanding of health and dis-ease.

I was born in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. My family immigrated to Lexington, Massachusetts when I was 6 years old. After graduating from chiropractic college, I relocated to the Central Massachusetts area. Both my children were born at home with a midwife in attendance, and are now young adults. My eldest daughter has given me the gift of two beautiful granddaughters. I have truly loved being a mother, but being a grandmother is an incredible experience! My youngest is a rising star in the world of executive administration. My favorite pastimes often involve being outside. In the winter enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing and building snowmen with my grandchildren. In the warm weather, I love the beach, hiking, long drives in the country and strolling around zoos or other outdoor places that my grandchildren love. What many people might find surprising is that I would prefer to take that ride a fully restored 1967 Camaro SS as I love American muscle cars!

Receiving chiropractic care at least once a week ensures that my nervous system is clear and stress-free. I also see my massage therapist every other week. I love to exercise and over the years have changed my routine to keep it interesting. Currently, I am putting TRX into my exercise routine. To make sure that my body receives the best quality fuel, I take Standard Process supplements every day and eat as much organic, whole food as possible. The chiropractic lifestyle has improved my health every year as well as the health of my family. After reading extensively on pediatric health care, my children were raised without antibiotics, over the counter medication or vaccinations. Instead, I sought the guidance of a medical doctor who specialized in homeopathy. He kept my children healthy from the inside-out. They were raised with regular chiropractic care, quality nutrition and an appreciation for the outdoors, fitness, healthy relationships and a spiritual life. My beautiful granddaughters are being raised with the same healthy foundation and have their spine checked by Grami every week.

The time is now! Your health has waited long enough. I am passionate about helping people reach their full health potential so they can live their best life ever! Take the first and most important step right now and call our office or click here to email me. I look forward to meeting you in person and starting you on the road back to optimal health and well-being!


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