The Center for Health, located in the heart of South County, Rhode Island has been serving the Wakefield, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Kingston, Charlestown, Westerly, North Kingstown, Jamestown and Newport areas since 1982! We are so grateful for Dr. Gary Post, Chiropractic Physician and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Susanna Post for the care they have provided over the past 39 years! Center for Health offers effective, natural treatment, therapies, and guidance to help you to reclaim and maintain your health.
Our mission is to help people reach their optimum health through CHIROPRACTIC, NUTRITION and REHABILITATION so that they in turn can reach their fullest potential in life.
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Auto Accidents - Whiplash, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Headaches, Tingling and Numbness Down Arms and Legs, Disc Herniations, Dizziness...
If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Back Pain - Upper and Lower - Sprains, Strains, Disc Herniations, Sciatica, Arthritis, Leg Radiating Pain, Pain from Pregnancy, Rib injuries, ...
Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year and more than 10% of all people experience frequent bouts of low back pain.
Neck Pain - Sprains, Strains, Disc Herniations, Numbness and Tingling into the arms and hands
Most people do not realize how much they move their neck during the day until they are unable to do so. The degree of flexibility of the neck, coupled with the fact that it has the least amount of muscular stabilization and it has to support and move your 14 - 16 pound head, means that the neck is very susceptible to injury. You can picture your neck and head much like a bowling ball being held on top of a stick by small, thin, elastic bands. It doesn't take much force to disrupt that delicate balance.
Carpal Tunnel - Pain, tingling, or numbness into the hands or fingers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) has become one of the most widespread occupational health problems we face today. It affects millions of people a year, and with our growing reliance on computers there seems to be no end in sight.
Disc Herniation - Click on "Slipped Disc" below for the link to a complete explanation - Pain from a disc pinching a nerve as it exits the spine. Most commonly from the neck or lower back with pain often radiating down the arms or legs.
Fibromyalgia - Pain and achiness in multiple areas of the body
The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). Fibromyalgia syndrome is chronic disorder which includes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points that affects 3-6 million people in the United States. Also see our Nutritional section below.
Headaches & Migraines - Migraines, Cluster, Tension, Suboccipital Neuralgia, Stress...
Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways.
Pediatric Problems - Neck and back pain, 'cracking' neck, headaches, whiplash, auto accidents
Pinched Nerve - Tingling, numbness, or pain down the arms or legs, neck or back pain, pain radiating around the ribs...
The term "pinched nerve" is somewhat of a catch-all phrase that is commonly used to describe the pain associated with a variety of conditions from subluxations, to tunnel syndromes to the referred pain from trigger points.
Plantar Fasciitis - Pain in the feet and heels, heel spurs. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common explanations of heel pain. It is caused by inflammation to the thick band that connects the toes to the heel bone, called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of your foot.
Pregnancy - During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight in front, causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back.
Sciatica - Pain, tingling or numbness into the leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg.
Scoliosis - Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine that causes stiffness and pain.
Slipped Disc - You may have heard the term "slipped disc" used to describe a neck or low back injury. Discs do not actually "slip". Rather, they may herniate or bulge out from between the bones. This causes them to pinch or compress the nerves and may cause pain in the neck or spine. Often the pain radiates down the arms or legs.
Tennis Elbow - Tennis elbow is actually a misnomer in that it occurs in roughly only five percent of people who play tennis.
Whiplash - The term "whiplash" was first used in 1928 to define an injury mechanism of sudden hyperextension followed by an immediate hyperflexion of the neck that results in damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons - especially those that support the head.
Wellness - Regular chiropractic care, eating a healthy diet, taking vitamin supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress management are all part of an overall wellness lifestyle that, if followed, results in a longer, healthier and pain-free life. Here are a list of basic tips to help you maintain a healthier, more vibrant body.
Utilizing clinical examination, laboratory testing and Functional Medicine, we are often able to successfully identify safe, effective, natural solutions to control many health care conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol, fatigue, female hormonal problems, auto immune disorders, and digestive disturbances to mention a few.
Dr. Justin Belanger is excited to become the new owner of Center For Health (CFH). His mission is to continue providing optimal care to the patient’s of CFH and looks forward to becoming part of a very special community. His expertise and knowledge in neural musculoskeletal conditions, kinesiology, nutrition and rehabilitation, as well as additional experiences in strength and conditioning and personal injury will be a contribution to established and new patients of CFH.
Dr. Belanger began his career in healthcare as a strength and conditioning specialist. During his tenure, he learned how to optimize an individual’s performance on a relative and absolute scale. His population was diverse, spanning from individuals with complex past medical histories and comorbidities to elite level athletes. He enjoys the opportunity to provide care to others in order for them to achieve their short and long term goals.
Dr. Belanger graduated from the Sacred Heart University 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology and clinical sciences. During this period, Dr. Belanger was a Division I scholarship student/athlete for wrestling. After completing his undergraduate education, he accepted a graduate assistantship in strength and conditioning at Sacred Heart University where he graduated with his Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition in 2014. While completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Dr. Belanger was a sports performance specialist at several private training facilities as well as a college strength and conditioning coach.
Dr. Belanger graduated from the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic in 2018. During his studies, he completed a clinical rotation at the United States Department of Veteran Affairs in Newington, CT. During his time at the VA, he worked with United States military veterans and active duty soldiers and learned how to manage more complex conditions. Dr. Belanger collaborated with a team of physicians to provide the highest level of patient centered care. Dr. Belanger also completed a clinical rotation at the University of Bridgeport outpatient clinic where he provided patient centered care to a unique population of patients that range from student/athletes to different ethnicities and social statuses.
Over the past several years, Dr. Belanger was a clinic director and lead Chiropractic Physician in the Providence, RI area. As a high volume practice, he had the opportunity to provide care for many patients. Many patients suffered from acute musculoskeletal conditions, disk herniations/ radiculopathies to chronic and systemic morbidities. He treated patients involved in motor vehicle collisions and personal injuries, veterans, high school, college and professional athletes, as well as pediatric and geriatric patients.
Dr. Belanger is a Rhode Island native. Some of his hobbies include traveling with his wife, fishing, wrestling, strength training and hiking with his two Golden Retrievers. He enjoys reading the latest research on new therapies and techniques so he can continue to provide the highest quality of care possible to his patients.
Dr. Post is currently the president of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (CBCN). The CBCN is the national nutritional examining board of the chiropractic profession. The board certify's and grants 'diplomate' status for chiropractic physician's in the field of nutrition.
Dr. Post is also a past president of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island. He was RI Chiropractor of the Year in 2013 and is listed in RI Monthly's 'Top Chiropractors'.
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