By Cary Shuman
Dr. Christina Ronchetti, who was raised in Everett and Gloucester, has joined the Chiropractic office with Dr. Brendan Corcoran at Spine Center North Shore at 1140 Saratoga St. in East Boston.
Dr. Ronchetti has returned to the Boston area
after ten years of working at a Chiropractic practice in Milwaukee, practicing almost 18 years in total as a D.C.
What inspired Ronchetti to pursue a career in Chiropractic?
“I’ve always been interested in health and healthcare,” said Ronchetti. “I had been part of a group called the Explorers with other people that were interested in nursing and that kind of stuff.
“I had the opportunity to shadow a surgeon – I honestly thought had wanted to be a surgeon – and I realized pretty quickly that I would have a difficult time if someone passed under my care, so I changed to a profession that focuses on health, wellness, and prevention and working with people of all ages.”
Ronchetti, 42, also draws inspiration from her parents, Dr. Charles Ronchetti Sr., who is a retired Dentist, and Karen Ronchetti, who is a hygienist. Her brother, Dr.Charles Ronchetti Jr., is also a Chiropractor but he is switching careers to become a science teacher.
Having played soccer at Gloucester and Palmer College and a rugby at Stonehill College, Ronchetti understands the injuries sustained by athletes and the important role a chiropractor can play in both treatment and prevention.
She said an increasing number of patients have been affected by their constant use of computers and cell phones.
“I would say there has been an increase in ailments such as neck and shoulder pain because of desk work and poor posture. I’ve been treating workers with typical back pain and sciatica. We’ve been also working with a lot of athletes.”
Ronchetti, who resides in Winthrop, said she’s enjoying her new professional relationship with Dr. Corcoran, a former Bishop Fenwick High School hockey star.
“He’s a great guy – very funny and outgoing and really committed to helping his patients,” said Ronchetti. ”I am looking forward to working with Brendan to serve the needs of chiropractic patients for years to come. My objective is to provide quality health care to patients using all the skills and tools I have acquired over my 17 years in practice.”
Dr. Ronchetti has achieved excellence throughout her life, notably at Gloucester High School where she was the valedictorian of the Class of 1993 and played on the girls varsity soccer team. She attended Stonehill College for three years with a biology (pre-medical) major before receiving her Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating with Pi Tau Delta, International Honors Society, and President’s List academic recognition.