2016 Business Excellence Winner: Dr. Thomas Pratt of Chiropractic Associates

Dr. Thomas Pratt, founder and owner of Chiropractic Associates in Manchester, is the 2016 Business Excellence winner in the health care category for a small organization



Published:


Photo by Jodie Andruskevich

Nominated by: Mary Ellen Hettinger of Write Stuff Writing & Editing

Most doctors treat symptoms of illness – Dr. Pratt promotes overall health and wellness.

A particular focus of his is the impact of stress on the quality of our lives and health. Once a month, he presents hour-long workshops at his office that are open to the public to learn about the causes of stress, how it affects health and how to prevent and treat stress.

A unique innovation at Chiropractic Associates is the “Brain Spa.” New patients are hooked up to electrodes in a painless procedure that checks for heart rate, breathing rate, blink rate and muscle response to questions in a simple test.

Treatment includes chiropractic adjustment to correct musculo-skeletal imbalances and calm irritated nerves, thereby correcting signals to the brain. Patients also receive a cranial-sacral massage and a 15-20 minute guided visualization while wearing special headsets.

The headsets include goggles that emit pulses of light to your closed eyes that trigger healing brain waves. By using earphones, patients receive targeted messages and music to induce a relaxation response.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, two-thirds of doctors’ office visits are stress-related. And the World Health Organization reports 90 percent of illnesses are caused by stress.

Dr. Pratt and Chiropractic Associates recognize stress is part of everyday life. By providing tips and treatment, the practice helps their patients better manage their stress.

With 30 years of experience as a certified chiropractic sports physician, Dr. Pratt specializes in spine and sports-related injuries. He works with athletes of all ages and abilities, including professional skiers and baseball players. Chiropractic Associates is the official chiropractor of the Manchester Monarchs and Stonyfield Yogurt.

Dr. Pratt also is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, and served as president of the New Hampshire Chiropractic Association for eight years.

Helping people heal themselves to not only be well but also thrive is Dr. Pratt’s lifelong work.


Left to right: NH Business Review Editor Jeff Feingold, Dr. Thomas Pratt of Chiropractic Associates and McLean Communications Publisher Sharron McCarthy.

More Business Excellence Awards winners

2018 Business Excellence Winner: Nichole Raftopoulos of Nvest Financial Group

Nichole Raftopoulos, president and founder of Nvest Financial Group in Portsmouth, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the financial services category for a small organization

2018 Business Excellence Winner: Dave Harrold of BAE Systems

Dave Harrold, director of business development for survivability, targeting and sensing solutions at BAE Systems in Nashua, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the technology category for a large organization

2018 Business Excellence Winner: Dwight Davis of Senior Helpers

Dwight Davis, president and co-owner of Senior Helpers in Stratham, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the healthcare category for a small organization

2018 Business Excellence Winner: Todd Hanson of JSA Incorporated

Todd Hanson, principal architect at JSA Incorporated in Portsmouth, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the real estate and construction category for a small organization

2018 Business Excellence Winner: Larry Haynes of Grappone Automotive Group

Larry Haynes, president and CEO of the Grappone Automotive Group in Bow, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the consumer services category for a large organization

2018 Business Excellence Winner: David Worthen of Worthen Industries

David Worthen, president of Worthen Industries in Nashua, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the manufacturing category for a large organization

2018 Business Excellence Winner: Stephen Caroselli of Orion Entrance Control

Stephen Caroselli, founder and CEO of Orion Entrance Control in Laconia, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the manufacturing category for a small organization

2018 Business Excellence Winner: Michael Peterson of Androscoggin Valley Hospital

Michael Peterson, president of Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, is the 2018 Business Excellence winner in the healthcare category for a large organization
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags