Dr. Steven Saro has been practicing in Dracut since 1990 when he founded the Saro Chiropractic Health Center. Dr. Saro graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry. In 1988, he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College of Chiropractic is the oldest of the chiropractic colleges and is internationally recognized as the preeminent institution in chiropractic education.
Dr. Saro has received specialized post-graduate training in sports medicine, diagnostic radiology, spinal rehabilitation and bio-mechanics, motor vehicle trauma management, and impairment disability evaluation. Dr. Saro is extensively trained in the reading and interpretation of MRI. He is certified in the Cox Distraction/Decompression Technique that specifically treats disc herniation/degeneration and spinal stenosis in the cervical and lumbar spine. Dr. Saro also uses Diversified, Gonstead, Activator, Thompson, Extremity, and Myofascial Release techniques in the office. In addition, Dr. Saro is a guest lecturer on complimentary and alternative medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Saro is a member of the Founders Circle at his alma mater Palmer College, where he is an adjunct professor. He trains and mentors medical students in his health center.
As a member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society (MCS), Dr. Saro has served on the Board of Directors and is the MCS’s President, a position he has held since 2013. Dr. Saro has chaired the MCS’s Committee on National Health Care Reform, Medicare Committee, and Medical/Chiropractic Research Committee. He is also a Contributing Editor of the quarterly Practice Research Digest. In 1994 and 1998, Dr. Saro was the recipient of the MCS’s Extraordinary Service Award. In the fall of 2006, 2008 and then again in 2012, Dr. Saro was named the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society Chiropractor of the Year. This award is given to the doctor who makes the greatest contribution to the advancement of the chiropractic profession in Massachusetts. He continues to serve as the legislative chairman for the state society. Dr. Saro is credited with the passage of legislation, which provides coverage for chiropractic care in all insurance plans in Massachusetts. Mass Health provides state funded medical care to indigent and disabled citizens in Massachusetts. Dr. Saro was also involved in the passage of the landmark (healthcare for all) legislation, which provides some level of healthcare coverage for all Massachusetts residents. Dr. Saro is a member of the board of Corporations of Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Saro also serves on the Middlesex District Attorneys Task force on opioid abuse. He has written a treatment algorithm designed to expand he utilization of chiropractic services as a substitute to the prescription of narcotics for pain management. Dr. Saro is on the board of directors of the Lowell 5 Bank, where he serves on their investment committee. Dr. Saro is actively involved in the treatment and management of athletes. He treats professional athletes and is the team chiropractic physician for the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Dr. Saro is married and has three children. He coaches youth hockey, little league baseball, and flag football in his hometown of Westford, Massachusetts. He is an active member of his church, St. Catherine’s of Alexandria. Among his many charitable works include Food for the Poor (Catholic charities), MA/COM Food Share (Food Pantry, Lowell), and the Dracut Scholarship Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Corporators for the Lowell Five and Savings Bank, is a benefactor to the Westford Charitable Foundation and past president of the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Saro enjoys competing in the sport of triathlon.
Dr. Harrison Saro was raised in Westford Massachusetts where he graduated from Westford Academy. Dr. Harrison, as he is referred to in the office, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont, where he graduated with a B.S. in biology, with a focus on anatomy and physiology. Dr. Harrison graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While at Palmer College, Dr. Harrison completed specialized training in radiology, sports medicine and the constructive management of pain syndromes, including low back/leg pain, neck/arm pain, headaches, and disorders of the extremities. He is certified in multiple techniques involving spinal and extremity manipulations including Cox Flexion/Distraction, decompression manipulation, Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, Graston, Activator, Mackenzie, sports medicine rehabilitation, soft-tissue, Webster, Pediatric, Pregnancy, and Geriatric care. Dr. Harrison Saro is currently accepting new patients.
Outside of work Dr. Harrison Saro enjoys reading, skiing, ice hockey, swimming, hiking, and spending time with family, friends and his dog Ivan.
Growing up in Patchogue, New York, on the south shore of Long Island, Dr. Zegel loved playing sports. Basketball and soccer were his primary athletic interests. During elementary school, he became aware that an injury can become a game-changer. Dr. Zegel earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary in 1982. He then attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri. His career has allowed him to work in several different offices.
After falling from a tree onto his mid and upper back while playing at a friend’s, the otherwise healthy 9-year-old suffered a spinal trauma. Dr. Zegel eventually recuperated. However, he had chronic mid-back stiffness, pain and spasms as musculoskeletal residuals.
His family was not familiar with chiropractic care at the time. However, while in high school, he was introduced to it.
"A friend’s father, who was a chiropractor, helped me tremendously. That inspired me to later become a holistic, chiropractic health care practitioner.”
Dr. Zegel’s interests are in the Active Release Technique for addressing soft tissues. The technique allows him to help patients move from sedentary lifestyles to enjoy active, vibrant lives.
Dr. Greer Clemons was first introduced to chiropractic as a patient after an injury she sustained during a horseback riding accident, an experience that made her decide that she wanted to provide others with the same pain relief she received from care. After graduating Cum Laude from Albion College in Michigan with a major in Kinesiology, Dr. Greer attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. In addition to the ordinary course of study, Dr. Greer enrolled in elective chiropractic technique courses while at Palmer inclusive of Sacro-Occipital Technique, Thompson, Activator, and Advanced Soft Tissue. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with an award for Academic Excellence in June of 2018.
Outside of work, Dr. Greer enjoys horseback riding, hiking, camping, running, and enjoying good food.
Johanna Cassidy, a Registered Nurse since 1993 and graduate of Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts. She worked in Nursing Management for geriatrics and several years for the Greater Lowell Visiting Nurse Association. Johanna is also a 1997 graduate of New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences in Nashua, New Hampshire. She uses a combination of deep tissue, neuromuscular, swedish, trigger point release, and myofascial release massage techniques catering to the patients needs. Johanna specializes in acute and chronic pain of the spine, shoulders, and neck; and also delivers techniques for sports and athletic injuries and health maintenance.
Johanna is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a level 2 certified Reiki Practitioner, and a member of the American Medical Massage Therapy Association. She has been practicing massage therapy at Saro Chiropractic Health Center since 2004.
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