VT Neighbors work collectively at Natick’s Chiropractor

NATICK – Allison Ailor’s fascination with chiropractic dates back to her childhood as a child in northern Vermont.

Ailor often accompanied her parents to see their chiropractor, Dr. Bradley Weiss and watched Weiss carefully as he worked. She would later become a patient herself.

“I didn’t see the benefit until I was a patient,” she said.

Years later, Ailor moved to California and danced professionally with Funkanometry, a nonprofit hip hop dance group, for a year and a half. At one point, Ailor suffered a significant injury a few days before a performance.

Chiropractor Allison Ailor demonstrates how a functional assessment of a patient is performed at another chiropractor, Bradley Weiss, on May 4, 2021 at the Performance Health Center in Natick.  Ailor was once a patient of Weiss.

“I was in tears,” she said. “I couldn’t move my head. I couldn’t move my head back and forth. “

Ailor turned to Weiss – who had moved his practice to Natick just a few miles from her grandparents’ home in Framingham – for help. She was treated to get ready in time for the performance.

“I couldn’t believe it then,” said Ailor. “It was a miracle in my eyes.”

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National University of Health Sciences

This treatment sparked her passion for chiropractic. She eventually moved back to Vermont, where she worked in a jewelry store and became a Zumba instructor, but knew she wanted to pursue a career in chiropractic to help others.

Ailor earned her PhD in Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in Pinellas Park, Florida in 2020. She described the 3-1 / 2-year program as “very intensive”. Ailor also completed Parker University’s Animal Chiropractic Program and is working towards becoming a certified animal chiropractor with the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

Chiropractors Bradley Weiss (left) and Allison Ailor pose next to pictures of patients at the Performance Health Center in Natick on May 4, 2021. Ailor was once a patient of Weiss.

Ailor and Weiss’ relationship came to an end when she worked by his side during their clinical internship.

“What could be better than learning from someone who inspired me to pursue this career,” she said.

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Performance Health Center in Natick

Ailor recently joined Weiss and chiropractor Thomas Ball at the Performance Health Center in Natick. She started seeing patients a few weeks ago.

“We have so much to do,” said Weiss. “The demand is so high. I know we have the right doctor in Dr. Ailor. “

Ailor and Weiss said chiropractic has numerous benefits that go beyond pain relief. Preventive care is critical to a person’s wellbeing and quality of life, the couple said.

“We physically use our hands to heal the body,” said Ailor.

Chiropractors Bradley Weiss (left) and Allison Ailor work at the Performance Health Center in Natick.  Ailor was once a patient of Weiss.

Ailor said it was exciting to come full circle from a patient with Weiss in Vermont and to work with him at his Natick practice.

“It seemed like all the pieces of the puzzle came together in time,” said Ailor.

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For more information about the services in the Performance Health Center, please visit https://performancehealthcenter.com.

Jeff Malachowski can be reached at 508-490-7466 or jmalachowski@wickedlocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @JmalachowskiMW.

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