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Altorelli Chiropractic & Med Spa

Altorelli Chiropractic & Med Spa

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By Clementina Verge

Photos by: Ryan Lavine

For Dr. Myles Altorelli, a low-risk high-reward approach to medicine is ideal and hands-on treatments cannot be replaced. It’s why he pursued a career in chiropractic care, establishing his practice almost a decade ago.

At Altorelli Chiropractic & Med Spa in New Preston, traditional chiropractic practice is complemented by functional muscle and myofascial therapies. The value of such holistic care has been solidified especially in the past 20 years, Altorelli reflects, due to patient preferences, successful outcomes, and clinical expertise combined with science-based evidence.

“It is widely accepted because it is the least aggressive approach first,” he explains. “We are looking to find the cause and fix it, not just silence symptoms.”

Due to their efficiency, he notes, chiropractors have been incorporated in other specialties, such as orthopedics. Sports teams, including the U.S. Olympic team, count on them.

“It’s a drug-free treatment that can have athletes back in action in minutes, and that’s very important for them,” he says, giving the example of a pinched nerve that needs release. “But it’s also more important than ever for everyone since doctors and patients are trying to get away from opioid use.”

Instead of relenting to prescription medications right away, Dr. Altorelli and his staff, which includes three massage therapists, employs a variety of techniques to meet each patient’s needs, including spinal manipulations, dry needling, Kinesio taping, and cupping.

Comprehensive treatments that rejuvenate the body and promote relaxation are also offered at the Altorelli Med Spa by an experienced aesthetician, including facials and organic spray tanning.

Ultimately, the practice, managed by Dr. Altorelli’s wife, Alyssa, focuses on helping individuals enjoy their healthiest lives. It was something Altorelli learned from watching his parents—both doctors specializing in internal medicine. His father, Dr. Alphonse Altorelli, practiced in Washington Depot for some 40 years and now works in the same building as his son and daughter Nicole, also an internist who recently joined the practice.

 “We watched our parents care for their patients, having a purpose in life of helping others, but also, having a schedule that allowed for a life outside of work,” he reflects.

Dr. Altorelli received his Bachelor of Science from Fordham University and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic. He is an active member of the Connecticut Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. 

In his spare time, the father of three young children, loves spending time outdoors—hiking at the Macricostas Preserve or Steep Rock—and is especially passionate about golf; he is a member of the Washington Club. Through patient education and his own lifestyle, Dr. Altorelli wants to inspire his patients to appreciate the natural beauty of Litchfield County, while also helping them to heal from injuries or lifestyle choices, and teaching them to move forward stronger.

“Small changes like increasing hydration, limiting stress, moving more, and sitting less, all add up,” he says. “We all need more water, less sitting, more sunshine, and more joy.” —

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