82 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609
How To Connect With Us
We are excited to connect with you. If you want to learn more about who we are, we encourage you to attend one of our events and meet us in person.
About The Wellness Way in Worcester, Massachusetts
We understand that common is not normal, and unlike the restrictive healthcare mentality, we dig deeper to find answers to life-restricting health challenges.
We focus on overcoming the three main causes of interference in the body — trauma, toxins, and thoughts — to go beyond symptom-based care and address your unique physiology in a way that allows your mind and body to find an individualized path back to better health.
We don’t guess, we test; rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we utilize the most in-depth testing and cutting-edge diagnostic tools to uncover the hidden sources of health problems.
We provide the essential guidance to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles through a combination of testing, individual plans, and one-on-one guidance to restore your body to total wellness.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Serena Heard, DC
Born in Saratoga Springs, NY Dr. Serena Heard values the outdoors and an active lifestyle. Competitive by nature, Dr. Serena maintained an athletic presence throughout high school playing volleyball, lacrosse, track, and competitive figure skating with a Synchronized Skating team. She continued to play volleyball and lacrosse while earning her Bachelors in Integrative health care at Sage College of Albany and Russell Sage College of Troy with a primary focus in human anatomy and nutrition. She decided to take her studies even further by earning her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at New York Chiropractic College among the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY.
In addition to requirements while pursuing her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, she continued to push the academic boundaries enrolling in courses and seminars to advance her manual skills with Sports Kinesiology Taping, ConnecTx Soft Tissue Therapy, Whole Foods Nutrition, attending courses through the Motion Palpation Institute and Prague school of rehabilitation. Dr. Serena has always had a passion for children growing up, working many summers as a camp counselor and volunteering for learn to skate programs in her area. With this love for kids she is an active member of the ICPA as she continues her education in prenatal and pediatrics including pediatric and prenatal nutrition, Pediatric DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) and Certified in Webster (prenatal) technique.
The Webster technique is a chiropractic therapy that works to balance the pelvis and sacrum while also reducing stress to the utero-sacral and round ligaments. When pelvic and sacral imbalances are corrected the common aches and pains of pregnancy are resolved and the baby is typically able to choose an optimal position for birth. Evidence has shown that women under prenatal chiropractic care report easier births, shorter labor times and lower rates of interventions.
Dr. Vito Giacalone, DC
Dr. Vito Giacalone received his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY. He started his post-graduate work at Back to Health Chiropractic in 2014, where he was grateful to practice continuously ever since. 2020 played a banner year in the opportunity for change in the direction of the healthcare industry. During a time when mainstream media was rooting and pushing for science to continue to research for cures, Dr Vito integrated himself into Ciccone Family Chiropractic in Lancaster, MA to bring awareness and education to patients. It is here that he is teaching others that when subjected to the right environment, healing will take place from within. His dream is to dispel the seemingly ubiquitous fear of germs, educate on the importance of fixing the immune system, and empowering others to take control of the environment to which they are subjected. Prior to receiving his degree and licensure, Dr. Vito obtained a Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. As such, he brings an additional niche to his chiropractic services, empathizing with the vast and expanding artistic community inherent to Massachusetts. He is passionate for healing, and credits his inspiration for becoming a chiropractor to his fascination with biomechanics, the nervous system, and their synergizing effects with proper diet, exercise, and regular chiropractic care. Dr. Vito’s goal is to fix your biochemistry and get you back on your feet while promoting optimal function of your brain-body connection.
Dr. Brian Cotter, DC
Dr. Brian is promoted to providing you with optimal health and well-being. He is a licensed chiropractor who bases his practice on his whole person approach. This approach involves interviewing patients about their lifestyle during their course of treatment to find underlying causes of their discomfort, disturbance or disruption.
About Our Events
What is your definition of health? At The Wellness Way, we recognize that most people have been conditioned to believe how modern-day healthcare practices are the experts of restoration and preventative medicine. However, our perception of the way the body functions differs from what is traditionally taught. Therefore, we conduct regular informational events to communicate how we view various systems in the human body. Our take on subjects such as hormones, inflammation, autoimmunity, metabolic syndrome, cancer, thyroid health, etc., strays away from “traditional” aspects. We value our patients’ ability to engage with their healthcare journey, which is why we hope by attending these events they achieve accountability and can take charge of their own bodies for a healthier future.
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Complete the Health History Questionnaire. Email this document to [email protected].
If you have a child age 4 or under, you will need to print out and complete the Pediatric History Form and not the Health History Questionnaire listed above. Bring this form with you to the office for your first appointment!
Print out and complete the Signature Pages. Bring these forms with you to the office for your first appointment!
Complete the Functional Assessment Questionnaire online. This health review takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete. FAQ instructions.