The Road to Chiropractic
Dr. Guglielmo has always known that she wanted to pursue a career in health care. It was her love of the human body and an appreciation for its capacity to heal that originally drew her to chiropractic. In high school, she took part in hospital internships, shadowed doctors and even observed live surgeries. She was pre-med during her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania until she realized that a career in allopathic medicine would not afford her the opportunity to treat people as she had envisioned. Following graduation and a short career as production manager at a marketing communications firm, Dr. Guglielmo realized she still held an overwhelming desire to enter the health care field. Her research into the many avenues of health care revealed that chiropractic medicine would aptly enable her to fulfill her dream. It united her love of science and anatomy with her desire to promote natural healing. Chiropractic is consistent with Dr. Guglielmo’s mission to help people heal and prosper by using as much of their natural healing abilities as possible.
After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Guglielmo went on to study chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College, from which she graduated magna cum laude with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Before completing her chiropractic degree, Dr. Guglielmo earned a spot in an advanced internship with South Shore Neurologic Associates and Chronic Pain Options of Long Island. There she worked closely with Chiropractors, Neurologists and Physical Therapists and learned successful treatment protocols for chronic pain and other conditions. Dr. Guglielmo has completed her board certification in pediatric chiropractic care and is working towards Diplomate status. She never underestimates the importance of continuing education.
Dr. Alyssa Guglielmo is Board Certified in Pediatric Chiropractic Care (CACCP) through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Also through the ICPA, she holds certification in the Webster Technique, a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which balances the pelvic muscles and ligaments of pregnant women to help reduce the cause of intrauterine constraint. Dr. Guglielmo is also certified in the Graston Technique, a revolutionary myofascial release technique that can loosen even the most chronic, long-standing adhesions. She recently complete a certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the International Sports Sciences Association. She has also done training in other rehabilitative techniques, Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy.