Embarking on a Journey of Wellness and Empowerment

Hey everyone! A lot of you already know me but for those that do not, my name is Dr. Alessio. I want to formally introduce myself and share with you all my journey of why I want to help people with their wellness goals.

I had been a strength and conditioning coach in Lowell, MA for over 10 years. I absolutely loved it and still love the industry to this very day—but in 2019 there was a shift. After yet another long day spent at the gym where I coached my clients, I was on my way home when I glanced at my car’s dashboard clock and I saw “8:34 PM” staring straight at me. The first thought that came to my head was, “I can’t do this shit anymore” and then I heard my father’s voice booming, “You can’t keep doing what you’re doing for the next 30 years, it’s not sustainable son” as I drove past the highway signs while I burst into tears.

Throughout my years spent at the gym I had some interactions with a nice man named Dr. Doug—a doctor in Chiropractic. It didn’t mean much at the time, but he had always mentioned he thought I would make a great chiropractor. I had my first chiropractic experience with Dr. Doug as he was the one to give me my first adjustment. Since he was part of the gym I worked at I got to see him regularly and continue to receive adjustments—which was great!

Fast forward to my crisis in the car, it was in that moment I had the epiphany that I needed to quit my job as a strength and conditioning coach and go back to school to become a chiropractor. My father’s doubtful voice of my current job situation eased when I decided to change the trajectory of my life. But…where do I start?

The very next day I sought out Dr. Doug for all the information on how to apply to colleges in order to become a chiropractor. The joy on his face solidified my decision even more. He had hounded me all these years and now I finally started to listen. To this day, Dr. Doug was one of the most influential people in changing my life for the better. I knew I had a higher calling and further education to endure so I would be able to help others in a more meaningful way.

As I checked the boxes to get into chiropractic school, I met with local chiropractors to get a feel of what the profession was all about. Dr. Doug had me meet with a dear friend of his who was also a chiropractor where we met on a park bench somewhere in Methuen MA on a beautiful fall day to chat. She got a feel for what I was all about and who I was so she had me meet Dr. Ryan of In8 Wellness Center. Soon after I met with Dr. Ryan, I immediately had an affinity towards him as well as his practice, mostly due to the fact he prescribes corrective exercises for all his patients and was super jacked (still is).

After being accepted into chiropractic school I notified all of those who helped make it happen where they rejoiced and wished me well on my new journey. So in the summer of 2020 I packed up all of my things and drove half way across the country to Bloomington Minnesota where I spent the next 3.5 years at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Honestly I tell myself often that if I could do it over again I would simply because of how great the experience was and how many wonderful relationships were built. Throughout this endeavor, I always kept in touch with all three of the doctors I mentioned previously but more particularly Dr. Ryan. I would fly home every few months to visit family where I made sure to make an appearance to his office and shadow. Shadowing Dr. Ryan by my second year was a much more enjoyable experience considering I was much more aware of the nuances of what chiropractors do while treating their patients. Witnessing Dr. Ryan in action solidified my expectations to where I wanted to end up practicing as a chiropractor. So in my last 3 months of my schooling, I opted to intern at In8 Wellness Center in North Andover Massachusetts where I then signed onto the team post-graduation to begin the life long journey as a healer.

My goal as a chiropractor is to reignite the passion for life for those who have lost it, empower those to reconnect with themselves and have them understand that aging is not what they believe it to be. Let me use my own mother as an example as someone who has lost their way but corrected their trajectory in order to age gracefully. My mother, an Italian immigrant, turned 60 last year. She has always put others before her own self, particularly her physical and mental well-being. I grew up watching her care for her parents, my dad, my sister, myself and for the house itself. This obviously has had its ramifications throughout the years such as weight gain, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, depression, anxiety and cognitive decline. Growing up I didn’t notice or even care to notice the trajectory she was on because I didn’t even know my own. But in the more recent years I have become aware of my parent’s mortality as well as my own which motivated me to take action towards making a change in all attributes of my life. Luckily on this journey of self-improvement my mother took a keen eye to the habits I adopted and began to ask questions as well as instill these attributes for herself. She now engages in regular routine exercise, chiropractic adjustments, spending time with friends and family and most important of all, clean eating. Seeing her take action has inspired me to empower all women approaching her age and beyond that it is possible to enter the third stage of womanhood with grace and autonomy. Maybe it’s because I saw what my mother endured from juggling her own life as well as the lives of others, or maybe it made me realize that she can’t be the only one experiencing these negative changes simply caused by lifestyle choices and negligence. Either way we all have the choice to do better, it’s the matter of having the discipline to take action and do what needs to be done for success.

Life is about choices, and sometimes the hardest ones lead to the greatest rewards. My own turning point came one night in 2019, a moment of clarity that set me on a new path. Now, as a chiropractor, I’m not just helping people with their physical health; I’m here to inspire and guide anyone looking to find more joy and purpose in their life, especially as they get older.

I invite you to join me on this journey of wellness and self-discovery. Whether you’re feeling lost or simply looking to enhance your well-being, it’s never too late to shift your trajectory. If my mother can redefine her golden years, so can you. Together let’s challenge the preconceived notions of aging, and instead, embrace a future of vitality, strength, and grace. If my story resonates with you, if you feel that same call to action that once stirred my soul, I encourage you to reach out. Let’s craft a roadmap to wellness that is uniquely yours. Visit our website www.in8wellnesscenter.com to book an appointment or send me an email at  dralessio@in8wellnesscenter.com to take the first step towards a life reimagined. Because if not now, when?


To wellness, purpose, and new beginnings,

Dr. Alessio

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