For more than three decades, Dr. Michael Frazetta has been at the forefront of promoting wellness in Sarver and its neighboring communities. Renowned for his expertise and innovation, he is a distinguished practitioner and Diplomate of the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic—a discipline acclaimed for its focus on advanced spinal analysis and meticulous precision adjusting.
Although originally rooted in New York, Dr. Mike found his home in Pittsburgh in 1993, where he has since become a pillar of the wellness community. His academic journey commenced with a Bachelor of Science degree from the prestigious Cornell University in 1986, followed by a Magna Cum Laude graduation with a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta in 1992.
Dr. Mike's passion for knowledge has propelled him on a lifelong quest to deepen his understanding of health, wellness, and chiropractic care. Beyond his personal achievements, he has embraced the role of an educator, generously sharing his insights into the Gonstead Method with fellow doctors and aspiring students across educational institutions nationwide.
Dr Frazetta also models his passion for wellness through his dedication to his own health and fitness. He is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast and combines chiropractic care, nutrition and exercise to keep his body functioning as optimally as possible. His dedication serves as a powerful testament to the transformative impact that a harmonious fusion of chiropractic care, balanced nutrition, and physical activity can have on overall well-being.
A Conversation with Dr. Mike
What is the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic?
Dr. Gonstead developed his system during his 50 years in practice and schools today still teach the core, but not the complete system. The technique requires literally thousands of additional hours of training and study, so few chiropractic students pursue it to completion.
In fact, there are only about ten Gonstead practitioners in the Pittsburgh area and less than a thousand worldwide.
It is a whole body approach to patient care that focuses on identifying and correcting the underlying source of pain and illness. This method of spinal adjustment is very comfortable, safe and gentle, which patients really appreciate.
How does that vary from standard chiropractic methods?
First, this method focuses on identifying the underlying problem, not simply addressing a symptom and providing a bandaid solution.This type of analysis requires a high degree of skill, education and experience and is a critical element of patient care as a Gonstead practioner.
Secondly, a Gonstead chiropractic treatment is a precision-oriented, highly skilled adjustment that is a specifically controlled movement of an isolated area of the spine. It is not a random thrusting of the spine.
These precise, gentle adjustments are comfortable for the body to accept, which is better for long term healing.Working on the right bone, with the right amount of pressure at the right time produces unbelievable results.
Do you feel that everyone, even those who are pain-free, needs a chiropractic checkup?
Absolutely! The amount of stress, pressure and wear on the spine from normal, every day living is incredible. Similar to a dental check-up or an annual physical, a chiropractic check-up is important to detect potential problems that could lead to future pain, debilitation, injury or illness.The focus is not to correct symptoms, but to avoid them in the first place by helping people achieve and maintain optimal physical, mental and social well-being.
What about people, and there are many, who fear chiropractic treatment?
I have never had a patient leave here and say that it was too rough or too much to handle. These adjustments are gentle, precise and comfortable, even for babies and children.
Beyond adjustments, what other services do you offer at your practice?
We have staff educated and trained in various nutritional and wellness areas.Our staff works with patients to identify nutritional deficiencies, recommend natural supplements, and develop nutrition and exercise programs.