D.C. gives BACK to the Future
by Cate Murway
Charles Joseph [Dr. Charlie] Flood, D.C., Archbishop Ryan ‘98 / Lock Haven U.‘02/NY Chiropractic College loves the small town atmosphere of Bristol upon the Delaware. He appreciates the changes being initiated in the town with the new street signage and the decorative lampposts. Beats the city! “People actually say hi to each other!”
Dr. Charlie is committed to relieving your pain and returning you to optimal health and putting you “BACK in motion”; using the natural principles on which chiropractic is based. His potent academic preparation for the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape instills confidence, honesty, and professionalism to everyone that walks through his front door.
Chiropractors must be licensed, requiring 2 to 4 years of undergraduate education, the completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course, and passing scores on national and State examinations.
When Dr. David Beaumont, D.C. planned to “simplify” after 30 years, Dr. Charlie relocated to Bristol on October 5, 2007 from the office of Dr. Chris Sepanski at the Oxford Valley Chiropractic and Sports Injuries, P.C. He found his opportunity on what is dubbed “Chiropractic classifieds” on the Alumni listing section of the NYCC web site.
Coincidentally, “Happy Birthday” and “Happy Anniversary” are due him next week!
The mystical property of his birthstone tourmaline is balance!
His location at 1808 Farragut Avenue has been a chiropractic office since 1947, for over 60 years and Dr. Charlie is only the 4th practicing D.C.
Office manager, Kristen Marie Frascatore, Ryan ’03 / Sanford- Brown Institute for Medical Assistants “keeps the ship afloat”.
Destined for Chiropractic? What are the chances? Dr. Charlie’s Mayfair family home in his youth on Hegerman Street was actually the location of a home-based chiropractic center. He grew up in NE Philadelphia with his parents, retired firefighter Charles and home health care aid, Grace Lynette “Lee” [Johnson] Flood and his sister, R.N. Lauren. Obviously, their work ethic and character rubbed off on their children.
A shared sandwich started the Flood family. His mom was volunteering in a nursing home when his dad came in with his Academy Road fire company for a routine safety inspection. The two small talked for a bit and then Lee offered to split her lunch, the beginning of their joint meals that are now “all in the family”.
As an offensive line and linebacker, usually the physically largest and strongest player on the field in football, and defense player in lacrosse, athlete Dr. Charlie sustained his share of injuries. At only 10 years old, the Peewee football athlete endured a chop block to the knee and was rushed to the Temple Sports Medicine Center. He knew from then that he wanted to do something in the healthcare field having learned from experience, the benefit of exercising and being active. He continues to advise that one must make staying healthy be part of their lifestyle. It’s “Easier to stay well than to get well!”
Everyone needs a tune–up every now and again!
Structure relates to function, function relates to structure.
The spinal column is intended to protect the spinal cord and the nerves leading from it. Should there be any loss of structural integrity, curvature, motion, restrictions and distortions of the spine, this could result in imbalance called subluxation. This imbalance causes interference with normal nerve function.
Chiropractic medicine is based on the principle that spinal joint misalignments interfere with the nervous system and can result in lower resistance to disease and many different conditions of diminished health. Chiropractic programs require a minimum of 4,200 hours of combined classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience.
Daniel David Palmer founded the modern profession of chiropractic in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa.
Dr. Charlie’s practical, relevant and diverse curriculum and high standards emphasizing strong academic preparation and clinical training allows him to realize success in his traditional solo practice. Chiropractic, naturally based, is a different perspective in healthcare where people take an active role in getting better and staying better. The body has a powerful self-healing ability. One is able to start thinking long term- taking an interactive part in getting healthier and grasping the far-reaching effects of actions and plans. His best referrals are his own patients!
With his idealistic attitude, his personal favorite part of his business is helping people get better every day and then watching them maintain it. His empathy, understanding, and the desire to help others are good qualities for dealing effectively with his patients.
He serves wellness patients and crises patients and strives to get people better when they are hurt. Dr. Charlie has had the opportunity to work with athletes of Trenton Thunder, the NY Yankees’ Double-A baseball team grooming prospects for the Major Leagues.
His patients range from 3-month-old infants to adults in their mid 90’s.
He and Kristen happily supply stickers to kids and to those who think that they are!
Dr. Charlie’s favorite song is "Everyday" by the Dave Matthews Band.
Even though the word "everyday" carries a sense of normality and routine, the premise of the song is that in reality everyone can get one essential ingredient, the most common human sign of love and affection that recaptures the spirit of innocent fun and caring on a daily basis. A hug may be exchanged as a sign of support and comfort, a demonstration of affection and emotional warmth, and sometimes arising out of joy or happiness at meeting someone. Consider yourself hugged!
He enjoys reading. Non-fiction in general is his preferred book of choice.
His favorite food is tortellini Alfredo at “Cesare’s Italian Specialties Ristorante” [the closest thing to home cooking!] and one “can’t go wrong with a good chicken pot pie”.
D.C. [stands for Dr. Charlie OR Doctor of Chiropractic] truly does give BACK to the Future. He is avidly working on getting more involved with the community.
He is a member of the BBBA and he is running a 50-50 to benefit the Bristol Borough Community Partnership, a public/private collaboration committed to fostering positive development of youth and families, by reducing substance abuse, delinquency, violence and school dropout among youth, and thereby strengthening our community.
His goal is to donate at least $200.00.
Borough businesses have been so supportive with the upcoming “1st Annual Patient Appreciation Day” event to be held on Saturday 10.4.08 from 9:00 AM –3:00 PM.
Nearly $400.00 in raffle prizes has been donated from the BRT, King George II Inn, Pat Mulhearn’s Transformations, Walt’s Service Center, Anna’s Hollywood Barber Shop, Patrice’s House of Hair, Cesare’s Ristorante and Jersey Boyz Pizzeria.
This is his way of saying “Thank You” and giving back to both the current and new patients, offering discounted rates. Patients receive 5 free tickets for door prizes after their office visit. The 50-50 tickets are $1.00 each and 5 for $3.00.
There will be plenty of food and refreshments! See you on Saturday, October 4th!
Lower Bucks Total Health and Wellness Center, P.C.
1808 Farragut Avenue
Bristol, PA 19007
Available on emergency basis
Most insurance accepted
Package visits for 5 and 10 visits
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