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September 23, 2012

Local chiropractors celebrate milestones


“It hit me like a bolt — go back to downtown,” she said.

It was a chance to streamline the practice like it was at the beginning, with just the two of them in practice. It was also a chance to use the building they still owned in downtown Plattsburgh. 

They did their one millionth adjustment in their 18th year. Adirondack Family Chiropractic opened a satellite office in Lake Placid in 2007.

The Clauss’s see patients seven days a week and tailor adjustments for all ages.

“We like to say we see patients from the womb to the tomb,” Carolyn said.

The Clausses wanted to note that the health-care system does a great job of treating emergencies, but patients need to be more engaged in their health. Chiropractic adjustments can be part of that by helping to keep the body in balance, Carolyn said.  

Joseph said they are now embarking on a new program that focuses on chiropractic wellness and lifestyle. It will feature a course of chiropractic adjustment but also focus on exercise and diet to help prevent chronic conditions.

“A pill’s not an answer,” Joseph said. “It’s time for patient’s to take stock in their own health.”

They will promote exercises such as yoga, weight training and cross training. The idea is to focus on prevention to avoid having to respond after a condition arises. 

“I like to say be well, be healthy, be balanced and get adjusted,” Carolyn said.

The couple have three children, all born at home. Joseph Jr., 23, is in his second year of chiropractic college and plans to return to the area.

Rocco, 20, received a degree in finance from Fordham University in May. 

Patrick, 13, is very athletic and plans to start college when he is 15. He was the first baby born in the tri-county area in 1999.

Adirondack Family Chiropractic accepts most forms of insurance. Payment can be made by cash, check or with credit cards Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

For more information, call 561-6004 or visit

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