Dr. Meagan was raised in Albany, New York where she was fortunate to be surrounded by a large extended family. It was this connection with family that instilled in her a desire to provide excellent Chiropractic care for you and your family. Dr. Meagan believes that your family can and should provide great support while you as an individual work to optimize your health.
Believing strongly that you, and you alone have the ultimate say in your health care, Dr. Meagan hopes to guide you along the way with proper knowledge and education.Dr. Meagan attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, graduating with a degree in Psychology with concentrations in Biology and Pre-Health Sciences, while also participating on the Women’s Lacrosse Team. She went on to study at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. As a Certified Water Safety Instructor and Certified Life Guard in high school, Dr. Meagan continued teaching swimming to children throughout Chiropractic School. She was also an active member of the Pediatric Chiropractic Club.
While completing her doctorate in Chiropractic, she achieved certification in various techniques, such as Active Release Technique (ART), Webster Technique (for Pregnant Women), and Myofascial Release (gentle pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to facilitate release of the fascia to eliminate pain and restore motion). Dr. Meagan continues to work towards her Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association where she is constantly engaged in learning the most effective techniques to care for Prenatal and Pediatric patients alike
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I overdose on oxygen?
Added enriched oxygen does need to be monitored. Ask your doctor and trained hyperbari professional. Of course, if enriched oxygen is not being supplemented into the chamber, this is not an issue.
Is Hyperbarics safe?
Hyperbarics has a very good safety record. Many hyperbaric centers report only mild ear discomfort as a contraindication to therapy. Such a discomfort is similar to the ear pressure felt when ascending or descending in altitude. These discomforts may be minimized by descending at a slower rate. Discuss these concerns with the treating physician and hyperbaric technician.
Does insurance cover Hyperbarics?
In the United States, there are certain indications which insurance covers. This includes gangrene, radiation burns, carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness. Traditionally insurance does not cover these treatments for the conditions we are using it for in our office.
What is the difference between Mild Hyperbarics and High Pressure Hyperbarics?
Mild Hyperbarics is generally a pressure protocol up to 1.3 ATA or 4 psi. High Pressure Hyperbarics involves pressures above 1.5 ATA. These pressures are achieved in a variety of chambers currently available on the market, including monoplace, multiplace and portable chambers.
Where can I go for treatments?
We offer HBOT treatments in our office as well as a rental or purchase option for the ability to do the treatments at home.
How many treatments are needed?
Each case is different and the doctors may regulate protocols, depending on a patient’s disease, prognosis and improvements through the course of therapy.
What is Hyperbarics used for?
Traditionally HBOT has been used for diabetic foot wounds, air and gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation, gas gangrene, thermal burns, decompression sickness and acute mountain sickness. Due to the healing effects of oxygen therapy HBOT is now also used for cerebral palsy, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, ALS, anemia, wound and scar healing, post stroke care, post surgical care, improved performance, dementia and bells palsy… just to name a few. Visit our conditions treated tab for more information.
How does hyperbarics work?
Hyperbarics is a technology in which the air pressure in the environment is increased. When a person’s body is placed in a more pressure environment, it absorbs more oxygen molecules per volume of compressed air. The body normally transports oxygen via the hemoglobin of the red blood cells. By increasing the air pressure, oxygen is then driven into the body’s fluids, allowing a super-saturation of tissues and organs with oxygen. The increased pressure infuses the body with oxygen, even reaching injuries with damaged circulation. An example of this is a blood clot in the brain (stroke).