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6:00am - 5:30pm
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6:00am - 5:30pm
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6:00am - 5:30pm
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Dr Brian Ruggiero

Dr. Brian S. Ruggiero
Chiropractic Physician

Since 2005 Dr. Brian S. Ruggiero has been treating patients at his office at the Webster Bank building in downtown Manchester. He is skilled in a variety of techniques that provides effective pain relief with specific and gentle adjustments, muscular/soft tissue therapy, stretches, and exercises. He teaches patients how to strengthen surrounding muscles to avoid triggering an exacerbation in the future. Dr. Ruggiero is also a nationally certified acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, and energy healing practitioner. 


Chiropractic Employment Experience

Healing Arts Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center, July 2017-Present, Boulder, CO

Ruggiero Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center October 2005-Present, Manchester, CT

  • Private Practice; I work as a Chiropractic Physician offering relief to wellness patients, as well as patients suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions through chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy modalities, massage therapy, and exercise rehabilitation.  I also work as a certified acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, and shamanic/energy healing practitioner.

Simsbury Family Chiropractic Center, September 2003-2007, Simsbury, CT

  • Worked as a Chiropractic Physician in a family-based wellness practice which incorporates massage therapy, nutrition counseling, exercise rehabilitation, and acupuncture

Shaw Chiropractic, April 2002-September 2003; Part time coverage work: Nov '04-'07
Hartford, New Britain, East Hartford, Bloomfield, CT

  • Worked as Chiropractic Physician in an injury-based practice responsibe for patient history, exam, designing treatment protocols, and coordination of care with physician specialists

Continuing Development

Shamanic Healing Dharma School, Parts I & II, Glastonbury, CT, July 2016- July 2017

Certified Shamanic Healer program designd by Natalie Griffin, owner of the Naughty Shaman Darma School, which is based on a combination of transpersonal coaching and ancient healing techniques using the chakra and meridian systems.  By working on deep personal healing, discovering my own Dharma (Soul's Mission), and learning healing practices from around the world, I can support and create a sacred space for you to reveal and be set free from any of you own toxic patterns and limiting issues.  Doors will then be opened for you to clear karma and ancestral baggage, discover you own Dharma, and live a more fulfilled life.                                        

Kapala I & Kapala II Feeding Your Demons Program, February and September 2014                                   

Certified Facilitator program designed by Lama Tsultrim Allione based upon understanding and deepening the Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict practice. By feeding/nuturing "demons" (anything that plagues or blocks you) rather than ignoring or battling them, you are able to release and be free of them.

Reconnective Healing and the Reconnection Part I, II & III, March and April 2012                                              3 seminars designed by Dr. Eric Pearl and presented by Kelly Woodruff; teaching "hands-off" techniques to work with frequencies of energy to help people heal from challenges of disease, as well as facilitating a "reconnection" to help people to refocus and accelerate onto their own life path. 

National Guild of Hypnotists 180 Hour Certification Progam, November 2009                                                   10 Seminars taught at Solution Alternatives for Healthier Living at Maple Brook Studio by Dr. Aline Hoffman; a dynamic class that included lectures, handouts, discussions, responding to questions, viewing videos and power-points as well as observing and participating in demonstrations of hypnotherapeutic processes and techniques.

Acupuncture 150 Hour Certification Program, September 2007-June 2008
10 Seminars presented by Dr. James Ventresca, D.O.M., Dip. Acu., accredited by University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College; teaching the philosophy, assessment, and acupuncture techniques for treatment of pain.

American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (Module 1), Oct 2004- Nov 2005 10 seminars (112.5 hours) Presented by CMCC; teaching outcomes assessment, sensorimotor, and spinal stabilization for the spine and extremities.

Impairment Rating for Disability Evaluation, March 2005-May 2005
3 seminars presented by Dr. Yeomans teaching proper use of the American Medical Association's "Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment", 5th Edition for impairment of the spine and extremities.

Other Relative Employment

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT, 2004-2012

  • Work as a part time adjunct instructor for the Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II lecture and laboratory.

American Medical Response, Worcester, MA 1996-98

  • Worked on an ambulance performing first-responder basic EMT medical assistance throughout the Worcester and surrounding areas

Licenses and Certifications