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Chiropractor Old Saybrook CT Christopher Connaughty

Chiropractor Christopher Connaughty D.C.

Dr. Connaughty learned about chiropractic health care through first-hand experience. Left unable to speak and partially paralyzed by a stroke at only 16, Dr. Connaughty worked his way back to health through intensive speech and physical therapy, and six months of chiropractic care. He then decided to make chiropractic health care his career.

After completing undergraduate training at St. John’s University and the University of Minnesota, Dr. Connaughty went on to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

In 1987, he founded the Connaughty Chiropractic Center in Old Saybrook. Today, he is a member of the Connecticut Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

To provide his patients with the most up-to-date care possible, Dr. Connaughty frequently attends post-graduate seminars, and has completed a three-year program to earn an advanced degree in Industrial and Occupational Health. He also does ergonomic consulting for business and industries.

After nearly 30 years in practice, Dr. Connaughty’s continual pursuit of excellence has brought him to Active Release Technique (ART). He is very excited about his certification in ART and the treatment results he is getting with athletes and non-athletes alike.

Dr. Connaughty lives in Niantic with his wife, Dr. Lynn, who is also a chiropractor, and their 4 children; Austin, Daniel, Spencer and Abigail. His two eldest boys are pursuing careers in Chiropractic health care.

Chiropractor Old Saybrook CT Benjamin Szczypek

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Chiropractor Benjamin Szczypek D.C.

Dr. Benjamin Szczypek first became interested in Chiropractic after suffering from intense back pain in high school. He tried multiple medications and therapies, but only found relief after being treated by a chiropractor. His personal experience was determinant in shaping his commitment to helping patients through non-invasive chiropractic techniques.

After graduating cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience from Skidmore College, Dr. Szczypek went on to attend and graduate cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida, where he worked extensively with the clinic and the community. He also volunteered with health groups internationally, treating patients in the Amazon in Brazil. Dr. Szczypek is currently a member of the Connecticut Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Szczypek’s training is focused on pain management and evidence-based care. He specializes in techniques to empower patients with the ability to manage their own pain, including dietary modifications and exercise programs in his treatment plans. He is an avid reader of medical journals and strives to give his patients the best care by continually attending post-graduate seminars and professional conferences. Dr. Szczypek’s continued training includes Active Release Technique (ART) seminars in which he has received Full Body Certification.

When not treating patients or continuing his dedication to exercise and fitness, Dr. Szczypek spends time at home in Hamden, where he lives with his wife and two young children.

Chiropractor Old Saybrook CT Austin Connaughty

Chiropractor Austin Connaughty D.C.

Dr. Austin was born and raised in Niantic, CT. He completed his undergraduate degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Dr. Austin then attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia and graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2018. Dr. Austin is part of a large chiropractic family. He is married to a chiropractor; he is the son of two chiropractor parents and has a brother and a cousin that are also chiropractors. 

Before joining Connaughty Chiropractic Center, Dr. Austin practiced in Boulder, Colorado for two years. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Austin enjoys climbing, mountaineering, and hiking. Dr. Austin is a former competitive USAPL powerlifter who enjoys working with athletes of all types and makes sports performance a priority for his patients.

In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Austin has completed training in developmental rehabilitation through a European professional school called DNS. He has a special interest in prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric chiropractic. Dr. Austin uses developmental rehab to help struggling children progress through their normal developmental movements and positions. Dr. Austin also uses a pregnancy and postpartum specific chiropractic technique (Webster) to help pregnant women balance their pelvic muscles and ligaments around the uterus. This reduces tension in the uterus, helps baby have the most space possible and helps baby find and maintain optimal positioning.

Dr. Austin currently resides in Niantic, CT with his wife Dr. Breanne Coates and their two boys Graham and Leo.

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Connaughty Chiropractic Center
142 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-1654