Dr. Alexandra Robin (Fandetti) understands that musculoskeletal pain can keep patients from living their life to the fullest. Injuries that have occurred suddenly or have developed over time can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but issues such as headaches, neck and back pain, tendinitis, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, stenosis, pinched nerves, sprains and muscle pulls are just a some of the complaints that have responded favorably to Dr. Robin’s treatments. It is her goal to take on the challenge of helping people with their pain through chiropractic and rehabilitative exercises. With patients ranging from infants and pregnant women to professional athletes and the elderly, you will feel confident that Dr. Robin has the experience to treat your condition. Dr. Robin also often assists in the management and treatment of patients injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Dr. Alexandra Robin opened Back & Body Chiropractic in March of 2012. She is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. As a Deans List student, she was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Chiropractic Honors Society in 2008. She was chosen from her graduating class to participate in an Honors Remote Internship with Chronic Pain Options of Long Island, a neurology practice employing professionals from the fields of chiropractic, advanced practice nursing, physical therapy, acupuncture, neurodiagnostics, and vestibular therapy.
Dr. Robin has learned and utilized treatment and rehabilitation techniques including traction, flexion-distraction, diversified adjusting, cupping therapy, Graston Technique, myofascial release, post isometric relaxation stretching, Kinesiotaping, sensorimotor training, lumbopelvic stabilization, cervical stabilization, and scapular stabilization programs for the treatment of conditions such as headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, tendinopathy, low back and leg pain, post surgical pain, and pain related to autoimmune disorders. She has done post graduate training in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care, orthopedics, scoliosis, sports medicine, conditions common to veterans, radiology, Module I of the Graston Technique, and has also completed the FAKTR-PM program. Prior to entering New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Robin attained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She enjoys cycling, gardening, home improvement projects, photography, and spending free time with her husband and daughters.
Dr. Sarah Arpin grew up in Killingly, and after high school, she attended and graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo New York. While in school, she took classes amongst nursing, physical therapy, Physician Assistant, and other healthcare professional students, which has taught her the importance of working in an interdisciplinary setting.
She was awarded the Chiropractic Student of the year in 2014 and Outstanding Academic Achievement and Professional Leadership Award in 2016. She was also chosen to be one of only eight student leaders for the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference in both 2015 and 2016. Dr. Arpin’s love for chiropractic is based in the natural pain relieving effects that chiropractic achieves, so that patients do not have rely on pain medication.
She believes in the importance of taking the time necessary to address those muscular imbalances that coincide with misalignments, so that adjustments are more effective, and healing can occur more quickly, which is why myofascial release technique is such an integral part of her treatments. Dr. Arpin especially enjoys working with patients who have headaches, because she herself suffered from chronic headaches until she began regular chiropractic care.
She helps her patients address whole body wellness, by incorporating proper stretches, exercises, and nutrition to the chiropractic adjustments. She follows evidence based practice techniques when treating her patients to ensure better outcomes. In her free time, Dr. Arpin enjoys spending time with her husband and family, hiking, tennis, and photography.
Missy Marshall is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington Connecticut. She has a background in orthopedic assessment as well as deep tissue and relaxation massage techniques. In addition to working with the healthcare team at Back & Body Chiropractic, Missy also teaches at Cortiva Institute of Massage in Groton Connecticut. Her areas of instruction are Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology.
Crystal has been our Chiropractic Office Manager since 2017. She has a strong medical/healthcare background including over 20 years of hands-on patient driven care and managerial administrative duties. Crystal works alongside of Dr.Robin and Dr. Arpin as well as office assistant Becca Prata and talented massage therapists in welcoming patients into our office. She is an essential part in making our office run smoothly. Crystal handles all that is necessary to ensure our patients experience is effortless. Her friendly personality will be sure to make you feel right at home from your very first visit.