Each month, Shop in RI Magazine will profile one member of a new weekly business networking group called “The Dream Team,” that meets in Smithfield. In this issue, we meet Dr. Jeff Robitaille, owner of Robitaille Chiropractic and Weight Loss in Smithfield.
Dr. Robitaille sees the current technology economy and how people work, as causing issues with their health.
“Sitting is the new smoking,” he said. “Sitting puts 50% more strain on the lower back than standing, and I always see different variations of lower back pain patients. However, what has become more common is upper back and neck pain associated with computer and cell phone use. Technology is hurting everyone’s posture and causing excessive strain on the spine, even in teens. This can certainly cause pain, and is also a common underlying cause of headaches.”
His approach includes providing treatment for the imbalances that cause pain, to improve range of motion, and stability. This includes teaching specific stretches, strengthening exercises, talking about stress management, sleep, and nutrition, for each individual.
The office has a successful weight loss program too, which can help patients prevent or overcome Type II Diabetes. They teach how to eat to lose body fat and to improve insulin regulation.
“Women historically lose 10-16 lbs of fat per month and men 12-20lbs of fat! Our dieters are lowering their blood pressure, cholesterol, A1c, and of course their weight, naturally,” he noted. “Most medications are dosed based on bodyweight, so helping people lose the weight and reduce or get off medication is rewarding.”
Being a member of the Dream Team Networking group has been great, according to Jeff.
“It’s given me the opportunity to meet local professionals, all from different industries, that are all very supportive. The feedback from round-table discussions alone is invaluable. It has helped me refocus on my business, which is different than being busy working in it. I encourage any professionals interested to reach out for more information.”
Appointments can be made by calling (401) 949-6211, or by TEXT to (401) 477-2007. Consults are always free. The office works with all insurances, including Medicare.
Dr. Robitaille has won the Projo Reader’s Choice “Top Chiropractor” award in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. His office has also won “Best Weight Loss Center” in 2021 and 2022, beating out Miriam Hospital and Agape Medispa.
Office hours are available six days per week, which include Saturdays. Located at 973 Greenville Avenue, Greenville, RI, just off Rte. 44 near Newport Creamery, the office has morning hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, with afternoon hours, Monday through Thursday. Emergencies and new clients can be seen outside of normal hours, if needed, by appointment.
“The Dream Team” currently has 20 members. They meet every Wednesday morning from 7:00AM until 8:30AM at the Home2Suites Hilton on Douglas Pike (Rte. 7) in Smithfield, across from Laura’s Bar and Grill. The group is looking to grow its chapter, and are interested in meeting professionals from HVAC, event planning, personal injury attorneys, and photography.
Further information about the group may be found by contacting either President Rocco Elgar at 401-265-0857, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting Vice President Tim Richard at 401-766-4200, or at email@example.com.