Meet Our Team
Our team of talented doctors will make sure your recovery goes smooth and easy.
Dr. Kate S. Kelly
Dr. Kate S. Kelly is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. Her philosophy for healing involves assessing the body as a whole for diagnosis and treatment. She seeks to resolve problems at the source rather than just treat symptoms.
At Active Recovery Boston, Dr. Kelly employs state-of-the-art, gentle chiropractic care to people of all ages to eliminate neck, back and joint pain, and compromised range of motion. Her goal is to promote balance and allow the body to function at optimum levels. She is a certified Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) practitioner and was a member of the Active Release Technique team at the 2007 and 2008 Ironman Lake Placid. Dr. Kelly has also earned certification in Kinesio Taping.
Dr. Kelly has a strong belief in the benefits of chiropractic for sports-specific performance enhancement. Treatment goals include:
- creating maximum power output
- maximizing athletic potential
- minimizing injury potential
- improving position sense and repositioning ability
- developing proper movement and control
- enhancing post-competition regeneration and restoration of joints and muscles.
Prior to chiropractic school, Dr. Kelly has served as Clark University’s strength and conditioning coach for eight years in the women’s field hockey and softball programs. She has been a guest speaker at Clark in the areas of pre- and post-performance nutrition, stretching, and injury prevention. She has also conducted workshops and lectures at universities and multi-national corporations in the areas of: nutrition, injury prevention, regaining one’s competitive edge, managing physical and mental stress, posture and breathing technique for runners, and improving productivity through proper workplace ergonomics.
Dr. Kelly has been a competitive triathlete for 12 years, has had her fair share of bumps and bruises from Cyclocross, and is currently investigating the world of CrossFit.
Dr. Abbie A. Zubiel
Dr. Zubiel received her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) and MS in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction from New York Chiropractic College. Her post-doctoral training includes certification as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), which allows her to understand the demands of the professional and collegiate athlete as well as the weekend warrior. She has served as the team chiropractor for the Boston Cannons (Men’s Major League Lacrosse), the Boston Renegades (Women’s Professional Football), Harvard University Track & Field, and Lesley University Sports Medicine, and has advanced her passion and proficiency of sports medicine through working with local professional and collegiate athletes within her private practice. Dr. Zubiel utilizes a functional, joint-by-joint approach while treating her patients, focusing on deep myofascial release of the kinetic chain, in addition to dynamic stretching and strengthening rehabilitation. She is an Active Release Technique® (ART) and Graston Technique® provider, a kinesiology taping practitioner, and holds an advanced certification of competency in whole food nutrition. She has advanced training in gentle techniques for perinatal care and has completed post-doctoral studies in chiropractic management of pregnancy and the Webster Technique. In addition to her sports medicine practice, Dr. Zubiel has a clinical interest in functional and integrative medicine. Through a biological systems approach, Dr. Zubiel works to nutritionally support the individual’s body so that it can heal. Her training and personal exploration in nutrition has contributed to her success in helping patients with digestive imbalances and autoimmune conditions. She has a passion for reconnecting people with their potential to heal using whole foods and moving individuals toward a healthier lifestyle.
Dr. Zubiel is continually expanding on her education and techniques in order to provide her patients with the most current, evidenced-led and comprehensive care possible. She is a strong advocate of leading a healthy lifestyle through primal nutrition and keeps active with sprinting and an intensive yoga practice. She is a native of Beverly, Massachusetts.