Welcome, and thank you for choosing Active Recovery Boston! The following information is provided to make things easy. You can download the initial paperwork and learn all about your first appointment.

We are excited to work with you towards your goal of pain-free health.

Active Recovery Boston is a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan.

Scheduling your first appointment

Please call 617-423-3370 to schedule your first appointment. We’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about scheduling, insurance, directions, etc.

We do have convenient online scheduling. You will be provided with a user name and password for your subsequent appointments.

Initial Appointment

Please print out the new patient paperwork and fill it out at home. We know your time is valuable and want to use your appointment time efficiently.

You’ll begin by telling your story. What hurts? When did it begin? How does this affect your daily life? What prior treatment have you undergone? Your doctor will then ask additional specific questions to complete your story.

Information in the history will be used to determine what needs to be done in the exam. Several tests (functional, orthopedic, neurological, and joint) may be performed. Often the area that hurts isn’t the only problem involved. These tests will show problems such as weakness, muscle imbalance, and reduced flexibility, which may be contributing to your pain.

All the pertinent information from the history and exam is carefully and thoughtfully integrated to form a complete diagnosis. Your injury will be explained in an easy to understand manner.

Your treatment plan will be explained to you including the types of treatment strategies necessary to fix your injury. Your treatment process doesn’t only involve treatment performed in the clinic, but by necessity, will include home exercises, advice, modification of perpetuating factors, etc. Through the course of treatment, your doctor will help you recognize and correct the problems that produced your injury in the first place (See Services for more information).

Downloadable patient forms

Please download and complete the following form. We know your time is valuable. We want to maximize the amount of time you spend with the doctor during your first visit rather than spend time filling out paperwork.

Bring this form, along with any MRI, CT, X-ray, or lab reports you may have, as well as gym clothes (shorts, tank top) to your first appointment.


Payment can be made by cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard and is due at the time of service.

Active Recovery Boston is a preferred provider for the following insurances:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Aetna

  • Tufts

Simply call the member service number on your card to verify if you have chiropractic benefits.

For all other insurance companies, we are out of network providers. We are happy to provide you with itemized receipts to submit to your insurance company, and you will be reimbursed directly from them. Please make sure to verify your benefits if you plan on using insurance. Specifically, determine if you have “Out-of-Network Chiropractic Coverage.” If you have any questions, we will be happy to assist you.