About Dr. Boro
Dr. Boro graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1983 with over 5000 class hours. He attended Logan after receiving a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology and Chemistry from Brandeis University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Wesleyan University.
He has trained under some amazing innovators in chiropractic (please see the home page to learn more), and specializes in very specific, low-force techniques and the application of nutrition as a method of improving a person's health naturally. He is certified as a Chiropractic Industrial Consultant with training in how to reduce risks of Workers Compensation injuries. Dr. Boro is one of 9 doctors in the five-state area with Advanced Sacro-Occipital Technique certification, and one of 125 doctors worldwide with Craniopath Certification (only 2 in Maryland). He is on the SOTO-USA Advisory Committee and Research Committee.
Dr. Boro uses multiple modalities, evaluating structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis. When he finds muscles out of balance, he will try to find out why they are not working properly and work out a treatment plan that will best balance the muscles. It is Dr. Boro's opinion that if muscles are not functioning as they should be, there is a reason for it. Muscles only do what they are told to do. If they are not responding, it is because they are not being told to respond...by the nervous system. The function of our musculoskeletal system is a reflection of neurological activity. Exercise alone cannot make a dysfunctioning muscle work. You have to reconnect the nerve supply...chiropractically.
The philosophy that Dr. Boro works by includes continuing education as a major way to keep up with new scientific research. Chiropractors are required to take 24 hours of continuing education per year to keep their license. Dr. Boro exceeds this. He has enjoyed classes recently such as Cranial Fluid Dynamics, Metabolic Biotransformation and Lyme Disease: Masking as Musculoskeletal Disorders.
As a strong advocate of education, Dr. Boro is the developer of Advanced Chiropractic Techniques™, an amalgamation of all that he has learned. He has also enjoyed being an assistant teacher for SOTO, SORSI, and Barral Institute.
Dr. Boro has enjoyed much community work in the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County area. He has been on the Board of Directors for the Annapolis Holistic Health Center (1986-1995), The Entrepreneurs Exchange (1988-1995), and the Maryland Chapter of United Cerebral Palsy (1987-1989). He is professionally affiliated with Maryland Chiropractic Association, Maryland Association of Innovative Health Practitioners, National Wildlife Federation and the New York Academy of Sciences. He is licensed to practice in Maryland, Iowa, California and Colorado.
About Dr. Psaromatis
From my first bout of torticollis (not being able to turn my head due to neck pain) at about the age of 10, through many years of back pain episodes that would drop me to the floor, I have become progressively more interested in alleviating and preventing pain. I started experimenting with massage in middle school to help my mom's back pain, and when I discovered the science of chiropractic in high school, I knew I had found my calling.
During 4 my years at Boston University — getting a Bachelors of Science in Health Studies, focusing on Physical Therapy — and then during my 4 years at Western States Chiropractic College, I was always on the lookout for what would really get rid of my pain, and my patients' pain. I found a lot of things that helped: core stability work, proprioceptive training, stretching, chiropractic adjustments, and massage work. However, it wasn't until I graduated and started doing my own research that I found some really powerful overlooked solutions. Things that had probably been mentioned in passing, but I didn't realize their strength until much later.
One "discovery" that made a huge impact on my life was water... yes, plain old water. I had always made it a habit to drink water, but just not quite enough, and not quite the right timing. Changing this, helped my pain levels, digestive problems, energy, and mood. This is one area that I have spent quite a bit of time explaining, because I feel that this one change alone, can change people's lives. Almost every new patient gets the Mary Psaromatis, DC "water lecture" because I have seen it literally make people look 10 years younger, and wash away a fair amount of pain. I had one patient who came in with pain in his neck, back, and both arms and legs, and one simple thing got rid of it all... water! See, I am starting the water lecture right now. ☺
Another huge discovery, was how significantly trigger points can impact people's lives. The back pain I was telling you about... I had at least some pain in my low back every day for almost 15 years... so when I discovered the significance of trigger points, the first thing I set out to do, was find the source of that pain. The responsible trigger points were in the psoas, a muscle that passes in front of the pelvic bones and can only be accessed by (carefully) pushing through the abdomen, by-passing the intestines. The crazy part about this story is that they talked about trigger points and their pain referral in Chiropractic College. I had been worked on by many different people and instructors, but somehow no one found this spot because no one had systematically evaluated all the possible trigger points for my pain. I want to put the tools in your hands to be able to do that.
I have had many patients who had their lives changed by learning a few simple ways to treat their bodies better. One patient had daily headaches for 5 years, and had MRI and CT scans of his head, medication, and even exploratory sinus surgery without results, only to find out that it was dehydration and trigger points in his SCM (sternocleidomastoid muscle) creating the pain. How amazing it is for him to know where the pain is coming from, and how to get rid of it himself!
I practiced for 10 years in Oregon in a variety of settings; family practice, house calls, Worker's Compensation prevention in saw mills and chicken packaging facilities, and as an assistant to chiropractic interns. I now practice using low force chiropractic techniques in Annapolis, Maryland with Dr. William Boro at Chiropractic Center of Annapolis three days per week. I spend the rest of my week homeschooling my six wonderful children. ☺
I love to teach people who want to learn. (It's not much fun teaching reluctant chiropractic or community college students.) And I hope to keep as many people from drugs and surgery as possible. My hope is that I can serve that purpose... teaching people not to depend on drugs or surgery for their answers, but to find them literally at their own finger tips!