Baldwinsville Randy Boivin’s life changed after receiving his first chiropractic adjustment at 22 years old.
“That was when I got my calling,” the Baldwinsville resident said, adding he was going to be a dentist.
After spending 10 years working with Dr. Eric Croucher at Upstate Chiropractic, Boivin decided it was time to open his own place with an emphasis on chiropractic care for the entire family.
On Sept. 7, he opened Boivin Family Chiropractic at 43 Oswego St. in the business district of Baldwinsville (former location of the Baldwinsville Library).
“I grew up here and I always wanted to practice here,” he said. “Some of my patients can now walk here because it is so close.”
The majority of the facility is open featuring a reception area, seating area with fireplace, fountain and children’s area, as well as four adjusting tables behind partial walls. One of the tables is a fire truck bed designed for newborns to children ages 5 to 6. “The bed helps eliminate a child’s fear of getting adjusted,” Boivin said, adding that the open layout allows the doctor to address a question while simultaneously answering it should other patients have similar concerns.
There are also two private rooms: one for the patient and Boivin to meet in and the other is an X-ray room.
All new patients undergo a two-day introduction to the facility. On day one, patients receive an office tour, fill out a comprehensive case history form then have a full spinal physical exam and X-rays done. The comprehensive case history form inquires not only about pain, but also about health and integrity of a patient’s spine and nervous system. Boivin said he wants to know how a patient’s birth was, any possible spinal trauma from childhood and other injuries that may not have healed correctly.