We are driven towards getting people better as quickly as possible.

No unnecessary treatment.  We grow our business because our patients want to tell their friends and family about us.

Meet Your Chiropractor

Michael Raucci DC, DIBCN, ICCSP

Dr. Michael Raucci is a graduate of Vassar College and of National University of Health Sciences. He has a BA in mathematics, a BS in human biology, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. In addition, he has attained a Diplomate in Neurology and is Certified as a Chiropractic Sports Physician. Dr. Raucci maintains a practice in the Walden/Pine Bush/Montgomery area of New York.

In addition to running his clinic, Dr. Raucci is a full-time educator. He is the science department chairperson in Pine Bush and teaches College Anatomy and Physiology classes. He has certifications for teaching mathematics, biology, and general science and additionally has Advanced Study Certification in Educational Leadership with both an SBL and an SDL.

Dr. Raucci is a past president and delegate for the NYSCA District 9 and regularly teaches other healthcare professionals in educational settings.

About Pine Bush Chiropractic

Michael C. Raucci, DC, DIBCN, ICCSP is a chiropractic neurologist and sports physician in Orange County, New York. He operates Pine Bush Health & Chiropractic which is central to the towns of Walden, Pine Bush, Montgomery, Circleville, Bloomingburg, Walker Valley, Wallkill, and Scotchtown.

Pine Bush Health & Chiropractic is located at 42 Simon Drive, Walden, NY. The office features 5 treatment/exam rooms, each outfitted with different equipment and tables allowing us to expertly manage all chiropractic musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous conditions.

Dr. Raucci believes that different problems sometimes require different approaches, therefore, he offers various physiotherapeutic modalities, massage, traction/decompression, nutrition, casted orthotics, sports taping, and rehabilitative services (stretching, strengthening, balance, and endurance activities), in addition to several traditional chiropractic interventions.

Our Philosophy

Chiropractic theory and practice center around two health concepts: health restoration and health optimization.

Health restoration is quite simply, getting injured or ill people better. 

The goal is to return people to the active lifestyles they are used to without pain and dysfunction.

Health restoration might include the management of lower back disorders, sciatica, headaches, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment for these problems often utilizes therapies such as electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, decompression and massage, ultimately progressing to active stabilization and strengthening exercises.

In our office, chiropractic manipulation or adjustments are a tool that is utilized, when appropriate, to facilitate the healing of injuries, reduce pain, and increase mobility. It may or may not be recommended depending on your condition and personal presentation.


Optimize Your Health

Health optimization is what some people refer to as maintenance care, though we find that term to be restrictive, in that it does not include people who are seeking improved athletic performance, nutritional counseling, exercise modification, and other health optimizing interventions.

Health optimization, in the spirit of traditional chiropractic, focuses on the optimization of body system functioning primarily by providing the neural structures emanating from the spine with the best possible physiologic operating arrangement or by providing joints and muscle optimal mobility.

This is accomplished by the modification of the skeletal and soft tissue structures of, and surrounding the spine. Because the nervous system plays one of the largest roles in controlling body functioning, its optimization is of great importance in health optimization. Because joint and muscle mobility are integral to freedom of movement, speed and strength we spend a great deal of time each visit working on these areas with our patients each visit.

Our office focuses even more holistically, taking into account other diseases, medications, surrounding tissues, imaging, and tests to get the best picture of your problem and to confidently develop the most efficient plan.


Optimize Your Systems

Optimization of other systems, including the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, and others is similarly sought through a variety of means. The goal of maintenance care is to avoid serious disease or injury by engaging in periodic evaluation and early management.

During a maintenance or health optimization appointment, the entire person and the relationships between the systems are addressed whereas in a health restoration appointment, the injured, dysfunctional, or painful area is addressed individually and in relation to other problems you may suffer from.

Interactions with Other Health Care Professionals

Whether we are dealing with an injured area of the body or areas of concern that have developed during maintenance care evaluations, Dr. Raucci believes that the team approach is what is best for the patient.

As such, Dr. Raucci will regularly read x-rays and MRIs, interact with other medical professionals and make referrals when appropriate. It is false and dangerous for any doctor to think that they know everything or that they are always right.

While Dr. Raucci is highly educated and skilled, he believes that some patients need different care than he can provide and some require additional care that must be sought elsewhere.

Dr. Raucci is familiar with many local doctors and health centers and refers to them when needed and receives referrals from them when patients require his care.

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