Meet the Chiropractors


 Patrick Doody, DC

Dr. Patrick Doody has been helping the people of the Cambridge attain their healthcare goals since 2003.  He is widely regarded as one of Cambridge's top chiropractors for the treatment of wide range of physical conditions.  Dr. Patrick attended one of the country's leading chiropractic colleges, New York Chiropractic, earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree after obtaining his B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. During his undergraduate studies he sustained a severe low back disc injury. He had the great fortune of finding an amazing chiropractor who saved him from surgery and gave him the inspiration to similarly want to help others.

Dr. Patrick is committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients.  He utilizes the most modern treatment techniques available including being a certified provider of Graston Technique (visit for more info).  

Dr. Patrick specializes in the treatment of running injuries and other athletic injuries, pregnancy pains and common repetitive strains due to overuse and postural issues from poor computer ergonomics.

Dr. Patrick uses a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) to make interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Patrick is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.

When not treating patients Dr. Patrick enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his children's football, soccer and basketball teams. He is an avid runner and is currently working on his goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states. 


Dr. Kelly Makela, D.C.

Dr. Kelly Makela is a native of the Bay Area in California. She graduated with honors from Life West Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA.

Dr. Makela was fortunate to have received chiropractic care from birth and her experiences with chiropractic care drove her to help people of all ages in the ways she was helped. She ultimately hopes to educate and empower others in regards to their body's natural power to adapt and heal.

Dr. Makela is passionate about providing individualized, holistic chiropractic care in order to treat a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. She has been trained in and utilizes a variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques including Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson Drop Table, Activator, Toggle Upper Cervical, extremity adjusting, as well as soft tissue therapeutic techniques.

When outside of the office Dr. Makela enjoys exploring the city and surrounding areas, yoga and other forms of fitness, reading, baking, and spending time with her family.

Dr. French

Dr. Sheridan French, D.C.

Dr. Sheridan graduated as the valedictorian of his class at New York Chiropractic College, earning advanced certificates in Whole Food Nutrition, Sports Science and Human Performance, and Orthotics. He was also awarded multiple honors for leadership and academic success throughout the program. He’s treated at the school’s outpatient clinic in Seneca Falls, N.Y. as well as treating athletes at his Alma Mater, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His technique is based on restoring proper movement to the joints of the body and “resetting” the nervous system. This allows the body to receive appropriate sensory input, enabling it to properly respond, heal and perform. He takes an individualized and evidence-based, whole-body approach to each patient, which is typically composed of adjusting the spine and working to restore the surrounding soft tissues to a normal resting tone. He has specific interests in complementing chiropractic care with applied clinical nutrition, as well as the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. His overall goal is to enable anybody with the will to live an active lifestyle, to do so without pain and hopes to be an educational resource in all things regarding health.
Human performance and the body’s ability to heal itself has peaked Dr. Sheridan’s interest since he was young. He pursued that interest through his undergraduate studies earning Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and in Movement Science. After HWS, he worked as a chiropractic assistant in downtown Boston, where he quickly realized the philosophy behind chiropractic perfectly aligned with his root interest in the body’s ability to heal itself. He spent the next 2+ years in Boston, learning the business side of a chiropractic practice, before choosing to pursue the evidenced-based chiropractic program at NYCC. 
Outside of the office, he tries to spend as much time as possible in nature, either in the mountains hiking, biking or skiing, or on the water kayaking, paddle boarding or playing volleyball. He’s eagerly looking to add a dog to the family to accompany him on these adventures, and also enjoys taking on landscape or construction projects with friends and family.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Chris Johnson did an amazing job with my back adjustment. Professional, in depth pain analysis and very quick, great results"
    Asia W.
  • "Dr. Patrick Doody is a fantastic person, great guy to come to for simple adjustments."
    Eric And Arisa C.