1480 Williston Rd

South Burlington, VT 05403 US



“Dr. Mike has changed my life. As a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in 2010, I was in chronic and severe pain. After several years, all of the doctors, physical therapists and other chiropractors I had seen had said they had done all they could do for me. I had accepted the fact that I would live the rest of my life in chronic pain, along with continuingly decreasing mobility. I could barely walk. Then, several people I know referred me to Dr. Mike and encouraged me to give him a chance. They said his approach was different. His work utilizing the Graston technique in particular, was incredibly beneficial and he was able to break up much of the scar tissue that had formed as a result of the accident.  Now, I am able to walk and get around so much better and with far less pain. I am able to bend over and tie my own shoes again, without pain. Whether you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, or if you’ve seen others without the results you were hoping for, I highly recommend Chiropractic First.”

~ S. Dunkling

"Dr. Mike has the magic touch & his amazing staff (Melinda & Devon) are the best! I highly recommend Chiropractic First to anyone needing to live pain-free!"

~K. Frederick

"Dr. Mike does great work and really helped undo years to strain on my back. His staff is the best, and always makes me feel very welcome every visit! It's like going to visit some friends rather than a medical appointment."

~J. Benjamin

"Dr. Mike goes the extra mile when dealing with his patients. When I visited with low back pain, one of the first things he did was to take an x-ray of my spine to see if there was anything obvious. I was surprised to learn that my spine twisted and turned the way it did, and he explained that my body was trying to cope with long-term issues. THEN he performed an alignment. A couple repeat sessions and I am pain-free. "Pain is not a lifestyle". Highly recommend Dr. Mike!"

~J. Kelliher

"I've sent four family members to see Dr. Mike, including myself and he is batting 1.000! All four have been greatly helped. He does more than "align the spine" which he does extremely well, but he has helped my son with his gait by fitting him with lifts for his shoes to my dad's shoulder arthritis with painless laser treatment. Melinda at the front desk is wonderful! She is knowledgeable, cheerful and makes you forget your at a 'doctor's office'! Dr Mike's slogan is "Pain is not a lifestyle!" . He lives it, breathes it, and can help you reduce or eliminate your pain!"

~J. Jacob

"Fantastic and professional service! The team is incredibly welcoming and gives honest, comprehensive service"


"From the time you hobble in to the time you walk out you are treated like family... I have many sports related injuries that have crept up on me as I age and Dr. Mike makes me feel young again. Professional, very knowledgeable and overall great experience!"

~M. Psaros

"I recently began seeking out what is considered "alternative care" due to traditional medicine failing me. I've seen so many specialists that all ended with the conclusion that my pain wasn't bad enough or not worth doing anything about. Waking up in constant pain and being told there is nothing they can do and wait until it gets worse isn't the best quality of life in my opinion. Essentially, I felt dismissed and ignored and had just about given up and accepted my chronic pain sentence.
From my first phone call to the office I spoke to Dr. Michael Townsend directly, not only improved my outlook that there may actually be people  who still care about their patients but who also was confident he could do something to help! I've had a couple visits so far and everything was laid out to me from the beginning and I was able to get answers to questions I've been asking medical doctors for YEARS. I am hopeful that he will be able to greatly improve my quality of life, and get me back to functioning daily without constant pain!
I 100% without any hesitation recommend this office for those seeking a doctor and office manager, Melinda, who both go above and beyond their call of duty to help you from making visits more affordable to making sure you are actually improving while keep you educated about the process along the way! They have done an amazing job so far, and I am confident that it will only continue to get better!
Thank you Dr. Townsend and Melinda for making me hopeful that I will one day live happier and healthier, with less pain!"

~L. Lamotte

"Dr. Mike and Melinda are awesome and honestly know exactly what they are talking about.   I have always been curious if it's truly worth seeing a chiropractor because of the negativity and stigma attached within that field of medical care.  Well truth be told it makes sense why your average Dr. will tell you that it's not a good idea because in my situation my PCP would rather "Dope" me on big pharmaceutical companies, with Dr. Mike it's all about his tools, PT, diet and aligning my spine so that it can heal and I can return to work and know the truth about my aging back how my diet, weight and doing physical labor incorrectly has taken its toll over the years.  Please take my advice if your in pain they will easily work you into there schedule!"

~J. Friedman

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1:30 pm-4:00 pm


8:30am - 11:30am

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm



1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


8:00 am - 11:30am

1:30 pm -4:00pm


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I was very impressed with the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Anderson. I had received chiropractic in the past for my neck pain, but not to this level of care. After only a few sessions, my symptoms began to disappear, especially my neck pain, and I know I would not have been able to perform to my everyday work functions without the treatment I received."
    Neck Pain
  • "I have benefitted tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Anderson. Not only has the adjustments helped alleviate my stiffness and aches, but it has helped me have more energy and just feel more balanced over all. A few months ago, I was able to resume a favorite hobby of mine: golf. Due to my previous pain, I never thought that’d be possible."
    Back Pain
  • "Dr. Anderson has allowed me to be headache free for quite some time now. I used to have daily nagging headaches that often would turn into a migraine leaving me unable to function. For the longest time, I thought I could just keep taking medication to have the pain subside."
  • "As a court reporter, using my hands to type on a daily basis is a requirement. The work is speedy and can often last for hours at a time. Several months ago, every movement I made became excruciatingly painful. I started seeing Dr. Anderson and he put together a program for me that helped right away. He stressed the importance of my posture and proper hand and arm placement."
    Carpal Tunnel
  • "It's been 7 months since I got wiped out by a monster wave. I sought treatment at the hospital and they took x-rays and said everything seemed normal, that I would just have some pain for a few days. A few days actually turned into several weeks, so at the suggestion of my girlfriend, I went to see Dr. Anderson."
    Sports Injury

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