Meet the Chiropractors

Located in Scituate, on the busy and ever-expanding route Route 3A, Fresh Start Chiropractic is a progressive, family oriented practice where up to date clinical knowledge mixed with the technological advances in chiropractic management software and electronic health records, help the Doctors provide swift but thorough chiropractic treatment. 


  • Dr.
    Nico Afanasenko

    Dr. Nico Afanasenko is a 2001 Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, the original school of Chiropractic started by Dr. David Daniel Palmer, son of Chiropractic's inventor Dr. B.J. Palmer.

    Dr. Nico grew up just outside of Washington, DC, and continued on to Boston University where he earned a degree in Political Science and Pre-Med.  He played 10 years of collegiate and semi-pro rugby, and has played competitive tennis since childhood.  Currently, Dr. Nico is training for his second year of triathlons and focuses his personal training on swimming, biking and running when not playing tennis on the South Shore and Cape Cod.  Drawing on his extensive sports background and training in sports injury, Dr. Nico enjoys working with athletes to enhance performance and improve conditioning.

    After completing his clinical experience at Palmer College, Dr. Nico traveled to Budapest, Hungary, where he took part in a free clinic set up to treat people without proper health care, many of whom had never been exposed to Western medicine or Chiropractic care before.  In Hungary, Dr. Nico studied the differences in care and social concepts in medicine found outside of the United States.

    Dr. Nico finished his clinical experience in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he studied under Dr. John Ediss at Carson-Tahoe Chiropractic center.  It was in Lake Tahoe that Dr. Nico expanded his knowledge base in sports medicine and family practice.  While working closely with Dr. Ediss, Dr. Nico also worked on the ski patrol at Heavenly Ski Resort, the largest ski resort in Nevada or California, to practice sports injury and the use of on-site emergency care and first aid.

    After two years out west, Dr. Nico moved to New York City, where he lived and worked in three clinics.  Dr. Nico managed a mid-town clinic specializing in ergonomics and business clients; he worked in a practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan catering to industrial workers and blue-collar clientele looking to supplement their busy schedules with chiropractic care; and a health clinic in the Bronx by Yankees Stadium which helped families and people with low incomes or poor health coverage to stay healthy.
    Before moving north to open his own practice, Dr. Nico traveled to Japan where he met with Japanese doctors and chiropractors to study the different techniques and methods of health care in the Far East.


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