Commitment to Patients & Clients

    Give prompt, quality, focused care without any waiting

    Ensure a program of care established according to what you want from services

    Offer a relaxed, small office space and practice as an alternative to "big health care"

    Give an Initial Consultation for any service at no charge (free)

    Ensure affordable and transparent fees







  • Services


    Chiropractic Pure & Simple

    Simply Chiropractic

    Pure Chiropractic

    As a chiropractor, David has mastered the ability of gentle, specific adjusting by hand. He never uses forceful or random adjusting, table parts that drop, adjusting instruments, and never uses general manipulation.

    David's focus is on the spine, locating vertebral subluxations and eliminating/reducing them using chiropractic spinal adjustments. Read "Chiropractic Explained" below for a complete explanation.

    Chiropractic care can be effective in treating various complaints of back pain, pain radiating into arms or legs, and headaches. By locating nervous system interference called subluxations and eliminating/reducing them using chiropractic spinal adjustments, the chiropractor is able to assist the body in returning to a more normal functioning nervous system. This gives the body greater potential to maintain health. Chiropractic helps to normalize the body’s nervous system and balance, which can help in preventing these conditions. In other words, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".


    Stress Reduction-Relaxation

    Stress Reduction-Relaxation

    Relieve Muscle Tension

    This technique, sub-occipital pressure point release and breathing, is a great way to help relieve stress and tension, and promote relaxation, of the muscles in the back of the neck.

    It can also help in relieving many headache symptoms, especially in combination with chiropractic spinal adjustments.

    Certified PErsonal Fitness Instructor AFAA

    Personal Fitness Instruction

    Exercise Instruction Plus

    Help for post-injury and/or post-rehab clients to return to their activities of daily living, job duties and recreational/sports activities, and, get stronger and more flexible.

    The focus is on body weight exercises. Receive basic instruction in proper strength and stretching exercises form and execution; great for the exercise newbie, too. Advanced instruction in alternative and advanced techniques for strength and stretching exercises is also available.

    Healthy Eating


    Advising on healthy eating, food choices and supplements use is available to any active patient/client and is individually tailored to each person.


    Pertinent Message

    For more than 30 years David has made himself available as a guest speaker to businesses, civic and professional organizations, meetings, lyceums, events, expos, and college and university classes.

    He delivers a rarely heard and compelling message on early lifestyle choices, priorities and values and how they are directly related to our health status as we age.

    Call David to schedule him as your next speaker. It's always a complimentary community service.

  • The Samuel Building, 488 Pleasant St., New Bedford MA 02740

    The Samuel Building

    488 Pleasant Street

    Downtown New Bedford

    Chiropractic & Stress Reduction-Relaxation tables at THRIVE! WellBeing



    Tables for Chiropractic Adjusting

    and Stress Reduction-Relaxation

    Personal Fitness Instruction area at THRIVE! WellBeing



    Few props needed

    in Personal Fitness Instruction

    when body weight is used for exercises

  • Chiropractic Explained

    Chiropractic definition - Massachusetts Acts, 1966, Chapter 409, Section 89 - "The science of locating, and removing interference with the transmission or expression of nerve force in the human body, by the correction of misalignments or subluxations of the bony articulations and adjacent structures, more especially those of the vertebra column and pelvis, for the purpose of restoring and maintaining health."

    According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health."​


    Vertebral Subluxation - the chiropractic diagnosis for a vertebra which has lost its normal position and motion in relation to neighboring vertebrae. Vertebrae which do not function properly within the spinal framework generate mechanical stress. This accelerates the wear and tear on the surrounding spinal muscles, ligaments, discs, joints and other spinal tissues; and has the potential to impair proper nerve functioning.


    Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment - the chiropractic treatment for re-aligning a vertebra back to its normal position, helping to normalize nerve function. The chiropractic spinal adjustment is direction-specific and vertebra-specific.

    “Manipulation” is often incorrectly used as a term synonymous with chiropractic spinal adjustment. Manipulation is actually an osteopathic and physical therapy term and application, and is not vertebra or direction specific; it is a random, non-specific thrust into the spine.


    Meet David

    David Robinson DC

    David Robinson, DC

    A native of New Bedford and the South Coast, David earned an undergraduate degree (B.S.) in biology from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater MA and a graduate-professional degree (DC.) in chiropractic from Life University School of Chiropractic in Marietta GA. He became a licensed chiropractor in Massachusetts in 1989 and has been practicing ever since. After a few years in his initial private practice in New Bedford, David transitioned from general practice into an "organic", cash based practice, and later establishing like practices in Plymouth and Peabody MA successively. He has also been a staff DC in a Boston practice, and did house calls for private patients for several years in the South Coast.

    Seven years into practicing as a chiropractor, David earned National Certification as a Personal Fitness Trainer from the Athletic and Fitness Association of America in Sherman Oaks California, relocated his chiropractic practice to Plymouth, and began personal training as well as practicing chiropractic.

    As a fitness trainer, in addition to accepting a limited number of private clients for in-home and on-site personal training, he has worked as an independent contractor out of fitness centers in Plymouth and Pembroke, and, was contracted as a personal trainer for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council’s police cadet physical training program. David also worked as a personal trainer at one of Southern California's premier athletic clubs, the former Frog's Athletic Club in Solana Beach, as a personal trainer and Wellness Center staff member at the Newport County RI YMCA, and most recently, since its opening in April 2014, he's been a personal trainer at the Dartmouth YMCA's Healthy Living Center.

    In early January 2019 David established THRIVE! WellBeing in Downtown New Bedford in the Samuel Building at 488 Pleasant Street.

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    Stress Reduction-Relaxation


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    Personal Fitness Instruction


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    Healthy Eating Advising


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  • THRIVE! WellBeing

    Chiropractic Pure & Simple

    Stress Reduction-Relaxation
    Personal Fitness Instruction

    David Robinson DC

    448 Pleasant St - Unit 7

    New Bedford MA 02740



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    Tuesday & Thursday 9 am to 5 pm

    Saturday 9 to 11 am



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