Meet Our New Chiropractor–Jason Potash!

Recently, a new chiropractor, Jason Potash came on board at AFP Noho. We are so lucky to have someone with his expertise joining our ranks. We are eager for our patients to learn more about him so he has graciously answered some questions for us–and for you! AFP:         What fueled your desire to go into chiropractic medicine?  Jason: I …

TMS Diaries – Pam’s Story–A Look Back

A Honest Look into Life with Mental Illness and the Light at the End of the Tunnel We thought it was worth a look back at some of our blog posts about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS.  We are one of the few practices in Western Massachusetts that provides this important and progressive treatment to help combat symptoms of depression.  …

Graduation Time

We are taking this blog post to say congratulations to our own Jennifer Smolinksi, our teen and adolescent therapist, who recently graduated from American International College with her doctorate. We asked her to tell us more about what inspired her to continue with her education during these unique times and as a very busy practitioner and mother. Dr Kate notes, …

The Art of Taichi

Starting May 4 at 6pm, for six weeks, AFP will be holding in-person Taichi classes in the Amherst office parking lot. These classes will be led by Charles Milch, PA-C (Amherst Coop) and Haiying Conover, LMT (QiGong). Haiying and Charles answered some questions for us about the Taichi series. AFP: Why should our patients consider Taichi? Haiying: Traditional Chinese Medicine …

Finding Your Best Self

Starting in March, and running for 20 weeks, Atkinson Family Practice is running a series called Finding Your Best Self. These ground-breaking treatment sessions are being led by Dana Parrot, LICSW. Dana took a few moments out of her preparation for this series to answer some questions about what patients can expect when registering! AFP:Finding Your Best Self is based …

AFP Halloween Costume Contest 2020

We have such a great variety of costumes this year! Below is the gallery of them as well as the voting categories and ways to make your vote! Thank you for supporting us! Click on the link below to see the gallery! To vote online go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3J85RTW

Teen Support Group at AFP

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, Jennifer Smolinski, the young adult therapist at Atkinson Family Practice, leads a Teen Support Group. This group provides emotional support for teenagers, as well as a safe space to talk about the world today, in the midst of Coronavirus. Jennifer Smolinksi shared more information about this very important group with us here. AFP: What topics does …

Disordered-Eating-In-Teens

By Amanda Mittman, RDN, LDN As parents, there is no manual that we are given for our children that tells us how to feed them or how they should eat. One of the biggest questions I get from parents in my practice as a dietitian is “Is my kid’s behavior around food normal?” Quite often the answer is yes- for …

Seniors Can Embrace Savvy Tech For Better Connections

We have a guest blogger this week! Mary Shannon from Seniors Meet (seniorsmeet.org) is writing about seniors and technology–so relevant for today’s world of medical televisits, online classes and webinars and the need for social distancing in our “normal” world. Thanks to Mary for this great article! When you’re a senior living on your own, communication with your friends and …

Learning More About Your Core!

Anne Ye, PT, instructor of the two popular classes Introduction to Exercise and Healthy Back is debuting a NEW class this Thursday, September 3 at 6pm. This class is called Say Hello To Your Core and primarily focuses on the importance of our core muscles! Anne gave us some more important information on this five week series! AFP: Why is …