Lydia H. Knutson
Dr. Lydia H. Knutson received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree summa cum laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. After graduating she trained with David Newton, D.C. in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His groundbreaking work with Axial Stability Method® is her greatest influence. She continues to expand this remarkably effective chiropractic method with specialized techniques developed by American, European and Australian energy kinesiologists. Her collaboration with Charles Krebs, Ph.D., founder and developer of Life Enhancement Acupressure ProgramSM has opened remarkable doors for the advancement of chiropractic and the Axial Stability Method. She is licensed in the states of Massachusetts, Utah and California, is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, the Educational Kinesiology Foundation, and the New England Kinesiology Network. She has attended many postgraduate seminars in Sacro-Occipital Technique, Activator Methods, Nutritional Response Technique, Educational Kinesiology, and the infant reflex work of Dr. Svetalana Masgutova. She sits on the Board of Directors for Brain Gym® International.
Her personal interest in alternative medical intervention to assist with learning delays and disabilities began very early. Though a bright child, she didn’t learn to read until the age of 10. As she struggled in the public educational system of the 1960s, a fortuitous visit to a forward thinking behavioral optometrist saved her life. He recommended eye exercises and a complete cessation of all near work. His hope was that given a rest the eyes would eventually develop binocular vision. This was radical advice, and the options for implementing it very limited. After flunking out of 3rd grade, her parents gathered the courage to take the very unusual step (in 1969) of taking her out of school entirely. Two years later she began to read and hasn’t stopped since. She is particularly interested in how physical biomechanical injury plays a role in childhood developmental delays and learning disabilities.
Dr. Knutson brings to her practice a wide array of skills and interests. In addition to her work as a chiropractor, she was for many years, a professional classical singer. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Longy School of Music/Emerson College and a Masters in Voice from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, The Netherlands. She was a founding member of the medieval music ensemble Fortune’s Wheel, and a member of Boston based Blue Heron Renaissance Choir. She recorded and toured internationally with many other early music groups, most notably Sequentia Cologne. She has a special interest in treating performers and assisting them with the physical and psychological stresses involved in the high stress, high stakes, high rate of injury, performer’s lifestyle.
When she isn’t singing or treating patients she enjoys playing with her nieces and nephews, gardening and cooking.