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Welcome to
North Shore Spine Sport


At North Shore Spine and Sport, we provide in-person, in-home, or virtual appointments to empower you to overcome pain and injury.

We can accomplish this together by learning about your goals, comprehensively discussing your health history and the factors that led to your current situation, evaluating your current physical capacity relative to your injury/pain, and ultimately crafting a completely individualized plan of therapeutic services, strength/conditioning, mobility training, self-care strategies, and indefinite communication/support to put you back in control.

With early morning, evening, in-home, and virtual appointments available, we have strived to create every opportunity to help as many people as possible.

If you are hurting, fearful, frustrated, confused, or just need a team of people to advocate for you, please call us, it will be our pleasure to help you in any way we can.

Our Philosophy


Countless people that are injured or in pain are subject to rampant misinformation, excessive cost, overly complicated assessments, and ineffective treatment. At North Shore Spine and Sport our motto is “Recover and Adapt” as these words represent the core benefits of the Treatment services and Training services we offer.

After 10 years practicing in Boston, Dr. Melander decided to bring his unique blend of no-nonsense care to Newburyport and surrounding areas by founding North Shore Spine and Sport. At NSSS, our greatest pride is earned by helping you continue to do the things that matter most to you.

Our Approach
Personal Training & Chiropractic


Our Chiropractic, Personal Training, and Mobility services are geared toward people who have been injured or are in pain. The research on pain and injury overwhelmingly supports movement and exercise as essential to short and long-term improvement.

Unfortunately, countless healthcare providers advocate for a decrease in activity and exercise which often coincides with an increase in the fear, doubt, and fragility many people associate with pain and injury. At NSSS, we aim to break that cycle by first helping you RECOVER from your pain, and then help you ADAPT to a stronger, more mobile, more resilient human. 

Dr. Melander has often described his chiropractic work as new-school rehab, which is to say, an amalgamation of current best practices regarding pain or injury management, hands-on manual therapy or strength/mobility training, and endless advocacy and support for his patients. If you are injured or hurting and not sure what to do, please reach out, it will be our greatest pleasure to help you. 

Chiropractic Services Provided


At North Shore Spine and Sport our chiropractic services are ideal for people who are injured, in pain, or seeking an advocate as they navigate a training, performance, or activity goal. Our North Shore Chiropractic services include Active Release Technique, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC/FRA), Graston Technique, Joint Manipulation, Telehealth and Mobile Chiropractic.

Dr Melander performing active release technique of calves on female patient

ART® is an extremely efficient means of treating muscle or connective tissue structures that are contributing to pain.

Dr Melander performing functional range conditioning on shoulder of female patient

FRC® is challenging but highly rewarding in terms of immediate body feedback and long-term changes to your movement capacity.

Dr Melander performing graston technique of shoulder of female client

Graston Technique® providers use a instrument to treat certain soft tissue disorders. Dr. Melander has been a Graston® provider for 10 years.

Dr Melander performing joint manipulation on hips of female patient on chiropractic table

Often referred to as an adjustment, joint manipulation is a means of influencing the range of motion in a restricted joint system. 

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Dr. Melander has had great results with patients via virtual consultations as it is possible to discuss a person’s complaints and demonstrate a wide variety of exercises and self-care strategies!

North shore spine sport Dr michael melander performing chiropractic treating calves of female patience on chiro table

We come to you! Get the best of NSSS treatment right in the comfort of your own home. 

Personal Training Services


At North Shore Spine Sport, we offer a variety of personal training services that help you RECOVER from pain/injury and ADAPT to a more resilient human. Our North Shore Personal Training include 1-on-1 and small group training, mobility training, and virtual training. 

personal trainer doing 1-on-1 individualized gymnastic training with female client

1-on-1 and small group personal training ensures every workout is tailored specifically to your ability, needs, and desired outcomes.

Michael Melander doing kinstretch mobility training

We offer private 1-on-1 mobility training or virtual Kinstretch® group mobility training, based on the Functional Range Conditioning® mobility training platform.

woman exercising in front of laptop computer virtual remote fitness training

We can complete a consultation online, survey equipment you have available to you at home, and craft a individualized program you can complete in the comfort of your own home!

Your Provider


Dr. Melander and his businesses were honored 4 times as best in Boston. Dr. Melander is an instructor of the Active Release Techniques® soft-tissue injury management system in the United States and Canada. Dr. Melander is a Functional Range Conditioning® mobility specialist, a Kinstretch® instructor, an avid fitness enthusiast, and above all else, Dr. Melander believes that YOU ARE RESILIENT.

Dr Michael Melander DC

Dr. Michael Melander

Instructor: Active Release Techniques® (ART)

Functional Range Conditioning® (FRC) Mobility Specialist

Kinstretch® Coach

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At NSSS our approach to health, fitness, movement, and pain is unique. We can’t wait to show you how much better you can feel. Call, email, or stop by today!

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Saturday/Sunday: By Request

***We don’t want to turn anyone away.  If you can’t make it during these hours, please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate you!*** 

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North Shore Spine and Sport
13 1/2 Pond St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: (978) 406-9700
Email: info@northshorespinesport.com


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