Patient Services

Pro-Adjuster Information

At Olde Towne Wellness in Petersburg, Virginia (VA), skilled chiropractor Dr. Thomas Hennessey offers chiropractic care, acupuncture and therapeutic massage.

He provides relief care, corrective care and wellness care, depending on what stage a patient is in with regard to their pain.

Dr. Hennessey is proficient at a variety of techniques, including cold laser, gentle manual chiropractic, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression therapy and computerized spinal adjustment.

Individuals who require assistance with weight loss, or who are in need of treatment for neck pain, back pain or car accident injury can benefit from the broad range of services available at Olde Towne Wellness.

Whats Included

What you can expect

We offer a variety of services to assist with your healthcare needs

Auto Accidents/Workers’ Comp

We will assess your current condition and offer a treatment plan.

Cold Laser Therapy

Modern day cold laser units have been specifically engineered to produce the essential wavelengths of light necessary stimulate the damage cells, break up the formed scar tissue, and stimulate the healing process.

Gentle, Manual Chiropractic

Gentle chiropractic techniques typically do not involve rapid (high-velocity) rotation or side bending of the head and neck but rather a smooth, slow stretch (low-velocity, low amplitude).


With acupuncture being practiced as a medical system for over 2400 years, its safety and effectiveness has been proven time and time again. While acupuncture alone has been shown to be the best line of treatment for many conditions, it can also be incorporated into various treatment plans to increase results and decrease treatment time.

Computerized Spinal Adjustment

At our office, we use Pro-Adjuster Therapy to carefully analyze issues and make needed adjustments.

Aqua Massage

Aqua Massage offers numerous health benefits such as reduced muscle tension and soreness, improved circulation, decreased muscle spasms, restful sleep, less pain, and better range of motion.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.

Therapeutic Massage

Are you looking for help from massage in Petersburg, VA? The team at Olde Towne Wellness if here to help you. 

Auto Accidents/Workmans Comp

If you’ve been in an accident near or in Petersburg and aren’t sure what to do, call Dr. Thomas Hennessey at Olde Towne Wellness to schedule an appointment immediately for a short but thorough examination.

Often after auto accidents or car crashes you may not feel symptoms for the first couple of weeks and sometimes even the first few months!

It is not only important to obtain prompt treatment for any injuries sustained in your car accident, but also to document the extent of the traumas, wherever present, should the issue ever go to court.

Often, victims of accidents or car crashes are not aware of hidden injuries because the pain is veiled by the medication. 

Find out if you could be suffering from a hidden injury!

If you have experienced any of the below symptoms since your auto accident, you may be suffering from a possible soft tissue injury:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Spasms
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Headaches
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Back pain injury
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Cold Laser

When the body has an injury the cells are damaged and fail to function within normal parameters. Low level lasers from the Cold Laser machine penetrate deeply into the skin and work by restoring this abnormal cellular function. Cold Laser uses a non-heat producing light laser, which is locked at a specific wavelength that is optimal for treatment and can penetrate deeply into tissue. Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy is emerging as the therapeutic modality in the healing arts community.

The biological effects of Low Level Laser Therapy have been shown to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair abilities when injured. By reducing the duration of inflammation as well as enhancing specific repair and healing process, Low Level Laser Therapy has been proven to provide pain relief, reduce damage due to the injury and loss of function. Low Level Laser Therapy enables the body to have a more rapid repair and stronger tissues once healed.

Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, circulation and tissue healing.

Laser therapy may be useful for the following:

  • Tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Post-operative wounds
  • Sprain-strains
  • Scar tissue
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic or acute pain
  • Wound healing
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Disc herniations
  • Minor nerve damage
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Heavy metal detoxification

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Spinal Decompression Therapy

You don’t have to live in debilitating pain to gain benefits from spinal decompression therapy. If you need spinal decompression therapy in Petersburg, Virginia, whether for lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, radiating pain into the arms or legs, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis, or post-operative complications, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine. Spinal Decompression may be for you.

This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions.

The gentle distractive forces of the Spinal Decompression create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.

Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.

A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization ligaments, tendons, and muscles is a vital part of Spinal Decompression.

Exercise and adjunctive therapies such as heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.

Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence. Clinical results of this procedure have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing Spinal Decompression.

Therapeutic Massage

Are you looking for help from massage in Petersburg, VA? The team at Olde Towne Wellness if here to help you. Please read this article to see the massage services that we have to offer at out clinic.

5 Things To Look For In A L.M.T.

  1. Is the therapist licensed and insured?
  2. Is the facility providing the massages licensed by the state?
  3. Massages should be overseen by a physician.
  4. Make sure your comfortable with the massage therapist that your working with.
  5. Therapists should be current in continuing education credits.

Benefits to Massage Therapy

  • Relieve Stress
  • Promote Relaxation
  • Improve Posture
  • Improve Circulation

What Conditions Do Licensed Massage Therapists Help?

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Fibromyalgia