Hudson Family Chiropractic Team
We are currently looking for additional bright and enthusiastic people to join our team. If you are interested in working with us to help improve the health and facilitate the wellness of the members we serve, we want to speak with you! Please contact us to explore current employment opportunities. Email inquiries and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael R. Girard, Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Mike opened Hudson Family Chiropractic in 1987. The naturally vitalistic and wellness aspects of chiropractic were what most called him to become a chiropractor, and have remained as core values throughout the existence of the practice.
Born in Buffalo, NY and raised in Framingham, MA, Dr. Mike returned with his family from Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands to graduate from high school in Fishkill, NY. After earning a BS degree in Biology from Albany State University (NY), he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from NY Chiropractic College in 1986. Dr. Mike is licensed to practice in MA and NY, and holds post doctorate certifications in radiology, pediatrics, sports chiropractic, and advanced chiropractic technique applications.
After serving the MA Chiropractic Society as president, Dr. Mike continues to remain active with the organization and with its charitable foundation. He has served within the community through the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and regularly contributes to multiple local youth sports leagues and other area programs. Dr. Mike is also a member of the Avidia Bank board of directors, and has been a Corporator for the bank since 1994. Dr. Mike is a past recipient of the MA Chiropractor of the Year, and many other practice and professional awards.
Dr. Mike lives in Hudson with his wife Nancy and daughter Laura, who are life-long residents. Nancy was instrumental in the origination and early growth of HFC and continues to be involved today in many facets of the practice as well as in charitable work throughout the Hudson area. Laura has graduated from Hudson High School and is passionate about music, art, drama, and dance. She currently attends Ball State University in Indiana.
Gail Thomas, Chiropractic Assistant
Gail joined the Hudson Family Chiropractic team in December 2013. Her background experience includes many years as a massage therapist, Reiki Master, and teacher.
Gail also runs a small jewelry design business, her creative outlet. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and being in nature. Gail is passionately interested in anything health related.
Tracey Tavares, Chiropractic Assistant
Tracey joined our team in September 2015. She lives in Hudson with her family and is also currently enrolled as a college student. Tracey's energetic enthusiasm and profound interest in helping others to improve their health and wellness lights up our practice!
Nancy, Dr. Mike's wife, cannot claim a singular title, because other than any chiropractic licensed clinical activity, she magnificently 'does it all' for HFC! When not engaged in Laura's or other family matters, Nancy loves travel, is a passionate 'foodie', enjoys reading, gardening, and the arts.