When you are suffering from a neurological condition, it can be difficult just to navigate normal day-to-day activities. We at GBPC understand these unique challenges and we are here to help.

  DACNB Accreditation

A Chiropractic Neurologist is a Doctor of Chiropractic or the equivalent that has taken 300 post-doctoral hours of coursework in functional neurology and passed the rigorous written and performance exams required for certification by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. These doctors are referred to as Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). DACNB’s use the patients’ body and environment to assess, diagnose, and localize areas of dysfunction. The human body systems are constantly affecting the neurological system and being effected by the neurological system. The human neurological system is constantly affecting and being affected by the body’s other systems, such as the musculoskeletal system. DACNB’s use this functional and holistic approach to target interventions specific to the location of the dysfunction.


Joshua Helm DC, DACNB

Dr. Helm is a graduate of Marist College, where he studied International Business Administration and Finance as well as Biology. He went on to pursue his passion for manual medicine and received his doctorate from New York Chiropractic College (“NYCC”). He completed his clinical education through NYCC in Rochester New York where he gained the knowledge to apply manual medicine to the sports community in a thoughtful and creative manner. Dr. Helm acquired his Board Certification from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2020. He has been heavily inspired by Dr. Robert Luckey of Pittsford Performance Care, who mentored him in the integration of neurology into an effective practice model. The neurological aspect of care and its effect on the recovering athlete has always been a crucial focus of Dr. Helm’s in creating lasting improvement in his patients.

Growing up in Bethlehem New York, Dr. Helm was heavily involved in his community and always aspired to make a difference in the lives of those he met. He has a life-long passion for Martial Arts, and upon a related injury as a young boy, he would be exposed to the rehab work that would become his ultimate purpose and passion. He has made it his mission to simply deliver what works within the manual medicine field, to bring athletes out of pain and dysfunction, and back to doing what they love.

Greater Boston Performance Care (GBPC) offers active care designed to prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate injuries for both recreational and competitive athletes of all ages. GBPC specializes in integrating neurology based treatment and modalities. We at GBPC takes pride in our ability to return patients to active duty/play in an industry-leading time frame. Treatment schedules are designed to accommodate in-season competitive athletes on an urgent basis. All critical resources for treatment and chiropractic aftercare of injuries, including physical therapy, are available at our convenient location in Dedham at the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex. We serve patients of all ages in the Greater Boston area.

At GBPC the priorities of care are simple: We identify the problem(s); fix the identified tissue, strengthen the necessary patterns of musculature and neurology, support the repair by ensuring rapid ground force integration, and help you self-regulate as a preventative measure. Our methods are deeply rooted in the science that governs the fields of Chiropractic Medicine, Functional Neurology, and high-end sports performance training.

The mission of GBPC is to advance clinical outcomes and human performance through the systematic application of neural based receptor activation. Our sequentially driven system recognizes the supremacy of the motor cortex and the encompassing neural pathways that influence motor integration. Our philosophy permits the acceptance of techniques and systems that can aid in both increasing cortical activation and muscular activation helping to drive a rapid healing response.

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