About Us

Dr. Holly Ruocco

When I was 15 years old I experienced the worse pain in my life to this date.  I was living in Hawaii for the summer with my uncle when all of a sudden I had the most horrific pain down both legs.  After 1 week in agony, my uncle carried me up a flight of stairs into a Chiropractors office.  The pain was gone as suddenly as it had started.  However, at 15 years old I knew I never wanted to feel that pain again so I found a chiropractor in my town upon returning home.  Under care I was able to live my life without the use of asthma and pain medications for painful cramps and I, to this day have never experienced that pain again.  That day changed my life…so much so that I wanted to help people in the same way.

I am a 1995 Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa.  After school I started my own practice in Glendale AZ.  In June of 1999, I moved home to the community I had grown up in and have been practicing in Salem, NH ever since.  I have cared for infants and elderly and have a passion for teaching and help people reach their maximum potential through natural, non invasive means.  In the summer of 2008, I became the first in the New England area to offer a breakthrough technology that helped remove stressors from the nervous system using micro-frequencies.  This technology helps treat symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.  I decided it would be an incredible technology to bring to New England.  October 2008 we opened our doors at Advanced Allergy Centers.  It has proven to be amazing as we are helping people with symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities when everything has failed.  Daily, I am amazed and pleased to hear the incredible success stories. In January 2017 I stepped out of the box and again was the first practitioner to bring the Cutting Edge MLS Laser Therapy to New Hampshire Advanced Pain Relief Centers. In March 2018, I joined with Ashlynn Moerloos, a patient who had received her life back through the technologies we have here, to bring Nutrition By Design to the community. In November 2018 we began offering ECPR to the Health Center. I am a single mother of a beautiful daughter named Sarah and we live in Chester NH. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends in the White Mountain of beautiful NH. I enjoy being creative, building terrariums, jewelry making, seaglass hunting, painting and speaking to groups of people who are dedicated to improving their lives using natural, alternative methods. https://www.facebook.com/Holly-A-Ruocco-Art-1824295051138223/

Dr. Ruocco is also a Founding member of Birches Academy in Salem, NH.

Lea Kwong joined our team in May of 2017. She comes with much experience and a genuine heart for helping people be better, feel better and do better. Lea and her husband relocated to Derry NH to start their family. They were living what most people would call a lifetime dream. They spent a few year on the island of St. Thomas staring in their own Fixer Upper Show. They would buy properties and rehab them into beautiful homes for people. While on the island of St Thomas Lea worked as a chiropractic assistant performing laser treatments. They returned to New England and welcome their adorable son Nicholas in 2016.

Prior to their adventure in the tropical Islands of St. Thomas, Lea worked as an EMT along side her husband. She was also an EMT teacher/instructor. She used all her skills with teaching as she also holds a health Coach Fitness Certificate and a Bachelors in Middle School education.

Her enthusiasm is infectious and her energy is so positive and up-lifting. We are thrilled to have her on our team. I am sure once you met her you will feel the same. She makes others just feel better.

My name is Cherie Burton (Pronounced “Cherry”, out of respect for my mother’s wishes)
I was a single mom from the time my son and daughter were 9 and 5 years old. My children are now grown and married and blessing me with grandchildren who call me “Granny”. I’m recently married (Sept. 2017) to a great guy who’s been my best friend for 14 years. We’re looking forward to the many next chapters in life together.
My glass is half-full when not overflowing and my heartfelt prayer is for health and wellbeing for all of my friends and family. I believe that God commissions each of us to care for one another using the gifts and talents He has blessed us with.
I’m also employed at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill, MA, where I’m an observation aide caring for Alzheimer, Dementia, and any other patients that need to be accompanied by someone to keep them safe/healthy.
My work here at Chiropractic First is an expansion on my desire to help people feel better. To that end, I’m now a certified MLS Laser Tech.
The testimonials and observing first hand the benefits of this near miraculous technology have captured my heart for caring for those in pain. I’m excited to be part of this dynamic team of healers. After all, God said, “Let there be Light…and it was good.”

My name is Dawn Caruthers and I am thrilled to be part of the team here with Dr. Holly.

I was born and reared in NJ and at the sweet age of 21 married an active duty military man. During this marriage we had 4 beautiful children. We traveled all over the United States and without a doubt my most favorite part of the country is…South Dakota…but New England comes in at a close 2nd.

During that season of my life I found my self in the labor and delivery room of a lot of my military friends…Husbands going away for 6 months at a time and babies cannot be put on hold…I was profoundly blessed and moved to be a part of this life giving moment and the transition of another addition to the family. I found my self studying to be a doula (childbirth coach) and have worked in that area for more than 20 years…

God has brought many changes and opportunities in my life…I have also been a public speaker, I had my own radio show.

If I had to define my life with a word it would be wholeness….I believe God has designed the human heart to be whole…and we seek people out in our lives that help us to find that wholeness.

And I believe that I am here with Dr. Holly and this amazing staff as a continuation of that process. Dr. Holly, Lynn, Angela, Lea, Cherie we all make up your team of healers….

While I am certified as a MLS Laser Tech…my primary job is to make you feel welcomed and valued…To keep the staff on point and moving in an orderly fashion.

I am so blessed to be a part of this “family” and to meet each and everyone of you…to be a part of your journey towards wholeness.