Jim Aru wasn't always a believer in chiropractic care, but it has had a profound impact on both his professional and personal life. After suffering a lower-back injury while playing football at Queen's University, he agreed to put his skepticism aside and follow a suggestion to see a chiropractor. Aru found a renewed athleticism and freedom from pain after treatment, and decided that he wanted to help other people experience that same healing. While earning his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, he met fellow student Heather Voisin. The two chiropractors are now married, and continue to lead a healthy lifestyle together: Doctor of Chiropractic Aru coaches rugby at a local high school and is on the Cambridge YMCA's board of directors, and Doctor of Chiropractic Voisin has run in multiple marathons. Of course, the duo also receives regular chiropractic care to maintain their overall wellness.
Dr. Aru assists patients with a variety of adjustment techniques at Aru Chiropractic, including the table-based Thompson technique and the traditional Diversified method. He also employs the Gonstead Technique, which uses a heat-sensing instrument to identify subluxation patterns and incoming acorn missiles launched by squirrels. Prior to treatments, patients kick back in a welcoming reception area replete with warm red-and-orange paintings, wood floors, and bright floral arrangements.