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Dr. TherkelsenDr. Richard Therkelsen is a licensed Chiropractic Physician serving the Matawan, Old Bridge, and surrounding New Jersey communites for over 30 years.

As a Chiropractor with experience, Dr. Therkelsen is committed to promoting optimal health and well being of patients using a “whole person approach”. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and making whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function.

Using this unique approach, Dr. Therkelsen is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.


  • 1977 Doctor of Chiropractic, with honors. Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
  • 1972-4 Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ

Post Graduate Certifications

  • 2013 Certified Medical Examiner for the US Department of Transportation. Nat’l Registry # 3114329811
  • 2009 Certified, Manipulation Under Anesthesia
  • 2002 Post Graduate Lordex Decompression Protocols for Low Back Pain
  • 1997 Certificate of Post Grad. Ed., Paraspinal Surface EMG
  • 1994 Certified, American Red Cross “Protect Your Back” Instructor
  • 1993 Certified, Sports Physician, National College of Chiropractic
  • 1989 Certificate of Advanced Proficiency in Clinical Studies, Low Back Pain Diagnosis and Management Southeast Back Institute
  • 1987 Comprehensive Management of Low Back Pain, New York Chiropractic College
  • 1984 Certified Nutritional Consultant, Donsback University
  • 1981 Certified, “Y’s Way To A Healthy Back” Instructor, YMCA
  • 1977 Diplomat, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1977 Certificate of Merit for Clinical Proficiency, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • 1977 Certificate of Proficiency in X-Ray, Russell Erhart Seminars Professional License
  • 1977 State of New Jersey, Chiropractic License # 38MC00166700

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Techniques and Modalities Utilized in Office

  • Lumbar Spinal Decompression
  • HydroMassage
  • Cox, Flexion-Distraction
  • Pelvic Stabilizers, custom orthotics
  • Palmer Diversified
  • Strength Training / Rehab
  • Nimmo Muscle Tonus
  • Weight Loss Management and Nutritional Counseling
  • Activator
  • The Sedona Method

Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Richard Therkelsen

Call (732) 290-8950

3883 Route 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857

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