Meet The Doctor

Dr. Glen Carkin

Glen R. Carkin MD DC

Dr. Carkin is originally from West Groton, MA and since then been all over the U.S and the world. For education, his undergraduate Pre-med study was completed at Fitchburg State, UMass Lowell , and St. Louis University. His treating physician Degrees are from, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1984 and Saint Matthews School of Medicine, 2005.

Posts, Positions, Practices 

1985-1986, Associate  Doctor, St. Charles Chiropractic, St Charles, MO

1987-1988, Associate Doctor, Doctor's Chiropractic Group, Ballwin, MO

1989-1993 Chief of Staff, Carkin Chiropractic, Florissant,  MO

1993-1997 Part time practice to US Army personnel and South Korean Nationals

1997-1997, 3 month Associate position , Memphis, TN

2004-2005 All medical hospital rotations leading to the M.D. degree 

2018 - present  Chief of Staff Townsend Harbor Chiropractic, Townsend, MA

Dr. Carkin uses the following Chiropractic methods

  • Traditional Diversified (older style) 
  • Gonstead Diversified
  • Reinert Diversified
  • Sacral-occiptal Technique (SOT)
  • Muscle balancing (Chiropractic Physiotherapy)
  • Chiropractic Massage (Nimmo type) 
  • Flexion Distraction
  • Nutritional support and counselling

Dr. Carkin returns,  improves, or increases function by treating through structure (and biochemistry). By this, better function is enjoyed as specific body parts are adjusted and tweaked back into shape. The body is run by two systems, the nervous system and the hormonal system. The nervous system responds best to orthopedic adjustment, while the hormonal system responds best to nutrition and nutritional adjustment. Dr. Carkin works on both systems. Dr. Carkin recommends using all your specialists. Take care of your whole body with chiropractic, seek healthy lifestyles, and listen for health secrets. When in doubt ask this doctor.

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All questions and comments are welcome.

Office Location

18 Main Street, Suite 210 | Townsend, MA 01469

Office Hours

phone 978-300-5711 for out of schedule Appointment


10:00 am-1:00 pm


10:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm


10:00 am-1:00 pm

P.M. By Appt. Only


A.M. By Appt. Only

3:00 pm-6:00 pm


By Appointment Only


9:00 am-12:00 pm