About the Doctors

The Leading Providers of Chiropractic Care in Connecticut!


Dr. Patrick J. DeFrancesco

dr patrick defrancesco chiropractic care ctDr. Patrick DeFrancesco has been setting the highest standards in chiropractic for over 25 years. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Miami. He continued his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree.

Dr. DeFrancesco opened his practice in 1992 with a primary goal to educate the citizens of Glastonbury and surrounding communities about the value and benefits of chiropractic care. He has focused his life and practice on the importance of healthy living. “A healthy spine and nervous system, proper exercise combined with an appropriate diet leads to a healthy, happy and well- adjusted life.” Dr. DeFrancesco is passionate about continuing education and being current in the latest chiropractic advances.

Dr. DeFrancesco enjoys volunteering his time to help benefit local charities such as the annual ” Toys for Care” event to collect holiday gifts for WTIC’s Gary Craig’s, We Are The Children Party. He is an active member of the International Chiropractic Association, The Connecticut Chiropractic Association, The Connecticut Chiropractic Council,The Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the board for the Glastonbury Wellness Committee and was a 20 year member of the Glastonbury Rotary Club.

He lives in Glastonbury with his wife Katherine and two children Joseph and Giana.

Philosophy About Healing

Dr. DeFrancesco is a dedicated Doctor of Chiropractic, as evidenced by the completion of several hundred hours of continuing education seminars and numerous achievement awards over the years. Dr. DeFrancesco takes a comprehensive look at the “whole” person, not just his or her aches and pains. He helps his patients understand how their bodies work and shows them how to establish pain free existence. Chiropractors are not healers – they are catalysts for the innate healing powers within each and every individual.

Dr. Elisa LaFavor

dr lafavor chiropractic care ctDr. Elisa LaFavor earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Maine in Orono, Maine and went on to receive her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic.

In 2010, Dr. LaFavor began her career in Florida, with a primary goal to improve the level of overall wellness to her patients, utilizing routine chiropractic care, nutrition, and functional exercise.

She is dedicated to providing top quality care and truly listening to patient’s concerns. She is passionate about continuing education and keeping current with the latest advances in her field.

Dr. LaFavor enjoys volunteering in her local community and spending time outdoors. She enjoys running, cycling, skiing, scuba diving, hunting, and fishing. She recently relocated from Florida to Connecticut with her husband Michael and her two retired racing greyhounds.