Dr. Charles Hecht began chiropractic care while in high school. At that time, he suffered from lower back and leg pain following a sports injury. Originally he tried an allopathic approach of prescription medication and physical therapy, but after only minor improvement he decided to give chiropractic a try. Within three weeks of beginning chiropractic treatment, Dr Hecht was back playing sports, working, and doing all the things that he enjoyed. This is what inspired him to become a chiropractor and gives him the desire to help those in pain today.
Dr. Hecht obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, followed by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. He began practice in North Carolina as part of a regional group in December of 2000. In March 2005, Dr. Hecht established his own company, Partners in Health & Wellness. His philosophy and company name incorporate his goal of establishing health and wellness in the local Chapel Hill area. It is also his goal to establish a center of health where a patient can come and receive multiple type of treatment and care to maximize their health and lifestyle including massage, acupuncture, and sports-specific training.
Dr. Hecht has also earned post-graduate degrees in acupuncture and is the only Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician in Chapel Hill. In addition, he serves as the current North Carolina Chiropractic Association’s Worker’s Compensation chairperson. Serving this post since 2013, Dr. Hecht looks to help remedy patient’s problems who have been hurt on the job. Finally, Dr. Hecht has served as an HNS Professional Affairs Advisor since 2014. In this role, he looks to contribute and enhance the relationships between insurance companies and local chiropractors.
He serves many local high school students along with collegiate and professional sports players. With his vast experience in treating sports injuries, he has created a team of holistic practitioners that help to both alleviate symptoms and restore normal function to the joints and muscles of the body. As a patient, you should realize that sports medicine is not just for athletes but for any individual that suffers from either an acute sports injury or a nagging athletic condition that just will not go away. For most, it is the latter and we just continue trying to “push through” the pain. Unfortunately, most patients later succomb to greater and more devastating injuries that either eliminate or greatly reduce their participation in the activities that they love to do.