"Helping You Reach Your Healthcare Goals For Life"

Syracuse, NY


About Brighton Hill Chiropractic

As chiropractors, we understand that even though the human body has predictable patterns of adaptation, each person responds uniquely to treatments. For this reason, we tailor a specific plan of action to meet your healthcare needs, goals, and individual situation.

We hope that you will find our office, and this website, helpful in learning more about the natural, holistic approach chiropractic brings to healthcare. Whether your interest in chiropractic is for symptom relief, ongoing wellness, or both, there are many ways chiropractic can be utilized to contribute to overall quality of life.

If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

~ Leon Eldred

Carrie Goettsch, DC

Dr. Goettsch started Brighton Hill Chiropractic, PC in 1981. She is a 1980 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and a 1976 graduate of Ithaca College (BFA music) where she majored in voice and developed a love for composing and arranging music.

Besides overseeing the day-to-day business responsibilities and caring for patients at BHC, Dr. Goettsch is state delegate and past president of the central NY chapter (District 12) of the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA). She was also a member of the Excellus BCBS Chiropractic Advisory Committee for many years. Dr. Goettsch is certified in electrodiagnostics (nerve conduction and EMG testing), performs no-fault chiropractic independent exams and is a guest speaker to health care providers and other groups regarding health and chiropractic.

Dr. Goettsch strives for ongoing cooperation between insurers, primary care providers and chiropractors. The safety, efficacy and patient satisfaction data supporting the benefits of chiropractic care (spinal manipulation), especially in the acute stage, has the potential to create significant public health cost savings when evidence based guidelines for acute low back pain are more universally implemented. Dr. Goettsch would like to see this happen in her professional lifetime!

Career highlights include volunteering chiropractic services in the Dominican Republic on a 9-day mission trip in 1993, serving as treating chiropractor with the 15th Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1997 and with the Maccabiah Pan American Games in Chile in 2003, serving as team chiropractor for SUNY Geneseo and RIT women's volleyball teams 2003-2006 and singing at the White House in Washington, D.C. in December 2002, 2004 and 2008 as a member of the Master’s Touch Chorale. Dr. Goettsch also sings with the Syracuse Chorale and the Symphony Syracuse Pops Chorus.

Dr. Goettsch and husband Marty, a mental health nurse with the VA, have three grown daughters, love boating, swimming, fishing and gardening and reside on 28 acres in Lafayette, NY with Weimaraners Heidi and Alex.

Nathan Hamm, DC

Dr. Nathan Hamm, a 2004 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, joined the professional staff at Brighton Hill Chiropractic in 2006. Prior to coming to Brighton Hill Chiropractic, Dr. Hamm practiced in a large multi-specialty spine clinic in the NYC area, in a patient centered environment where innovative medical care, physical therapy, and chiropractic care were provided collaboratively.

Raised in the Syracuse area, Dr. Hamm earned his Bachelor of Science degree (Corporate/Community Wellness Management) in 2000 from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. While an undergrad, Dr. Hamm was a member of Gym-Masters, a gymnastic team with an anti-drug message that provided half-time entertainment at NBA basketball games, and during his senior year received the

'Male Athlete of the Year' award.

In his final year of chiropractic education, Dr. Hamm interned and provided chiropractic care at Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY

In his spare time, Dr. Hamm can often be found on the golf course, playing basketball & volleyball, and leading worship at his church. Dr. Hamm also likes to spend time outdoors with his chocolate lab Tidus.

Dawn Basciani, DC

Dr. Dawn (Cassell) Basciani is a 2012 graduate of the doctor of chiropractic degree program at D'Youville College. "Dr. Dawn", as some of our patients call her, joined the professional staff at Brighton Hill Chiropractic in the summer of 2012.

Dr. Basciani earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2008 from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y. While an undergrad, Dr. Basciani taught figure skating at Mitchell's Skating Center and also competed at the 2005 U.S. Collegiate Championships in Hawaii. Homeschooled in high school, to pursue her passion for figure skating, Dr. Basciani trained at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. She is a U.S. Figure Skating Association double Gold Medalist, Free Style and Moves, and also is a Canadian Figure Skating Association Gold Medalist in Freestyle.

Dr. Basciani is certified in Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, SpiderTech kinesio taping and is also a Certified Personal Trainer. In 2011, Dr. Basciani was a treating chiropractor for athletes competing in the Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, N.Y. She also completed her first Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Providence, Rhode Island in 2011.

In her spare time, Dr Basciani enjoys exercising, figure skating, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.