In 1995, I suffered from a weightlifting injury to my right shoulder. I tried conventional medical treatment, which included anti-inflammatories and cortisone shots. My shoulder did not improve. A friend recommended that I see his chiropractor. My shoulder pain disappeared within three weeks of my initial office visit.
Within 5 weeks, I was able to return in full capacity, to participating in all the activities that I love. Sometimes injuries serve a purpose. They force us to slow down, and bring awareness and even respect to our bodies. In this case, my shoulder injury was the catalyst for my entry into this healing profession.
I attended the University of Florida and graduated in 1996 with a bachelors of science degree in microbiology. I attended Life University, where I received a doctor of chiropractic degree in 2001. I completed my postgraduate study in applied kinesiology, applied nutrition, mediherb herbology, nutrition and neurological disorders, Flexion-Distraction, extremity adjusting, chinese herbal medicine, diversified adjusting techniques, Low Back Case Management, whiplash management, sacro-occipital technique, Nutrition Response Testing, ChiroYoga, trigger point therapy, and energetix homeopathy.
I am very proud of my involvement in a study with Life University to assess the effect of chiropractic care on patients with HIV. The study found a 48% average increase in cd4 cells (immune system cells) among the participants as compared to a control group. I am an avid volunteer with great organizations like the Multiple Sclerosis Society, GMHC, and I was one of the first chiropractors at the world trade center site treating emergency worker personnel. I have written articles for national publications, such as Pilates Style magazine.
What Sets Me Apart from other New York City Chiropractors?
While many people can freely use the term "personalized treatment," My goal is to always be the Best Chiropractor in NYC, and I take great pride in the quality of the service I provide:
I spend more time with my patients. A patient needs more than a 5 minute treatment to get better in the quickest and most efficient way possible.
I use soft tissue manipulation, which includes treatment of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This allows for injuries to heal faster and a patient to maintain their adjustment for a longer period of time.
I foster a caring and communicative relationship with all of my patients. The cornerstone of healing is the energy exchange between doctor and patient.
I use a holistic approach. Simply put “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. The notion of the mind/body/spirit connection is taken seriously and respected.
I see health as a state of optimum physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being, not just the absence of disease and symptoms.
I emphasize the maintenance of health and prevention of disease.
I have a dedicated yoga practice and an exercise regimen, which has given me a greater understanding of the needs of my patient’s that are yogis and avid exercisers.
I am a Reiki Practitioner, which has allowed me greater understanding and intuition while working with the subtle energies of the body.