I've been a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic for over thirty years. Over time, my work has evolved. I no longer use physical therapy equipment or traditional chiropractic adjusting techniques. I now work primarily with my hands and my heart. I believe that the mind and body are one.
My undergraduate degree is in Psychology. It was while working on my Master's degree in counselling that I injured my back and subsequently discovered chiropractic and alternative health care.
Over the years that I have been in practice, I have studied many different types of bodywork and energy work to complement and enhance my work as a chiropractor. My work tends to flow from one type to another as I listen to what your body tells me is needed that day.
Treatments may include non-force chiropractic adjustments which do not involve 'neck snapping' or 'back cracking.' I frequently incorporate acupressure, cranial balancing, Reiki, breath work, reflexology and more.
'So, what do you do?' I am never sure how to answer that question. I am a chiropractor. The difficulty with this simple response is that people have their own ideas of what a chiropractor is and isn't. Just as with any profession, there are major differences in how the specialty is practiced.With chiropractic, images of torso-twisting and neck snapping come to mind. I don't do that. Some people are afraid that once you start going to a chiropractor you have to go for the rest of your life. My patients/clients/practice members decide when they want to reschedule appontments. Of course, I make recommendations for their care but it is their decision when to return. Some people come for a few visits. Some travel and see me when they are in town. I have people that have been coming to see me for thirty years. They like how it feels during the treatment/adjustment and they appreciate the positive effect that it has on their feeling of well-being between visits.
My postgraduate education lead to a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC). With this title, under New York State law comes the responsibility to diagnose and if indicated, make appropriate referrals. I read, study, and attend continuing education classes. This includes study of functional medicine, nutrition, use of herbs and homeopathy.
I am a doctor with a focus on holistic mind-body health care. I love working with people who want to achieve more balance in their lives; physically, mentally and emotionally.