Doctors of chiropractic Michael Cocilovo and Gilbert Rodriguez believe pain relief and healthful eating habits lead to an improved lifestyle. To that end, the two graduates of New York Chiropractic College schedule chiropractic adjustments and nutritional counseling at New City Chiropractic Center. Each doctor plies his trade with his own specialty: Dr. Cocilovo is a certified Manipulation Under Anesthesia practitioner with more than 25 years of experience and Dr. Rodriguez is a board-certified chiropractor and physiotherapist. Together, the pair strives to root out chronic pain, so that no one has to see them again—a paradox elsewhere only pursued by aspiring ghosts and elite hide-and-seek champions.
Dr. Lance A. Johnson and his staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists combine their noninvasive skill sets to administer holistic healing without the need for drugs or surgery. He envisions the entire person being well, not just having healthy lungs or healthy knees or healthy banana-peel sensors. This approach, in Dr. Johnson's view, dodges the problem of merely making patients' symptoms go away instead of getting to the root of those symptoms' cause. His staff devotes themselves to getting to this root and, once there, correcting it with such tried and true chiropractic techniques as adjustments, massages, or physical therapy.
Just as an interstate can become congested with traffic, the flow of life-force energy can become backed up and suppress the body's natural immune response. That's where D.J. Kim comes in. By inserting thin sterilized needles into various meridians along the face and body, Kim hopes to stimulate natural healing abilities to promote weight loss, rejuvenate the complexion, or heal ailments ranging from migraines to infertility.
Surgeons need not apply at Bardonia Physical Therapy. That's because their physicians and physical therapists strive to heal musculoskeletal injuries without putting clients under the knife. The team has spent the past 20 years both aiding recoveries and preventing recurring injuries. They soothe conditions that assail an anatomy chart’s worth of body parts, from necks to lower backs and joints. When they aren't treating athletes and dancers, they address women's wellness issues and perform ergonomic assessments that encourage businesses not to make their employees sit in driftwood chairs.
When Brett Caminez was still in high school, a skiing injury felt like an unfortunate introduction to chiropractic care. Luckily, chiropractic techniques essentially healed what could have been a roadblock to his athletic pursuits, and the experience made a lasting impression on him. These days, Doctor of Chiropractic Caminez treats patients at Caminez Chiropractic. He combines the technology of EMG scans and x-rays with holistic know-how, correcting issues such as sore muscles or postures thrown askew by mismatched stilts. When he's not performing adjustments, he still likes to strap on skis and take to the hills.
Lead by certified kickboxing instructor, holistic health coach, and owner, Chrissy Finley, Evolution Kickboxing works out full physiques with challenging 60-minute no-contact kickboxing classes designed for beginners as well as advanced students. During those fun-focused classes that burn up to 850 calories per session, Finley and her team inspire groups to pummel heavy bags, shadowbox, practice calisthenics, and master boxing basics and techniques. They also offer tae kwon do, tang soo do, and wing chun kung fu martial-arts classes, which focus on fitness as well as self-discipline, respect, and self-defense.