Category: Chiropractors At Work

Building Relationships: A Foundation of Chiropractic

When Dr. Thomas Ventimiglia, New York Chiropractic College’s Dean of Postgraduate & Continuing Education, started to build his own private practice over 36 years ago, he laid his foundation on the principle that relationships matter. To Dr. Ventimiglia, a successful chiropractic career and practice was rooted in community involvement — becoming an advocate, a go-to… Read more »

Healing a nation in pain with evidence-informed chiropractic

Approximately 100 million U.S. adults are burdened by chronic pain every year, with an estimated annual national economic cost of $560-635 billion, according to Relieving Pain in America. Dr. Mary Balliett, chiropractor and professor at New York Chiropractic College, says that her most important job as a chiropractor is to determine a differential diagnosis to… Read more »

Sports Symposium Blog – DC and Acupuncture

The recent New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) Sports Symposium was packed with four incredible speakers who utilize the modalities of chiropractic and acupuncture to treat athletes and sports-related injuries.  As noted by Assistant Professor Michael Pingicer, LAc, of NYCC’s Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, many athletes opt for natural approaches as they… Read more »

What is diagnostic imaging?

As a part of their scope of practice, chiropractors in all 50 states and Canada are licensed to perform and interpret X-rays to help them understand sources of various types of health conditions and determine best treatment options for patients. Diagnostic imaging, formerly known as radiology, is the broad term that encompasses conventional radiographs (X-rays),… Read more »

How real-world experience benefits patients

How does the hands-on, multidisciplinary nature of chiropractic benefit patients? Karen Bobak, D.C., Ed.D., Dean of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College, says that it comes down to application. Students take a full year of gross anatomy, as well as two trimesters of neuroscience, physiology and more, building a crucial foundation in understanding the human… Read more »

When should I visit a chiropractor for my back pain?

In a recent post for Fox News, Dr. Bill Lauretti, an associate professor at New York Chiropractic College and media spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association, mentions a few warning signs to determine when back pain means it’s time to visit a chiropractor. These warning signs include pain radiating down the back of your legs,… Read more »

NYCC Health Center Spotlight: Rochester

The Rochester Health Center is New York Chiropractic College’s newest — located in a commuter region south of the city of Rochester, treating chiropractic patients Monday through Friday. Dr. Aizhong Li also treats acupuncture patients on Mondays and Tuesdays. Clinic Chief of Staff Dr. Ryan Nadeau is a 2008 NYCC Doctor of Chiropractic graduate. Dr. Nadeau… Read more »

NYCC Faculty Profile: Dr. Brian Cunningham

New York Chiropractic College Professor of Clinical Sciences Dr. Brian Cunningham didn’t always see himself teaching at the college — in fact, it found him somewhat serendipitously. An NYCC alumnus himself, Dr. Cunningham earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the school’s former location on Long Island, New York. After working for a year as… Read more »

NYCC Health Center Spotlight: Depew Health Center

The last year of a Doctor of Chiropractic student’s education is spent gaining hands-on training.  The Depew Health Center, located in the Buffalo area, is one of NYCC’s four New York-based clinics responsible for preparing future doctors for practice. It houses about 50 to 60 students at any one time, and works with the surrounding… Read more »

Business skills for entrepreneurs in chiropractic

Understanding business concepts, strategy, marketing, and even the administrative side of running a practice is crucial to any chiropractic entrepreneur, which many New York Chiropractic College graduates go on to become. It’s why NYCC Doctor of Chiropractic students take six practical business courses designed to help them understand the specific areas of management, entrepreneurship, administration,… Read more »