Our Chiropractic Team
New York Chiropractor | Dr. John Belmonte
After graduating from university, I was sufferings with severe headaches and my medical doctor did not know what to do. My neck was always tight and stiff. My father had always gone for chiropractic treatment for his lower back and now I had a positive experience with my neck pain.
I decided to pursue a career in chiropractic. I attended New York Chiropractic College after completing a four-year bachelor of science degree in recreational therapy at S.U.N.Y. Cortland. I worked for three years as a therapist and, during that time, I was a chiropractic patient. It wasn't long before I decided to make chiropractic my career.
Chiropractic was an alternative to drugs and surgery and that what was most appealing to me. I quickly realized that it made sense that my body was able to heal and repair itself. I was most interested in how to make that process happen on a daily basis more powerful. The information I started learning in chiropractic college made me realize that most people are not being told the truth about their health and how the body works. People need to know what the can do to help themselves.
My practice is geared toward helping people help themselves and not about coming to see me just two or three times to get rid of pain. Those patients who truly want to get better do! Not only do they follow my advice but seek more knowledge on their own.
Practicing in midtown Manhattan has many challenges. It is not a great place for healthy living. Dirty air, dirty water and lots of stress. People want everything yesterday and they have no time to get sick... At the same time they claim they have no time to get well. There lies the challenge!
I live in Manhattan and face the same challenges as everyone else! The role of supplements in my life is important: antioxidants are essential because of my environment.
We recently renovated our office to be more green and we are using environmentally-friendly materials. We also have air purifiers throughout the office along with antibacterial UV light. Full-spectrum lighting to increase a happy mood and many other things. We invite ever one to come take a look!
Thank you for visiting our site and I look forward to meeting you to discuss your health needs.
New York Massage Therapist | Christina Faro
Christina Faro, LMT is a 2010 graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in Manhattan, where she earned her associate’s degree in occupational studies and massage therapy. While there, she was trained in-depth in Swedish therapeutic massage as well as traditional Shiatsu bodywork. She is a New York State licensed massage therapist, CPR & first aid certified, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the largest professional organization serving massage therapists. Christina also earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism from Marist College in 2007.
“In the world we live in today, especially in this city, the stresses we inflict on the mind and body can be intense. Stress has a way of manifesting itself physically and can in turn cause pain and even illness. By paying attention to your body and giving it the care it needs, you can strive for a better you, and massage is a great way to do so. I enjoy working in a clinical setting where I am able to really focus on a patient’s individual needs, so I can help you feel your best.”
This is your classic full-body massage. The therapist uses oils and gliding techniques to relieve areas of muscle tension, alleviate stress and facilitate relaxation. Good for unwinding, relaxing and increasing circulation.
While similar to a classic Swedish Massage, this type of massage uses deeper pressures to really address trouble areas. It focuses on reaching deep layers of connective tissue found beneath muscle and fascia to alleviate discomfort and to help break up adhesions (“knots”). Good for muscle tension, chronic pain, and those seeking work on a specific problem area.
This type of massage aims to enhance athletic performance by using a variety of techniques to focus on the areas in the body the athlete utilizes most. Good for increasing circulation, reducing pain and increasing range of motion.
New York Yoga & Pilates Instructor | Yui Matsubara
I was born in Japan and started to dance in my mother's studio at the tender age of three. In 2003, I moved to San Francisco to study classical Ballet and Modern dance. I experienced many performances under the direction of Karen Morrel and also worked with many choreographers. In 2005, I moved to New York and studied at the Ailey School where I had the opportunity to dance with diverse group of choreographers and received Certificate of Dance in 2008. I also teach Ballet and Modern Dance in both New York and Japan throughout all the ages to share the joy of dancing. As I moved on as a dancer, I fell in love with Yoga and Pilates. It has had such an amazing influence on my life.
I completed my 200 hours teacher training at Yoga Works and received my Pilates Certificate from Pilates Academy International. My class includes breathing, alignment, movement and stretching. I utilize my knowledge and experience of dancing in the class to move body and mind. I am deeply passionate about teaching how to control your body and mind through Yoga and Pilates.
New York GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® Certified Instructor, CPR, Senior Personal Instructor, BFA Dance Education | Maki Somekawa
Maki is a professional modern dancer from Tokyo, Japan. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Montclair State University. She studied intensively ballet technique at the Matsuyama Ballet, Ono Masako Ballet Studio and modern technique at Taylor school and Peri dance school.
She is certified in GYROTONIC® level 1, level 2, GYROKINESIS® level 1, and specialized equipment Leg Extension unit where she was trained under the Master Trainer Young-ah Kim and Billy Macagnone. While dealing with her lower back injuries, she discovered the GYROTONIC® method. She was convinced that this was the only method to solve it permanently and prevent any future injury. She is so proud of been a member of E53rd wellness studio and hunger to share the method with clients who has been dealing with injuries.
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is an exercise modality that guides users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged during the performance of the exercises, thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic activity.
Juliu Horvath discovered the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® principles that form the foundation for this novel approach to maintaining health and well-being after many years of study, as he not only tried and succeeded in repairing the bodily injuries that he sustained as a professional dancer using these new methodologies, but he also sought to create a system of exercises that anyone could perform, regardless of age or state of health.
GYROTONIC® methodology allows users to stretch and strengthen muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body. These exercises are synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, thus enhancing aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promoting neuro-muscular rejuvenation.
GYROTONIC® exercises offer complete freedom of movement. Exercises are performed on the Professional Pulley Tower, and the system is fully adjustable and can meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength. The even and constant resistance in the handle unit and pulley tower, (through the triple reduction in the pulleys), completely eliminates the jarring that takes place at the beginning and end of exercises performed on conventional exercise equipment, when many injuries occur. The circular, spiraling and undulating movements that characterize the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® help to increase the functional capacity of the spine, contributing to a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in increased equilibrium.
New York Athletic Trainer | Marina Fukuoka
Marina is originally from Tokyo, Japan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2008. She is also expected to obtain Master of Science in Human Performance from Ithaca College in 2011. She is board certified and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). A former figure skater, Marina has various experience of athletic training, such as preventing and taking care of injuries, and strength and conditioning with competitive and professional figure skaters as well as a professional baseball team, physical therapy clinic, and various both collegiate and youth sport teams. She is interested in correcting the movement of the body and creating mind-body awareness as making use of one of her favorite techniques, muscle energy, as well as Pilates in order to improve performance and expand the possibilities of the body's abilities.
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