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DeSantis Chiropractic Arts

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The Skilled Hands of a Chiropractor in Practice Since 1991
...The Biomechanical Insight of a Master Martial Artist
I practice on the premise that Chiropractors are the experts in spinal / extraspinal biomechanics.
My musculoskeletal approach centers upon restoring lost spinal function. This is accomplished by feeling for lost joint play and then reintroducing movement gradually to malpositioned and fixated vertebrae.

In addition to this, I always address the muscular and tendonous componemt of the problem with soft tissue mobilization techniques.

Myofascial trigger point therapy is also offered in all its forms according to the work of Janet Travell,MD, who is credited with actually coining the phrase "trigger point" which is now part of most physiatric practices.

My speciality in extremity adjusting allows me to improve biomechanical function of shoulders, hips, knees elbows, wrists, ankles and temperomandibular joints as well as every joint in the body, including the spinal joints.

Nutritional support is also extended to patients in the way of recommendations to help support the healing process and strengthen the involved tissues.

By restoring lost spinal function and reintroducing lost movement to the joints i am effectively helping the patient with spinal and joint anti-aging.

Computerized weight- bearing studies are performed and spinal pelvic stabilizers are custom- made for those interested in keeping stress off the joints and spine caused by faulty gate patterns when ambulating.

Runners, Yoga practicioners, martial artists, bikers and dancers have all benefited from our customised approach to your neuro-musculo-skeletal health.
Bio
Upon receiving my undergraduate degree, I opened a Matial Arts center on Staten Island and ran the school for ten years before turning my attention towards Chiropractic.
I graduated from New York Chiropractic College in April of 1991, the same year my first son was born.
My first practice was in SoHo near Broadway and Houston Street. I subletted space in a friends dojo for the first year. After getting much busier, I moved into my own space in Tribeca. I then moved to my current location in Gramercy Park.
Thomas DeSantis, DC
Practice Areas
 Chiropractic  Headache  Pinched Nerves
 Accidents and Injuries  Hip Pain  Posture / Balance Problems
 Acute and Chronic Pain  Jaw Pain / TMJ Disorders  Repetitive Stress Injuries
 Arthritis  Joint Pain  Scoliosis
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Knee Pain  Shoulder / Arm / Elbow Pain
 Disc Herniation  Neck Pain / Whiplash  Spinal Decompression
 Fibromyalgia  Nerve Pain / Sciatica  Sports Injuries
 Foot and Ankle Injuries  Numbness / Tingling in Arms or Feet  Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Certifications
 Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)  Licensed Chiropractor (State)
Education/Training
New York Chiropractic College Graduated 1991 with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
Prior to practicing Chiropractic, I founded the Chi Do Kwan Martial Arts Club. I recieved my 4th degree black belt in Hap Ki Do in 1993. I Taught movement in martial arts on Staten Island at Gold's Gym from
1980 to 1990. Directed classes at the White Street Center for Movement and Bodywork from 1994 to
2004.
Other Languages
Office Speaks Spanish, Chinese
Payments Accepted
Affordable "pay at the point of service" discounts. Our offices are in-network with many insurance carriers including BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna,GHI,Medicare part B, No Fault Auto, Worker's Comp. and others. Please call to confirm that we take your insurance.
Hours:By appointment Mon Wed Fri
License:DCXX6660 NY
Location
39A Gramercy Park North
Suite One
New YorkNY 10010
Additional Location
120 College Ave.
Staten Island,  NY 10314
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