Offering chiropractic & physical therapy, Dr. Boris Gershteyn is a Board Certified, 2007 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and is licensed to practice in New York. In the years since graduating, he has had thousands of patient interactions ranging from injuries on the playing field to car & work related accidents with every profession in between (police & firemen, casual & professional athletes, executives, and performers). Aside from his duties as a chiropractor, he is also a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).
ABOUT MAINTENANCE CARE
Let’s face it, our muscles and joints take a pounding all day. From hitting the NYC pavement for our everyday commutes to long hours at the wheel / computer / workstation to a host of other events in our daily lives...we start to feel it.
What we are feeling are the compressive forces of our own body upon our joints which results in:
A decrease in fluidity of movement within our joints
An increase in muscular tension as a result of poor posture
Promotion of DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease*)
An increase in the occurance of pains / strains / mishaps by leaving the body in an unprepared state to handle load & stress
Receiving regularly scheduled maintenance care that involves manipulation, decompression and stretching seeks to:
Restore a more fluid movement to the body by decompressing and mobilizing our over used muscles and joints
Decrease muscular tension by improving posture and offering muscular relaxation
Limit the effects of Immobilization Degeneration*
Aid in promoting longevity in our daily routines
Minimize the potential for any pains / strains / mishaps within the body by keeping it in a more ready state to handle load & stress
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, of the affected joint coupled with myofascial release to aid in the relaxation of surrounding tissues, helps in restoring mobility, thereby alleviating pain and allowing for a more pain free range of motion with increased fluidity of movement.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.