What is your favorite part of living in New York?
I love the options the city has to offer. Whether it’s finding a restaurant or a place to hang out, you will never be disappointed in trying something new every time.
What’s your favorite restaurant in NYC?
My favorite restaurant in NYC is Nan Xiang Dumpling House at Flushing, Queens. Their award winning soup dumplings is worth every penny.
What is your spirit animal?
I like to say that I’m a combination of a Hippopotamus and a Turtle. I can seem dangerous when seen yawning (especially in the morning before my coffee) and I like to sometimes spend my days in the comfort of my own home with a good book.
What foods & practices are essential to your well-being?
There are so many varieties of fruits and vegetables out there that I take pleasure in discovering new flavors and recipes whenever I go to my local market. Plus, most of them carry essential vitamins and nutrients that allow your body to be at its fullest potential while at the same time creating a bit of diversity in your diet. I also am a big believer in having set exercise routines. I try to get in at least 30 miles of running in a week as well as three days of moderate resistance exercises.
What inspired you to get into chiropractic care?
I have always led a very active lifestyle and I found out about chiropractic care early in my high school career due to an athletic injury. I’ve always wanted to be in career in which I can make people feel better wherever I go. Long story short, after being exposed to various doctors and health practitioners, I decided to pursue chiropractic and wellness while I was in college and the rest is history.
What is your favorite part about working with your patients?
I love the combination of creativity and challenges that’s involved in chiropractic care. Every patient who walks into the office is different and not every treatment option is right for them. Becoming a well-rounded, educated practitioner allows me to be prepared for any challenges that come my way.
What is your treatment philosophy?
I am a firm believer of evaluating a patient from top to bottom and from the bottom to top. The body is interconnected through various tissues and joints. Someone who may be experiencing chronic headaches may also have a related case of hip imbalance. It is my job to find that connection and correct the main cause instead of chasing the pain.
What is your area of expertise?
I enjoy doing manual work that involves stretching and re-educating the muscles of the body so they can function to its optimum ability. Finding imbalances and correcting them through specific functional exercises or passive/active stretching that are backed-up by the latest evidence is a passion that I have and I would love to hone my skills on.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
Although I am a full time doctor, I love to spend my free time being active. I am often found participating in social sport leagues playing volleyball or tennis. I am also attempting to qualify for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.