The silver lining in this is that if the condition is caught early enough and addressed with proper treatment, further health complications can be avoided.
However, if left untreated and undiagnosed, scoliosis can cause patients to develop chronic pain in the shoulders, back, neck, and buttocks. In addition, scoliosis can lead to recurring sciatica issues, and, the capacity of your lungs and heart can decrease. For females, painful menstrual cycles can occur, and there’s always a risk of disability.
Generally, a parent or guardian will first notice scoliosis in a patient. An examination should be conducted by a healthcare professional right away if a child’s shoulders and pelvis are not level. The Adams Position Test is often used to help diagnose, and sometimes X-rays are needed.
Chiropractic care can help decrease the pain and symptoms associated with scoliosis, as well as the condition’s progression. These treatments are an effective, safe, and non-invasive option for those who are tired of pain medication “masking” their symptoms.
Some additional health benefits to chiropractic care include:
As Project Manager of Elevated Health NYC, Kim Bargiel helps the gears turning from behind the scenes. She manages various projects that keep our office running and growing, such as maintaining our patient database, ensuring all office protocols are in compliance, and helping coordinate the marketing plans for our various services.
Kim has worn many hats in the past, such as an Elementary School Teacher and an Event Planner, but perhaps her most relevant experience comes with her years of work as an Office Manager. She graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Communications and holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University.
Kim enjoys working for Elevated Health because it offers her the opportunity to help people achieve their health & wellness goals and truly live their life to the fullest!
Ms. Washington is a vital component of the Elevated Health NYC team, offering a friendly smile to everyone that steps through our office doors. She keeps the doctors and staff organized and offers tremendous value when it comes to treating our patients, as well. She keeps everything running in tip-top shape at Elevated Health NYC!
Anthony Lee is a Licensed Massage Therapist with more than 15 years of experience. He graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage in 2004 and is registered in New York State. He specializes in medical massage, focusing on injury, rehabilitation, and pain management.
Dr. Brian Almanzar is a board-certified, bilingual physician specializing in chiropractic care. At Elevated Health NYC, Dr. Brian and his staff specialize in treating many different conditions, including sciatica, lower back pain, herniated discs, shoulder pain, sports injuries, and neck pain. He has extensive training in various techniques including, but not limited to Diversified, Webster, Cox Flexion, and Activator. He also adjusts extremities and performs soft tissue therapy.
Dr. Brian received his Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia, graduating with High Honors and an emphasis on Sports Injuries and Prenatal Care. Before Chiropractic School, Dr. Brian graduated from both Florida State University with a degree in Biological Science and from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in Accounting.
Dr. Brian did not know he wanted to be a chiropractor until he dealt with his own share of sports injuries while training to be a powerlifter. Each injury required extensive rehabilitation to fully recover, inspiring him to help others and become a chiropractor himself.
Dr. Brian is originally from Washington Heights in New York City born from two immigrant, Dominican parents. He has since lived in several other states before settling back in New York City in July of 2022. His upbringing taught him lessons about work ethic, selflessness, and patience. Dr. Brian’s mission is to provide personalized care to each of his patients in an effort to find the root cause of their problems and tailor a treatment plan that fits their specific needs.
Jhonelle Gravesandy, RN, MSN, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Adelphi University in 2006 and Master’s Degree in Nursing from Pace University in 2016.
As a Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, Jhonelle has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including Cardiac CCU/Step Down, Post Anesthesia Care, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Medical Aesthetics, Functional Medicine and Mental Health.
She is passionate about Integrative Medicine, Health & Wellness Optimization, and Youth Preservation. This is affirmed by her extensive experience in Orthopaedics, Regenerative Medicine, Functional Medicine and IV Infusion Therapies.
Jhonelle was born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, New York. In her spare time, she enjoys reading about quantum physics, traveling the world, eating amazing food and listening to afrocarib music.
Her ultimate goal is to make clients feel amazing from the inside out!
Christine is from the Dayton, Ohio area where she graduated with a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Wright State University in 2002. She worked in various clinical and administrative nursing positions in the state of Ohio prior to coming to New York City in 2017. For the past three years her focus has been on stem cell therapy and the benefits it can provide to her patients.
A large part of Christine’s dedication to making stem cell therapy available to patients is a result of her treating patients with chronic pain, coupled with the overuse of opioid medications by the healthcare industry. In particular, she grew frustrated when Ohio rose to the second highest rate of opioid overdoses in the United States. As a matter of conscience, she was driven to identify a better way forward to help patients be free of pain and allow them to experience and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The change in Christine’s caregiving philosophy brought her to New York City in order to join a multidisciplinary sports, anti-aging, and pain management practice. Ultimately, her passion to treat pain with different modalities has led her to the field of regenerative medicine.
As a result, Christine has served as an ACNP stem cell coordinator for three years here in New York. Her position has led her to work with patients ranging from professional athletes to weekend warriors; in addition to patients with general symptoms, such as back pain, knee, and shoulder pain.
Christine has expressed her hopes for helping patients of Elevated Healthcare NYC in this way:
“The science of stem cells is fascinating and intricate. As you can imagine, the field of regenerative medicine is advancing every day. My goal is to always stay on top of the innovations in the field and when possible, make them available to our patients at Elevated. Also, my goal is not just to treat, but to hopefully replace ailing tissue with new tissue.”
Dr. Bart Bargiel is a physician who is board certified in chiropractic care. The doctor and staff of Elevated Health NYC serve residents living in New York City with an office conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. The doctor’s main goal is to provide his patients with individualized care in the areas of sports injuries, neck pain, herniated discs, lower back pain, headaches, posture, sciatica, and shoulder pain.
With his many years of experience and specialized areas of expertise, Dr. Bargiel can evaluate each patient and provide them with a treatment plan that effectively meets their needs.
The doctor graduated from New York Chiropractic College. As a former athlete, he understands the importance of making sure the body functions efficiently on all levels. Dr. Bargiel is proficient in SOT, Diversified Adjusting, Cox-Flexion/Distraction, and Myofascial Release. He offers physiotherapy and therapeutic massage to his patients, as well as rehabilitation services for patients that have been recovering from a devastating illness or disease.
Dr. Edmund Shockey is a board-certified physician, specializing in the field of chiropractic care. At Elevated Health NYC, Dr. Shockey and his staff specialize in treating many different conditions, including sciatica, lower back pain, herniated discs, shoulder pain, sports injuries, and neck pain.
The doctor uses chiropractic care and naturopathic medicine to help his patients regain their health and have a higher quality of life. His ultimate goal is to provide each patient with individualized care based on their own personal needs and physical demands.
Dr. Shockey attended Life Chiropractic College West in San Francisco, California where he graduated Suma Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his class in 2006. He went on to further his education by receiving training in Functional Nutrition, Performance Fitness, Posture Correction, and Wellness Coaching. He is also a certified personal trainer and nutritional consultant. The doctor is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Shockey serves patients who live throughout the greater New York City area with an office conveniently located in midtown Manhattan.
Dr. Edmund Shockey came to New York City in 2006 because his ideas and aspirations felt too big for any place else. He grew up in Louisville, KY; graduated with a BA in Chemistry, and initially pursued a career in resin manufacturing and application. After over a decade in the private industry, Dr. Shockey felt burned out and frustrated. This was in large part due to health challenges along with dissatisfaction with his job duties. After some soul searching, he decided to make a bold move. He sold everything, bought a motorcycle, and rode to San Francisco to enroll at Life Chiropractic College West.
This was a daring change, but Dr. Shockey felt compelled to help others as he had been helped by chiropractic therapies and naturopathy. For 11 years, he suffered from recurring skin eruptions throughout his body, persistently swollen lymph nodes, crippling fatigue, and continual back pain. After years of pills and medical testing to no avail except for a cryptic diagnosis of erythema multiformae (Latin: “inflamed lesions of different shapes”), he consulted holistic practitioners rather than strictly medical personnel. The change was astounding. His symptoms were reduced by 80% after 4 weeks of detoxification, altered meal planning, spinal adjustments, and yoga with meditation. Today, Dr. Shockey considers himself 98% better.
In his words, “My will to live … and hope in the future came back with the therapies. I am committed to caring for my patients in this comprehensive approach where we remove the stress on the joints, in the cells, and around the mind so people can reclaim their lives just as I did.”
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Dr. Lisa A. Corrente is a board-certified radiologist who has been practicing for over 20 years and has accrued impressive expertise in diagnostic radiology, MRI, and musculoskeletal imaging. Currently, Dr. Corrente serves in multiple roles, including Medical Advisor for Elevated Health, Team Physician for the Brooklyn Bolts Football Team in Brooklyn, NY, President/CEO at Park Place Teleradiology PC in New York, NY, President and Medical Director at Restore Wellness Medical Practice PC, in New York, NY, President and Medical Director of Park Place Medical Imaging PC in New York, NY and Diagnostic Radiologist at Stand Up MRI at various locations. Previously, Dr. Lisa A. Corrente served as President and Medical Director at Vanguard Medical Imaging in Plainview, New York, Diagnostic Radiologist at Imaging On Call in New York, and Diagnostic Radiologist at Cambria Somerset Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Group in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Corrente attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and graduated in 1997 with her doctorate of medicine (MD). Furthermore, she completed her general surgery internship at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, New York (1997-1998) and served her radiology residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City, New York (1999-2003). Dr. Corrente is fellowship trained in MRI and musculoskeletal imaging at the University of California San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, California (2003-2004). Certified in radiology by the American Board of Radiology, she remains an active member of the radiology community as a distinguished member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Medical Society of the State of New York.
A published author who dedicates to traveling outside medical practice, Dr. Corrente has recently been selected by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) to be featured in the premier publication of The Leading Physicians of the World.