Since his graduation from New York Chiropractic College in 1997 Dr. Christopher Anselmi has been providing quality chiropractic care to the people of Manhattan. In April of 2003, after an extensive interview process, Dr. Anselmi was asked to join the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Integrative Care Center as the first chiropractor in its 100+ year history. Since 2003 Dr. Anselmi has maintained his private practice as well as his hospital affiliation.
Today he runs the Center for Spine Care + Mobility where a team of Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists work collectively to treat patients with a wide range of musculo-skeletal issues. Dr. Anselmi is a Masters Certified Active Release Technique chiropractor. This puts him in an elite group of health care providers who specialize in sports injuries as well as overuse syndromes. He has expanded his interest in posture and ergonomics and lectures on these, as well as many other musculoskeletal subjects.
Aaron Schuman is a graduate of Connecticut College, New London where he lettered in soccer all four years. Dr. Schuman’s postgraduate education was at New York Chiropractic College. His post-doctoral education included achieving the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician distinction. Dr. Schuman interned at Levittown Health Center and South Shore Neurologic Associates in New York where he functioned as part of an interdisciplinary team and was trained in acute care, chronic care, and neuromuscular rehabilitation.
Dr. Schuman is full body certified in Active Release Technique and Graston Technique-treatment systems of myofascial injuries such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint syndrome, and sprain/strain injuries. He is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and conditioning Association.
Physical Therapy Team
Dr. Christine Miller graduated Wake Forest University in 2010 with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, minor in Entrepreneurship. In 2013 she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SUNY Stony Brook University. Dr. Miller’s treatment approach combines manual techniques, neuromuscu- lar re-education, and therapeutic exercises tailored to the individual. She is currently certified in the use of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), a comprehensive assessment used to classify movement patterns with manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions. She attained her certification in using the Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Dr.Miller stays active as a certified spin instructor teaching classes locally.
Dr. Abby Cabalfin graduated from Rutgers University in 2007 with a BS in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College in 2011. She is currently a certified Sports Performance coach through USA-W and is certified in RockTape and RockBlades through FMS. She utilizes the knowledge she gained from Neurokinetic Therapy and Postural Restoration to create individualized treatment programs designed to return patients to a healthy, active lifestyle.
Abby has a background in volleyball, track, and ballet and currently stays active through weightlifting, yoga, spin, and snowboarding.
Chanah Sheldon graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Public Health Education, and she earned her Master’s of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC. Here, she learned directly from leading masters in the field of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine. Chanah is trained in Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture (KM), and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including facial and auricular acupuncture.
Her comprehensive studies have prepared her to approach each patient as an individual, integrating multiple styles of acupuncture to bring each person back into balance in their own unique way.
Chanah structures her treatments to alleviate any immediate pain and discomfort, while also treating underlying patterns that nourish the body and maintain balance— to heal what is happening in the present moment, and to keep patients well moving forward.
She especially enjoys helping people with musculoskeletal pain, headaches, stress, anxiety, depression, digestive and gynecological irregularities, and allergies.
Chanah is currently an assistant supervisor at Tri-State College of Acupuncture on the Kiiko Matsumoto Acupuncture Team, teaching graduate students acupuncture.