Dr Lavine's Bio

 

  • Dr. Lavine earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with honors from New York Chiropractic College in 1980.
  • Since then, he’s developed his unique approach to the practice of chiropractic in New York City and Princeton, NJ.
  • Utilizes diverse hands-on, personalized approaches to address complex health needs. Patients seek out Dr. Lavine for help with: spinal pain, chronic pain, headache, concussion, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder and elbow pain, and much else.
  • Pioneer in the use of NeuroTactile® Therapy, integrating it with other chiropractic manual therapy methods.
  • Extensive experience since 2002 treating herniated discs and sciatica with the DRX-9000 and flexion-distraction therapy, along with rehabilitative exercise.
  • Completed more than 500 hours of study from 2019 to 2020 in nutrition, metabolism, digestive tract function, immune and inflammatory modulation, herbal therapeutics, and much more to earn certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner from Functional Medicine University.
  • Author of Living Well With Spondylolisthesis – guide to therapeutic exercise and self-care for individuals with spondylolisthesis.
  • Author of Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome, in Current Reviews of Musculoskeletal Medicine, September 2010.
  • Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, a human movement specialist with an extensive background in modern dance, ballet, yoga, Pilates, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Alexander technique, and other movement and alignment methods. Authority on posture, therapeutic movement and rehabilitative exercise.
  • Created and developed the Princeton Fitness Challenge and the Happy Trails Running Club, two community-based efforts to promote fitness and health awareness.
  • Served as Secretary and Board Member, New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury, deepening his knowledge of the effects of concussion and sharing his expertise in the use of manual therapy to address these symptoms.
  • Trained dozens of professionals in the use of NeuroTactile® Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Therapeutic Exercise.
  • Author of A Case of Gait-Related Antalgia published in the journal Clinical Chiropractic.
  • Author of Neurofascial Therapy: Mastering Cutaneo-Visceral Reflexes, published in Dynamic Chiropractic.
  • Taught workshops for fitness enthusiasts and exercise professionals in effective exercise methods, proper use of abdominals, and injury prevention.
  • Conducted alignment workshops for dancers and singers for university performing arts departments and leading professional training programs.
  • Lectured at Einstein Medical College to Residents in Family Medicine on Chiropractic & Geriatrics, and to medical students on Palpating the Physical Signs of Maladaptive Stress Response.
  • Hosted medical students from Einstein Medical College who observed clinical procedures as part of coursework on Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
  • Professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, teaching courses in Orthopedic & Sports Pathology and Neuroanatomy.
  • Presented public workshops “The Latest Science of Strength, Balance & Brain Fitness” and “Meet Your Gut Bacteria” to Association of Retired Mercer County Educators, Princeton Adult School, and other groups.
  • Publisher and author of Your Body of Knowledge, an online guide to the healthy enjoyment of life.
  • Developed nutritional protocols to address issues of body composition, intestinal dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome, chronic pain and inflammation.

 

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