Lawrence Ruck, D.C. | Chiropractic Sports Injury Provider

 

​I received a B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in the Chicago suburbs.

I have post graduate education in sports injuries and soft tissue therapies (Active Release). Prior to Chiropractic College, I worked as a personal trainer, certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). I have lectured extensively on topics in Anatomy, functional training, and injury prevention.

In my spare time, I enjoy basketball (as long as everyone is over 40), hiking, woodworking, and cooking.

A note to prospective patients:

I’ve been practicing for almost 20 years. It is very important to me that patients get the service they expect. I value your time and money and don’t want to waste either.

I run my practice guided by modern principles of pain science. What does that mean? It means that what you hear from me will be very different than most chiropractors.  For example, I will not tell you how, “out” your spine is. Sounds crazy right? A chiropractor not telling you how misaligned you are? That’s right. The reason… It’s outdated, it’s not really a thing.  Evidence has never shown that vertebrae go out of alignment (except for catastrophic, life altering trauma) so I don’t tell patients that!

I do not focus on how abnormal the body is; how one leg is shorter than the other, how a shoulder appears lower than the other, or how weird the spine looks on x-rays. Why? Because asymmetries in the human body are normal!  We all have them.  They often have nothing to do with pain! These tactics are often used to create a relationship of dependence where the patient needs the provider to, “fix” them. That’s not what I’m about.

What I do focus on is empowering patients to take care of themselves by educating them on how to challenge their bodies though mobility and strength. I give patients plans to return to activities they love. That’s it. 

 

No false promises, no prolonged treatment plans, no hard sells, no weird treatments.

Feel free to call or email me directly if you have any questions. I'll get back to you. 914-844-7712. drruck@ruckspineandsports.com.

 

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