Hello everyone! Excited to start these weekly blog posts! We will touch upon everything acupuncture, sports medicine, nutrition, exercise and so much more. I want to start by introducing myself so you have a chance to know me better and what brought me to become an acupuncturist.
I grew up in Nutley, NJ, the oldest of 4 kids. I played many sports growing up, most notably ice hockey and baseball. Competing in sports brings injuries and I had plenty of them. I spent what felt like a hundred years doing physical therapy, chiropractic, and a ton of other therapy modalities. It wasn’t until I was playing college baseball that I tried acupuncture for the first time. I was a pitcher at The College of New Jersey and had some right elbow pain that wouldn’t go away. Acupuncture was recommended to me by my physical therapist and after just one treatment, I couldn't believe it, the pain was gone the next day. No other therapy modality had ever done what acupuncture had done for me in just one visit. At the time, I had planned to go to graduate school for some sort of therapy but had never considered acupuncture. I graduated that year with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and immediately started working at a health club. During that time I was researching acupuncture schools and before I knew it, I was sitting in my first acupuncture graduate course. Today, I have both my Master’s and Clinical Doctorate from the Pacific College of Health and Science. I own and operate a small private practice in Nutley, NJ called RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab, where I specialize in treating orthopedic pain disorders and post-surgical rehabilitation. I got engaged this past year to my beautiful fiancé, Robin! In just a few months we will be moving into our new home together with our dog, Penny.
The purpose of this blog is to educate and keep people informed about current health trends. In this day and age, there is a lot of misinformation that has no scientific evidence backing it. What is particularly concerning about social media specifically is that it's where younger generations their information. To say social media is an unreliable source for topics like diet and exercise is an understatement. In this blog, we will use science to back up what we know about health and exercise and hear from industry experts on a variety of topics. I hope you enjoy and learn from this blog. Be sure to sign up below to receive an email when there is a new blog post!