Our Staff

At Park Avenue Chiropractic we recognize that your choice of physician in New York City is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. With chiropractic problems, you need a chiropractor who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Park Avenue Chiropractic every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

 

Nancy Jacobs, DC


Dr. JacobsDr. Nancy Jacobs became interested in nutrition as a teenager when, after a full year of traditional treatments, the medical community failed to help her with a skin condition. Dr. Jacobs decided to make changes to her nutritional intake and her skin cleared up. Medical research claims that diet does not affect your skin, but does not take into account individuals and only focuses
on large numbers of patients and statistics. It became apparent to Dr Jacobs that such research could have misleading interpretations. This experience influenced Dr. Jacobs' current practice, where she advises each patient on a nutritional protocol that suits their
unique needs. Her recommendations are based on an analysis of
a multitude of personal information which includes medical history,
blood work, saliva testing and food sensitivities.                                                                                                                                     Dr. Nancy Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs studied science and dance while attending the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Dr. Jacobs danced and choreographed for a local dance company and injured her back while dancing. Once again traditional medical treatments failed to help her. She decided to try chiropractic and experienced immediate relief. That pivotal moment led her to the decision of becoming a chiropractor. She realized chiropractic could be applied to all of her passions - dance, movement, exercise, nutrition, holistic healing, science and the study of the human body. Dr. Jacobs graduated New Paltz cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She attended the prestigious New York Chiropractic College and graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with honors.

Dr. Jacobs interned at the Levittown Chiropractic Clinic in Levittown, Long Island. After becoming a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, she began her private practice at West Side Chiropractic Center in Manhattan. Dr. Jacobs opened Park Avenue Chiropractic Center in 1982. She is a long standing member of the New York State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Jacobs continues her studies with numerous post doctoral courses each year. Her educational seminars in nutrition are taught by the most respected nutritionists in the field. She has studied many healing techniques including Brimhall Wellness Healing, Nutrition Response Testing, Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), Sacro Occipital Technique, Activator Technique, Applied Kinesiology, TMJ treatments, Extremity Adjusting, Percussor and Adjustor instrumentation as well as Cold Laser applications. With her dance background, Dr. Jacobs is able to educate her patients on corrective exercises and proper ergonomics. Dr. Jacobs' expertise in numerous areas allows her to attain her goal - to help each patient with their unique health concerns.

Chiropractic Work Experience

Park Avenue Chiropractic, PC - 67 Park Ave NY, NY

4/82 - present

West Side Chiropractic Center - W. 71 St, NY, NY
Private practice

3/81 - 3/82

Levittown, NY - Chiropractic Intern

1979-1980

Education, Degrees and Licences

New York State License X2654

1/16/1981

Chiropractic Diplomate
Board Certified Chiropractor

12/1980

New York Chiropractic College - Old Brookville, NY
Doctor of Chiropractic

12/19/1980

SUNY at New Paltz New Paltz, NY
Bachelor of Science Cum Laude

5/29/1977

Recent Post Graduate Continuing Education

An Integrative and Functional Medicine Approach to Modern
Epidemics Lyme Disease – Mold – Leaky Gut – Insomnia & Obesity

Greenwich, CT
4/6/14

Building a Health Immune System from the Ground Up
University of Bridgeport

New York, NY
10/13/13

The Ultimate in Office Diagnostics Experience
Achieving Optimal Clinical Outcomes
The University of Bridgeport
Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department

New York, NY
4/30/11 - 5/01/11

Illuminating the Clinical Web: Treating Complex Cases
University of Bridgeport
College of Chiropractic

Bridgeport, CT
3/21/2010

Advanced Clinical Therapies for Women’s Health
The University of Bridgeport
College of Chiropractic

New York, NY
10/24/10

Active Release Techniques
Upper Extremity Certified

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
6/10/10 - 6/13/10

Nutrition - Treating Complex Cases
In conjunction with the University of Bridgeport
College of Chiropractic

New York, NY
2/21/10

Bridging Lifestyle Medicine
and Systems Biology in Clinical Practice
In conjunction with the University of Bridgeport
College of Chiropractic

Stamford, Ct 3/21/10

"Turn it Up" Laser Technique Seminar
Sports Injuries Treatment
In conjunction with Logan College of Chiropractic

New York, NY
12/5/10 - 12/6/10

Nutrition Response Testing
In conjunction with Texas Chiropractic College

New York, NY
11/7/09 - 11/8/09

Laserology - Laser Technique Seminar
In conjunction with Logan College of Chiropractic

Boston, MA
5/2/09 - 5/3/09

New Functional Medicine Strategies
For Emotional & Cognitive Health

New York, NY
4/25/09

Brimhall Wellness Healing Seminar
Proficiency in Instrumentation of the Percussor,
the Adjustor, Laser and Nutrition Testing
In conjunction with Logan College of Chiropractic

Tarrytown, NY
3/20/09 - 3/22/09

Integrative Holistic Therapy & Homeopathy
In conjunction with Texas Chiropractic College

Flushing, NY
5/17/08

Nutrition and Blood Chemistry
In conjunction with Logan College of Chiropractic

Elmhurst, NY
3/8/08 - 3/9/08

HMO Insurance Case Management
In conjunction with New York Chiropractic College

Armonk, NY
11/10/07

Extremity Adjusting Protocols
In conjunction with Northwestern
Health Sciences University

New York, NY
2/17/07 - 2/18/07

Nutrition Response Testing
& Applied Clinical Nutrition

New York, NY
12/2/2006

Nutrition A-Z: The Practical Approach / Detoxification
In conjunction with Logan College of Chiropractic

New York, NY
12/10/05 - 12/11/05

 

Dr. Rich Marsillo

Bio Coming Soon.

Valeria Calderon-Ocak - Reiki and Reflexology

Valeria became passionate about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) when her mother experienced life-threatening health conditions. After a year of no answers from numerous medical doctors, Valeria's father decided to look into alternative medicine. In a matter of months her mother's condition had improved and she was on her way to a healthful life. Ever since then Valeria decided that CAM would be a part of her lifestyle.

Valeria attended Florida Atlantic University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2006.

In 2011, Valeria decided to steer her focus toward CAM and became a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner. She has experience with clients of all ages and conditions including athletes, children, pregnant women, and even animals. Reiki is a Japanese word that translates into "universal life energy." Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that within the body there is a natural healing process. The practitioner becomes a conduit of this life force through the palm of his/her hands for the client receiving the healing session. Valeria helps to allow the client to harmonize, cleanse, and release any stagnation within the energy field, encouraging a state of equilibrium and enhancing the body's ability to self-heal.

In June of 2013, Valeria completed her course studies with Laura Norman Reflexology School. She received intensive training in foot, hand, face, and ear reflexology. She has been practicing ever since and has experience with a variety of conditions and concerns. Reflexology is based on the principle that the image of the body is reflected on the feet and hands. These reflex points correspond to different parts, glands, and organs of the body. The nervous system, which originates in the brain and spinal cord, corresponds to all organs of the body, but these nerve endings also end at the bottom of the feet. Therefore, Valeria uses thumb, finger, and hand techniques to help balance the nervous system by relieving tension, improving circulation and promoting homeostasis for the natural function of the body to occur.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact Valeria at 561-209-3084 or at [email protected].