Every member of the BIBC staff shares our unique philosophy and passion for health and healing. We go to great lengths in our recruiting process to ensure each person you encounter has impeccable training, high-level experience, a friendly demeanor, and a commitment to delivering the exceptional level of professionalism and patient care you’ll only find here. That’s why we commonly invest up to a year before hiring. The result is a tightly knit team working in unison to consistently deliver an unparalleled patient experience—and we love it!
Our commitment to corrective care means long-term, “structural” changes to the body as opposed to merely relieving a symptom temporarily.
People are inspired and excited by the thought that there can be an actual long-term solution to these very common problems and that they can be taught and empowered to take care of their own bodies for the long-term instead of relying on more doctors and drugs.
My interest in chiropractic began with a desire to understand, improve, and naturally heal my own body after suffering various sports injuries in my youth. Chiropractic, massage, and corrective exercise have since been the source of my health, vitality, and active lifestyle—and I want to share that possibility with every patient.
We give our patients the confidence and awareness that they are very much in control of their own health and well-being. That discovery, along with our in-depth training, empowers them to become their own advocates and maintain their success for life.
Chiropractic care is about finding weak links in the body and correcting them so the body can move the way it’s meant to. With proper movement restored, healing can occur without drugs or surgery.
When patients follow our lead and utilize our training, the results can make a lasting difference. The goal is always less dependence on doctors and medications, lower healthcare costs, and a much greater quality of life!
Dr. Jan Lefkowitz graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, with a major in Biology and a concentration in pre-medical studies. In 2001, he graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College.
Dr. Lefkowitz began his career as a solo practitioner in 2001 with a conscious commitment to providing the most advanced and ethical care possible. His post-graduate studies focused on clinical rehabilitation, extremity adjusting, posture correction, nutrition, and the care of pregnant patients. His long-term vision was to build a team of truly like-minded practitioners who would combine therapeutic muscle work and corrective exercise trainings for a more comprehensive and “corrective” type of care. Body In Balance Chiropractic was founded on that philosophy in 2010.
Dr. Lefkowitz continues traveling cross country studying the very latest evidenced-based approaches from the most innovative doctors, practitioners, and thought leaders in the industry. He’s particularly passionate about developmental kinesiology and dynamic neuromuscular stabilization. This emerging field explores how faulty movement patterns developed as early as infancy can cause back pain in adulthood, and how that information can be used to correct and prevent chronic back pain.
Dr. Lefkowitz is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and the International Society of Clinical Rehab Specialists (ISCRS).
My mission is to provide personalized, quality chiropractic care with an emphasis on preventative measures and patient education.
I strive to give patients a more fulfilled and enjoyable quality of life by educating them about holistic wellness—chiropractic care, healthy lifestyle choices, and the active preservation and restoration of their own health.
Chiropractic addresses the body’s ability to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication. We address the biomechanics, structure, and function of the spine and its effects on the musculoskeletal and nervous system, with the goal of keeping all of these systems functioning together optimally.
The compounded effects of life’s daily stressors on the human body are far greater than most people realize. That’s why we treat the “whole person” and not just active symptoms. With that mantra, our patients regain and maintain their health.
Dr. Karin Neuhaus graduated with honors from Plattsburgh State University in 2002, where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree with a focus on Biology and pre-medical studies. She then earned her doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College, where she graduated with honors in March of 2006.
In her ten years of practice, Dr. Neuhaus has developed a heightened ability to quickly and accurately pinpoint a patient’s problem area. Exposure to countless spinal and joint injuries, as well as various preventative and corrective care programs, has enabled her to trace most everyday aches and pains to joint dysfunction and postural imbalances.
She uses a variety of techniques—diversified manipulative, activator methods, Charette extremity adjusting, soft tissue techniques, and therapeutic exercise rehabilitation (including functional and corrective exercises)—to resolve pain, restore proper functionality, and train patients to maintain those adjustments on their own.
Dr. Neuhaus is an active member of the International Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractors Association Council on Wellness Science.
As a chiropractor, my mission is simple: To help my patients acquire pain-free movement in their lives. Our mobility impacts everything we do—from ordinary tasks and activities with our children to sports, fitness, and functional training—so, it’s no surprise that cultivating proper movement, strength, and stability on a daily basis leads to a better quality of life overall.
My interest in functional movement rehabilitation started years ago when many cumulative sports injuries began taking a toll on my quality of life, at times leaving me unable to compete or even move without pain.
I’ve since learned that the human body has an inherent ability to adapt according to the lifestyle we create. If you’re generally sedentary, your body will become better at NOT moving. If you promote constant movement, your body will continuously adapt to allow more movement.
I’m driven by a desire to help people realize the impact proper functional movement can have on their lives. Our whole body approach helps us dive beyond the pain to understand what factors—including human mechanics, anatomy, musculoskeletal and nervous systems—may be at the root of your complaint. This kind of comprehensive and corrective chiropractic care can resolve your symptoms and get you feeling better without invasive procedures.
Dr. Gavin O’Handley graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2012, with Honors Specialization in Kinesiology—the scientific study of body movements. In 2016, he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Honors from the New York Chiropractic College. During his time there, he also earned Advanced Certificates in Sport Science and Human Performance, Whole Foods Nutrition, and Custom Stabilizing Orthotics.
After graduation, Dr. O’Handley continued to expand his knowledge and expertise in human movement and kinetics. His focus on the effects of static posture and movement aims to better explain why people may be in pain. His work today is driven by a commitment to not only treat symptoms, but to assess, identify, and correct the root cause of the pain so that patients can get better and stay better.
Certifications in Full Spine Analysis & Technique by the Motion Palpation Institute and Functional Movement Technique by Rocktape have furthered the understanding that faulty movement patterns in human movement can lead to instability, weakness, dysfunction, and compensation elsewhere in the body. These patterns are distinct to each individual. Identifying and implementing case-specific rehabilitation is the hallmark of corrective care received at Body in Balance.
Dr. O’Handley’s experience includes working alongside a Chiropractic Neurologist from the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology and treating athletes from Hobart & William Smith College. He is an active member of New York State Chiropractic Association & the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.
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