Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Smithtown

Meet The Team

Dr. Don Wallace DC, ART, CKTP

Co-Owner

Dr. Wallace is co-owner of LICHIROPT and has been a chiropractor working with Physical Therapists and Medical Physicians since 1996. He has been a resident of Nesconset since 1983. He has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Villanova University, an MBA from LI University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College (Honors). He was an Engineer in the aerospace industry for 13 years before going to Chiropractic School. He has been CERTIFIED in Spinal Rehabilitation, EMG/NCV Electro-Diagnostic Testing, Active Release Technique (ART), Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and Certified Kinesio Taping Provider (CKTP) and trained in the McGill method of treating Herniated discs . He developed a patent on a golf exercise product and program called GreenStick Golf (www.greenstickgolf.com ). Dr. Wallace employs years of experience and knowledge to diagnose and treat all musculoskeletal conditions with a very diversified toolbox. He treats patients throughout all of Suffolk county, in towns including Smithtown, Nesconset, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma, St. James and Stonybrook.

Dr. Gerard J. Smith DC, ART, CKTP

Co-Owner

Dr. Smith has been in private practice for 20 years in Nesconset. He has a doctor of Chiropractic Degree from NY Chiropractic College and a bachelors Degree from the State University of NY at Oneonta. He has assembled a unique set of post-doctoral credentials to most effectively the status of Active Release Technique (ART) Certified Practitioner, one of the few in Suffolk County with this designation. (ART is the ‘gold standard’ in soft tissue treatment sought out by Olympic and professional athletes.) To better treat auto accident injuries, he trained at the San Diego Spine Research Institute, achieving Certification in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Whiplash and Associated Disorders and Certification as an Auto Accident Reconstructionist. Dr. Smith has over 300 hours of post-graduate Neurology, successfully completing a Fellowship in Neurology through NY Chiropractic College, achieving Board Eligibility with the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology and the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology. In 2011 he became Certified in Kinesio Taping, which is commonly used to help Olympic and professional athletes. He has participated in volleyball at the Empire State Games, tournament two-man beach volleyball, and in numerous triathlon and cycling events. He uses his own experience as an athlete desiring to ‘stay on the playing field’ in arriving at treatment plans for elite as well as recreational competitors

Dr. Lawrence Opisso DC

Recognized by many insurance companies as a Tier 1 rated Chiropractor. Certified to treat NYS Worker’s Compensation, and No Fault injuries.

Dr. Lawrence Opisso specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of functional problems of the Musculoskeletal system (muscles and joints), with special emphasis on the spine.

Chris Grabowski PT

A graduate from the Physical Therapy Program at Stony Brook University in 2000, Chris is a Board Certified Clinical Sports Rehabilitation Specialist, an advanced clinical distinction held by as few as 900 clinicians in the Physical Therapy profession today. He also practices as a Certified Athletic Trainer in conjunction with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Throughout his 12 years of clinical experience, Chris has extensively worked with athletes and post-surgical patients and is presently working towards completing the necessary requirements to obtain the Mckenzie Certified Spine Specialty Distinction.

It’s Your Life… Live it in Health

Dana Ballis, DPT

Dana earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University and her Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Nutrition and Biochemistry from the University of Delaware. While at Stony Brook, Dana was inducted into the Alpha Eta National Honor Society for academic excellence among allied health professionals.

Dana works with a mix of outpatient orthopedics, spinal disorders, and vestibular dysfunctions. She commonly works with patients returning from orthopedic/spinal surgeries, sports injuries, and general discomfort with day to day activities. Dana is a trained Active Release Technique physical therapist that helps with mobility, strength, circulation, and pain. She is trained in the Mcgill Method which focuses on improving strength and decreasing pain in low back cases. Dana has training as a vestibular and concussion specialist from American Institute of Balance and helps patients with inner-ear disorders including hypo-functions, acoustic neuromas, and benign positional paroxysmal vertigo.

Dana has a passion for an active lifestyle starting from her love for dance and running. She has done half marathons, triathlons, and a marathon. She loves hot yoga and has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Fun fact about Dana is she rode her bicycle across the USA and her bucket list item is to go to all 50 States!

Stephanie Salomon, LMT

Stephanie has been working as a full time massage therapist since 2013. As an athlete and outdoor enthusiast, she has a deep understanding and passion for the importance of a healthy, pain-free body. Having collaborated mainly with chiropractors and physical therapists over the years has given her a uniquely well-rounded knowledge and experience. Stephanie specializes in medical massage, incorporating detailed therapeutic work to help alleviate tension and pain.

 

Christina Dalrymple ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Christina Dalrymple is an adult nurse practitioner who specializes in the treatment of pain syndromes with trigger point and joint injection therapy. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at New York Institute of Technology and then earned her Master of Science degree at Stony Brook University. She holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Cynthia Leon, NP

Cynthia Leon is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Born and raised in New York, she holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology with emphasis in Child & Family Studies, an Accelerated Undergraduate Degree in Nursing from Seton Hall University and a Masters degree earned from Long Island University CW Post. She obtained her medical training expertise at world renowned hospitals in NY and NJ.
As an RN, she has worked in the areas of Gynecology, Adult Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Mood Disorders. In her NP role, she has worked in Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently works in Alternative Pain Management at LICPT in Smithtown NY.
Cynthia is trained in PRP with Regenerative medicine injections to all joints, tendons and nerves. She is also fully trained and certified from the ACCMA to provide safe and effective regenerative and aesthetic procedures. She offers microneedling for hair restoration as well as skin rejuvenation including: PRP, Regenerative medicine and Botox. She is certified in the vampire procedures. She has a meticulous approach with every treatment and aims for total satisfaction from all her patients.

 
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