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The SpineForce equipment is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-11. Using the list below, find an open day for the SpineForce equipment and click on DETAILS to reveal what appointments are available to choose from. You can conveniently book multiple days and times by selecting ADD TO CART for each day you want to book and when done, select VIEW CART to select the times for each day. Call (716) 626-6301 or email us here to ask us about discounts for 10 and 50 session purchases.

Due to machine maintenance, Spine Force appointment scheduling will resume on November 16, 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Body Parts Treated

Hand & Wrist

Elbow

TMJD

Migrane & Face

Shoulder

Neck & Upper Back

Low Back & Sacroiliac

Hip

Knee

Foot & Ankle

Featured Articles

Prolotherapy for cartilege growth in severe knee osteoarthritis December 4, 2016 - Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Gasto´n Andre´s Topol, MD, Leandro Ariel Podesta, MD, Kenneth Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Marcia Mallma Giraldo, MD, Lanny L. Johnson, MD, AAOS, Raul Grasso, MD, Alexis Jamı´n, MD, Tom Clark, DC, RVT, RMSK, David Rabago, MD Abstract Background: Dextrose injection is reported to improve knee…
The Dormant Butt Syndrome June 6, 2016 - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dormant-butt-syndrome-a-cause-of-common-aches-and-pains/ Multiple news sources last week have reported on a physical phenomenon labeled as a “dormant butt syndrome”. This is a condition where postural muscles become deconditioned from too much siting and cause problems in the lower back, knees and hips. Although it sounds like it is something that has been newly discovered, medical, sports…
Soft Tissue – Why Is It Important April 28, 2015 - The soft connective tissue, located just under the skin, is a white membrane that wraps and connects the muscles, bones and blood vessels of the body. Soft tissue is also called fascia. This of it like the white fuzz inside an orange peel, connecting the "skin" and the "meat" of the orange. Learn More
Spring Clean the Diet April 22, 2015 - Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal. As the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises, we begin to open windows or clean the yard in order to prepare for a new season. Tis’ also the perfect time to “spring clean” your diet, transitioning from common comfort foods of winter to nutrient dense…
Physical Therapy Outdoor Walking Season April 13, 2015 - Spring marks the opening of “outdoor walking season” in western New York. Like any other activity, walking has its own specific injury profile often involving the foot and ankle. Learn More
Prolotherapy Prolotherapy Stimulates Tissue Repair March 23, 2015 - Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Studies have shown that it stimulates tissue repair.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Understand it and Beat it! February 23, 2015 - The typical lumbar spinal stenosis patient has difficulty with walking, standing and occasionally reaching overhead. You are not doomed to a life of leg pain and weakness. We can guide you through a progression of non-surgical options.
What exactly is the practice of Yoga? February 23, 2015 - The practice of yoga is for keeping in shape, but it creates fitness in more then just the physical sense. Learn more about what the practice of yoga is.
Hypoglycemic Index helps determine what kind of foods are good for you! February 13, 2015 - The Glycemic Index is a way to categorize carbohydrate rich foods and classifies foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly glucose is absorbed after foods are consumed. Learn more...
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: Study shows significant pain reduction and improvement in function December 14, 2014 - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances.

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About Dr. Kaplan

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Dr. Leonard Kaplan combines the holistic approach of an osteopathic physician with the expertise of a nonsurgical spine and sports medicine specialist. He will take the time to help you understand how your body can safely heal itself. Dr. Kaplan’s single goal is to provide you the best and most comprehensive wellness environment that empowers you to return to activities you enjoy doing.

Dr. Kaplan has been a leader in the care of nonsurgical spine and sports care in Western New York for more than 10 years. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain medicine. As an osteopathic physician, he focuses on providing holistic care that is centered on his patients. Dr. Kaplan is one of the few clinicians in Western New York who is extensively trained in Prolo and PRP therapy for all regions of the body, including complicated chronic cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine conditions.

As a musculoskeletal expert, Dr. Kaplan is a pioneer in using ultrasound technology to diagnose and treat complicated spine, nerve and joint conditions in Western New York. He uses X-ray guidance and visualization for injections of spine disc and nerve injuries. Working closely with some of the top physical therapy groups in the region, Dr. Kaplan creates innovative programs to treat chronic spine and limb conditions. He maximizes patients’ healing potential by incorporating wellness counseling, including modalities like mindfulness stress reduction techniques. Dr. Kaplan oversees the only physician-supervised yoga program in Western New York.

  • Graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994.
  • Spent four years serving in the United States US Army as a Battalion Surgeon.  After completing a surgical internship year at Madigan Army Medical Center, he was stationed in Germany from 1995 to 1999.  He was deployed to Bosnia from 1995 to 1996 where he took care of his battalion and established medical clinics for the local Bosnian and Serbian populations.
  • Graduated from a top rated Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program in 2003 and moved to Buffalo to complete a Spine and Sports fellowship at Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine where he was a partner of the group from 2003 to 2014 and served as a Medical Director of the practice from 2013 to 2014.

When not helping patients recover from spine and joint injuries, Dr Kaplan enjoys travel, hiking, cycling, running, skiing and fencing.  Most of all Dr Kaplan enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and son.

  • Osteopathic structural examination and manipulation
  • Sports medicine examination, rehabilitation and exercise prescription
  • Chronic migraine headache management
  • X-ray guided steroid injection procedures for painful spine and joint conditions
  • Cosmetic Botox treatment
  • Prolotherapy
  • Botox therapy for headaches
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy
  • TENEX microtenotomy
  • Ultrasound evaluation and diagnosis of muscle, tendon, nerve and joint injury
  • Ultrasound guided injections techniques for spine, nerve and joint condition
  • 1999-2002: University of Washington | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 1994-1995: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA | Transitional Surgical Internship
  • 1990-1994: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago | Doctor of Osteopathy Medical Degree
  • 2003-2014: Partner and Medical Director of Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine
  • 2002-2003: Spine and Sports Fellowship at Buffalo Spine Sports Medicine
  • 1999-2002: Occupational and Sports Medicine at U.S. Health Works Urgent Care Center
  • 1995-1999: Primary Care and Sports Medicine at Baumholder US Army Health Clinic in Baumholder Germany
  • 1995-1996: Infantry Battalion Surgeon with Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovinia
  • Board specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sub-board specialized in Pain Medicine
  • Fellowship trained in non-surgical spine and sports medicine
  • Registered in Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • Muscle Energy I & II, High Velocity, Sports Medicine and Peripheral Joint Play | Michigan State University
  • ART ( Active Release Technique): Lower Extremity
  • Neuromobilization Upper limb, Neuromobilization Lower Limb and Explain Pain | David Butler
  • Chain Reaction, Functional Manual Reaction | Gary Gray
  • Building the Ultimate Back | Stewart McGill
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehab
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Spinal Injection Society