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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 our physical therapy and fitness expert partner

 

I received my degree in physical therapy from Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where I learned from some of the top practitioners in the world. This program is ranked by U.S. News and World in the top 8 percent in the country. My certifications include:

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor
  • Certified SpiderTech Kinesiotape Therapist
  • Certified TRX Medical Trainer (Suspension Training)

I never stop learning and teaching. I have nearly 60 specialized training experiences from around the U.S. under my belt. And others look to me for my expertise; I’ve taught more than 30 courses and workshops throughout the country. I know you want the details! Here they are:

ADVANCED TRAINING

The Three-Hour Back Assessment: Stuart McGill, PhD
Graded Motor Imagery: Robert Johnson, PT, MS, OCS, and Tim Beames, MDs, BSc, MCSP
BikeFit: The Foot/Pedal Interface: Katrina Vogel, MS, DPT
The Trainable Human System: Charlie Weigroff, DPT, ATC
Selective Functional Movement Assessment: Phil Plisky, PT, Dsc, OCS, ATC
Building and Rebuilding the Running Athlete: Christopher Nentarz, PT, CSTS, NASM-PES, CSTi and Jennie Hansen, PT, DPT, CSCS
Spinal Manipulation I and II: Emilio Puentedura, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Explain Pain: David Butler, BPhty, MAppSci, EdD
Kinesiology Taping Theory and Applications: Kevin Jardine, DC and Nick Tsaggarelis DC
Exercise, Nutrition and Aging–A Scientific Approach: William J. Evan, PhD, FACSM, FACN, and Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Where Orthopedics Meets Function: W. Ben Kibler, MD, and Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, PT
Building the Ultimate Back: Stuart McGill
Exercise and the Athlete: Reflexive, Rudimentary and Fundamental Strategies: Pavel Kolar, PT; Craig Liebenson, DC; and Alena Kobesova, MD
Diagnostic Classification Approach to Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation: Pain and Mechanical: Annie O’Connor, PT, OCS, Cert MDT, and David Pleva, MA, PT, Dip MDT
Clinical Application of Neurodynamics: Lower Quadrant: John Tomberlin, MPhySt (Manip), PT, OCS, CSCS, and Robert Johnson
Advanced Clinical Pearls: From 100 Years of Experience: Philip Greenman and Edward Stiles, DO
Management of the Whiplash Patient: Adriaan Louw, PT, MAppSc (physio), GCRM, CSMT
Shoulder Integration: The Science of Diagnosis, The Art of Treatment: John Tomberlin
Direct Action Thrust: Mobilization with Impulse: Carl Steele, DO
Indirect, Functional Approach to Manual Medicine: Harriet Shaw, DO
From Child to Champion/The Functional Path and the Overhead Athlete: Vern Gambetta, MA
Principles of Fitness Training:Tudor Bompa, PhD
Clinical Application of Neurodyamics, Upper Quadrant: John Toberlin and Robert Johnson
Mobilization of the Nervous System: John Tomberlin
Manual Medicine Related to Sports and Occupational Injuries: Philip Greenman
Third International Conference on the Functional Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine: Gary Gray, PT, Craig Liebenson, and Stuart McGill
World Spine III-Interdisciplinary Conference, North American Spine Society (NASS)
The Art and Science of Locomotor Biomechanics and Foot Orthoses: Michael Hansen, MPT, ATC
Chain Reaction Explosion: Gary Gray and David Tiberio, PhD, PT, OCS
The Functional Integration of the Foot and Ankle: Brian McEwan, PT
Craniosacral I: Barbara Briner, DO, and Philip Greenman
The Functional Integration of the Lower Quarter and Upper Quarter: Brian McEwen
The Functional Approach to Musculoskeletal Medicine: Philip Greenman, Vladimir Janda, MD, and Stuart McGill
Mobilization of the Lumbopelvic Complex (S4): Richard Nyberg, MS, PT, OCS
Snags, Nags, and MWM: Brian Mulligan, PT, NZRP
Myofascial Manipulation: Robert Cantu, MMsc, PT
Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation (E1): Katherine Patla, MS, PT, OCS
Manipulation of the Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine, and Ribs (S2): Larry Yack, PT
Manipulation of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Cranial Regions (S3): Randy Smith, MS, PT, OCS
Mobilization with Impulse: Carl Steele, DO
Introduction to Spinal Manipulation (S1): Randy Smith
Mobilization of the Nervous System Level II
Second World Interdisciplinary Congress on Low Back Pain
Cervical and Lumbar Stabilization: Beverly Biondi, PT
Mobilization with Impulse: Philip Greenman
Open vs. Closed Kinetic Chain Rehabilitation: Robert Donnatelli, PhD, PT, OCS
Foot Orthotic Strategies: Robert Donnatelli
Exercise Rehabilitation of the Spine
Mobilization of the Nervous System: Helen Slater, PT, MAS
Myofascial Release I: Robert Ward, DO
Advanced Pathophysiology of the Craniovertebral and Temporomandibular Joints (R3): Mariano Rocabado, RPT
Manual Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction: Sharon Weiselfish, MA, PT
Evaluation and Treatment of Craniomandibular and Craniocervical Dysfunction (R2): Mariano Rocabado, RPT
Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder: Robert Donatelli, PhD, RPT, OCS
Evaluation and Management of TMJ: Steven Kraus, PT
Basic Principles of Manual Medicine and Muscle Energy Technique: Philip Greenman
Maitland Approach to Vertebral Manipulation: Robert Sprague, PT, PhD
Cyriax Techniques in Orthopedic Medicine: Stephanie Saunders, MCSP, FSOM
Rehabilitation of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Edward Farina, PT
Evaluation and Treatment of Spinal Dysfunction: Duane Sanders, PT, MA
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar Spine: McKenzie Approach: Wayne Rath, PT
Myofascial Release: Chris Burns, PT
Treating Cervical, Thoracic and Rib Cage Dysfunction with Muscle Energy and Indirect Techniques: Sharon Weiselfish
Muscle Energy Techniques for the Lower Quarter: Sharon Weiselfish

LECTURES AND COURES PRESENTED

“Evidence and Technology Spine Summit,” lecturer, Park City, UT
“Functional Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine and Its Kinetic Chain,” course director and presenter, Williamsville, NY; Rochester, NY, and York, PA
“Third Annual Central Virginia Spine Symposium,” faculty member, Richmond VA
“Introduction to Functional Exercise and Functional Approaches to Manual Therapy,” course director and presenter, NYC, Chicago, and Boise, ID
“Functional Rehabilitation of the Athlete and Non-Athlete,” course director and presenter, Seattle, WA
“Functional Approaches to Manual Therapy,” course director and presenter, Durango, CO
“Functional Exercise: A Three-Dimensional Closed Chain Approach,” lecturer/lab instructor, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO
“Functional Joint Mobilization,” platform presentation, World Spine III, North American Spine Society, Chicago, IL
“Foot and Ankle Management for the Physical Therapist,” lecturer/lab Instructor, Williamsville, NY
“Functional Exercise: A Three-Dimensional Closed Chain Approach,” course director and presenter, Durango, CO
“Muscle Energy and High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Techniques for Thoracic and Rib Dysfunction,” course director and presenter, Williamsville, NY
“Manual Therapy for the Lumbosacral Spine,” course director/presenter, Liverpool, NY
“Principles of Manual Medicine,” lab instructor, Michigan State University/College of Osteopathic Medicine, Amherst, NY
“Manipulative Therapy for the Cervical and Thoracic Spine and Rib,s” lecturer and lab instructor, Daeman College, Department of Physical Therapy, Amherst, NY
“Cervical Muscle Imbalances and TMD,” lecturer, Buffalo Spine and Sport Medicine, Buffalo, NY
“The Impact of Upper Quarter Mechanics on Craniomandibular Pathophysiology,” lecturer, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY
“Evaluation and Treatment of TMD,” lecturer, Daemen College
“Cervical Examination for Dental Practitioners,” presenter, Orofacial Surgery and Dental Departments, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY
“Aquatic Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker,” course chairperson, American Back Society Conference, Buffalo, NY
“Thoracic and Rib Dysfunction,” lab instructor, Western District APTA, Buffalo, NY