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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Leigh Damkohler, DC, PC, Sports Chiropractor and Massage Therapist

8 Bacon Pl., Yonkers, NY

914.523.7947 • [email protected]

Leigh Damkohler offers personalized treatment to address patients’ concerns and help dysfunction that is contributing to musculoskeletal imbalance. Treatment modalities include Graston Technique, therapeutic exercises, gentle adjustments, myofascial release, massage therapy and CranioSacral Therapy.

What drew you to this profession?

After receiving chiropractic care in my 20s, I realized that this was the next step for me to continue helping people feel better. I wanted to offer patients a nontraditional model of treatment for physical pain and overall wellness.

How does your work differ from that of others in your profession?

As the only practicing dually licensed sports chiropractor and massage therapist in the county, my hands-on expertise is second to none. Coupled with empathy and a willingness to think outside the box, I help people get back to the lives they love.

What should someone expect from working with you?

Patients should expect that sometimes releasing fascia and muscles can be uncomfortable during the process, but the end result goes beyond managing pain into removing the dysfunction that has caused it. They can also expect to take an active role in ergonomic and postural corrections that have contributed to their acute or chronic pain.

What changes do you have planned for 2023?

I'm excited to be completing my Certified Posture Exercise Professional certification and using the techniques with more patients to counteract the negative effects of technology. Improving posture improves mood and overall health. I will be integrating more postural awareness and corrections for patients that want to live active lives in their 40s through their 90s. Without this, we are literally headed backwards in evolution!

Anything else our readers should know?

My goal for patients is to improve function and reduce pain. Every body responds differently to treatment, and my protocol can be fluid, depending on someone’s response. Finally, chiropractic is also about supporting the body’s natural ability to maintain wellness, so you don’t need to be in pain to be adjusted.