Meet the Chiropractors


Andrew P. Szymanski, DC

Board Certified Chiropractor

Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner

Dr. Andrew Szymanski graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California in 2001 with distinction in 2001 having received honors in clinical excellence and  cervical spine manipulation.  During this time he did his preceptorship/resident training at Santa Cruz Chiropractic and Sports Medicine in Santa Cruz, California. His undergraduate studies were completed at West Virginia University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology.

palmer.jpgFrom 2003 to 2005, he joined Sports and Entertainment Physicians, P.C., a multidisciplinary practice in New York City focusing on sports and spine-related injuries. With chiropractors, orthopedists, physical therapists, and massage therapists, he was able to treat a broad scope of injuries and disorders.

In 2005, Dr. Szymanski opened a solo practice and in 2006 he Co-founded Elite Health & Sports Chiropractic, P.C. He specializes in spine and sports related injuries as well as incorporating proper nutrition and supplementation. In 2007 he was a member of the Chiropractic staff for the New York City Marathon.

Dr. Szymanski has licenses to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. He works closely with local orthopedists, internists, radiologists, and registered dietitians. He is certified in sports taping with the Kinesio Taping Association and  currently is in the process of pursuing postgraduate certifications in clinical and sports nutrition.  He currently has 50 hours of continuing education in chiropractic nutrition through Standard Process and Metagenics.

His hobbies include snowboarding, golf, baseball, and weight training.  He was a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and trained clients throughout the Princeton, New Jersey area before going to Chiropractic College.

Frank J. Valente, DC, CCSP

Board Certified Chiropractor

Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner

ALINE Certified Expert


Dr. Valente graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas, with a focus on Radiology, Rehabilitation, and Myofascial Disorders. During this time he received a certification in Acupuncture and was trained in Concussion Grading, Athletic Taping and Kinesio Taping techniques. At the same time he joined the Baseball Sports Medicine Institute where he treated Professional and Amateur athletes.

In 2001, he joined Broadway Orthopedic and Sports Specialists in New York City as Director of Chiropractic Services and was a team doctor for the NIKE Pro-Am Basketball League for 6 years. He works along with Orthopedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, and Personal Trainers from Gyms, all over New York City. In 2006 he co-founded Elite Health & Sports Chiropractic, P.C.

Dr. Valente has obtained the postgraduate education as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. This certification is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. In 2006 & 2007, Dr. Valente was part of the medical team at the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Valente has been quoted in Women's Health and the New Yorker magazines. 

Dr. Valente is certified in FAKTR, which stands for "Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation." It was developed to help speed recovery from chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes and has also been shown to work extremely well on acute musculoskeletal & myofascial conditions. This technique uses instrument assisted soft tissue and manual therapies, combine with Kinesio taping and various low-tech rehabilitation devices such as Thera-Bandsimultaneously. This approach provides a powerful stimulus to healing tissues.

Dr. Valente is one of the few chiropractors in New York who performs Manipulation Under Anesthesia (Gordon Technique), a valuable procedure for people with chronic neck, back, and joint problems who have not been responsive to conventional treatment.

Dr. Valente is a proud member of the United States Sports Chiropractic Federation which promotes the development and care of athletes at international sporting events.

If you have any questions about our New York chiropractor, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Elite Health & Sports Chiropractic, PC, please call us at 212-319-0485 today!

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