ESPRIT WELLNESS TESTIMONIALS
Amazing!!! – For the last four years, I have been surviving on the occasional 2-4 hours sleep throughout the course of the day until I was referred to Esprit Wellness and meet Dr. Sid. With his amazing touch and magical techniques, I am able to to lay down on my back and finally get sleep. I am forever grateful to my friend for referring me to this amazing practice that I never thought could exist especially in the core of New York City.
Zen-Like Healing Oasis in Midtown – At Esprit Wellness, the amiable “Dr. Sid” wields his experience and expertise in a peaceful, beautiful space that feels more like a spa than a medical office. As a physically active, full-time Yoga teacher, city cyclist, scooter commuter, and mother of an active boy, I find I always feel stronger, more relaxed, knots and tensions eased, when I’ve received a chiropractic adjustment from Dr. Sid. He strongly believes in education, and his medical massage therapists are great, too. My personal half-hour “spa” in the midst of a busy workday or week is going there to get an adjustment, whether for a pain or tightness or just for fatigue or to boost my immunity during a busy period – and then reclining in one of their luxurious, full-length massage chairs in the quiet, soothing room that provides a resting space before or after your adjustment. My favorite program is the: Acupressure. The AM and PM programs are great, too – anytime! Take your time over several visits to try them all! The atmosphere of the tastefully appointed space, the staff, and Dr. Sid are a welcome oasis of serenity dedicated to natural healing and sensibly backed by experience and knowledge, right in midtown.
Expert Prenatal Natural Chiropractic and Massage – I recently gave birth to my first child! Throughout my pregnancy I experienced much discomfort – nausea, headaches, low back & pelvic pain, and front thigh numbness and tingling. My baby was also in breech position until the 36th week. I am grateful I was referred to Dr. Aatif Siddiqui (“Dr. Sid”) for drugless, non-noninvasive, alternative care.
I really enjoyed my care under Dr. Sid. I found him to be very proficient in the special needs of pregnant women and familiar with the common complaints associated with each stage of pregnancy. I loved how he took the time to educate me on matters that were a concern to me – lower back pain, pelvis pain, nutrition. Dr. Sid also uses state-of-art equipment and procedures designed specifically for pregnant women. He holds post doctorate education in pre/post natal care, pediatrics, and scoliosis (for children). He is also certified in Webster Technique. A technique employed on pregnant moms whose baby presents breech. I experienced this technique to be a gentle adjustment that focused on the alignment of my pelvis, sacrum, pubic bone, and attachment of my uterine ligament. I continue to see Dr. Sid for my post-natal care. He has been helpful in alleviating the pain and discomfort in my shoulders as a result of my breastfeeding. He is using Active Release Techniques on me. And, I love it!
All in all I felt very safe and relieved I found Dr. Sid at a time when I was in great need of responsible, natural, and effective pre-natal chiropractic care. I highly encourage him. BTW he too is a recent daddy which makes him that much more understanding and knowledgeable in my eyes..
Dr. Sid fixed my banged up shoulder – I’ve had a shoulder impingement on my right side for about 8 years, during which I moaned a lot about it but didn’t do much to solve it. I think I overdid it doing shoulder presses at the gym and was in pain ever since. It limited my range of motion terribly – couldn’t hold doors open for people or reach into the back seat of my car – every exertion made it ache, and sometimes keep me up at night. I couldn’t even touch my hands behind my back. I had done some periodic exercises and occasional therapy, but nothing on a consistent basis. So, Dr. Sid started Active Release Techniques (ART) on me three times a week for the first few weeks, along with a brief targeted massage, a rest in a wonderful massage chair, and a chiropractic adjustment. Anyway, after doing the ART, I quickly noticed improved range of motion and less pain. We started out 3 times a week for a few weeks, then twice a week for a few weeks, now I’m down to once a week. The sessions are pretty tough, – think big tight pinching in very specific spots- but it’s over quickly and the benefits are almost instant. My trainer at the gym has me doing increasingly challenging shoulder exercises and I’m feeling stronger with no pain. From the world’s biggest skeptic, Dr. Sid has won a convert. He is Magic! Highly recommended & would recommend friends & family. Thanks Dr. Sid!!
I’m so happy I chose Esprit Wellness for my spinal therapy. To the outside world, I looked happy and full of life. However, privately, I suffered every day with excruciating neck pain. After a week of therapy, I started to feel like a brand-new person. Less Pain and my posture improved a great deal.
This place is incredible! The staff is extremely professional and appointments are on time (rare these days!!) Dr. Sid displays a genuine concern for his patients..you don’t feel like another number.
Also, there’s a weight management program at Esprit Wellness. I was able to lose over 10 pounds during the first two weeks without starving or fasting!!!
If you;re looking for a professional environment, caring practitioners and treatment plans that actually make a difference, I would highly recommend Esprit Wellness!
28% Initial Reduction
14 year old male Risser 3 with a primary thoracic scoliosis and right body shift of 2 inches. He partook in a 2 week ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp. Post ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp, he was prescribed daily home exercises consisting of a TorsoTrainer™ and a vestibular disc to ensure new muscle memory would be achieved. Initial response to 2 week BootCamp resulted in a 28% reduction of his scoliosis from 43º to 31º. His 6 month re-evaluation curve was holding at 30º.
70% Initial Reduction
9 year old female Risser 0 with a primary lumbar scoliosis. She partook in a 2 week ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp. Post ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp, she was prescribed daily home exercises consisting of a lumbar cantilever and a vestibular disc to ensure new muscle memory would be achieved. Initial response to 2 week ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp resulted in a 70% reduction of her scoliosis from 28º to 9º. Her 6 month re-evaluation curve was holding at 9º.
62% Initial Reduction
9 year old female, Risser 0 with an S scoliosis. She partook in a 2 week ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp. Post ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp, she was prescribed daily home exercises consisting of a lumbar cantilever and a vestibular disc to ensure new muscle memory would be achieved. She was evaluated in 12 months to determine the effectiveness. Her initial curves where 24º Thoracic and 25º Lumbar. Her 12 month re-evaluation curves where 10º Thoracic and 9º Lumbar.
32% Initial Reduction
18 year old female Risser 4 with a primary thoracic scoliosis and right body shift of 3 inches. She partook in a 2 week ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp. Post ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp, she was prescribed daily home exercises consisting of a TorsoTrainer™ and a vestibular disc to ensure new muscle memory would be achieved. 2 week ScoliSMART™ Bootcamp resulted in a 32% scoliosis reduction. Scoliosis was reduced from 41º to 28º. Follow-up in 3-months to monitor stabilization.
Sweet Relief – I went to Dr. Sid after suffering terrible shoulder pain and tension headaches for the past 5 years! I didn’t think there was anything that could be done. Dr. Sid and his amazing staff worked wonders and today I can say I’m pain free. The entire staff is knowledgeable and welcoming. I always felt comfortable going there and receiving treatment. I highly recommend Esprit Wellness!
Relief for ailing shoulder – I had almost given up on trying to cure tendinitis in my shoulder until I met Dr Sid and his ART method. For years I couldn’t even put a shirt on without major pain. After a month and half of excellent therapy from Mark and ART from Dr Sid, I am playing basketball again with improved range of motion and faster recovery time. That is something I couldn’t do prior to coming to Esprit. I hope to be back to my old self very soon.
Not your average chiropractor. – I moved to NYC a couple years ago and was in search of alternative health care. I never liked taking prescription meds, cortisone shots, or other forms of masking pain. I would rather fix problems for good. So after a friend of mine spoke so highly of this midtown doctor I went to Esprit Wellness. I had multiple issues: low back pain, a slowly recovering bicep tendon tear, and a nagging knot in my back I had since college sports 7 years ago. I have been to many chiropractors before this was like no other. First you walk in to this nice 17th floor office in Midtown, only about a 5 min walk from Grand Central to be greeted by the wonderful staff. The waiting room is not chairs with old magazines it’s a serene space with relaxing music …and massage chairs!!! Then to the therapy, I worked with a therapist before seeing the doctor who worked out some knots and adhesions in the muscles with some very deep tissue work…amazing. Then the doctor came in and performed some ART (Active Release Technique), which come to find out was able to alleviate the sports injury from years ago after only a few sessions (I had physical therapy and probably at least a hundred deep tissue massages to try to correct this before with no success). Having used to be a serious athlete I have been to a lot of chiropractors for regular maintenance and alignment so I know a good adjustment. Dr. Sid is an expert at adjusting. He is very well trained and is so specific with his adjustments that you only feel the adjustments where you should be feeling it (if you are lucky enough to have been to a good chiropractor you know how important this is). He is truly a master of his craft which includes much more than just chiropractic. I also have a friend who just started a scoliosis treatment program at Esprit and has seen impressive results, a wonderful alternative to the invasive scoliosis surgery she was contemplating. I would highly recommend Esprit Wellness to anyone seeking relief from pain.
Great Therapy for Athletes – I was fortunate to meet Dr. Sid one evening at the gym. As an Ironman triathlete years of swimming was starting to seriously affect my left shoulder. My own research seemed to indicate the popular “swimmers shoulder” Syndrome and I was at a point where I couldn’t get through a swim session without considerable pain followed by discomfort days later. I was starting to convince myself that swimming 3 times a week just wouldn’t be an option anymore. Then I learned about Active Release, a therapy which breaks-up accumulated scar tissue, restores functional movement, and has an excellent success rate. I knew I needed the treatment but was always either too busy or had some other excuse why I couldn’t schedule an appointment. I’m certainly glad that I went to see Dr. Sid because through his Active Release sessions I’m back in the pool again with little if any discomfort and with each session my shoulder continues to improve. I am so relieved that Dr. Sid has been able to correct years of accumulated damage and continue something I enjoy. Once again I’m able to lift weights and do other exercises like push-ups which used to hurt. Dr. Sid also made me aware of the causes for some other neck and back issues I was having and through his adjustments I’m feeling stronger and healthier overall. Dr. Sid is passionate about his practice and completely client focused. Also, the spa like environment feels like a treat to visit his office.
Mia, a 39 year old female presented with severe low back pain for the past 4 years and was scheduled for surgery. Upon initial x-ray it was found that she has a 134% loss of curve in her low back. After 8 weeks of care and home exercises she was able to reduce the loss of curve down to 64%. Krishan was also pain free after 8 weeks of care.
Mike, a 45 year old male presented with neck and upper back pain. Initial x-ray showed a 100% loss of curve with 70 mm of forward head posture. After 8 weeks of care and home exercises he was able to reduce the loss of curve down to 43% loss and reduce his forward head posture down to 30mm. Mike was also pain free after 6 weeks of care.
Emad a 42 year old male presented with neck and low back pain. Initial x-ray found 90 mm of forward head posture. After 6 weeks of care and home exercises he was able to reduce his forward head posture down to 10mm. Emad was also pain free after 4 weeks of care.
John, a 35 year old male presented with neck and low back pain. Initial x-ray, showed a 63% loss of curve with 60 mm of forward head posture. After 8 weeks of care and home exercises he was able to reduce the loss of curve down to 2% loss and reduce his forward head posture down to 12mm. John was also pain free after 4 weeks of care.