WELCOME FROM THE OWNERS
At ESPRIT WELLNESS our values are aligned with yours. We champion YOU. We acknowledge your bio-individuality. We meet you right where you are and elevate from there. We partner with you in your journey to LiveWELL.
To LiveWELL, relies in part on all areas of your life being in balance. Knowledge is the key to self-empowerment. Through education and personalized health coaching we empower and inspire you to own your health, make informed choices, and positive life-style changes in all areas of your life.
Thank you for choosing to LiveWELL with us!
– Marlene Oliva & Dr. Sid
- Founder & President, Esprit Wellness
- Co-Founder, ScoliSMART Clinics
- Post graduate education in Scoliosis, Sports Medicine, Spine Health Rehab, Health & Wellness
- Published research author, speaker, SpineCor, Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Webster Technique, Certified
- Husband and proud dad of one healthy girl!
- 1% for the Planet member
- Co-Owner and Director, Esprit Wellness
- Harvard Business School MBA, Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Health Coach, and Classical Pilates Teacher
- Foreign languages: Spanish; French
- Wife, and proud mom of one healthy girl!
- Passionate about working for impact and inspiring others to LiveWELL!
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from New York University
- Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from University of Delaware
- Minor Degrees in Spanish Language and Figure Skating Coaching
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Trained in manual therapy techniques such as pneumatic cupping and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
- Trained in therapeutic exercise rehabilitation for common overuse injuries
PT, DPT EARNED HER DOCTORAL DEGREE UNIVERSITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy – University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Miami Campus
- Bachelor of Science major in Biology, Dance minor – Stony Brook University
- Manual Therapy Certification
- Polestar Pilates Teacher Certification
- Dance and Performing Arts Medicine
- Dance Physical Therapy
- Musician rehabilitation
- Vocal Massage/release
- Pilates Physical Therapy
- Sports rehabilitation
We take the time. We listen. We partner with you, because we care.
A distinctively personalized experience is a hallmark of our service offering.
Our passion is expressed through our manual treatments: Achieving excellence. Pursuing truth. Changing lives.
We encourage & maintain mutual respect through open and honest communication. By cultivating open and honest doctor/patient communication, we discover our patient’s idiosyncrasies and learn to address them.
Integrity informs how we practice…doing right by what we do and what we say we do.
Organized for multidisciplinary collaboration we develop customized plans integrating several non-invasive, non-toxic, and non-surgical treatments based on the unique needs of each patient.
37% Initial Reduction Kaylee is a 14.4 year old female Risser IV with a primary thoracic scoliosis and right body shift of 2 inches. Initial response to 2 week BootCamp resulted in a 37% reduction of her scoliosis from 49º to 31º. She was prescribed daily home exercises consisting of a TorsoTrainer™ and a vestibular disc to ensure new muscle memory will be achieved. She will be evaluated in 3 months to determine the effectiveness of home care.
34% Stable Correction Fifteen year old Kayla had primary lumbar scoliosis with a significant rotation Risser IV. The 14 month follow up demonstrates a 32º Cobb angle and a stable correction of 34% with de-rotation occurring, creating a very nice cosmetic improvement.
Improved Body Shift Baili is a 13.5 year old female with severe primary thoracic scoliosis and postural deformity. Initial response to Scoliosis BootCamp exercise training was a 30% decrease to her spinal curvature, from 60º to 42º, and a 60% improvement with postural asymmetry taking her body shift from 4 inches to 1.5 inches. Stable muscle memory should occur within 3 months of the BootCamp with daily exercises, followed by another week of BootCamp where we will again aim to further reduce and stabilize her curvature.
Dr. Sid himself is one of the best chiropractors in New York City, if not the world, not just for his extensive training and skills but for the other side of Chiropractic - the relationship between Patient and Doctor. He is friendly, warm, and supportive, with a visible interest in you getting better every step of the way. A visit never went by where many like minded individuals were out to this gem, Esprit Wellness Center, to straighten out their backs, where Dr. Sid did not give me as well as everybody else individualized attention to make sure everything was proper, be it the positions, the exercises, or otherwise.
Dr. Sid is truly amazing! His techniques have helped me as well as dozens of others to relieve major back pain! Before seeing him, I was completely handicapped – literally – I could not do anything. I couldn’t walk without pain, I couldn’t get dressed, nor shower…I couldn’t even get a good night’s sleep.
I am so very thankful to Dr. Sid and his wonderful staff (Ruben and John) for the warmth and caring that is always shown to me throughout my ordeal. They have made me feel very comfortable and welcome. I am sincerely grateful to Dr. Sid for his gentility as he administers my treatments with such expertise. He is a truly amazing and an extremely skilled physician. I strongly recommend anyone having scoliosis, musculoskeletal problems, or just need to revitalize and energize his or her spine, to contact Dr. Sid's office. He is the best there is. He has changed my life with his therapeutic touch and his gentle yet strong healing hands.
Over the years I have used three other Chiropractors. I will 100% attest that his practice is worlds apart from traditional chiropractic experience. If you are seeking another level, a spa and zen-like approach to holistic health with a sports massage focus - you found it right here.
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.
I can honestly say that after one treatment involving massage, ART treatment, and a traditional chiropractic realignment, my pain was reduced by 90%. The next morning I could tie my shoes nearly pain free for the first time in months. It really was miraculous. After that, my treatment regimen has reduced my pain further to the point that it is nearly entirely gone. Dr. Sid's treatment is unique. The combination of phenomenal massages from Ade, or the two Marks, exercises involving hip rotation and movement, stretching exercises, ART, acupuncture cups, and traditional chiropractic alignment is something you won't find anywhere else.
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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.
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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.
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