ABOUT US




SCOLIOSIS CARE FOUNDATION


About Us

Director and Founder


Gary A. Deutchman, D.C.

Dr. Deutchman founded the Scoliosis Care Foundation, an IRC 501(3)(c) non-profit organization, in 2001.

Dr. Deutchman has been a chiropractor since 1986 and has run his own private practice since 1987. Dr. Deutchman initiated and went on to manage volunteer chiropractic care programs for treating drug addicted newborns at Hale House in Harlem, men and women with Aids at the GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and priests and nuns of the Fratenite de Notre Dame, a French missionary group that maintains orphanages and soup kitchens around the world. He has also advised many chiropractors around the country about establishing local volunteer chiropractic care programs.

Among the articles Dr. Deutchman has written is "Helping In Time Of Need: A Chiropractor’s Diary," which appeared in the December 2001 issue of Today’s Chiropractic, about his experiences providing chiropractic care at Ground Zero for the World Trade Center rescue workers.

Dr. Deutchman was vice president of the New York Chiropractic Council of Manhattan from 1990 to 1992 and served as its president from 1992 to 1994.


Richard Nunziata, D.C., C.C.S.P.

Dr. Nunziata has been a chiropractor since 1984 and has run his own private practice since 1986. The focus of his work is on acute and chronic pain syndromes, ranging from accidents and arthritis to sport injuries. Dr. Nunziata was a treating chiropractor for the N.Y.C. marathon from 1984 to 1997. He is a referring panel doctor for the Alvin Ailey Dance School and Columbia University. He worked with the Sheepshead Bay H.S. football team from 1990-1994. He has been working with Columbia University team athletes since 1997. Dr. Nunziata served as a volunteer with the Red Cross treating emergency workers at Ground Zero.


Ellen Coyne D.C.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Regent, New York Chiropractic Council 2005-Present 
President Emeritus, New York Chiropractic Council 


Member of the State Board for Chiropractic 2006 

Co-Chair of Consolidation Agreement Committee between the NY Chiropractic Council and NYSCA 

Chairman of the Board of the New York Chiropractic Council. 1998-2002 

Executive Officer of the New York Chiropractic Council, 1

Examiner for National Board of Chiropractors 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Regent, New York Chiropractic Council 2005-Present 

President Emeritus, New York Chiropractic Council 

Member of the State Board for Chiropractic 2006 

Co-Chair of Consolidation Agreement Committee between the NY Chiropractic Council and NYSCA 

Chairman of the Board of the New York Chiropractic Council. 1998-2002 

Examiner for National Board of Chiropractors 

Executive Officer of the New York Chiropractic Council, 1995-1998 

Chiropractic Licensing Examiner for New York State Department of Education 

Editor-in-Chief of New York Chiropractic Council Journal, “New Directions”, 1991-2000 and 2006-2009 

Co-Chair of Annual Statewide Symposium representing the Council, along with New York Chiropractic College and NYSCA 2006-2007 

Convention Chairman- New York Chiropractic Council 1999-2009 

Established chiropractic services at Ground Zero with nationwide and worldwide participants serving 500 rescue workers per day at five locations for nine months 

AWARDS 

Awarded the prestigious “Beacon Award” as Chiropractor of the Year in 1994 

International Chiropractic Association Service Award – 2002

Service Award for coordinating chiropractors from all over the United States and many other countries to serve at Ground Zero 

NY Chiropractic College – Many student service awards 1980-1984 and also in 2002 for ground zero service. 

LEGISLATIVE 

Chair of the Chiropractic Legislative Task Force 2000-present

Spearheaded the creation of the New York Chiropractic Legislative Task Force which consists of the leaders in the profession of the New York Chiropractic Council and the New York State Chiropractic Association along with their lobbyists. 

Helped pass the 1997 Chiropractic Insurance Equality Bill through lobbying. 

Coordinated and produced fundraisers for several political candidates while also personally doing the fundraising for Governor George Pataki, Senator Hilary Clinton and Elliot Spitzer. 

Coordinated three “March on Albany” days with over 150 people lobbying together on a grassroots level.  

MEMBERSHIP 

International Chiropractic Association 

New York Chiropractic Council 

New York Academy of Sciences 

The Women’s Medical Association of New York City 

New York Chiropractic College Alumni Association 
 
Chiropractic Licensing Examiner for New York State Department of Education 

Editor-in-Chief of New York Chiropractic Council Journal, “New Directions”, 1991-2000 and 2006-2009 

Co-Chair of Annual Statewide Symposium representing the Council, along with New York Chiropractic College and NYSCA 2006-2007 

Convention Chairman- New York Chiropractic Council 1999-2009 

Established chiropractic services at Ground Zero with nationwide and worldwide participants serving 500 rescue workers per day at five locations for nine months 

Awarded the prestigious “Beacon Award” as Chiropractor of the Year in 1994 

AWARDS 

Service Award for coordinating chiropractors from all over the United States and many other countries to serve at Ground Zero 

International Chiropractic Association Service Award – 2002

NY Chiropractic College – Many student service awards 1980-1984 and also in 2002 for ground zero service. 

LEGISLATIVE 

Chair of the Chiropractic Legislative Task Force 2000-present

Helped pass the 1997 Chiropractic Insurance Equality Bill through lobbying. 

Spearheaded the creation of the New York Chiropractic Legislative Task Force which consists of the leaders in the profession of the New York Chiropractic Council and the New York State Chiropractic Association along with their lobbyists. 

Coordinated three “March on Albany” days with over 150 people lobbying together on a grassroots level.  

Coordinated and produced fundraisers for several political candidates while also personally doing the fundraising for Governor George Pataki, Senator Hilary Clinton and Elliot Spitzer. 

MEMBERSHIP 

International Chiropractic Association 

New York Academy of Sciences 

New York Chiropractic Council 

New York Chiropractic College Alumni Association 
 

The Women’s Medical Association of New York City 

 

Robert C. Reiss, D.C.

Private Practice, Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Bronx, NY, 1986-presently private practice,

EDUCATION and LICENSURE

New York Chiropractic College – Doctorate of Chiropractic 1985

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY – Bachelor of Science 1981

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of New York, License #X004486, 1986-pesently

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS

Diplomate - National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1985

Diplomate Studies in Applied Chiropractic Science, Life Chiropractic College West, Acute Soft Tissue Injury and Healing, March 1992

Diplomate Studies in Applied Chiropractic Science, Life Chiropractic College

West, Radiography and MRI Principles, Procedures and Interpretation, April 1992

Diplomate Studies in Applied Chiropractic Science, Life Chiropractic College

West, Neurology and Neurological Integration of the Subluxation Process, June 1992

New York Chiropractic Council, "Research and Clinical Science of the Vertebral Subluxation Process" White Plains NY, 2004

New York Chiropractic Council, "Neurology" White Plains NY, 2004

New York Chiropractic Council, "Risk Management" White Plains NY, 2005

New York Chiropractic Council, "Clinical Application of Neurology" White Plains NY, 2005

New York Chiropractic Council, "Doctor-Patient Communications" White Plains NY, 2005-2006

New York Chiropractic Council, "Record Keeping and Ethics" White Plains NY, 2006

New York Chiropractic Council, "Clinical Treatment Protocols" White Plains NY, 2006

University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, “The Top 20 Nutritional Strategies Every Provider Needs To Know” New York, NY, 2007

University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, “Integrating Chiropractic and Postural Rehab Exercises” Philadelphia, PA, 2006

New York Chiropractic College, “A Symposium on Evidence-Based Healthcare in Contemporary Chiropractic Practice” East Elmhurst, NY, 2006

New York Chiropractic College, “The Art of Chiropractic: A Symposium of Chiropractic Technique” East Elmhurst, NY, 2007

New York Chiropractic College, “Scoliosis Certificate Program Session 1- SpineCor Certification in Scoliosis Corrective Device Application” East Elmhurst, NY 2005

New York Chiropractic Council, “The Scientific Validation of Chiropractors as Wellness Providers” White Plains, NY 2007

New York Chiropractic Council, Scaro Occipital Technique” White Plains, NY 2007

New York Chiropractic Council, “Pediatric Neurology” White Plains, NY 2008

New York Chiropractic Council, “Connections of Health” White Plains, NY 2008

New York Chiropractic Council, “Childhood Vaccinations” White Plains, NY 2008

New York Chiropractic Council, “Patient Evaluation & Management, Chiropractic & Physical Medicine Coding” White Plains, NY 2008

New York Chiropractic Council, “Documentation of Medical Necessity & Compliant SOAP Note-Taking” White Plains, NY 2008

MEMBERSHIPS

International Chiropractors Association, Member, 1986-2005

World Chiropractic Alliance, Member, 2005-presently

New York State Chiropractic Association, Member, 1986-1990

New York Chiropractic Council, Founding Member

1990-Presently


Selected Teaching/Instructing/Lecturing/ Consulting

Presenter, New York State Bar Association for Continuing Legal Education Credits, Course “Expert Use of Chiropractors in Low Impact Cases, Their Pros and Cons”, 2004

Presenter, New York State Bar Association for Continuing Legal Education Credits, Course “Successful Strategies in Automobile Litigation, 2004

Presenter, New York State Bar Association for Continuing Legal Education Credits, Course “Whiplash Injuries and Chiropractic Utilization”, 2004

Lecturer, Histopathologic Sequelae of Therapeutic Modalities and Neuropathologic indications for Electrodiagnostics,

Travelers Insurance Company, Melville NY, 2000, 2005

Risk Management Insurance Company, Melville NY 2005

SELECTED ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Founding Member, New York Chiropractic Council, Glendale N.Y. 1990

New York Chiropractic Council, Board of Directors, 1992-presently

District Representative for Bronx, Westchester, Rockland Counties, New York Chiropractic Council 1992-1997

Executive Officer, New York Chiropractic Council, 1997-2002

Reagents Committee, New York Chiropractic Council, 2002-presently

New York Chiropractic Council:

Chairman, Legislative Committee, 2004-2007

Chairman, Convention Exhibit Committee, 1994-1997

Chairman, “Red Ribbon Campaign,” 1992-1993

Chairman, C-Pac Committee, 2005-2007

Board of Trustee/Secretary, Scoliosis Care Foundation, 2002-presently

Joint Legislative Task Force, New York State Chiropractic Association-New York Chiropractic Council, 2006-2007

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

“Sally E. Kutz Award” Brooklyn College, 1991

“Beacon Award” Chiropractor of the Year for the State of New York, New York Chiropractic Council, October 1996

Distinguished Service Award”, New York Chiropractic Council, October 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Peter G. Mirto Award,” for Legislative and Political Service to the Chiropractic Profession and the People of the State of New York, New York Chiropractic Council, 2005

Distinguished Service Award for Treating the First Responders at Ground Zero, New York Chiropractic Council, 2005

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

New Yorktown Chamber of Commerce- 2000-presently

H.O.P.E.- Helping Other People Eat- to donate food to local food pantries, 1985-2003

Red Cross Volunteer, NYC Incident Response, Ground Zero 9-11treating the first responders at Ground Zero, 2001


Stephen Simmonetti, D.C.

EDUCATION

Molloy High School 1973-1977 Briarwood, N.Y.

Queens College 1977-1980 Queens, N.Y.

Life Chiropractic College 1980-1983 Atlanta, GA.

SPECIAL HONORS

Graduated Valedictorian Life Chiropractic College 1983

Senior Clinic Intern – L.C.C.

Senior X-Ray Intern – LC.C.

Player-Coach Flag Football Team – L.C.C.

Former Chairperson of Project HOPE (Help Other People Eat) (1991-1997)

Recipient of the Beacon Award-Chiropractor of the Year- New York Chiropractic Council (1995-1996)

Awarded Lifetime Membership-New York Chiropractic Council (2008)

Lifetime Honorary Member Congress of Chiropractic State Associations

POST GRADUATE STUDY

Certified Erhardt Roentgenological Program

CBP – Chiropractic Biophysics Seminars

A.S.B.E. – Applied Spinal Biomechanics Engineering Seminar

Member Markson Practice Management (6 years)


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member Seed Panel Straighten Up America

Lifetime Member International Chiropractic Association

President, Congress of Chiropractic State Association (2004-2006)

President New York Chiropractic Council (2003-2005)

 

Peter Morgan,  D.C.

Post Graduate Training:

Certificate Spine Research Institute of San Diego.

Completed ten 12-hour modules of the ICA’s Diplomate of Applied Chiropractic Sciences.

Doctor of chiropractic, N.Y. Chiropractic College 1985

Master of Arts, Italian language and history, University Italian per straineri di Perugia 1981

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Pace University 1979

Associates of Applied Science, Westchester Community College 1977


Communications
Interfaced with government agencies, legal community, physicians and scientists. Authored case summaries and analyses, consultation reports, payment contracts, funding proposals, procedure manuals, public relations materials, marketing and teaching materials.

Educator
In the last several years I have lectured throughout New York State providing postgraduate continuing education in chiropractic ethics, record keeping, patient-related documentation and correspondence. Author of Mission Chiropractic. Authored numerous articles that are published in the New York Chiropractic Council’s New Directions. Founded and Past Chairman of Chiropractic Success Coaching. Past Continuing Education Chairman of the New York Chiropractic Council. Past Chiropractic Technique Director of New Beginnings Chiropractic Seminars. Frequent speaker at New Beginnings Seminars. I speak Italian and Spanish and hosted weekly community radio and television programs about Chiropractic for over a decade.

Quality Assurance
Carried out compliance assurance with private, regents, and federal funding agencies

Human Resources
Performed recruitment and hiring, credentialing, staff contracting, scheduling, performance reviews, reclassifications and terminations, benefits management, for up to 25 Professional/Technical and support staff individuals in private, academic, and volunteer sectors.

Finance
Designed budgets, arranged financing, and grant and matching funding. Purchased all supplies and services, including bid evaluations, negotiation and supervision of contracts with suppliers/vendors. Supervised computerized billing and collections department.

Marketing
Designed tangibles and intangibles marketing strategies and carried out evaluation of results, then implemented new programs to achieve specific goals, including increased patient base, professional compliance, audience, funding, sales.

Professional Employment:

Private Chiropractic Practice
Founder and owner of Rye Neck Chiropractic, Rye Neck, New York. Private Chiropractic Practice since 1986.

Chiropractic Consultant
Consultant to Prestige line Chiropractic Products from 1986 to 1990. Total Equipment and CV products 1990 to 1992. Lectured to the clinical staff of many of the Chiropractic Colleges throughout the USA.

Administrative Project Manager
American Health Foundation/Naylor Dana Institute for Disease Prevention 1978-1980. Worked with technical, research and adjunct staff in cancer research program. Prepared Proposals. Managed department budget. Recruited staff and reviewed staff performance at all levels. Created marketing materials, Performed chart reviews for compliance.

Administrative Assistant

Mental Retardation Institute, 1976 - 78
Instructor compliance officer: Trained students and staff in medical records management, confidentiality issues, communications, coding, and research techniques.

 

Professional Affiliations Awards

Board Member Scoliosis Care Foundation

Current Board of Governors World Chiropractic Alliance.

Founder and Current President of Mission-Chiropractic

Immediate Past President of the New York Chiropractic Council.

Past Secretary Northeast Chiropractic Council.

Past Board Member New York Chiropractic Legislative Task Force.

Cofounder and Member of Chiromission Foundation.

Current Board Member Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce.

Current Member of the Universal Chiropractic foundation.

Past Vice President New York Chiropractic Council.

Past Treasurer New York Chiropractic Political Action Fund.

Past District President New York Chiropractic Council.

Author of “Mission Chiropractic”

Author of numerous articles published in New Directions.

November 2006 interview “On Purpose”

2001 New York Chiropractor of the Year.

2005 Peter G. Mirto award.

Founder New York Chiropractic Legislative Task Force

Past Technique Chairman New Beginnings Seminars



SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Marc J. Lamantia D.C., D.A.C.N.B.
Chairman

Dr. Lamantia is currently enrolled in a MS/PhD program in Neuropsychology Rehabilitation.  His research is focusing on creating new methods to identify children who are at higher risks for developing scoliosis, as well as investigating how the brain is involved in the disease.  He is a Professional Member of the Vestibular Disorder Association and the New York Chiropractic Council.

Wael F. Kaawach , M.D.

Dr. Wael F. Kaawach is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint and general spine surgery. He is an Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery in Harvard Medical School. Practicing in Boston, Dr. Kaawach is affiliated with the VA Boston Healthcare System and with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a member of the medical staff for the Boston Ballet. Dr. Kaawach also serves on the Boston VA HealthCare System Operating Rooms Committee and previously served on the Core Curriculum Committee of the Harvard Orthopaedic Program.

Dr. Kaawach’s graduate medical education at Harvard includes training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program which includes training at Boston’s Children Hospital, an Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology and Joint Reconstruction at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and serving as a resident in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Kaawach holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration

George E. Resnick, D.C., C.C.S.P., R.E.D.T., D.A.C.N.B.,

Dr. Resnick maintains a consultant practice, with specialty and focus on advanced neurophysiological diagnosis and neurorehabilitative treatment in Plainview, Long Island, New York. Dr. Resnick has over 700 hours of Graduate School level training in Clinical Neurology and Electroneurodiagnosis, and applies a brain based application to patient care.


George J. Muhs, D.C., C.C.N., R.E.D.T., D.A.C.N.B.

George Muhs, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, is also a board certified Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (D.A.C.N.B.) and a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.).

Since 1998, Dr. Muhs has served at the University of Bridgeport as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, supervising the clinical internships of fourth year students of the College of Chiropractic. In 1999, he coauthored a paper regarding the application of electro-diagnostic techniques to investigate the effects of chiropractic manipulation on the autonomic nervous system.




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