About Dr. Vilkelis

Dr. John VilkelisHello, I am happy to meet you. I’m glad you have taken the time to visit my website and to meet me. I have been in chiropractic practice for over 30 years. I have an overwhelming desire to help people get well and stay well that began long before I became a chiropractor. I have always looked for ways to help people in small ways and in life changing ways. Small or large I find there is no greater reward than to offer a solution for someone who feels they have run out of options. I think you will find my love for my patients and my love of practicing a natural healing art gives me the will to succeed with difficult cases when others have failed. Please look around there is a lot of great stuff on my site and feel free to have a look at my CV below. — Dr. John G. Vilkelis

Professional Experience

1995— Present Vilkelis Chiropractic, PC
New York, New York

2010-Present  Director, Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust

Doctor of Chiropractic

Responsibilities include caring for patients using modern chiropractic methods, marketing, billing, inventory and research.

1998— 2001 St. Clare’s Hospital
New York, New York

Doctor of Chiropractic

Responsibilities include caring for patients using modern chiropractic methods, research, coordinating multidisciplinary care for patients and cultivating relationships in the hospital setting.

1995— 1997 NorthEast Rugby Union

Team Doctor

Responsibilities included acting as trainer at matches and treating injuries on site and post match to return players to active list ASAP.

1995— 1997 New York Metro Rugby Union
New York, New York

Team Doctor

Responsibilities included acting as trainer at matches and treating injuries on site and post match to return players to active list ASAP.

1995— 2008 New York Theatre Ballet
New York, New York

Dance Company Chiropractor

Responsibilities include treating ballet dancers and rehabilitating the performers’ injuries to restore them to performance ability with minimal loss of performance time.

Education

Degrees

1994 Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, Iowa

Doctor of Chiropractic

Over 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and biochemistry.

1989 SUNY College at Oswego
Oswego, New York

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Certifications

2004 ICA Council l on Pediatrics
Arlington, Virginia

Pediatrics Certificate

Over 100 hours of classroom and clinical instruction in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care presented by the ICA’s Council on Pediatrics in conjunction with Palmer College of Chiropractic.

2000 Dr. Mitch Malley Seminars
Davenport, Iowa

Certificate in Upper & Lower Extremity Adjusting

Over 150 hours of classroom and clinical instruction in the treatment of conditions associated with the upper and lower extremities.

Awards

State of New York Executive Chamber Certificate of Recognition, October 29, 2003

Recognition from Governor George Pataki for countless hours spent in the relief and recovery efforts at The World Trade Center following the September 11 attacks.

Red Cross Certificate of Appreciation, September 2001

Recognized by the Red Cross President and CEO, Harold J. Decker for service in response to the September 11th attacks.

Professional and Community Memberships

  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • ACA’s Council on Occupational Health
  • International Chiropractic Association (ICA)
  • ICA’s Council on Pediatrics
  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
  • New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA)

Summary of Qualifications

I have been in private practice in New York City for over twenty years. I have been affiliated with The New York Theatre Ballet, the local and regional rugby all-star teams. I am also very proud of the fact that I was able to participate in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center. I volunteered and treated many emergency workers and support staff at Ground Zero from September thru November 2001.

I accept all ages into my practice including seniors and children. I treat all musculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. I also help my patients to overcome many visceral conditions as well. I enjoy working with other practitioners to take a holistic approach to a patient’s care; cooperation between different healing mediums often yields remarkable results.

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