As a ballet dancer, I went to the president of the New York Chiropractic Association, later to other excellent chiropractors who corrected spinal misalignments and maintained my health. In 2001 I had a bad car accident that cantilevered my neck cervicals forward which put me in pain and (as I found out) would eventually fray nerves and cause respiratory and heart problems. At that time I was a lead teacher in the top bodywork institute in LA. One of my students had been seeing Dr. Ptak and I had seen her continual improvement over a 3 month period and was impressed. I went to Dr. Ptak, who happened to be the first chiropractor to take a sitting down X-ray on me, to see the compression in the spine. With my past chiropractic experience and being a bodyworker/teacher, I recognized Dr. Ptak’s healing touch & knowledge right away. After a year’s work on alignment with Dr. Ptak, I regained the curvature of my neck and was rid of all pain and symptoms–quite amazing to me! Since that time I have been recommending him to other clients who have had very satisfying results. Of all the chiropractors I have seen, Dr. Ptak is absolutely the best, particularly with the neck. He really adjusts for maximum health and sometimes people don’t understand the time frames involved with that. Many chiropractors do minimal work to be fast, give an immediate fix and let major body corrections go which can cause bad symptoms later. Dr. Ptak also has a great “bedside manner” and clearly explains everything you want to know. I highly recommend!