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Meet the Team

David Lipetz - Physical Therapist

David Lipetz

Physical Therapist

David Lipetz graduated from Rutgers University and received his graduate degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla N.Y. He is dual board certified in spinal disorders and clinical orthopedics. He has been serving patients in the Garden City, Nassau County and Mineola area for 21 years. David was inspired to become a physical therapist from being a division I athlete and exposure to sports medicine daily. He was incredibly intriguing in how his team doctors would keep the athletes whole by maintaining the human body both physically and mentally. Additionally, he knew that he wanted to work in an environment in which he had direct one on one contact with other people that would result in an immediate change in their daily lives. To him, this was the most powerful motivating factor in choosing this profession. David started his professional career in Los Angeles, CA where he had a private practice and was an adjunct clinical professor for the DPT program at the University of Southern California. He enjoys incorporating “Biohacking” into his practice. Biohacking is the practice of managing your own biology using medical, nutritional, physical, or electronic techniques. His locations are now utilizing Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and Radial Shockwave Therapy in conjunction with diagnostic ultrasound imaging. David currently lives in Long Island, N.Y., where he runs both the Garden City and Syosset locations. He is also the creator of RIPS which is an educational tool on injury management for doctors and trainers. RIPS is utilized across the country. In his spare time, David enjoys spending quality time with his family and watching his daughter compete in elite gymnastics throughout the country.

Dr. Victoria Cicchetti - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Victoria Cicchetti

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Victoria Cicchetti graduated at the top of her class, receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University, and her Bachelors in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland. Dr. Cicchetti was inspired to become a physical therapist after growing up as an ice hockey player. Being a competitive athlete, she has always embraced and valued the idea of teamwork. Linked with her desire to be a part of the healthcare field, physical therapy was a perfect career path, allowing her to merge two of her passions. She believes physical therapy can only be successful if there is a cohesive relationship between the therapist and patient, working as a team to meet a common goal. Her passion for physical therapy is driven by the multifaceted aspect of the profession. Due to the variety and the need for individualized patient care, she embraces the challenge of continuous clinical reasoning and analysis of physiological movement to develop an appropriate plan of care unique to each patient. Dr. Cicchetti believes that the best part about being a physical therapist and treating patients is the reward of being able to follow her patients throughout their rehab journey and observe their progress. She states that there is no better feeling than knowing that her guidance has objectively made a difference in another individuals’ life, allowing them to reach their movement goals and positively impacting their quality of life. Through her experiences, Dr. Cicchetti has developed a wide variety of skills for treating both orthopedic conditions as well as neurological conditions and balance type dysfunctions. Additionally, in order to further develop her skills for treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Cicchetti has received her certification in the LSVT BIG program. This Certification has provided her with additional techniques to successfully treat individuals with Parkinson’s disease and maximize their functional potential.

Dr. Mina Pyun L.Ac - Acupuncturist

Dr. Mina Pyun L.Ac


During the COVID pandemic, Dr. Mina Pyun L.Ac. was able to successfully complete her certification in flexology(stretching) from Brad Walker’s (aka the Stretch Guru) program. She wanted to create a treatment modality that is effective and approachable by EVERYONE. She combined her extensive knowledge from acupuncture school, chiropractic school, and stretch academy and created “Acustretch”. Acustretch is application of pressure on acupuncture points while stretching. Basically Acupressure + Stretching. With the pressure, we can obtain a deeper stretch for the patients and allow more lasting relief. Acustretch can be used in combination with neurofunctional acupuncture (acupuncture on muscle trigger points) or on its own. Both ways it will still be effective. For needle phobic patients, Acustretch is a way to introduce the concepts of acupuncture without the needle.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and public health as minor she attended University of Bridgeport for a year in the Doctorate of Chiropractic program. This is where she found her calling elsewhere in oriental medicine and transferred over to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine located in New York(renowned school for oriental medicine). She went through vigorous training for 3 1/2years (3,465 hours) including 9 intern shifts (540 hrs) where she gained the diverse patient experience. While attending school, she received additional training from Dr.Hongsoon Kim L.Ac KOM who got his training from Korea as an Oriental Medicine doctor. For over 5 years she shadowed him and attended his lectures to learn the Korean 4 needle technique(SAAM)*. During her training, she has worked with more than 500 difficult cases.

Mina has been in practice for 9 years. The patients that have approached her, vary from simple pain management to autoimmune conditions that are difficult to treat with Western medicine. She has also specialized training in cosmetic acupuncture for scars, discoloration, wrinkles, etc. Cosmetic Acupuncture focuses on bringing blood circulation into the face.

She had success treating infertility patients as well as various females with gynecological issues such as amenorrhea (no menstruation), dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), polycystic ovarian disease, endometriosis, infertility, etc. Other conditions that she has treated are: smoking cessation, stress management, Gastrointestinal conditions (diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux), post-surgical rehabilitation, Arthritis, weight loss, skin problems, and cosmetic (facial care, reducing appearance of scars..), psychological (anxiety, depression, insomnia)

Currently she is part of the East Coast Constitutional SAAM Research Association where she assists Dr.Hongsoon Kim spread his knowledge to other acupuncturists /future acupuncturists.

**The Korean 4 Needle (SAAM) technique is less invasive yet intense and stimulates the channels of the body to regulate the body to its normal healthy state. Patients have experienced longer effects of the treatment with this technique.

** Oriental medicine focuses on helping the body regain its healthy state by moving the qi (energy that moves the blood and fluids within the body) and blood that is stuck, and nourishing whatever is weak and sedating whatever is overpowering.

Dr. Nicholas Bradshaw - Physical Therapist

Dr. Nicholas Bradshaw

Physical Therapist

Dr. Nicholas Bradshaw graduated with Summa Cum Laude from Franklin Pierce University where he also received his Doctor of Physical Therapy. He enjoys serving patients in an outpatient setting in the Long Island area. Dr. Nicholas Bradshaw was inspired to become a Physical Therapist because of his athletic background as a 4-year collegiate athlete and his love of promoting and reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. His parents are both personal trainers and have been in the health and wellness field for 30 years. This helped him develop a love and appreciation for exercise and athletics. He enjoys developing a lasting relationship with each patient in hopes of making a meaningful impact on each of their lives. Dr. Nicholas performs IMJT, adjustments and therapeutic exercises. His interests include MDT, manual therapy, and athletic based exercises.

Garden City, NY Chiropractic Services

Neck & Back
Shoulders & Arms
Hands & Wrists
Feet & Ankles
Hips & Knees
Athletic Performance
Work & Auto Accidents

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can provide several benefits to patients who are suffering from limited movement. Our team uses either special equipment or a manual approach, whichever they see the best fit in treating your pain. Moreover, our various procedures can reduce recurrence in the future.

Manual Therapy

This specialized form of physical therapy is performed with the hands. The physical therapist will first assess your condition to pinpoint specific regions of your body. Pressure will then be applied to various areas, targeting muscle tissue and manipulating joints. Manual therapy can decrease the pain and discomfort you feel.

Physical Therapy Modalities

A therapeutic modality is a tool that aids in muscle reeducation. It also promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself by decreasing pain and complications that come along with it. Your physical therapist at LifeClinic of Garden City will find the best treatment plan suitable for you. Examples of therapeutic modalities include hot and cold packs, ultrasound scans, and electrical stimulation.

Therapeutic Exercises & Functional Training

Functional training uses whole-body integration in preparing your body for your daily activities. It develops body strength, promotes balance, and boosts body awareness. Similarly, therapeutic exercises are movements prescribed by your doctor. These exercises can correct impairments and restore musculoskeletal function.

Physical Therapy

Apart from physical therapy, LifeClinic of Garden City also offers special services that can aid in your recovery. These services use specialized tools and equipment to treat your condition. 

Normatec Compression

Normatec Compression uses pulsated massage patterns to expedite your recovery. The pneumatic compression fights inflammation, massages your limbs, and mobilizes fluid. Its design features leg boots that are like large blood pressure cuffs. 

The mechanism in the leg boots removes waste products through lactic acid and lymphatic flushing. It also reduces swelling in your body’s various regions by improving and enhancing circulation in your legs. Moreover, it prevents first-stage varicose veins. 

Normatec Compression is most beneficial for athletes such as cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, and basketball and soccer players. Those who are on their feet all day can also enjoy this physical therapy’s many benefits. These include professions such as doctors, construction workers, photographers, and teachers. Additionally, a person with diabetes, peripheral artery disease, or any circulation condition can undergo this procedure.

Shockwave Therapy

This special service is effective in helping the body heal itself. It stimulates the body’s metabolism and enhances blood circulation to promote tissue regeneration.

Shockwave therapy uses a device to produce a fast-moving projectile. The rapid movement is controlled by a compressor and creates radial shockwaves that spread and are absorbed throughout the body. Your doctor may adjust the frequency and pressure of the waves depending on your needs.

This form of physical therapy is derived from kidney stone pulverizers. The procedure is short, lasting for only around 8-10 minutes, and may cause some sensitivity. Shockwave therapy often comes with some form of exercise that patients can do at home.

What to Expect

1 Examination

During your 1st visit, our providers will hear the story of what brings you in, perform a new patient examination to determine the root cause of your problem, and briefly summarize what was found.

The examination consists of motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, and muscle strength, to help identify dysfunction in movement patterns and poor muscle engagement.

2 Report Of Finding

During your second visit, your provider will recap what was found in the examination, discuss a solution, review what your personal contribution to care will be, and begin treatment on that day.

3 Daily Appointments

On each subsequent visit, our providers will perform routine assessments to ensure you are track with your treatment plan and provide treatment.

Treatment visits typically consist of a combination of:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: restores, maintains, and optimizes human function by eliminating interference within the joint and soft tissue thus restoring the synergy between your joints, nerves, and muscles. Chiropractic adjustments are only available during sessions with a chiropractor.
  • Integrated Muscle and Joint Therapy (IMJT): an advanced, active form of soft tissue treatment that effectively integrates the mind, muscular, skeletal, and neurological systems to achieve optimum balance throughout the body. IMJT is a patented technique available exclusively at LifeClinic.
  • Rehabilitation: carefully selected exercises and activities used in a specific sequence in order to reinforce changes made with the adjustment and IMJT. Rehabilitation retrains the body’s “movement habits.”

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