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Dr. Wayne Winnick

Dr. Wayne Winnick

Dr. Wayne Winnick has been in practice since 1982 serving patients in the tri-state area and specialty cases from around the world. He attended Boston University and went on to do his graduate work at the New York Chiropractic College. He has done postgraduate work in sports medicine and back pain at Harvard. He also studied in China, where he learned Eastern methods for dealing with orthopedic conditions and a unique approach to the treatment of scar tissue and pain. Dr. Winnick recently developed a protocol in partnership with orthopedic surgeons for the treatment of pre- and post-surgical hip and knee pain. He continues to attend postgraduate programs and seminars to stay abreast of the newest advances in physical medicine. The emphasis of treatment is to zero in on the cause of your condition. Dr. Winnick has also served as an editor for The Journal of Myofascial Therapy. Dr. Winnick has successfully treated people from all over the world and serves as one of the doctors for the New York City Marathon, the New York Mets, and Ballet Academie East. He is board certified in Sports Medicine, Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, in the revolutionary new technique developed by orthopedists (Stecco et. al.) in Italy, FM. Dr. Winnick has appeared on numerous TV shows, newspaper and magazine articles and has been featured in New York Magazine.
Dr. Leon Aibinder

Dr. Leon Aibinder

Dr. Leon Aibinder graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2001. He completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Binghamton with a BA in Biology. Through his passion for sports medicine and injury prevention, Dr. Aibinder continues to complement his traditional chiropractic practice with advanced and innovative techniques and treatment modalities. He is board certified in Active Release Technique and Graston Technique since 2002. In addition, he is a well-respected instructor of ART, instructing courses throughout the United States and Canada. He is board eligible for the Diplomate in Chiropractic Rehabilitation, focusing on current advanced methods assessing movement dysfunction, muscular imbalances and postural problems. Dr. Aibinder is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians since 2007. Recently, he is certified in Advanced SFMA, Titleist Performance Golf Instructor, and DNS (Dynamic Neuromusculoskeletal Stabilization) A, B, C. Dr. Aibinder’s scope of practice is very diverse and complete with experience treating athletes from the NBA, MLB, and NFL, elite marathon runners, triathletes, dancers, mixed martial artists, the weekend warrior, and those that are looking to get back in shape. His medical staff appointments include the NYC marathon, NYC triathlon, Ironman Panama, local NYC triathlon sprints. Dr. Aibinder focuses his time on advancing his knowledge through the latest research (evidence-based medicine) and cutting-edge techniques, his family, and overall well being through diet and exercise. Dr. Aibinder joined Dr. Winnick & Associates in 2002.
Dr. John Schneider

Dr. John Schneider

Dr. John Schneider has been practicing at Dr. Winnick & Associates, P.C. since 1999. A graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in December 1998, he completed a six-month internship with Dr. Michael Leahy, the inventor of Active Release Techniques. Dr. Schneider has been a lead instructor for Active Release Techniques since 1997, and teaches the most advanced courses offered by Active Release Techniques. He has been a guest lecturer on treatment and evaluation of soft tissue injuries at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center. He also co-authored "Active Release Techniques for the Cervical Spine" with Dr. Leahy in Conservative Management of Cervical Spine Syndromes, by Dr. Donald Murphy. He is a contributing writer for "Be Ironfit" and "Mastering the Marathon" by Don Fink, world-renowned triathlon coach. Dr. Schneider is board eligible for his diplomate in chiropractic rehabilitation. Dr. Schneider has been a consultant for teams in the National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and Princeton University. He also treats a variety of other athletes from world-class sprinters, elite triathletes, and professional wrestlers to weekend warriors. He is a team chiropractor and soft tissue specialist for the New York Jets. Dr. Schneider's desire to provide innovative and world-class treatment is widely acknowledged.
Dr. Rachel Skolnick

Dr. Rachel Skolnick

Graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2015. She completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Dr. Skolnick is trained in IASTM and Certified in ConnecTX, Nimmo and Active Release Technique (ART). She has an Advanced Certificate in Sports Science and Human Performance from NYCC. Dr. Skolnick has provided multiple community outreach programs: Strangers NYC Volleyball tournament, Tour De Cure Bike Races and walks for Diabetes. She specializes in sports injuries, treating athletes of all levels.
            
Dr. Skolnick has always had a passion and love of sports. She was a 3-sport athlete throughout her life. She sought out chiropractic care to help keep her performance at its highest level. She knows first hand the benefits that chiropractic care can offer benefits to athletes of any level. Her mission as a sports related chiropractor is to educate patients about the benefits of chiropractic care, which can help maintain an active healthy lifestyle and perform at their highest level. She offers many different types of non-invasive, evidence-based techniques and modalities available to help enhance the effectiveness of treatment. Dr. Skolnick has recently joined our practice at Wayne Winnick & Associates. We are excited to have Dr. Skolnick as she is a great addition to our team.

Clayton Shiu, MTOM

Clayton Shiu, MTOM

Clayton Shiu is a New York state and nationally certified licensed acupuncturist and nationally board certified Chinese herbalist. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Clayton has been practicing acupuncture in New York since 1999. Clayton joined Winnick and Associates in 2006. He is an integral part of the treatment of sports injuries, orthopedic conditions, as well as the traditional Chinese Medicine therapies in the practice. Clayton’s Acupuncture Sports and Orthopedic therapies have been effective in treating numerous sports injuries and have also proven effective in treating athletes in the NBA, MLB, mixed martial arts, and of course, the weekend warriors. Clayton also has much experience treating pre- and post-surgical cases related to the back, hip, shoulder, neck, and knee | Read a full bio

In 2012, Clayton interned in Arizona with the “Godfather” of acupuncture, Dr. Shi Xue Min, and his Indoor Disciple, Dr. Jing Liu. After working closely together, Dr. Shi chose Clayton to pursue his Doctorate with an interest in cerebral disorders at Tianjin University of TCM. This program is a dual government sponsored program founded in 2010 between the Obama Administration and the Chinese government called “100,000 Strong.” Currently, at the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin in China, Clayton treats patients at the International Patients Ward where he researches the treatment of cerebral disorders including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. He is also currently researching the effects of the Stroke techniques points on non-stroke patients for the treatment of orthopedic disorders in the Unites States.

Patricia Botet

Patricia Botet

Patricia Botet is a licensed acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist as well as certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture. She holds an MS in Traditional Oriental Medicine, BS in Finance and International Business and is currently working on her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Ms. Botet has completed a multitude of post-graduate studies in acupuncture, physical medicine and neurological disorders, and has participated an intensive externship in Liaoning, China at an integrated East/West Hospital. Patricia is experienced in treating patients with acupuncture throughout hospitals in NY and has been involved in research focusing on the effects of acupuncture in stroke recovery at NYU Lutheran Medical Center conducted by Claudia Citkovitz. L.Ac. In addition, she is currently participating in a clinical trial at Montefiore Hospital regarding chronic pain and osteoarthritis. 

Patricia’s passion for Chinese Medicine began 20 years ago when she discovered the benefits of acupuncture with Chinese herbal and nutritional therapy. Her personal experience was the genesis of her transition from hospitality management to her career dedicated to helping others improve their quality of life. Through her extensive studies and practice, Patricia learned that the most profound improvements are made when the body, mind and spirit are in alignment and she addresses these three facets in all of her treatments regardless whether she focusing on physical ailments, internal disorders, stress management or even weight loss. Her acupuncture and herbal treatments also incorporate her advanced training in tui na medical massage, integrative nutrition, and essential oils. She has had great success in treating pre- and post-surgical orthopedic conditions and works with many athletes to help them recover faster, prevent injury and improve their game. She is also at the forefront of treating neurological disorders such as stroke due to her mentorships with colleagues doing research in the United States as well as her advanced training with Clayton Shiu, L.Ac. who has been studying in Tianjin, China where some of the most ground-breaking research in this field is being conducted. 

Commonly treated conditions include: orthopedic and neurological disorders; pain management; emotional disharmony-stress, anxiety, depression, addiction; cardiovascular disorders; GI disorders-indigestion, Crohn’s, IBS, metabolism; respiratory disorders-allergies, asthma, sinusitis; gynecology-menstrual disorders, fertility, menopause; auto-immune conditions; along with facial rejuvenation, metabolism issues, and weight loss. Clayton Shiu and Patricia Botet comprise Chinese Healing Arts Group, an integral part of the talented and professional team at Dr. Wayne Winnick and Associates. Ms. Botet complements the practice with her distinctive holistic approach and specialized expertise. In addition to treating patients, Patricia practices qi gong daily and studies Ba Gua Zhang martial arts. She loves outdoor activities and is an avid reader always staying abreast of new findings and research in the field of integrative health care and wellness.

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