Nathaniel Tiplady, DC, ART achieved his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at UMass-Amherst in 2004 and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2007. During his education at NYCC, Dr. Tiplady was chosen to participate in a highly selective internship at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. The emphasis of this program was to treat active duty military personnel with various spinal conditions. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Tiplady was presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the Department of the Navy. In addition to the practice of chiropractic manipulative care, Dr. Tiplady is also certified in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Graston Technique, and Level 2 Medical provider for the Titleist Performance Institute. Dr. Tiplady works also as an independent contractor for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, providing lectures and workshops to employer groups on wellness, back care, ergonomics, and flexibility.
Dr. Justin Culici, DC, ART practiced Chiropractic in an integrated rehabilitation and physical therapy clinic in Navesink, N.J. piror to joining Needham Chiropractic Associates.
Dr. Culici attended Sacred Heart University and received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. From there he went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian. In addition to his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Culici is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.). He uses his knowledge in these fields to benefit his patients by creating treatment plans involving manipulative therapies, manual therapies, and exercise. In addition, Dr. Culici is certified in Graston Technique and Active Release Technique.
Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) is a hands on treatment modality that is currently incorporated in the treatment of most elite athletes. Due to its effectiveness most NFL, MLB and NBA sports teams rely on practitioners trained in this soft tissue technique.
Movement assessment of a patient is used to determine which muscles, ligaments, fascia and tendons have lost their normal elasticity, and therefore have scarred or adhered to other surrounding tissues. The goal of A.R.T. is to reduce the restricted tissue and return pliability to the injured or overused soft tissues. This restoration of tissue and joint mobility can result in a decrease in symptoms and a return of motion.
Dr. Culici’s clinical interests include conservative methods of pain management and sports medicine.
Peter Gale, DC, CCSP, ART received his Bachelors of Science at Springfield College (Springfield, MA) in Health Education and Epidemiology in 1977. Upon his graduation from Palmer University of Chiropractic in 1981 he has taught for several chiropractic post-graduate departments. His areas of expertise are manipulative/manual therapy, treatment of the injured athlete, and differential diagnosis of the spine and extremities. He is a contributing author to the medical text Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods (Aspen Pub.). Dr. Gale has also lectured to medical doctors at the American College of Sports Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Yale Medical School, as well as physicians at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. In 1986 he became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.) and is currently certified in full body and biomechanics Active Release Technique®. During his 36 years of clinical practice, Dr. Gale has had the pleasure of treating Hollywood actors and actresses, recording artists, professional athletes in the NFL, soccer, baseball, and olympians. This experience has given him a unique perspective. These high level performers require rapid recovery so at to return to their high level of performance.