Meet The Doctor
Dr. Brett Poniros grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, where he played football, hockey, and baseball for Mamaroneck High School, before continuing his career as a shortstop at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where he captained the team his junior and senior years. He dealt with several of his own injuries, including two significant hamstring tears and recurrent back pain. Having gone through the entirety of what "standard rehab" had to offer, Brett was then drawn toward a career in performance and rehabilitation in an effort to be able to offer a service that catered specifically to athletes and active individuals.
After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College, Brett attended the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at Bridgeport, he was heavily involved with the school's Human Performance Lab, using different forms of technology in order to analyze gait and other performance metrics. This role allowed Brett to travel and test athletes at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, as well as present to colleagues at the annual Rehab Symposium, a presentation that can be viewed at this link.
Brett is always looking for ways to improve treatment skills and broaden his knowledge-base for the sole purpose of offering more to his clients. Over the past few years, he has taken courses and certifications in:
Strength and Conditioning (CSCS)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Scraping)
Blood Flow Restriction
Baseball/Softball Specific Analysis
Staying involved within his profession is also something that is extremely important to Brett, which is why he belongs to several groups within the profession, including:
American Chiropractic Association: The leading organization within the profession. This group focuses on political reform and outreach, as well as education and public awareness.
Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance: A private run organization comprised of evidence-based chiropractors committed to furthering the profession and paving the way for a brighter future.
The Physio Network: A group a rehab professionals that share ideas and questions through an online forum. The network also provides a means for staying up to date with the newest developments in rehabilitative medicine.
The best new evidence has shown us that the body is extremely resilient, and therefore can be treated as such. This is why Brett believes in what he calls a "semi-aggressive" form of rehab, in which each client is pushed every day to achieve their goals. And while the meaning of those words are unique and case dependent, the same logic applies when treating a 25-year-old professional baseball player, or a 55-year-old recreational runner. Brett bases his philosophy of treatment, and health in general, on a number of factors that have been attributed to the modern definition of patient centered care. First and foremost is what the patient desires and believes. Behind that is the most current literature and evidence on the given subject, and finally, his own clinical experience. His philosophy is constantly evolving based on the newest discoveries and advances in musculoskeletal medicine.
Brett tries to live the same healthy, active, and well-rounded lifestyle that he encourages his clients to live. Outside of the office he enjoys reading about nutrition, movement, and mental health practices. He also enjoys playing the drums, fishing, exercising, watching sports, and spending time with his wife Catherine and family . Brett is excited to be able to offer care to the residents of Westchester County and beyond!