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About The Practice


Dr. Franklin Gilbert (pictured on right) and Dr. Todd Herold (pictured on left) of Central Park West Wellness, located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City, believe in helping patients help themselves. They use classical chiropractic adjustments and the Pettibon System™ to realign your spine and guide you away from pain, and back into an active and healthy life. The Pettibon System uses specially developed equipment and exercises to restore your spine toward its optimal alignment, thereby minimizing nerve and disc pressure.

Dr. Gilbert became a chiropractor after he sustained a series of sports-related and vehicular injuries as a young man. After enduring migraines, neck pain, and weakness in his arms, he discovered a way to become pain-free without surgery or medication: chiropractic care.

“What I loved,” says Dr. Gilbert, “was that it is based on a great respect for the body’s own ability to heal itself, prevent health issues, and function at a very high, often untapped potential… Chiropractic did not put anything into the body, nor did it take anything away.” He was mentored under the renowned chiropractic pioneer Dr. Pasquale Cersoli on Brooklyn before opening Central Park West Wellness in 1979

Dr. Herold graduated from New York Chiropractic College and is a member of the New York Chiropractic Council. Along with caring for our patients, he is very committed to public service. He is the Co-Founder and President of the Universal Chiropractic Foundation. This 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization has provided free chiropractic care to more than 15,000 children living in poverty. He is also a co-founder of "Chiromission," which funds chiropractic, and other solutions to health issues around the world.

Dr. Herold and Dr. Gilbert work with you to develop a unique postural and spinal corrective, and strengthening care plan, which may include therapeutic massage and exercises alongside classical chiropractic care.

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Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Central Park West Wellness emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.

For some, Central Park West Wellness will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.

People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Please take the time to meet the doctor, team, and our wellness network dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health we recommend you join our free website membership program. As a patient at Central Park West Wellness we will personally tailor a wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.


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7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm




7:30 am-6:00 pm