Meet the Doctors

  • Dr.
    Franklin Gilbert
    Chiropractor

    Dr. Gilbert first discovered the field of chiropractic in the 1970s, when he was struggling with the effects of several vehicular, sports-related, and childhood injuries. Because chiropractic care helped him so much, he chose to become a chiropractor. According to Dr. Gilbert, chiropractic care gave him his life back.

    While receiving chiropractic care, Dr. Gilbert discovered The Pettibon System and learned about its effectiveness firsthand. He continues to employ the spinal rehabilitative aspects of this system in his own practice. From early in his chiropractic education and career, he also studied under the legendary Dr. Pasquale Cerasoli of Brooklyn, from whom he learned exceptionaal skills and insights, many of which he applies in practice today.

    After graduating from chiropractic college in 1979, Dr. Gilbert founded the practice now named Central Park West Wellness. His goal was to help others as he had been helped. His love for chiropractic stems from its basis on the body’s own ability to heal, as well as to prevent health issues and function at an often untapped, very high level of health. He also loves that chiropractic doesn’t take anything away from the body, nor add anything to it. Instead, the goal of chiropractic is to remove interferences that keep the body from healing, and functioning the way nature intended.

    Because he has dealt with pain and other physical problems himself, he has a great deal of compassion for each person who comes to our practice.

  • Dr.
    Laura Roos
    Chiropractor

    Dr. Laura's strong conviction is that every body deserves optimal health. She strives to create a safe environment to meet each of her patients exactly where they are, and help them realize their greatest health potential through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments.

    One day, after starting a career in food science, Laura found herself perplexed while working on a breakfast product that was made of more sugar than actual food - she wanted to connect with people in a way that was beyond the box on their breakfast table. Inclined to help people in a more natural way, Laura decided to explore an old urge to pursue the natural whole body benefits of chiropractic.

    A few months later, Laura was accepted, and enrolled at New York Chiropractic College where she graduated with honors with both a Doctorate in Chiropractic and Master of Clinical Nutrition. After graduation, she pursued further training in Webster Technique (often used with prenatal patients), International Chiropractors Pediatric Association training (to work with newborns and children), Sacro Occipital Technique (uses specific neurological indicators to assess and treat the entire body), and Cranial Chiropractic (fortifies whole body alignment and especially helps neck, head, and TMJ issues).

    Now, Dr. Laura uses her hundreds of hours of advanced chiropractic training and years of clinical experience to create subtle yet powerful shifts in each patient, paving the way for healing and long-lasting optimized function. 

    She particularly enjoys caring for newborns, children, and pregnant patients, though her range of chiropractic techniques allow her to work dynamically with the whole family. 

    When she's not at her practice, Dr. Laura can often be found in her kitchen cooking & baking, or taking walks with her husband and their miniature dachshund Dexter.

  • Dr. Julie Carr

    'As an experienced physical therapist, I am passionate about helping patients regain their strength, comfort and confidence in their bodies and am dedicated to assisting them in reaching their personal potential in their chosen endeavors.

    I know the physical, mental and emotional aspects of who we are, are tightly intertwined and all must be addressed for an optimal recovery.'
    Dr. Julie comes to our practice having been the clinical director of an outpatient PT practice here in NYC specializing in a variety of orthopedic conditions, including: sports medicine, women’s health and running injury treatment as well as various other conditions.

    She received her Bachelors of Exercise Science degree with a concentration in physical therapy from Manhattan College in 2009, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The University of New England in 2016.
    Her clinical experiences include rotations at: Saratoga Physical Therapy Associates treating general conditions, sports injuries and post surgical care, with SportsCare Physical therapy specializing in the treatment of elite and collegiate athletes, and with Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital treating along with the Burn and Amputee Team, as well as over 4 years experience at multiple outpatient orthopedic clinics.

    She frequently uses manual therapy techniques in her sessions, which bring greater sensitivity and effectiveness to her care. She enjoys working with athletes at every level and is quite adept at helping non athletes who might be experiencing a variety of other issues.

    One of her main practice philosophies is 'to teach patients how to help themselves so they can independently maintain, and hopefully improve their health and function even more so well after they’ve recovered.'

    These are a sampling of conditions with which she has achieved much success:
    Osteoarthritis
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Labral tears of shoulder and hip
    Impingement Syndrome
    Bursitis of shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
    Tendonitis of shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Strain/sprain/tears of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, knees, ankle/foot
    Tennis Elbow
    Meniscus Tears
    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (knee pain)
    ITB Syndrome
    Piriformis Syndrome
    Achilles Tendonitis/ruptures and Plantar Fasciitis
    Low and mid back pain
    Herniated and bulging discs
    TMJ
    Concussion Therapy
    Certain types of vertigo
    Balance and gait impairments
    Return to sport
    Preventative Care, Restorative Treatment and Pain Management
    In her free time, Julie enjoys the outdoors, museums, art and reading

  • Jonathan Creswick, LMT
    Massage Therapist

    Jonathan, with his own busy massage practice outside our office, visits our office to see our patients whenever needed. Our front desk is happy to connect you with him.

    With extraordinary healing hands, Jonathan’s sensitive massage skills help to dissipate tensions, tightness, spasms, blockages and other fallout from injuries and stresses we all seem to encounter.

    Kind, and playful and visiting our practice since 2012, Jonathan has been helping those he cares for to feel so much more comfortable in their bodies.


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Updated Hours Due to COVID-19

Temporary Holiday Hours 5/27- 5/31

Monday:

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Tuesday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:30 pm

Friday:

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Saturday:

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Sunday:

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Temporary Hours

Monday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

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Sunday:

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