About Dr. Gilbert

Franklin Gilbert

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 first receiving his BS from Syracuse University, and then graduating from New York Chiropractic College in 1979, Dr. Gilbert then 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.


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3:00 pm-6:00 pm