Chiropractor & Wellness Educator
My name is Christopher Brown. I am a licensed chiropractor, certified clinical nutritionist, certified chiropractic sports physician, certified yoga instructor and certified personal trainer. As long as I can remember, my life has been about health and wellness. From elementary school through college, I participated in competitive as well as non-competitive sports. As an athlete, I became intimately aware of the interdependence and interrelationship of behavior, diet and attitude with overall health and well-being. I discovered that the more in sync that these factors are, the better my performance both on and off the field.
My father was a medical doctor who always emphasized a holistic approach with both his patients and family. My mom worked at one of the first health food stores in New York. With the insights I gained from my parents view of health and wellness, as well as my curiosity, early on I placed myself on a path of holistic, functional and integrative wellness.
During my undergraduate years at SUNY Stony Brook, before pre-chiropractic education, I immersed myself in Eastern philosophy and religious studies. The study of Eastern thought as well as learning Tai Chi and meditation techniques, opened my life up to new and exciting possibilities in health and wellness.
During my years at New York Chiropractic College, I was again exposed to many aspects of health and wellness that greatly influenced the path of my journey in healthcare. Where chiropractic differs most substantially from conventional allopathic medicine is in our approach to dis-ease. The allopathic model looks to the symptoms as the primary concern. Chiropractic, while not ignoring the symptoms, looks more at the causes of dis-ease. To use an old analogy: symptoms equal the tip of the iceberg, but causes equal the largely unseen 90% of the iceberg. I learned that the causes of most dis-eases are, if not directly related, at least largely related to our day-to-day choices. These choices relate to diet and nutrition, exercise, relationships, rest and spirituality. And, since these are choices, we have the power to influence these choices from moment to moment, day to day, year to year.
Since graduating from chiropractic college, I have continued to expand my knowledge base and understanding of health and wellness by studying and practicing yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition and functional wellness. This integration of disciplines has greatly influenced the way in which I look at and practice healthcare.
As a practitioner in the field of functional medicine, I view the patient as a unique individual with a unique lifestyle, and thus unique needs. In other words, my practice is patient centered as opposed to symptom centered.
Over the years since graduating from chiropractic college I have appeared on the CBS Morning Show, Lifetime TV and E! TV, as well as in Bride’s Magazine, Conde Nast Sports for Women, and Los Angeles Health & Fitness Magazine.
In addition to being a National Board Certified Chiropractor licensed in New York, New Jersey and California, I also underwent additional graduate training to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, specializing in sports physiology and injuries. As a fitness specialist, I am a Certified Master Trainer with the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, where I taught fitness trainers anatomy and exercise physiology. Most recently, I have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher certification course.
I continue to engage in a variety of athletic and fitness endeavors, enjoying yoga, weight training and inline skating.