Dr. Tom Genstil
Dr. Genstil graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 2003, where he attained a Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well as a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition. He has participated in experimental research in Biomechanics, Cardiology, and Neurology, has taught at high school and university levels, and has written a manual on how to avoid pain while working at computers.
Dr. Genstil operates on the philosophy that the cause of any condition should be treated versus the effect. When the cause of the condition is treated then there is a good chance that the condition will not keep coming back. When the effect is treated, the condition will most likely, keep coming back. Dr. Genstil performs a thorough history and examination to better try to figure out both the cause as well as the correct diagnosis.
Dr. Genstil employs a myriad of techniques utilizing both force and non-force methods such as diversified, flexion/distraction, Thompson, and traction, as well as extremity adjusting, soft tissue techniques, and nutritional counseling. Dr. Genstil enjoys explaining procedures, techniques, and diagnoses to provide his patients with a full understanding of their treatment plan.
Dr. Debra Singer
Dr. Singer graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1986 and has been practicing in the Capital Region ever since. She holds an advanced proficiency rating in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique, a highly effective yet gentle way to deliver chiropractic care. This comfortable, non-force technique is appropriate for adults, children, and the elderly, as well as for athletes.
Dr. Singer is also a licensed acupuncturist, having graduated from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in 1998, as well as a certified athletic trainer, a certified chiropractic sports practitioner and a fully accredited practitioner of BioSet allergy elimination. She has a health science Masters Degree in work physiology from Long Island University and a Bachelors Degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland.
Dr. Singer believes that combined alternative therapies enhance each other and have a cumulative effect on the body. She regularly attends seminars in chiropractic, acupuncture, and athletic training.
Sandy C. Camper, M.Ac.
Sandy Camper has a passionate interest in how Chinese medicine can be used to help liberate her clients from limitations to living a life of purpose, being spiritually connected, emotionally balanced and physically thriving. Since 1995, Sandy has helped thousands of individuals with a variety of chronic health issues, ranging from sciatica and back pain, to PMS and other gynecological problems including infertility, to digestive problems, anxiety and depression and more. With a family member suffering from macular degeneration, Sandy began searching for a treatment to help. She discovered an innovative method of acupuncture developed by John Boel Sr., and family, in Denmark (www.acunova.dk) that has helped thousands of people with eye diseases to improve their vision.
As a patient and practitioner of Chinese medicine, Sandy Camper has first hand experience of the transformational changes it can bring to one’s life. As a high school science teacher, Sandy injured her back in 1989. In excruciating pain, she decided to try acupuncture. She was amazed that the pain was completely gone after two treatments. Years later, facing different health issues, she again sought out acupuncture as a possible treatment. Sandy was delighted when the acupuncturist explained that the two disparate symptoms, for which she was seeing two different specialists, had the same root imbalance, and while it took longer for these issues to resolve than it took for the back pain to improve, she experienced other improvements in her health—positive side effects! It was during this course of treatment that Sandy decided she had to learn how acupuncture worked and began to study acupuncture.
Sandy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware in 1987. She went on to teach high school honors chemistry, physics and physical science, and she was a research scientist in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry. She earned her Master of Acupuncture degree in 1995 from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, now MUIH located in Laurel, Maryland. Since then, she has been in private practice. Sandy studied Chinese herbal medicine from 1994 to 1996 with renowned herbalist and author, Ted Kaptchuk, O.M.D., and in 2003, she completed a two-year clinical integration course with prominent scholar and author, Lonny Jarrett, M.Ac., M.S., FNAAOM, with whom she continues to study Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. She served on the faculty of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute as an associate faculty, designing and teaching courses in Chinese medical theory and as a supervisor in the student clinic advising students on the treatment of their patients. She travels throughout the U.S. teaching acupuncturists the pain-relieving technique of Gua Sha. She is pursuing a specialty in the treatment of eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetic retinopathy, among others, using TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and micro acupuncture. Sandy is NCCAOM certified and licensed to practice in the state of New York and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.