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Dr. DeMann is a healthcare specialist with a diverse background. He holds to two bachelors degrees, a masters degree in Family Practice, a master's degree in Orthopedic Biomechanics, a doctorate degree in Chiropractic, and a post-graduate degree in Sports Injury care. With this diverse background, Dr DeMann heads up our team of different specialties.
Dr. DeMann's past and present clinical affiliations are as diverse as his educational background. They include Postgraduate Professor at the New York Chiropractic College, Post Graduate Professor of Neurophysiology at Touro College, Member Board of Advisors Oxford Health Plans, Director of the Post Graduate Electrophysiology Program at the New York Chiropractic College and member of both the American Chiropractic Association and the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians.
Experienced as both an accomplished lecturer and author, he received the recent distinction of being named for outstanding achievement in the "Who's Who of American Professionals". His publications have appeared in both lay magazines as well as professional journals including the prestigious international medical publication "Pain Management". Dr. DeMann has appeared on both television and radio with his own syndicated weekly health talk show "Doctor on Call" and is listed as one of Fox Network's "health authorities" having appeared on the nightly news several times.
Dr. DeMann enjoys a successful chiropractic sports injury practice, working with members of professional teams such as The New York Rangers, The New York Knicks, The Indiana Pacers, The New York Mets, The New York Giants. He has worked with professional dancers from the New York City Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company and the American Ballet Theater. Additionally, he has been named doctor to several "on" and "off" Broadway shows.
Dr Sollazzo has a very diverse background holding active board certification in multiple medical subspecialties. Dr. Sollazzo is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Pain Management. Through his combined knowledge and experience he combines the best of several specialties which an emphasis on integrative medicine. He began his initial medical training abroad and then completed his residency training Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, New York, He is affiliated with Saint Catherine of Siena of Medical Center where he segments his time between private practice in Integrative Medicine and the emergency medicine.
Dr. Sollazzo is the author of the soon to be released book Balance Your Health.
Dr Sollazzo spends a great deal of time effort and time teaching people how to live correctly in order to achieve optimal health. He works with many chronic pain patients to develop strategies to decrease their dependence on pain medications through nutrition and integrative medicine.
Dr. Hesse graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BS Cum Laude in Biochemistry/Cell Biology. Subsequently, she received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Upon completing her Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals Program, she pursued subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Hesse established a private Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery practice in Miami, Florida prior to relocating to New York City. Dr. Hesse provides office-based, comprehensive non-surgical Orthopedic Medicine evaluations, with particular focus on adult and juvenile athletic injuries, chronic musculoskeletal overuse disorders, in addition to acute and chronic back pain disorders.
Dr. Hesse strongly believes in a holistic approach to providing musculoskeletal medical care to her patients. By mindfully considering each patient's unique functional and psychosocial requirements, she finds that better and more lasting positive outcomes to conservative treatment can be obtained.
As an Orthopedic Surgeon, limiting her practice to non-operative care, Dr. Hesse recognizes when certain patient's problems require surgical management, and arrangements for the appropriate surgical consultations will be made. Dr. Hesse is currently completing her certification training in the field of acupuncture.
Dr. Kotkes is Board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board Of Anesthesiology. He completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain medicine with the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management Division, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA from July 2003 thru June 2004.
Dr. Kotkes is also board certified in Anesthesiology by the American board of Anesthesiology. He completed a 3 year Residency in Anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA in 2002. Dr. Kotkes received his medical degree(M.D.) from the Technion-Israel institute of Technology medical school in 1998.
He specializes in interventional pain management for conditions such as sciatica ,herniated discs, neck pain, back pain lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy, spinal cord stimulation, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, Vertebral compression fractures, kyphoplasty, botox, percutaneous discectomy, RSD, Painful diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, failed back syndrome.
His independent practice is aimed at relieving pain from conditions related to the spinal cord, central and peripheral nervous systems, and neuropathic pain, including headaches. I specialize in the diagnosis, management and treatment of these conditions. His is to relieve pain using the most effective and up-to-date remedies available in order to affect the problem at its root cause.
Dr. Murray earned a Bachelors of Science from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College.
After completing his graduate studies, Dr. Murray worked overseas as a chiropractor in The Netherlands. Upon returning home he opened his own clinic in upstate New York, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, before settling in Manhattan. He specializes in soft tissue techniques aimed at restoring full range of motion to all joints throughout the body. The goals of his care are pain reduction with restoration of functional ability. He is very focused on the needs of the patients in order to return them to full activity as quickly as possible.
Dr. Murray has earned certifications in various manual therapies including Active Release Technique (A.R.T.). He is a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (C.C.W.P.) through the International Chiropractic Association. His C.C.W.P. training focused on addressing vital aspects of wellness and optimal health in the context of the chiropractic paradigm while providing advanced science and clinical strategies for effective lifestyle intervention. Outside of the office Dr. Murray enjoys his passion for physical fitness, earning both a Level 1 CrossFit Personal Training certification alongside two certifications in CrossFit Gymnastics. He uses his knowledge in personal training to help patients learn how to move correctly and build functional strength.
Dr. Kiersten Lindelef graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2009 and has practiced chiropractic in Ithaca, New York, and Seattle, Washington, before relocating to New York City to join the team at Manhattan Spine and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Lindelef is dedicated to helping each of her patients reach optimal health by addressing the barriers that may be preventing each patient from reaching his or her individual goals, whether those are structural, functional or nutritional obstacles.
Dr. Lindelef has developed a strong focus in combining chiropractic and nutritional therapy. She obtained her Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College, which she utilizes to address nutritional deficiencies, common food allergies, and overall wellbeing through proper nutritional habits.
In addition to her degrees, Dr. Lindelef has received further training in Active Release Technique, sports chiropractic and massage therapy. Before her chiropractic education, she attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. During her undergraduate education, she completed multiple internships including a Strength and Speed Training Internship at Titan Sports Performance Center and an internship for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, where she focused on youth obesity advocacy.
She strives to empower each of her patients to restore balance and health to their busy lives.
Dr. Kelly Blundy attended Michigan State University and Logan University, obtaining a BS in Human Biology as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University. During her years at Logan College and MSU, Dr. Blundy studied under some of the foremost figures in the chiropractic profession today. Having attended numerous extracurricular seminars in everything from diagnosis to adjustment technique, she spent countless hours honing and refining the skills she brings to practice.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Blundy also worked toward a multitude of specialties in the chiropractic field. She has recieved education in Extremity Adjusting, Neurological Diagnosis and Treatment, Radiology, Dynamic Spinal Analysis, and Soft Tissue Techniques including Active Release Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial and Positional Release Techniques. Dr. Blundy has finished a rigorous post graduate and continuing education course in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) & Active Release Technique ART. Both of these Techniques have had incredible results with many conditions causing chronic pain and dysfunction.
Sanjay joined our staff after completing the course of study at Quinnipiac College's famed musculoskeletal program, and working with a number of different areas of Rehabilitation as a private practitioner. A highly creative adapter of these contemporary techniques to each individual's problems, Sanjay, a Texan, has shown particular success with scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis. He specializes in developing state of the art spine and sports medicine rehab programs which an emphasis on active therapies. A great emphasis is placed on teaching patient self-care techniques so they can transition from away from depending on specialist and toward on-going conditioning.
Goldman is a licensed Physical Therapist with a Graduate Degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. With over thirteen years of physical therapy experience and being licensed in NY and NJ as a MSPT, David's
passion to help people and his devotion to learning, differentiates himself and his practices from others.
After graduating under-grad at Boston College and grad at Columbia University, David worked for the NYC
Board of Education treating children with severe physical disabilities and gaining extensive experience in
an outpatient physical therapy setting. He now concentrates his practice in orthopedics, musculoskeletal
rehabilitation, pediatric physical therapy, and the treatment of sports injury.
Goldman has a variety of experience in competitive sports on a recreational, and inter-collegiate level.
Before starting his physical therapy graduate studies, Goldman was a state champion wrestler for Randolph
High and Boston College.
Goldman is also an outdoor enthusiast who juggles his free time between his three kids and road/mountain
biking, running, skiing, mixed martial arts, and hiking.
James Horn, received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, with a Bachelor of
Science. He returned to school shortly afterwards where he earned his masters in Physical Therapy
from Columbia University.
Jim has worked with a diverse group of people with a wide range of physical therapy needs. Jim has worked
with babies, teens and adults in several settings, including early intervention and the New York City Department of Education. The youngest client Jim worked with was 4 months old, while the oldest was 104 years of
age. Jim greatly enjoys the different challenges that working across such a broad spectrum offers.
His interests in running, weight lifting, golf, and platform tennis (paddle) help him relate to his patient's goals of resuming their functional lives. Jim has continued his professional education in areas including knee, shoulder and spine rehabilitation, with a strong focus on manual interventions and active patient participation. Jim believes that
a person's successful rehabilitation begins with understanding what it is that motivates each individual to
Jim currently lives on Long Island with his wife and two young children.