Inspiring for people who live an active lifestyle.
Drs. Jeremy Todd and Anita Gulic first began their practice in 2009 in Split, Croatia. They moved their practice to Island Park, NY, in 2009. They realized early on that it is important to treat each case that comes into their practice on an individual basis. These doctors create individualized programs because each pain and injury is unique. They seek to give each patient what they need so they can get back to the lives they want to live, pain free. The main symptoms that they sees at Vatra Spine and Sport include back pain (disc herniations, disc bulges, joint pain), sciatica, neck pain, nerve pain, shoulder pain (tendinitis, tendinosis, impingement), hip pain, knee pain (patellar tracking issues, degeneration, meniscus tears), and elbow pain (tennis elbow, golfers elbow, overuse injuries, chronic pain). Drs. Todd and Gulic offer a variety of treatments to suit the needs of their patients, such as manual adhesion release, instrument adhesion release, individualized strengthening protocols, and exercise prescription. He does not perform traditional, high velocity chiropractic adjustments because the benefits from these types of adjustments have not provided patients durable enough results.
Vatra Spine and Sport (formally known as The Active Life Chiropractic and Soft Tissue) is comfortably located in Island Park, New York just a quarter mile north of Long Beach, New York and a mile South of Oceanside. It is very easily accessible from Rockville Centre and most towns on Long Island and Queens.
It is commonly understood that when you visit a chiropractor you can expect relief from conditions like lower back pain, back pain, and neck pain, but because we specialize in the treatment of sports injuries at Vatra Spine and Sport, we treat injuries related to knee pain, elbow pain, ankle pain and shoulder pain just as effectively every day. If you have pain caused by a spinal disc injury, muscle, ligament, tendon, or joint and you are not in need of surgery, Vatra Spine and Sport is the office for you. Our office blends the traditional treatment methods used by a chiropractor with those used in physical therapy at the highest level to treat sports injuries more effectively than any other office in the world. The best news, we are right here in Island Park, New York, just a quarter mile north of the Long Beach Bridge.
CrossFit Athletes especially enjoy working with us here at Vatra Spine and Sport. With the top CrossFit athletes in the world flying out regularly from all over the world for their evaluations, treatments, and continuing exercise protocols the CrossFit population has taken an especially deep interest in Vatra Spine and Sport. One of the reasons Vatra Spine and Sport has become so popular with CrossFitters (besides the quality of care) is that our office is directly attached to CrossFit Island Park (formerly CrossFit King of the Beach in Long Beach New York) which is a gym that has been recognized on the biggest stage in the CrossFit world at the CrossFit Games. Whether you are an athlete with a sports injury or an individual who just wants to have less pain doing the laundry or working in the garden, your treatment is likely to eventually land you in our gym to learn how you can best work to improve your strength and mobility wherever you currently work out.
We understand that when you are looking for a Chiropractor or Physical Therapy that our office is unique in our approach and might not be what you thought you were looking for. We also understand that if you are dealing with sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, or any musculoskeletal dysfunction, there is nowhere better in the world for you to go for care. If you live in Long Beach, Island Park, Oceanside, or Rockville Centre we are less than 15 minutes away.