Dr. Joseph Caraccilo
Dr Joseph Caraccilo is the director, owner, and creative developer of Chiropractor Manhattan, a
New York City Chiropractic facility and medi-spa that combines the benefits of eastern disciplines with
western medical approaches.
Dr Joe, as his patients call him, has firmly established himself as a noted chiropractor, popular yoga instructor, and respected health expert in New York City. Most heralded for his progressive treatments, Dr Caraccilo is frequently sought out by a wide variety of clientele and has been endorsed in the popular press as a miracle worker, offering viable alternatives even for patients who have hit dead ends with traditional medicine.
Even before completing his education at New York Chiropractic College. Dr Joe proved himself to be a distinguished student of chiropractic medicine. Dr Caraccilo studied Myofascial Release under Dr John F. Barnes and attended Network Chiropractic’s various seminars given by Dr Donny Epstein and Dr Arno Berunier. In addition to attending numerous supplemental courses outside of his regular studies, Dr Caraccilo co-chaired Cervical Spine, a multi-disciplinary symposium on cervical spine treatments. He also served on the committees of numerous publications and notably contributed a chapter on elbow injuries to the widely published chiropractic textbook Biomechanical Injuries.
Beyond traditional schooling, Dr Caraccilo has traversed the globe seeking to absorb centuries-old wisdom from indigenous healers in South America and to study Ayurveda or “the Science of Life” in India.
Among Dr Joe’s mentors are the well-respected yogis Pattabhi Jois, Beryl Bender Birch, Richard Freeman, and Ken Scott who is better known as “Nateshvar.” His knowledge of Yoga spans from the popular practice Astanga to a specialized form of partner Yoga called Contact Yoga. Through the application of his studies with these great masters, Dr. Joe has built himself a niche as a yogi in his own right, earning himself a special feature in Naturally Beautiful by Dawn Gallagher; a book about techniques for healthy, spiritual lifestyles. He was also a regular contributor to the now out of print, Fitness Plus magazine.
Current projects include work on a new type of massage Dr Caraccilo has named The Chakra Massage. The Chakra Massage combines Hindu philosophy and colour and light therapy with the healing touch of a massage therapist.
Dr Joe feels that his success as a holistic practitioner hinges on his diverse knowledge and his ability to draw upon those experiences to create healing programs that are unique to each individual case.
Among his regular patient list, Dr Joe includes celebrity clients such as Frederique Van Der Wal, Uma Thurman, Demi Moore, Christy Brinkley, Maury Povich, and Denise Rich.
Dr. Sonali Lal
Dr. Sonali is the Medical Director at Integrative Spine and Sports, Manhattan’s premier office for
non-surgical pain relief and physical rehabilitation, and Co-Founder of RejuvaMed, a top aesthetic
and wellness spa in New York City.
Dr. Sonali has been featured in the New York Times and recognized as a Castle Connelly NY Magazine Top Doctor from 2016- 2021. She is a Clinical Professor at Columbia-Cornell School of Medicine and an Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Lal is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the New York Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society.
Through non-invasive orthopedic medicine, Dr. Sonali helps prevent unnecessary surgeries and gets you back to work or play as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Dr. Christopher Ortaleza
Dr. Christopher Ortaleza is a licensed sports chiropractor with a strong focus on musculoskeletal
and prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. He is an alumni of York University, Toronto,
where he completed a dual degree in Kinesiology and Business and received his Doctor of Chiropractic
New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in 2021. He is board certified for practice in both Canada and the
United States and is currently working towards his qualifications to become a Certified Chiropractic
As a former athlete, Dr. Ortaleza got to see firsthand how injuries impacted the sport. He was also able to see how many of these common injuries could have been avoided. It is because of this that he chose to focus on preventative pain management and the treatment of acute and chronic conditions: to help people get back into the activities they love and enjoy. Driven by his passion for wellness and sports, Dr. Ortaleza is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all his patients.
Treatments may include Active Release Techniques (ART), Manual Therapy, Flexion-Distraction (spinal decompression), specific joint manipulation and postural assessments.
Robert Giordano L.AC.
Robert Giordano M.S., L.Ac., is a 2002 graduate of the Pacific College of Health and Science (NY campus)
earning a Masters of Science and NY State license in acupuncture. Robert’s training at PCHS included
extensive western sciences and eastern complementary studies specializing in the field of Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also certified by the Ohashi Institute (N.Y.) in traditional
Ohashiatsu therapy under the tutelage of Sensei Wataru Ohashi. Robert is board certified by the National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the Council of Colleges of
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in clean needle technique as well as a member of the
Society of New York (ASNY).
Robert’s background includes being the former head of Holistic Therapies at the Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CCNR) specializing in the treatment of post-operative rehabilitation and pain management. Robert’s post-graduate studies include Dr. Tan Balance method and Dr. Tung style of acupuncture as well as studies in Laser-puncture, Qigong, Vibrational Sound therapy, and Reiki Mastership. Fifteen years prior to his acupuncture studies in NYC, Robert pursued a thriving private bodywork practice as well as a teaching practice at Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon, specializing in traditional Japanese shiatsu.
In addition, Robert is a member of the Zen Studies Society (Dai Bosatsu Kongo-Ji) in the Rinzai Zen Buddhist tradition, as well as a musician and composer of abstract compositions.
Robert Tovmasyan, LMT
Robert is a New York state licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Swedish Ins tute. He is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Associa on (AMTA). Robert has a great passion for health and wellness and believes that you can improve your physical and mental health through regular massages and stretching. His modali es include Deep ssue, Sports massages, Medical massages and Assisted stretching.
Sejal Bhatt, FNP-BC
Sejal Bhatt has been a nurse for 10 years starting off my experience in a busy emergency department in New York City. During that time I also became an ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of New York, from Pace University. I have been practicing as a nurse practitioner for over 5 years and have an extensive medical background working in inpatient, outpatient, and aesthetic medicine settings. I became passionate in wellness and aesthetic medicine when I saw the impact that treatments had on patients and their confidence. I pride myself in my keen eye and strong attention to detail. I believe that a balanced and healthy lifestyle in addition to subtle aesthetic enhancements is the key to preventative and graceful aging!