Dr.John J. Belmonte | Chiropractor
Meet Dr. John Belmonte
As a young man, Dr. Belmonte suffered from back pain that would have required surgery to correct. “I was young — surgery wasn’t an option for me.” Luckily, his father had been a longtime chiropractic patient, and he had seen the benefits of chiropractic care firsthand.
“I didn’t really understand what it was all about, but I was willing to give it a try. It had helped my father, and chiropractic really helped me, without drugs or surgery. I went back to school and made it a career. Now, more than 25 years later, we’re still doing our thing!”
Dr. Belmonte earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy from SUNY Cortland. He went on to study chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College.
Caring for Professional Athletes and Weekend Warriors
Many of Dr. Belmonte’s patients are busy New Yorkers who like to play as hard as they work. Runners, cyclists, golfers, and other sports enthusiasts make up a large part of his practice.
Since 2009, Dr. Belmonte has been honored to also care for golfers on the PGA tour as a member of the organization’s permanent medical staff. Dr. Belmonte currently holds a Level 2 certification from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), an organization geared toward golf-specific health and fitness.
Man of the People
“Like my patients, I live and work in Manhattan, and I face the same obstacles to good health. Environmental challenges, stress, and a busy schedule all contribute to wear and tear on our bodies. I am here to share a healthful lifestyle with you!”
In addition to teaching you how to help your body heal itself, we’ll talk about the importance of a healthy diet, the role that exercise plays, and how you might benefit from supplements. We’ll also discuss changes you can make to your workspace to help keep you pain-free.
Find out how you can live a healthier life and be free from chronic pain and discomfort. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Belmonte!
As of 2012 , Dr. John J. Belmonte is now a permanent member of the Sports Medicine Team for the PGA TOUR under the direction of Dr.Tom Lafountain. Professional Sports Care LLC. provides Chiropractic services to The PGA, Champions & WEB.COM Tours. To learn more about Professional Sports Care visit www.tomlafountain.com
Hiroyo Kawamura | Office Manager・Patient Care Coordinator
Hiroyo is originally from Hokkaido, Japan. She has a rich professional experience in the property and casualty insurance company for about 8 years in Japan. She is responsible for general patient care, insurance questions/consultations, and planning/implementation of seminars on health.
Akie Kido | Physical Therapist (DPT)
Akie is a New York State licensed Physical Therapist, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology at University of Colorado and Doctor of Physical Therapy at Sage Graduate School. Akie has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital and geriatric population. She enjoys designing individual plans to help patients localize and decrease pain, to achieve optimal level of function. Akie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is fluent in both Japanese and English.
Shelly Wu | Physical Therapist (MSPT)
Shelly Wu is a dedicated and caring physical therapist based in New York, NY. She earned master’s degree from University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree from National Yang-Ming University of Taiwan. Shelly is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. After graduating from University of Pittsburgh, Shelly worked in outpatient orthopedic setting for about 3 years before she started working in New York. She has a lot of experience in orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine, especially with cases after ACLR and rotator cuff reconstruction surgery. She also worked with athletes of different sports, such as baseball, badminton, volleyball and golf. Shelly specializes in orthopedic/musculoskeletal physical therapy, joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue mobilization and release, taping (Kinesio and sports) and exercise prescriptions. Despite techniques mentioned above, she also utilizes Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) technique, basic breathing and core muscle facilitation to promote better muscle activation, postural correction and to increase performance or quality of life.