Pivot Has Moved!
We are so excited to introduce you to our new facility in Bergen NY! We are accepting new patients locally, as well as offering pain management for folks in Buffalo, NY and Rochester, NY.
We recognize that it's a bit of an extra drive, but we promise that it's worth it to receive our unique, integrated approach to pain management, with combination treatments available for acupuncture, physical therapy, and therapeutic nutrition so you can get more done in fewer visits.
Physical Therapy & Acupuncture
Derek received his Physical Therapy degree from Nazareth College of Rochester and his Traditional Chinese Medicine training from Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College.
Derek has extensive experience treating acute and chronic neurological and orthopedic conditions while working in outpatient neurological rehab and sports medicine clinics. He has also been a practitioner of Qigong and Internal Kung Fu for over 10 years. Derek received the Golden Needle Award for his Acupuncture skills in 2013.
Derek uses his understanding and skills from all of his training to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. He strives to be a well-rounded clinician, while working with local practitioners with other skill sets, to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan. Derek works to treat the branch symptoms as well as the root origin of each condition with a goal to expedite healing, restore function and encourage prevention.
He is able to merge the skills of acupuncture, physical therapy, and orthopedic physical assessment to deliver a treatment for pain and injury that blends the best of traditional Chinese and modern western modalities.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Lainey received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and her Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College. She is currently working toward her board certification in the field of nutrition with a Certification of Nutritional Specialists.
Lainey lives by the philosophy that good health care not only treats illness but cultivates wellness and that medicine should consider the whole person rather than just target disease. These ideas drew her to the practices of nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine and drive her to cultivate working relationships with practitioners of other disciplines.
Lainey became interested in complementary health care after struggling with frustrating food allergies and abdominal pain. The impact that nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine had on these symptoms was so substantial that Lainey shifted gears to pursue a career as a nutritionist, acupuncturist and herbalist. As a result, she finds particular joy in these skills to treat conditions such as autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, digestive and gynocology disorders.
Massage & Acupuncture
After injuring his back in 1995 Doug utilized physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic work and acupuncture to get back on track. After about one year of weekly care, the pain and restriction in his back began to leave.
After three years, Doug noticed such benefit that he made a career change. He began training as as medical Qi Gong therapist and into level two training through the Chinese Healing Arts Center in both Rochester, NY and Danbury, Connecticut. A year later he attended the Onondaga school of therapeutic massage in Rochester New York and graduated in June 2001. His continuing education with massage was primarily focused on connective tissue/structural integration work.
Seeking even greater tools to help on a deeper level, Doug applied to Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seneca Falls, New York and graduated with a Masters in Acupuncture by June 2012. More modernized nerve flow techniques has been Doug’s focus with continuing education with acupuncture.
Doug’s medical Qi Gong training taught him that at the source each problem is a qi problem. Once the energy problem is addressed, the problem resolves.
The body heals itself. Acupuncture helps to find this balance and relief sooner than it may occur on its own. This empowers patients to have a healthier, fuller life through the process of regular acupuncture care.
Dougs focus with his style of Qi Gong healing with acupuncture is to meet each patient where they are in the process of healing and gently move further down that path.
Our clients say...
“Thank you, Derek,! My knee pain is gone. I have done everything I can think of to heal my knee pain, it would get better and then return. After treatments of acupuncture my knee pain is gone.”
“Years of traditional medicine and herbal supplements did not relieve my sleep problems, anxiety issues or lower back pain. Pivot to the rescue! Now I’m able to sleep through the night, have no back pain, and I am more relaxed. My gluten intolerance is improving with Chinese herbs. Finally, after five years of hormone replacement, I am free of meds and suffer less hot flashes. Pivot could not be a more healing, positive support system. Derek and Lainey listen to complaints are extremely caring people.”