About Kurt E. Brzezinski
Philosophy of care
I try to approach each patient as an individual and meet your personal treatment goals. A thorough assessment of your condition and lifestyle helps to achieve this. I use the sports medicine model of treatment of trying to reduce pain and restore function as soon as possible to enable you to get back to your activities quickly. Having worked in an interdisciplinary practice for many years has allowed me to see the great advantages when treating in this type of collaborative setting. Although chiropractic care is often all that is needed to help many of my patients, there are times when collaborating with other specialties is of great benefit and I often refer other physicians such as Physiatry, for example, and we work together to obtain the best result. There are times when I am working on a patient while they are concurrently going to physical therapy to try to get them better more quickly. Patient comfort is of the utmost importance to me when performing manual therapy, so I try to use as gentle an approach as is needed to keep you feeling comfortable during your treatments.
Why I entered medicine
When growing up I had some minor health issues and sustained some minor sports injuries which allowed me to be exposed to different health care specialists. I entered high school with an interest in health care. When I was 17 years old, my brother, who was 19, injured his lower back and ended up going to a chiropractor for treatment. Since I was interested in health care, I attended his visits with him and told the chiropractor about my interest. He graciously took time to explain the chiropractic approach to health care. My brother was helped greatly during the course of his treatments. I stayed interested in chiropractic during college and pursued it as a career.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to serve on a few short-term mission trips which have been great experiences. I had the opportunity on one trip to introduce chiropractic care to a native tribe in the jungle of Venezuela. These trips are usually as much a blessing to the team of people serving as they are to those we are trying to help.
When not working I spend most of my time with my wife and three daughters. I attend my daughters' activities and sporting events regularly. As a family we like to spend time outdoors hiking, and we like to ski. When time permits, which isn't often, I play golf.
Rutgers University, BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1986
New York Chiropractic, DC - Chiropractor, 1991