Doctors & Staff
Dr. Franklin Gilbert
Dr. Gilbert discovered chiropractic in the mid 1970’s, after struggling with the after-effects of a number of childhood, sports-related, and vehicular injuries.
Through chiropractic care and without surgery or medication, he experienced ongoing pain-free well-being for the first time in his life. Says, Dr. Gilbert, “I became a chiropractor because I was helped by chiropractic. I had severe migraine headaches, neck pain ,and was developing weakness in my arms. Without exaggerating, chiropractic care gave me my life back.” While under care, he discovered The Pettibon System™ and learned firsthand how successful it could be in relieving his own pain. Early in his chiropractic education, he came under the tutelage of the legendary Dr. Pasquale Cersoli, of Brooklyn. Upon graduating from chiropractic college, in 1979 he founded what is now known as Central Park West Wellness so that he could help others as he had been helped. “What I loved about chiropractic was that it is based on a great respect for the body’s own ability to heal, prevent health issues and function at a very high, often untapped potential. What lies within, is also an extraordinary springboard from which to be propelled into the exploration of the mysteries of glowing, great health and well being. I loved that chiropractic did not put anything into the body, nor take anything away from the body. It assists in removing interference that is keeping the body from functioning as nature intended, ” says Dr. Gilbert.
Having directly experienced The Pettibon System’s™ transformative effects, Dr. Gilbert is proud to share a chiropractic revolution that teaches his patients how to be in control of their own spinal health. “My primary objective as a practitioner is to find out what might be slowing ones healing, and teach them what they need to do to ‘fix’ themselves, so they are empowered to generate their own personal best health expression, and not forever be dependent upon us.”
Adds Dr. Gilbert, “Having been through the kind of pain for which most patients consult us, I embody a great deal of compassion for what they’re feeling, as well as great certainty as to what can be accomplished, and how to achieve it.”
Dr. Todd Herold
Dr. Todd Herold is a 1983 graduate of New York Chiropractic College.
He’s a member of the New York Chiropractic Council and Co-Founder and President of the Universal Chiropractic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has provided free chiropractic care to children living with great socio-economic challenges. He has offered chiropractic services to over 15,000 such children, and their families. Dr.Todd is also co-founder of chiromission.com, which does humanitarian work throughout the world. Known for having created and running one of New York’s historically busiest practices, a practice steeped in love and service, from 1983 through 1991, he regularly had public service, and infomercials running on the major Hispanic radio and television stations. These media outlets are the equivalent of both NBC and CBS in their respective culture here in NYC. His affinity for the Spanish language has helped him to develop the communications skills that have assisted in bringing chiropractic, both simply and clearly to the masses through these media in these communities.He has lectured at the New Beginnings, and Dynamic Essentials chiropractic seminar programs, and is proud to be a founding member of the legendary Pasquale Cerasoli’s renowned organization; Cell-F Center, whose mission is to assist people, and specifically chiropractors, and their patients to express all that is their potential.
Dr. Herold is an avid tennis player and a student of the martial arts. He has regularly practiced Yoga and Tai Chi, and he has studied the Pilates method for the past 30 years.
Married to Sandra, they live with their two sons, Tommy and James in White Plains, NY. They are both Certified Health Coaches with “Take Shape For Life”; an optimal living company. Within this organization, Dr. Todd and his team have created methods, and they supply products that assist one in achieving their optimal weight, energy, immune response, sleep and overall health. He’s always happy to chat with you about this should you desire to expand your health expression even further.
Jonathan Creswick, LMT
With extraordinary healing hands, Jonathan’s sensitive massage skills help to dissipate tensions, tightnesses, spasms, blockages and other fallout from injuries and stresses we all seem to encounter.
With a her laugh, smile and eternally optimistic attitude, Millie can brighten anyone’s day, and lift any heart as she welcomes you to our office.
Working with us since 1996, she has witnessed, and participated in the transformation of thousands of peoples’ health through Chiropractic care. She is always there to help with the in’s and out’s of all insurance matters, and her wisdom is always of great value to all of us here, and all the people who come to us for care.
Always ready to do whatever it takes to help anyone at anytime, Mercedes is an embodiment of compassion, and “can do” spirit. You might catch her anywhere, at any time reaching out to even a perfect stranger in an effort to help with any difficulty, chore or health challenge.
She was born with an intuitive feel for how to help the body recover, and possesses a very healing touch. Don’t ever try to tell her that something is impossible 🙂 What a joy for all of us to work side by side with her since 2004.