Meet the Staff

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Lev Kalika Clinical director & DC RMSK

Education:

Doctor of Chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic Chicago, Ill BS – Brooklyn College, New York, NY

Metchnikov Medical University
Odessa, Ukraine

Advanced Training:
  • 1997-1998 – Fellowship in Manual Medicine in Motol Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic under prof. Karel Lewit M.D
  • Numerous courses in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation in Charles University Hospital,
    Prague, Czech Republic – prof. Vladimir Janda M.D).
  • RMSK – registered musculoskeletal sonographer.
  • Numerous postgraduate courses as well as personal experience with prof. Pavel Kolar in sports medicine, rehabilitation of adult and pediatric spinal disorders.
  • Vojta therapy certified from 2002-2003.
  • Personal experience with prof. Kinzersky A.Y (ultrasonography and radiology of musculoskeletal system) – 2009.
  • Personal experience with Chris Powers PT PHD.
  • Certified musculoskeletal biomechanist by MPI(movement performance institute).
  • Personal experience with Vovchenko A.Y
  • Personal experience with Diane Lee and L.J Lee ( movement disorders of the pelvis and the rib cage) – 2012.
  • Personal experience with Bubnov R.V (regional ultrasonography and dry needling under ultrasound) – 2015.
  • Personal experience and full completion of all of prof. Carlo Martinoli’s MD PHD postgraduate ultrasonography courses.
  • Personal experience with Carles Pedret MD PHD (Barcelona,Spain): ultrasonography and treatment of muscle and tendon trauma in elite athletes combining : ultrasonography,MRI,GPS systems and loading paradigms.
  • Personal experience with Bernard Bricot MD ,Orthopedics, (Paris, France) as well as certification in Postural Recalibration.
  • Mariano Rocabado PT , PHD ( Santiago , Chili) : treatment and assessment of cranio-mandibular pain), certified 2017.
  • Numerous other postgraduate courses in the field of orthopedic and spinal disorders.
  • Numerous other postgraduate courses in the field of spinal disorders.
Areas of special professional interest and training:

Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasonography, ultrasonography of nerve compression disorders, application of diagnostic ultrasonography in rehabilitation medicine,dry needling under ultrasound, ESWT(extracorporeal shockwave) , gait analysis for runners and people with orthopedic disorders of lower extremities and lower back pain,motor development in children, byopsychosocial origin of back pain, sports medicine, postural therapy, manual medicine (chiropractic and osteopathy), rehabilitation of tendon and muscle injuries,personalized and preventive medicine, movement performance, weight bearing imbalance and post surgical rehabilitation, motion analysis, virtual reality and robotic rehabilitation, rehabilitation of concussion disorders and treatment of vestibular-balance disorders.

Dr. Michael Baranov DPT

Dr. Michael Baranov DPT

Experience in Europe doing physical therapy combined with an extensive education in the US and practical experience in hospitals such as Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Nicholas Institute of Sport Medicine and Athletic Trauma, as well as Allegheny University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Dr. Baranov’s clinical work in these premier medical institutions allowed him to develop successful physiotherapeutic techniques. He effectively uses both traditional and alternative methods in his practice. . All programs and the websites are in English and Russian.

Education:

Creighton Uni­versity (Doctor of Physical Therapy); University of Medicine of New Jersey (Master of Physical Therapy); Long Island University (Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy); Completed four years of study in the Kiev University of Physical Education, where he studied various methods of physical therapy including exercise, massage and rehabilitation.

Dr. Mikhail Bernshteyn MD (Internist)

Dr. Mikhail Bernshteyn MD (Internist)

Education:

Medical School – Saint Petersburg Medical State Academy
Wykoff Heights Medical Center (Residency)
Wykoff Heights Medical Center (Internship)

Professional Statement:

Dr. Mikhail Bernshteyn is a Primary Care Doctor with a Medical Degree from Saint Petersburg Medical State academy. Dr. Bernsteyn completed a Residency and Internship at Wykoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Bernshteyn is fluent in English, Spanish and Russian.

Dr. Justin Katz

Dr. Justin Katz

Dr. Justin Katz graduated from New York Chiropractic College with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Le Moyne College with a BS in Biology. Dr. Katz holds an Advanced Certificate in Sports and Injury Management and focuses on postsurgical and postinjury orthopedic rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Sports Medicine, back pain and disc herniations. Dr. Katz is currently undergoing certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach from the Prague School of Rehabilitation medicine.

Robert Aranbayev DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

Robert Aranbayev DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

Robert received his undergraduate degree from Hunter College; New York. He then earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College and specialized in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic disorders and post-surgical rehabilitation. He has a particular interest in the application of Manual therapy in sports medicine. He welcomes and greatly enjoys working with patients who have both orthopedic and neurological challenges.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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