By Sarah Miller, The County Times
Jay Lipoff demonstrates chiropractic tecqniques on one of the people working in the office, Jen Klesch.
HOLLYWOOD, Md. When a person is in a car accident, they can personally suffer more than twice the damage their car took in the accident. The trauma a persons body takes during an accident does not always show up right away either. It can become evident months, even years, after the accident happened.
Jay Lipoff, St. Marys newest chiropractor, said this is one of many good reasons a person should see a chiropractor even if they may not think its necessary. His new office is located near Sears in the Wildewood Shopping Plaza.
Lipoff said a chiropractor differs from a traditional medical doctor in that chiropractors are more focused on working on the body from the outside. They also dont issue prescriptions, Lipoff said.
You sort of encourage people to take care of their own health, Lipoff said.
A big problem is people dont pay attention to their spines like they would their teeth because they cant see it. For that reason, people dont go to chiropractors like they would their dentists and often dont know something is wrong until their back goes out.
In order to stress how important it is for people to get checked out by a chiropractor, Lipoff said he is willing to tell people to visit a chiropractor other than him.
The key is to go somewhere and get checked out, Lipoff said.
This is the second time Lipoff has opened a chiropractic practice since moving to Maryland. Before he moved, Lipoff had a private practice in New York for 15 years. He said he sold his previous profession and moved to Maryland after meeting a woman from St. Marys County while he was playing in a baseball World Series Tournament in Florida.
Lipoff has received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1990 and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic in 1994. In 2005, he became a Certified Fitness Trainer. He is also a board member for the international Chiropractors Association Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science.
Lipoff said the building was leased toward the end of the summer, but only opened their doors Nov. 15. They had to do a lot of renovations and adjustments in the building before it could be used.
We had to do a full build out, Lipoff said.
The people in the office are still working out a few kinks in the computer system and waiting for the last pieces of equipment. In addition to the tables and tools for chiropractic adjustments and treatment, there are machines for physical therapy and rehabilitation. Lipoff said its typical for a chiropractic office to also do some physical therapy.
The tables in the office include a hydrotherapy massage table and an intersegmental spinal traction table.
He said the people in the office try to keep the experience casual for patients.
We try to be fun and relaxed and make it more of an enjoyable experience, Lipoff said.
Lipoff said a Grand Opening is scheduled for Jan. 15. He said people who come in during the grand opening will get door prizes, and there is a possibility that he will be working with other establishments in the Wildewood Plaza for other prizes.
The plaza is only as strong as the people in it, Lipoff said.
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