Dr. David Perna – It Takes a Champion to Treat a Champion

championDoctors look after the human body.  It’s their vocation to heal, support and strengthen.  But it’s not every day a medical professional comes along who is an expert in the treatment of athletes due to his personal experience of athletic performance.

Dr. David Perna is one such doctor.  A Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Perna is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner.  But he’s also a champion; a champion who pushes his own body to the limits of rigorous athletic competition.  As a two-time Ironman finisher, Dr. Perna knows what it means to be in peak condition.

Dr. Perna’s athletic prowess has also led him to continue building his knowledge of soft tissue treatment techniques and rehabilitation.  This well-rounded, renaissance physician sets the tone for the team of professionals at Back and Body Medical in New York City.

Leading team of crack specialists

At Back and Body, we believe in offering all our patients a comprehensive, integrated approach to the care and treatment of their bodies.  Led by Dr. David Perna, the team at Back and Body Medical is a small army of crack specialists, delivering top flight sports medicine care that ensures treatment tailored to individual patient need.   At Back and Body Medical, our award-winning treatment and therapy are complemented by advanced diagnostics to identify the source of your pain and address it.

Dr. Perna’s philosophy is to honor the individuality of each patient.  He knows that what works for one person might not for another.  Because of this philosophy, the professional team at Back and Body assembles therapy plans for our patients which address their specific needs.

As a Board Certified Sports Practitioner, Dr. Perna’s focus is on athletes.  Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional, his integrated approach to treating injury, mobility challenges, and soft tissue damage is rooted in his own experience as an athlete.  Dr. Perna brings his love of sports and competition to his practice, forming the foundation for Back and Body’s dedication to a multi-disciplinarian approach, offering total care to our patients.

Evidence-based therapies

If you’re an athlete, you’ll want to get back out there as quickly as possible to continue doing what you love to do.  You’ll try just about any treatment you believe may be helpful.  But Dr. Perna doesn’t believe in guesswork.   He believes in evidence.  With a data-based approach to treatment and therapy, Back and Body is dedicated to providing our patients with care that’s based on science and research.  We know you don’t have time for “maybe.”  That’s why we work to the ideal that proven, tested methods are those best suited to patient recovery and healing.

Dr. Perna is an Ironman who knows how anxious a wounded warrior can get about being sidelined.  But with him and his team, you’ll receive the kind of informed response to your injury or issue that spells professionalism.  With Dr. David Perna in your corner, you’ll be back in fighting form and doing battle before you know it.


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