Your Midtown Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist in New York NY

Alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain with proven therapeutic techniques.

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Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C.

New York, NY chiropractor, Dr. John W. Phelts, DC, is one of the best chiropractors in the Midtown area specializing in chiropractic care and applied kinesiology. Dr. John W. Phelts has been a licensed chiropractor since 2003. As a former amateur bodybuilder, he is very passionate about fitness, nutrition, and optimal health. His google reviews speak for the effectiveness of his treatments.

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Our Approach


Dr. John Phelts provides effective treatments for people who have conditions of the neck, back, shoulders, rotator cuff, wrists, carpal tunnel, knees, feet, and ankles. Patients are amazed at how quickly they feel batter.

You might ask, "How does Dr. Phelts' patients get better so quickly and stay better?" Let's explain this by using an example. Let's say that you sprained your ankle joint. Dr. Phelts realizes that a sprained ankle involves more than just the ligaments or muscles that were sprained/strained. A joint is made up of two bones. Ligaments and muscles attach to the bones. In general, the ligaments prevent the joint from dislocating and the muscles move the bones of the joints in a stable fashion. It's not enough to exercise the muscles of the joint. The alignment of the bones of the joint must also be addressed. Muscles work better and without discomfort when the bones are properly aligned. Ligaments are under less stress and produce less pain when the bones are aligned well. Nerves feed and instruct muscles, so the nerves must also be addressed. Pressure or inflammation on a nerve can have a negative affect on the muscle that it is supplying. So, when the ligaments, bones, muscles, and nerves are addressed, you feel better sooner and you heal quickly.

Also, he employs novel treatments for patients who have allergies, digestion issues, hormonal imbalances, and general fatigue, etc. One such technique is the Disc Pump for patients with herniated or bulging discs.

Did you know that there are natural herbs that have been shown to be just as effective as prescription medication for treating certain diseases?  We use several modalities to help get your health in order.

Applied Kinesiology

Examination uses muscle testing to assess the health of the organs and systems of the body.. Muscle testing is then performed to see what treatments and nutrients are needed to improve your health. Each person's nutritional needs are unique, so tests determine how much of each nutrient is necessary for the patient to consume for optimal health.  .  These can include treatments of:

  • Meridian / Acupuncture points
  • Nerves that regulate the function of specific organs and hormones
  • Pulse points that increase blood flow to an organ
  • Chakras related to the organ
  • Stress points Many people "store stress" in different body parts like the shoulders and stomach
  • Spine- gentle chiropractic adjustments to the spine have been proven to help people with heartburn / reflux, asthma, and chronic ear infections.

People who might benefit from applied kinesiology include those who have allergies, digestion issues, hormonal imbalances, and general fatigue, etc.

Functional Medicine

Laboratory blood tests, Urine tests, and Saliva tests are used to help evaluate your health. Markers for Cholesterol, Diabetes, Infection, Inflammation, Thyroid function, Kidney function, Urinary Tract health, Hormone balance, Allergies, Gastrointestinal function, Sleep function, Anemia, Cardiovascular Health.

Natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs are recommended based on the laboratory findings to improve your health. Lifestyle recommendations including diet, exercise are also applied. Patients are amazed at how they can manage things like high blood pressure, diabetes, urinary tract infections, high cholesterol, thyroid problems, hormone problems, etc. without medication or depending less on medication.

Case Example

Genetic Analysis

Your genetic profile is analyzed to see which processes your body is good at performing and which processes may need support. For example, the test results can determine if your body efficiently produces Diamine Oxidase, which is an enzyme that breaks down histamine. Low diamine oxidase can allow for uncontrolled histamine levels and leave your body primed for allergic reactions. Recommendation would be made to address, such a situation.

As an applied kinesiologist, functional medicine practitioner and chiropractor, he uses a "whole person approach" when taking care of his patients. He often states that he does not treat injuries or disease, instead he instead treats people who have injuries and disease. Be assured that Dr. Phelts is able to help you to greatly accelerate and maintain your journey to good health. Don't just take our word for it; check out his Google Reviews to see what his patients have to say.

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Location Details


124 E 40th St #301
New York, NY 10016


(212) 286-2012


Day Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed

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