Board certified chiropractor in the state of New York, New Jersey and Georgia, Dr. Aatif Siddiqui (Dr. Sid) has had a phenomenal track record as the premier Scoliosis doctor in NY.
Dedicated to Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatments.
We effectively treat and manage scoliosis patients of all ages.
Dr. Sid’s distinguished track record is commensurate with the depth and breadth of his training, experience, and service offering.
Our Doctors & Staff
Our staff is dedicated to caring and helping everyone get the treatments they need to live an active and healthy life.
Dr. Aatif Siddiqui (Dr. Sid)
As a board certified chiropractor in the state of New York, New Jersey and Georgia, Dr. Aatif Siddiqui (Dr. Sid) has had a phenomenal track record as the premier Scoliosis doctor in NY. Dr. Sid’s practice is dedicated to non-surgical scoliosis treatment and uniquely positioned to be the only provider of viable Integral Scoliosis Treatment in New York. Being the only doctor in the world holding advanced certifications in SpineCor, Scoliosis Activity Suit (SAS), Dr. Sid’s distinguished track record is commensurate with the depth and breadth of his training, experience, and service offering. Dr. Sid’s additional accolades include being a frequented consultant on Scoliosis by New York City’s premier fitness center Equinox Fitness and being prominently featured by Fox TV. Dr. Sid received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University in 1997 with a concentration in nutrition and exercise physiology. Dr. Sid holds numerous postgraduate certifications and is on track for Clinical Neurology Diplomat from the Carrick Institute. Dr. Sid is a member in good standing with various prestigious chiropractic associations.
Dr. Sid has trained doctors from all over the world on how to effectively treat and manage scoliosis patients of all ages and has published articles on topics ranging from scoliosis to health and wellness. Dr. Sid’s established track record of success demonstrating long term scoliosis reduction has earned his position on our team of scoliosis treatment providers.
Marlene oversees the business operations of ScoliSMART Clinic NYand ensures that it is a place to relax, re-energize your senses, restore your spirit, and explore the possibilities of wellness for life.
She works closely with Dr. Sid in designing health workshops to educate and support you throughout the healing process. She implements innovative programming aimed at improving the quality of your life and partners with leaders in the wellness industry, such as Equinox Fitness, to bring a truly integrated service offering to you.
Prior to joining Esprit, Marlene spent six months learning the health and fitness operations at Equinox Fitness including their spa, group fitness and personal training, businesses. Prior to leaving Equinox, Marlene established a relationship between Esprit Wellness and Equinox Fitness. The result: You gain a complimentary 1-week pass to enjoy all of Equinox’s amenities and access to consult expert personal trainers and group fitness professionals. Prior to partnering with Dr. Sid, Marlene spent eight years in the financial services industry, most recently as a Vice President at Citigroup’s Salomon Smith Barney Investment Banking division. Marlene received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School in 2000 and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana in 1994. Marlene is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC. She is a CPA and is fluent in Spanish and in French.
Shannon Gorman, DPT, CSCS, earned her doctoral degree from NYU.
Shannon approaches each treatment session emphasizing the whole person in front of her. She pays particular attention to each patient’s core stability and partners with you to restore muscular balance, decrease muscular restrictions and build muscular strength.
Shanon is skilled in manual therapy techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, therapeutic exercises, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and customized home management exercise programs and strategies. Shannon prides herself on using this effective and personalized approach with all patients.
Shannon’s love of human movement and injury prevention began at a young age. She grew up competing on a nationally ranked synchronized skating team and then at the University of Delaware Synchronized Skating team’s collegiate level. Her team earned a national silver medal in 2012. Shannon has continued to pursue and share her love of synchronized skating as the assistant coach of Central Park Ice, Inc. here in New York City.
Her clinical expertise and experience are in the field of sports medicine. Shannon has experience working as a physical therapist with populations of all ages and diverse athletic backgrounds. Shannon prides herself on her diverse background of clinical settings. She has gained valuable skills and knowledge from her time spent working with patients experiencing both orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Of note, these include: post-operative rehab of total joint arthroplasties and soft tissue repairs, benign paroxysmal position vertigo, upper and lower extremity radiculopathies, and post-concussion syndrome. Shannon recognizes many of these diagnoses can occur simultaneously, and she strives to rehabilitate the “whole patient”, not just the “hole in the patient”, from the start of their time to their finish at Esprit Wellness.