Fernando Mendez, Chiropractor

"I started playing rugby at Xavier High School in New York City.  I continued playing while attending Amherst College in Massachusetts.  This is where I landed on my head during a tackle.  I was startled by the pain in my head, but in a moment I was up and running.  For a few years I walked around cracking and stretching my own neck daily.  Finally, I decided to visit a local chiropractor in Brooklyn."


"The chiropractor asked me a few questions about my injury and then had me lay down on his chiropractic table.  He stretched my whole back lightly and then he held down my left shoulder while stretching my head towards my right shoulder. In an instant, I felt multiple pops in my neck as the chiropractor adjusted my neck.  I kept improving over the next few months.  I was so impressed that I went to chiropractic school myself."


Fernando attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  During his four years at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the school’s public clinic.  After graduating in 2004, Fernando practiced in Granada, Spain for two years.


"Being a chiropractor in Brooklyn is a unique job.  I serve a diverse population of people who experience both the blessings and stresses of living in New York City.  My joy as a chiropractor is seeing people get better."


"We all share the same basic anatomy and biomechanics.  A chiropractor specializes in feeling motion at the joints (articulations), and then adjusting the relationship between body parts to achieve improved alignment and better balance.  Regularly scheduled chiropractic care can be the keystone to your natural healthcare regiment.  You will discover overall better physical performance, decreased healthcare costs and no harmful secondary side effects."

Fernando is married and has a daughter and son.  He saw his children delivered in the comfort of their own home with the assistance of midwife Martine Jean-Baptiste.  His children have never received a vaccine or taken a prescription drug.  The family enjoys spending time together on their homestead in Pennsylvania.  They are learning gardening and animal husbandry.


"Chiropractors need Chiropractic too!  I get adjusted twice per week.  I played rugby for fourteen years and I have now been a chiropractor for over twenty years.  I have a network of chiropractic friends in the city that serve me.  I also see a colleague near our country home in Bloomsburg, PA."


“I must take good care of my body in order to give the best care possible to my people.  That includes regular exercise and eating good food, in addition to regularly scheduled chiropractic care.”



March 2008
Note: My practice from July 2007 to Dec 2010 was located on 31st Street, in Pasquale's old office.