Christina Ippolito

“Start with moving better now, not moving more tomorrow”

  • A true scholar of the human body, Dr. Ippolito earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and holds dual licensure as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Commitment to her patients and her practice is evident in her commitment to education: since 2009 she has attended 43 continuing education seminars
  • In addition to private practice, she is a full-time faculty member of New York Chiropractic College teaching Biomechanics, Technique, Diagnosis, and Anatomy to future Doctors of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturists

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Practice

2015-Present Evolve Health + Wellness, Manhattan, NY
Fellow
2012-Present Private Practice
Manhattan, NY and Hoboken, NJ, May 2014 – Present
Seneca Falls, Geneva, Clyde, Aurora, April 2012 – Present
2015 AOM Sports Outreach Program – Musselman Triathlon, Irongirl Triathlon
Acupuncture, Tui Na Treatment, and Clinical Supervision
2015 Global Alternative Healthcare Project (GAHP)
Navajo Nation, Arizona
Acupuncturist
2013-2014 Seneca Falls and Campus Health Center, Canandaigua VA, Trumansburg Clinic
Acupuncture Student Intern
2011-2012 Seneca Falls and Campus Health Center, Bath VA Hospital, Monroe
Community Hospital, Mercy Outpatient Center
Chiropractic Student Intern
2011-2012 USA Track & Field at Madison Square Garden, Dartmouth Relays, Syracuse Festival of Races, Rochester Marathon
Sports Outreach Program Student Intern

Education

2014 Master of Acupuncture
Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seneca Falls, NY
2012 Doctor of Chiropractic
New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY
2009 Bachelor of Science
Mount Union College at Alliance, Ohio
Major in Exercise Science, Minors in Psychology and Chemistry

Licensure and Certifications

Year Chiropractic – New York #X012360
New Jersey #38MC00720900
Year Acupuncture – New York #25005313
New Jersey #25MZ00112500
Year National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Parts I, II, III, IV, and Physiotherapy
Year National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Diplomate in Acupuncture

Teaching Experience

2014-Present New York Chiropractic College, Chiropractic Clinical Sciences Department
Lower Extremity Technique – Lead Instructor
AOM Introduction to Palpation – Course Developer
Clinical Anatomy for the Acupuncturist Elective – Course Developer
2013-2014 New York Chiropractic College, Graduate Associate
Assistant
Gross Anatomy 1-3
Patient Assessment I & II
Correlative Patient Assessment
ConnecTX Therapy
Advanced Adjusting Techniques Elective
Technique V & VI
Upper Extremity Technique
Introduction to Palpation
Introduction to Psychomotor
Passive Care
Tui Na (co-development of course to include orthopedic testing)
Acupuncture: Clinical Skills 1
Acupuncture: Western Clinical Skills
2012-2013 Dominican College Physical Therapy Program with Dr. Kathy Dooley
Visiting Professor
Gross Anatomy Lab, Upper Extremity

Continuing Education Development and Instruction

2015 Functional Anatomy & Human Movement: Clinical Assessment, NYCC
November 14-15, 2015
Co-Lead Instructor and Course Developer with Heidi Sonn and Kelly Kane
2011-2014 Gross Anatomy Lab Workshop and Presentation
NYCC Homecoming Weekend, July 2011, July 2012, July 2013, July 2014
NYCC MSHAPI Group Workshop, 2013
Assistant with Dr. Sandy Hartwell
2012 Zheng Gu Tui Na: In Practice and In the Lab
Co-Lead Instructor and Course Developer with Dr. Frank Butler, DAOM

Professional Activities

AFFILIATIONS _
American Chiropractic Association
Acupuncture Society of New York
New York State Chiropractic Association

CONTINUING EDUCATION _ _
Motion Palpation Institute Seminars, September 2009-Present
Completed 18 seminars covering a variety of topics related to adjusting, palpation, diagnosis & treatment, biomechanics, gait, sports injury, and rehabilitation
Zheng Gu Tui Na, Level 1.1, September 2012
Zheng Gu Tui Na, Level 1.2, June 2015
Zheng Gu Tui Na, Level 2.1, July 2015
McKenzie Institute/MDT Certification – 2011
Part A – Lumbar Spine
Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA), with Dr. Greg Rose, April 2014
Primary Spine Care Practitioner Series with Dr. Don Murphy – February and March 2014
Active Release Technique, Full Body Certified in 2012 (currently lapsed certification)
Kinesio-Tape Certification Courses, March 2010
Parts 1&2 by Kinesio-Tape Canada/US
Neurokinetic Therapy, Level 1 Certified, March 2012
Perform Better Functional Rehabilitation Summit, July 2012
Continuing education with Dr. Stuart McGill, Dr. Craig Liebenson, Dr. Eric Rose, Eric Cressey, and Gray Cook
MSK+ Seminar Series, October 2011
Dr. Craig Liebenson’s Rehab of the Athlete (advanced biomechanics & rehabilitation workshop)
Dr. Mitch Mally Lower Extremity Adjusting Seminar, February 2010

COMMUNITY SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE (NYCC) _
Clinical Reasearch Coordinator – ConnecTX therapy
Faculty Advisor, NYCC:
Motion Palpation Club
AOM Sports Medicine Club
Dual-Enrolled Club
Keynote Speaker – 2015 Anatomy Memorial Service
AOM Sports Outreach Program – development & implementation – 2015

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS _
Gross Anatomy Lab Tutorial – Admissions visits, NYCC
Introduction to the Cadaver Lab: 2 presentations each trimester, Fall 2013-Present
NYCC Teaching Forum – Panel Member, November 2014
“Professionalism From Day 1: Fostering the Invisible Curriculum”

Research and Publications

2014 Koo, T., Guo, J., Ippolito, C., and Bedle, J. 2014. Assessment of Scoliotic Deformity Using Spinous Processes: Comparison of Different Analysis Methods of an Ultrasonographic System. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
Poster presented at NYCC Research Symposium, February 2014
2013 Koo, T., Guo, J., Brown, C., Cunningham, B., 2013. Measuring Mouth Twitch Pressures In Response To Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Of The Diaphragm. (not published)
Data Collection Assistant

Awards

ChiropracticAcupuncture

2011 Distinguished Service in Basic Sciences Award
2011 Dr. Frank DeGiacomo Technique Award
2011 Lloyd Henby Distinguished Service Award
2011 Distinguished Service Award
2010-2011 New York Chiropractic College’s Dean’s List
2009 Recipient of Merit Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship
2014 Clinical Excellence Award
2014 Distinguished Service Award