Meet Our Doctors
All members of our team have been specifically chosen based on their ability to produce consistent results with their scoliosis patients. All doctors are fellows of the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board, an independent organization designated to scrutinize different non surgical techniques and decipher which protocol is best suited for your situation.
Our doctors have a minimum of 300 hours post graduate training in spinal biomechanics and scoliosis related rehabilitation. Each ScoliSMART™ Clinic has individually treated hundreds of scoliosis patients and considered to be a dedicated scoliosis treatment center, where more than two thirds of the services provided are geared toward scoliosis treatment. Other clinics with less experience may fail to produce consistent long term scoliosis reduction often prescribing inaccurate home exercises, unneeded procedures, and unneeded higher cost equipment. When it comes to you or your child's spinal healthcare choosing an inexperienced clinic because of cost or convenience will potentially eliminate your only chance at avoiding scoliosis fusion surgery.
Because we are a smaller more dynamic group we can easily change protocols and adopt the latest and most innovative technology thereby maximizing your time spent at our clinics. Our doctors communicate on a daily basis so you have multiple opinions as to what the best course of action is without the usual delays and trial and error methods currently plaguing other clinics.
We are dedicated to our scoliosis specialty and strive to provide impressive results that can withstand the environmental factors and growth cycles that often diminish the ability to hold correction over time. You can be confident that you are choosing the right team with a proven track record in achieving sustainable non surgical reduction of scoliosis in patients of all ages.
Dr. Aatif Siddiqui
Dr. Aatif Siddiqui "Dr. Sid", director of Esprit Wellness located in New York City, graduated from Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, Georgia in 1997 with a concentration in nutrition and exercise physiology and is Board certified in NY and NJ. Dr. Sid has been practicing in New York City for over fifteen years and specializes in the reduction and stabilization of scoliosis. His clinical experience includes early onset of scoliosis treatments, severe spinal deformity treatment, and non-surgical scoliosis management with extensive training in both bracing and non-brace alternatives for scoliosis correction. Dr. Sid holds the unique distinction of being the only doctor in the Northeast and one of only three doctors nationwide to hold dual advanced post graduate certifications in bracing and non-bracing techniques for scoliosis correction being advanced certified in SpineCor dynamic flexible bracing, certified in Scoliosis Activity Suit as well as the Clear Institute Technique. This distinction affords him a unique perspective, experience, and education regarding alternative scoliosis treatment success.
Dr. Sid serves as a member of the board of advisors for CLEAR Scoliosis Institute which has earned him a leadership role within Clear Scoliosis Institute. 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.
Dr. Brian T. Dovorany
Dr Brian T Dovorany, director of Posture & Spine Care Center located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, graduated cum-laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1997 where he received recognition for his clinical excellence and is Board certified in the state of Wisconsin. Prior to pursuing his doctorate he graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a bachelor's degree in premedical sciences. Dr. Dovorany has been in private practice for over 15 years and specializes in the reduction and stabilization of scoliosis. Dr. Dovorany currently holds a position on the board of advisors for CLEAR-Institute as chairman of the doctor education committee. In addition, Dr Dovorany remains a lead instructor for CLEAR Scoliosis Institute and has developed several neuromuscular training techniques including the use of a new scoliosis exercise cantilever which holds a patent pending status.
Dr. Dovorany has written qualification exams and evaluates cases from other clinics for certification purposes. Dr. Dovorany has successfully treated hundreds of scoliosis patients of all ages creating customized treatment plans to ensure long term reduction and stability. Dr. Dovorany has trained doctors from around the world how to evaluate and successfully create custom neuromuscular training systems to effectively recruit new muscle memory permanently reducing spinal curvature in adults and children. Dr. Dovorany has a proven track record of success demonstrating long term scoliosis reduction and has earned his position on our team of scoliosis treatment providers.
Dr. Clayton J. Stitzel
Dr. Clayton J. Stitzel, director of Lancaster Spinal Health Center in Lititz, PA, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2002 and is Board certified in Pennsylvania. Prior to pursuing his doctorate he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Dr. Stitzel has been in private practice for 10 years and specializes in the reduction and stabilization of scoliosis. Dr Stitzel is a founding member and former director of the CLEAR Scoliosis Institute, a non for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of non invasive scoliosis treatment.
Dr. Stitzel has lectured internationally in both London and Singapore on the topic of scoliosis rehabilitation. Dr. Stitzel and his father helped develop the patented "Scoliosis Traction Chair" currently used by thousands of patients worldwide. Dr. Stitzel was a lead instructor for CLEAR Scoliosis Institute for 5 years and has successfully trained doctors from around the world how to effectively evaluate and treat scoliosis patients of all ages. Dr. Stitzel played an integral role in the creation of an early stage scoliosis intervention program featuring customized treatment based on genetic predisposition and progression probability. Dr. Stitzel has been published in the field of spinal biomechanics. Dr. Stitzel has a proven track record of success demonstrating long term scoliosis reduction and has earned his position on our team of scoliosis treatment providers.
Dr. Mark Morningstar
Dr. Morningstar graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2002. He was inducted into the Chi Rho Theta Chiropractic Research Honor Society for scientific research he co-authored as a chiropractic medical student. His practice focuses on the rehabilitation of scoliosis and other neurological disorders. Dr. Morningstar is the current president of the International Chiropractic Scoliosis Board. He lectures internationally on the topic of scoliosis, has published several medical studies on scoliosis treatment, and has presented to scientific societies on scoliosis treatment and postural rehabilitation. He received his PhD in Health Services in 2011. Dr. Morningstar is certified in manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), a procedure that works very well at restoring joint mobility and reducing pain in adult patients with scoliosis. He is a peer reviewer board member for several medical journals, and currently serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Scoliosis Rehabilitation.
He currently practices in Grand Blanc and Richmond, MI, in the nationally-recognized Natural Wellness and Pain Relief Centers, where he has been for over 10 years. "Being in a multidisciplinary practice gives me a unique ability to help patients with scoliosis as comprehensively as possible," says Dr. Morningstar. He is also author of the book Scoliosis and ARC3D Therapy: Restoring Hope With Non-Surgical Treatment by Infinity Publishing. Dr. Morningstar is the developer of the Scoliosis Activity Suit, the first activity suit designed specifically for scoliosis patients to help them accomplish their normal daily activities. He is a founding member of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT). His ongoing research interests are in the neuroendocrine origins of scoliosis development. He says "My goal is that there comes a point in time where no child needs scoliosis surgery because we have the means of identifying it before it starts, thereby correcting the genetic and environmental influences very early on in scoliosis development."