Tom Oddo, DC, CSCS

Doctor of Chiropractic

City Integrative Rehabilitation

12 East 44th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York, 10017, United States

Academic Background

Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan UniversitySpecialties & CertificationsAnatomy in Motion (AiM) Immersion Course (London) -- January 2019

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), Southern California University of Health Sciences — April 2018

RedCord, Neurac 1 – July 2017

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS): Part B – February 2017, Part A – November 2016 Exercise 1 – November 2016

Active Release Techniques (ART), Spinal ART Certification – June 2014, Lower Extremity ART Certification – August 2013

Motion Palpation Institute (MPI): Extremities Analysis and Adjustive Technique – February 2015, Lower Dynamic Movement Assessment – September 2014, Upper Dynamic Movement Assessment – January 2014, Full Spine Analysis and Adjustive Technique – January 2013, May 2014. 

Clinical Rehabilitation Seminars: Implementing Spinal Rehabilitation – September 2015, Principles of Lumbar Spine Rehabilitation – March 2015. 

New York Chiropractic College Postgraduate Seminars: Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries – October 2015, Spinal Rehabilitation for the Occupational, Recreational, and Competitive Athlete: Assessment and Active Care Principles and Procedures – January 2015.

Athletic & Training Background

I am a former collegiate wrestler (DIII), high school football player, and lifetime athlete. I have trained consistently in strength and conditioning for about 15 years. I have competed in combat sports for most of my life, wrestling and martial arts. For the last few years I have shifted my attention to powerlifting (1375 raw total - 500lb squat with wraps, 335lb bench press, 545lb deadlift at 181 pounds), I plan to compete at 165lbs in the coming months. I am also in the process of expanding into other realms (namely, running a marathon in October 2019) because I enjoy challenging myself mentally and physically. I train at high intensity and work to maintain durability, mobility, and anti-fragility.

Current Role Working with Athletes

I currently work with a number of athletes -- olympic weightlifters, powerlifters, former collegiate athletes, runners, ironman competitors, and current and former professional athletes.

Professional Philosophy

I have two simple rules that govern my professional philosophy: 1) Practice what you preach. 2) No matter how many certifications I have, how extensive my training is, or how much I believe myself to be an expert, if I can't apply and (more importantly) teach what I know to my patients in a way that empowers them to be able to conquer their problem, then I am useless. My mission is to empower my patients to understand their condition and the factors that contribute to creating it, and then use that knowledge to help fix themselves.

"Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." George Bernard Shaw