NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - For 35 years, New Providence residents have had a warm friendly place to ease their neck and back pain: New Providence Chiropractic. On Thursday, Jan. 24, they held their fourth annual dinner thanking their patients at the Fairmount Country Club in Chatham.
New Providence Chiropractic is a family practice specializing in spine and nerve rehabilitation, chronic pain management and work and automobile injuries. Doctors Mark Schlobohm, Michael Sefcik and Todd Cunningham assess each patient by using modern diagnostic procedures. Treatment generally focuses on manual spinal manipulation and they specialize in the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries, disc herniations, headaches and neck and back pain. The organization also does a great deal of charity work including Make a Wish, raising money for brain cancer and also helped with Hurricane Sandy relief.
“We’re completely dedicated to patient care and quality of care,” Schlobohm said. “We try to treat patients from their point of view.”
The evening featured the doctors, staff, family members, friends and patients. Scholobohm’s decision to become a doctor dates back to when he got injured at the age of 13. However, things changed when he hurt his back while pursuing his pre-medicine degree at Villanova University. His chiropractor asked him if he ever thought about switching fields and after talking with him for a while, he decided to become a chiropractor, and he's never looked back.
“It changed my direction completely and I thought it would be best for me,” he said.
He always wanted to have his own practice, and studying sports injuries in chiropractic school. In 1993 he started at New Providence Chiropractic and around the same time he got involved with athletes at Olympic decathlons. Today, he works with athletes on the PGA Tour.
He said many people come to their office in terrible conditions and leave in much better physical and mental states.
“The biggest rewards in the practice are seeing the difference that we make in people’s lives,” Schlobohm said.
Rosemary Tarasemko said she owes a great deal of gratitude to the doctors at New Providence Chiropractic. She started coming to them in May because her spine was bending to the right and she was constantly falling down. After visiting several physicians in the past, she said she finally found ones that have made a difference.
“They’ve just been great to me in every way,” she said.
Four years ago, Kathleen Gobernale of Martinsville saw Schlobohm speak at her job and figured she would give him a try because of her back pain. Today, she is 90 percent pain free and sees them twice a month.
“It’s been a fabulous experience going to them,” she said.