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Dr. Derek Johnstone

Dr. Derek Johnstone During his teens and throughout his twenties Dr. Derek Johnstone was an avid powerlifter and traveled extensively to attend competitions. This demanding form of training set the foundation for Dr. Johnstone's interest in the physiology of the body. This interest culminated in his attending Ithaca College in the fall 2001 to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. While on break in the summer of 2002 he was involved in a very serious motorcycle accident which almost resulted in loss of his left arm. After many surgeries to repair the damage, he retained full use of his arm however he had no sensation from his neck to the fifth digit on the entire left side of his upper body. After two years of failed attempts to heal his arm by mainstream medicine Dr. Johnstone was almost about to give up. A friend who was attending Chiropractic college encouraged him by asking “What do you have to lose? Come in for a visit.” After following through on that visit his life dramatically changed. During his visit there he met with a Chiropractor who offered to treat his left arm. Through a series of treatments of Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue treatments called Active Release Technique™(ART) he regained almost 95% of the sensation to his arm after only 8 weeks. The very next semester Dr. Johnstone enrolled at New York Chiropractic College and completed his doctorate degree in 2008. Dr. Johnstone is nationally Board Certified and is licensed in the state of New York. He currently lives in Pittsford with his wife Melanie and his 6 year old daughter Gabrielle. He still loves working out and catching Buffalo Bills games even if they don't win.