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Doctor Edmund Shockey & Bart Bargiel
Chiropractor Midtown NYC Edmund Shockey

Chiropractor Edmund Shockey D.C.

Dr. Edmund Shockey is a board certified physician specializing in the field of chiropractic care. At Empire Sports & Spine, the doctor and his staff specialize in treating many different conditions, including sciatica, lower back pain, herniated discs, shoulder pain, sports injuries, and neck pain.

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The doctor uses chiropractic care and naturopathic medicine to help his patients regain their health and have a higher quality of life. His ultimate goal is to provide each patient with individualized care based on their own personal needs and physical demands.

Dr. Shockey attended Life Chiropractic College West in San Francisco, California where he graduated Suma Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his class in 2006. He went on to further his education by receiving training and Functional Nutrition, Performance Fitness, Posture Correction, and Wellness Coaching. He is also a certified personal trainer and nutritional consultant. The doctor is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Shockey serves patients who live throughout the greater New York City area with an office conveniently located in midtown Manhattan.


Dr. Edmund Shockey came to New York City in 2006 because his ideas and aspirations felt too big for any place else. He grew up in Louisville, KY; graduated with a BA in Chemistry and initially pursued a career in resin manufacturing and application. After over a decade in private industry, Dr. Shockey felt burned out and frustrated. This was in large part due to health challenges along with dissatisfaction with his job duties. After some soul searching he decided to make a bold move. He sold everything, bought a motorcycle and rode to San Francisco to enroll at Life Chiropractic College West.

This was a daring move, but Dr. Shockey felt compelled to help others as he had been helped by chiropractic and a naturopathy. For 11 years, he suffered from recurring skin eruptions throughout his body, persistent swollen lymph nodes, crippling fatigue, and continual back pain. After years of pills and medical testing to no avail except a cryptic diagnosis of erythema multiformae (latin: “inflamed lesions of different shapes”), he consulted holistic practitioners rather than strictly medical personnel. The change was astounding. His symptoms were reduced by 80% after 4 weeks of detoxification, altered meal planning, spinal adjustments, and yoga with meditation. Today, Dr. Shockey considers himself 98% better.

In his words, “My will to live…and hope in the future came back with the therapies. I am committed to caring for my patients in this comprehensive approach where we remove the stress on the joints, in the cells, and around the mind so people can reclaim their lives just as I did.”


  • Life Chiropractic College West (San Francisco, CA)
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Valedictorian of Class 2006
  • Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)
  • Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry Major, Biology Minor


  • New York State Chiropractic License: 011246
  • New York State Certification: 6772040UPD
  • Certified Nutritional Consultant, Metagenics
  • Certified Wellness Consultant, Creating Wellness Alliance
  • Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine


  • Posture Correction through Clinical Biomechanics of Posture
  • Functional Nutrition
  • Performance Fitness
  • Wellness Coaching for Lifestyle Management
Chiropractor Midtown NYC Bart Bargiel

Chiropractor Bart Bargiel D.C.

Dr. Bart Bargiel is a physician who is board certified in chiropractic care. The doctor and staff of Empire Sports & Spine serve residents living in New York City with an office conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. The doctor's main goal is to provide his patients with individualized care in the areas of sports injuries, neck pain, herniated discs, lower back pain, headaches, posture, sciatica, and shoulder pain.

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With his many years of experience and specialized areas of expertise, the doctor can evaluate each patient and provide them with a treatment plan that effectively meets their needs.

Dr. Bargiel graduated from New York Chiropractic College. As a former athlete, the doctor understands the importance of making sure the body functions efficiently on all levels. He is proficient in SOT, Diversified Adjusting, and Cox-Flexion/Distraction and Myofascial Release. The doctor offers physiotherapy and therapeutic massage to his patients, as well as rehabilitation services for patients have are recovering from a devastating illness or disease.

Chiropractic Midtown NYC Nicole Polanco Patient Coordinator

Nicole Polanco - Patient Coordinator

Chiropractic Midtown NYC Natalie Harris Office Manager

Natalie Harris - Office Manager

Chiropractic Midtown NYC Monika Solowianka Patient Coordinator

Monika Solowianka - Patient Coordinator


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Empire Sports & Spine
16 East 48th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 206-6400