NYCC and Bridge Back to Life Center Announce Partnership

New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) recently announced a clinical partnership with Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc., a NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) site.

Since 1988, Bridge Back to Life has provided treatment to individuals recovering from addiction, as well as education and support to their families and significant others. Now, through an innovative new partnership, NYCC clinicians and students will provide beneficial services and treatment to current clients of the outpatient addiction and counseling center, with the goal of reducing pain and improving overall health and wellness.

“NYCC and Bridge Back to Life are entering into a collaborative partnership using evidence-based practices to deliver chiropractic and provide resources to help people achieve optimal health,” said Wendy Maneri, NYCC associate dean of chiropractic clinical education and health centers. “We also pride ourselves on delivering alternative solutions to drugs and surgery, which is especially important within the recovery community.”

NYCC clinicians started treating patients at Bridge Back to Life in early December 2019, and a full student rotation began in January.

“I truly believe that this agreement with the college will serve as a national model for drug rehabilitation centers throughout the country,” said medical director at Bridge Back to Life, Russell Surasky, neurologist and addiction medicine specialist.

NYCC offers more than 20 clinical partnerships, providing students with important hands-on practice at sites such as community health centers (such as NYCC-run Health Centers in Levittown, Depew and Seneca Falls) and Veterans’ Administration (VA) hospitals.