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Dr. Michael Penkin
Dr. Michael Penkin was born and raised in the Town of Greece, NY, attending Greece Athena High School. As a student-athlete, Dr. Mike excelled both on and off the field, earning High Honors with Distinction as well as earning All-Greater-Rochester Football Honors. He went on to attend Alfred University, continuing his athletic career playing four years of football, earning all conference honors and being selected as a team captain.
After graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Mike went on to work for Lockheed Martin – Systems Integration – Owego, where he worked in the Foreign Military Sales department of Naval Helicopters. As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Mike has been a chiropractic patient for the majority of his athletic career and realized his true passion for the profession after suffering from back problems without resolve. Knowing the true benefits of chiropractic, he left Lockheed Martin to pursue a career in the profession.
As a student, Dr. Mike excelled in the classroom, worked diligently in the student life and admissions offices, and also was a student technique tutor. Additionally, he became a natural professional bodybuilder with the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF), after winning the 2010 INBF Amateur World Heavyweight Class while finishing chiropractic college.
Dr. Mike has learned from some of the most influential doctors in the field, including Stuart McGill, Craig Liebenson and Kelly Starrett. He specializes in treating lumbar disc injuries, including disc herniations, disc bulges and disc protrusions. His evidence based approach while addressing low back pain has been proven to be help patients experiencing acute pain, but also help them achieve long standing relief. His diverse background in strength training also gives him an incredible advantage when treating athletes suffering from spine pain, whether acute or chronic.
Dr. Mike is incredibly excited to provide care for athletes of the Rochester area as a highly trained sport chiropractor. As a former collegiate athlete, competitive powerlifter, and natural professional bodybuilder, Dr. Mike understands the importance of maintaining peak physical condition in order to obtain optimal quality of life as well as improve athletic performance. Please contact him anytime by email at: .