Dr. David Ackerman
Dr. Ackerman graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Exercises Science in 2005. His education included extensive intern experience working with numerous sports teams including an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
He went on to further his education at the Palmer College of Chiropractic graduating at the top of his class Suma Cum Laude - Valedictorian in March of 2009.
In addition to this, he was the president of the Motion Palpation club (which is the Chiropractic technique he uses presently) and also was presented the Marie Michael Memorial Award Scholarship for his outstanding academic achievements and contributions to his class.
After graduating Chiropractic School, Dr. Ackerman attained both his personal training and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist license from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. These additional certifications allowed him to pursue his passion which is working with individuals and athletes in a one on one setting.
It is his love and passion for the human body, health, nutrition and exercise that drives him to further his education. He is always learning new Chiropractic, exercise and health techniques that will better help his patients and himself achieve higher levels of function!
Dr. Ackerman has created his own method of Chiropractic treatment coined "The Active Method" using his extensive knowledge in exercise, sports training, nutrition, muscle work and Chiropractic care. With the correct application of The Active Method, Dr. Ackerman is able to get results for his patient that they didn't think were possible!
He is looking forward to introducing his unique blend of techniques and services to the surrounding Commack community.
Dr. Thomas J. Pollet
DC, BS, CPT
Doctor Thomas Joseph Pollet was born and raised in Oceanside, New York and began his formal educational career at Queens College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science. It was then that he realized he had a passion for understanding how the human body works and sought to understand how to best improve an individual's performance. He went on to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College where he graduated with honors in December 2017. During his time at NYCC Doctor Pollet was a member of the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society and was actively involved in the Motion Palpation and Rehab to Performance Clubs where he learned extracurricular gems that would ultimately best serve his patients. He is competent in applying diversified chiropractic adjustments, Gonstead Technique, flexion-distraction, ischemic compression, instrument assisted soft tissue massage, taping, electrical muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, and exercise prescription when necessary and has treated a wide variety of patients from all types of backgrounds. Doctor Pollet is also a Certified Personal Trainer and still trains at the gym with his clients as a means to further connect with active-minded individuals and expand his clinical expertise as a health and fitness professional. He looks forward to continuing his educational career by pursuing a Diplomate degree in Clinical Neurology and additional certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Doctor Pollet has been an athlete throughout his life and has participated in track and field, rock climbing, volleyball, snowboarding, soccer, and football. Upon completing high school, he went on to play two years of college football and has gained much experience in understanding what it means not only to be an athlete, but the importance of being a team player. In his free time, Doctor Pollet likes to spend time with his family and his two amazing dogs. He is incredibly excited to have joined the Active Team in December 2017 and hopes to further connect with his patients to make a powerful impact in their lives through gentle guidance and by delivering outstanding chiropractic care. He is excited to meet you and to assist you in becoming the best version of YOU possible!