About Us

We believe it’s not enough to just get our patients out of pain. Our goal is to empower you the patient.The more you understand your body and the mechanisms that cause pain, stress, and injuries, the more committed you will become to getting better. We are devoted to educating you about your body, how it works, and how to heal it.

Don't set the bar low with just getting out of pain. You deserve more!


Time spent in assessment will save time in treatment

It all starts with a comprehensive history followed by a thorough exam. Previous history is by far the most robust risk factor related to future injury. We need to know where point A is to get you to point B. In addition to assessing you via standard examination procedures such as orthopedic, neurological, and postural exam, we also use other measures to find out where point A is.

We really pay attention to how you move

Sure we care about structure (how you're built), but we care equally as much about function (how you work). Movement assessment systems allow us to efficiently get a sense of your movement strategies for your routine activities, whether it be as simple as getting out of a chair or as complex as squatting a ton of weight.

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment® is a movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem. From there we can successfully direct our treatment to help you reach your goals.



Reductionist thinking only looks at what hurts

We adopt a whole body approach to treatment. We assess, analyze, educate and coach patients on the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, rather than just simply treating the area that hurts. We expertly combine chiropractic care, soft-tissue techniques, and customized exercise programs to help resolve your injury as quickly as possible. We identify and address your weaknesses while nurturing your strengths.



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Our goal is to work with you as a team to develop a personalized treatment plan to make you become more confident, stronger, and pain-free.

Our Team

Dr. James Gucciardi


With a background in exercise physiology and movement science, he has a keen first-hand sense of how your body works and understands the paths to pain-free function, flexibility and strength.

Dr. Kenneth Nuss Jr.


Dr. Nuss encourages patients to actively participate in their recovery through exercise to facilitate the healing process, prevent relapses, and ultimately live a more fulfilling life.

Deirdre Mos

Patient Coordinator

My purpose is to see that every patient receives the maximum benefit of our services. Call our office and it will be my pleasure to answer any questions you may have.

Erin Cotes

Patient Coordinator

Patient care here at Champion Performance Chiropractic Rehab is a top priority for me and I’m here to help you through the entire process.

Jennifer Adelberg

Communications Manager

Champion Performance helped me reach my goal of completing my first marathon. It is my mission to spread the word and make Champion Performance Chiropractic Rehab the premiere sports rehab facility on Long Island.

You Don't Have To Live With Pain