The Doctor

Dr. Leonard Ershow, D.C., DACBSP, ART, CKTP

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Ershow graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1990 as a member of the Dean's List (Phi Chi Omega). He also graduated with awards for Chiropractic Technique and Distinguished Service. While there he was Co-President of the Motion Palpation Club and President of the Ambassador Club, which performed postural and gait analysis for the New York City Marathon in 1988. Dr. Ershow also began studying soft tissue techniques while still in chiropractic school. He had a great opportunity to study with Dr. Janet Travell, M.D. Dr. Travell was President Kennedy's White House Physician and wrote, with David Simons, M.D., one of the early definitive texts on Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, "Myosfascial Pain and Dysfunction". He also was able to study with Dr. Vladimir Janda, who was instrumental in developing and propagating the current theories on spinal stabilization and rehabilitation.

Once he left school, Dr. Ershow continued to pursue further training in soft tissue manipulation. He also became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Dr. Ershow is a certified Active Release Techniques provider and he has been an instructor for over 10 years. He is a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner. Dr. Ershow has over 500 hours in postgraduate work in rehabilitation and is committed to transitioning his patients, as quickly as possible to active care and an active lifestyle.

Dr. Ershow has also followed his passion for working with athletes. He has worked several events as a sports chiropractor, including being part of the multidisciplinary medical team for the USA Outdoor Track and Field Olympic Trials of 2000, 2004 and 2008. He was also a member of the multidisciplinary medical team for USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for 2001,2002, 2003, 2006 and 2009. He has been the Medical Director of the multidisciplinary medical team for the 23rd National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships and was the Chiropractic Coordinator for the 2005 USA National Figure Skating Championships in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Ershow was also at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO for a volunteer chiropractic residency program in 2007. He has traveled with the medical team for the USA Track and Field to the NACAC International Outdoor Championship in 2002 and was the chiropractic physician for the USA World Taekwondo Team in 2009. More recently Dr. Ershow was the coordinator for the first aid team for Princeton Kids Triathlon and is currently working as part of the chiropractic team for the semi pro football team, The New Jersey Lions.

Dr. Ershow was the President of the New Jersey Chiropractic Society Sports Council from 1998-2000 and was a member of the executive board, as both secretary and 2nd vice president, of the American Chiropractic Associations Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness. He also received the Sports Chiropractor of the Year Award from the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors Sports Council.

As an athlete, Dr. Ershow has been a professional alpine skier and has been a very successful age group triathlete. He has also been certified as a USAT Level One Coach and has coached runners and triathletes. He was also a member of the Princeton University Taekwondo Club and attained the level of 1st Degree Black Belt.