Chiropractor Manuel Compas D.C.
Dr. Compas was inspired by a chiropractor during his high school years when he was a student/athlete. He ended up at the chiropractor’s office after suffering from a neck injury while playing football; attempting to tackle his opponent head on which caused a mild sprain/strain injury. During his visit, he was extremely nervous because he had no idea at the time what a chiropractor did. He was referred to a chiropractor by a physical therapy group.
He had no idea what to expect. After the initial physical exam, Dr. Compas and the chiropractor engaged in some small talk which lead to a very important question. The chiropractor asked Dr. Compas what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Dr. Compas told him that he wanted to become a professional football player, and if that didn’t happen he would become a physical therapist to work with athletes.
The chiropractor smiled and asked him if he ever thought about becoming a chiropractor. Dr. Compas responded no, because he didn’t know anything about chiropractic. The chiropractor then explained to Dr. Compas that chiropractors are spine doctors who specialize in muscular-skeletal injuries as well as many other conditions. What really captured Dr. Compas’ interest was when the chiropractor told him that he was a chiropractor for the Canadian Olympic Team. Dr. Compas knew right away that he wanted to become a chiropractor if the NFL didn’t come knocking on his door.
Dr. Compas went to Ball State University where he was a scholarship student athlete who participated in two sports. He started as a true freshmen on the football team as a wide receiver and also competed in Track & Field.
During his career at Ball State, he won the Mid American Conference Championship and played in the Las Vegas Bowl. He graduated from Ball State with a degree in Exercise Science & Wellness. He then attended New York Chiropractic College where he obtained a doctorate in chiropractic.
- MUA Certified (Manipulation Under Anesthesia)
- AASEM Certified (American Association of Sensory Electro-diagnostic Medicine)
- Certified Active Release Technique Provider
- Certified Decompression Therapy Practitioner
- New York Chiropractic College
- Salvation Army Rotation: Long Island, NY
- Central Nassau Guidance Counseling Services at the Haven: Hicksville, NY
- SUNY Farmingdale College: Farmingdale, NY
- Family Medical Practice, Brooklyn, NY
- Hanson Fitness, New York, NY
- International Chiropractic Association
- New York State Chiropractic Association
A little bit about Dr. Compas
When not working as a chiropractor in Washington, DC, Dr. Manuel Compas enjoys playing golf as often as he can. He also runs in the 5 and 10k races in his local community. In his spare time you might find him playing basketball or weight training!
Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our chiropractic office a call today at (202) 908-4910!