A Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, in practice for 32 years, Dr. Demetri Meimaris is a 1984 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA–the founding college of the chiropractic profession. Operating under Meimaris Sports Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.
Dr. Meimaris’ postgraduate work at New York College of Chiropractic for Sports Certification and Diplomate Sports Physician Candidate, 1993, 1995 respectively. His chiropractic practice employs a vast knowledge of sports and accidental injuries as well as clinical expertise that is admired by his peers. He utilizes Palmer diversified and Cox flexion-distraction technique. He is onsite a physical therapist, Cherylynn Garcia, DPT, both with a strong background in referrals to other professions including but not limited to orthopedists, neurologists and pain management specialties. He specializes in sports injuries and auto accident pain management. He also employs manipulation under anesthesia when required for those especially unique and difficult cases.
Dr. Meimaris’ main practice location is at 31 Mercer Street, Suite 1a, in Hackensack, NJ–near Hackensack University Medical Center. That number is 201-487-3131. Formerly having an office in Kenilworth, has moved and invited his patients to join him while on staff with Doctor’s Care, a state of the art facility located on 901 North Wood Avenue, in Linden, NJ. Joining that practice, affords a level of care with on staff physical therapists, massage therapists as well as still delivering the usual gold standard of chiropractic care as Dr. Meimaris always has.
The north New Jersey office is centrally located in Hackensack just north of the Bergen County Courthouse on Mercer Street which is between Main Street and State Street. Located just off Routes 4, 17, 46 and 80.
The central New Jersey office is located in Linden, NJ just off of the Garden State Parkway, Exit 136, following Raritan Avenue onto North Wood Avenue. Follow North Wood Avenue across St. Georges. The Doctor’s Care facility is on the corner of North Wood Avenue & Gesner Street. Alternatively you may use 2 Gesner Street as the address for the Mobile GPS either in your car or on your smart phone. We are no more than 7 minutes from the former office in Kenilworth, NJ.
AFFILIATION WITH FIRST RESPONDERS, SPORTS TEAMS AND PRO ATHLETES
Dr. Meimaris is on the forefront of taking care of our First Responders. While on the job, First Responders are subjected to many physical and emotional triggers/stresses encountered on a daily basis, for this, Dr. Meimaris has specific plans in place for all Public Servants.
The same focus on patients who are athletes, with management of professional and semi pro athletes for Wrestling, (Greco-Roman); Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He provides chiropractic care for pro MMA fighter Katlyn Chookagian, a/k/a #BlondeFighter, and UFC Bellator Bantamweight Champion Joe Warren. He was sports chiropractor from 2011 to 2015 former UFC World Champion Ricco Rodriguez, and from 1991 to 2003, Team Doctor for the USA Karate National Team. Prior to martial arts, Dr. Meimaris served as the Team Doctor for Wrangler Pro Rodeo PRCA, International Hispanic Soccer League of New Jersey and New Jersey Gators Swim Team here in New Jersey and an Olympic Swimmer at The World Games in SUNY Buffalo.
DR. MEIMARIS’ TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY
“The key approach to managing the health and well-being of my patients is accurate diagnosis. In addition it takes a careful assessment of the presenting complaint and changing some of the habits that got the patient into pain to begin with. Whether I’m working with a young athlete, the parent of an athlete, a “weekend warrior,” a professional athlete, or just an everyday person, I use a functional approach. I take into account my patient’s health history, pre-existing conditions, the mechanism of injury, education- or work-related demands, stress levels, etc.”
TECHNIQUES & METHODOLOGY
Dr. Meimaris utilizes Palmer diversified technique and Cox flexion-distraction techniques for treating contained discs. Dr. Meimaris remains abreast of new developments within those techniques and is always individualizing plans for his patients–many of whom are athletes. In addition to the treatment of sports-related injuries and maintaining optimum body mechanics and function, he teaches the patient the kinematic chain (how the body parts relate to one another in an athletic arena).
Dr. Meimaris is in-network with numerous insurance plans, including Qualcare, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Aetna. He also accepts most credit cards as payment for services rendered. For those without insurance, there are cash plans for self- pay patients are available.
(201) 487-3131 Hackensack Office (908) 474-9444 Linden Office