100 Year Lifestyle Chiropractor in New York, New York 10023

Our New York Chiropractic Team


One of the Top 10 Chiropractors in New York!

Ranked as one of the Top 10 Chiropractors in New York for 2006-2020

Dr. Jay Handt



“I firmly believe my mission in life is to constantly help others innately create excellence in their health and life. I know that, as a chiropractor, I am fulfilling my mission as I endeavor to positively touch the lives of everybody I come in contact with, helping to secure a healthy, drug-free future for generations to come.”

Dr. Jay Handt holds a special place in his heart for the importance of family chiropractic care. We know that the strength of our future is dependent on the health and quality of life of our children. Dr. Handt’s wife, Kathi, and their three children, Josh, Ryan, and Morgan, all receive regular wellness chiropractic care. His children have been adjusted since birth. Dr. Handt thinks family health is so important that he has established special family care plans to offset the rising costs of modern health care.


“I know that a chiropractor’s education forms the cornerstone of his care. Combined with the inborn healing ability of the body, modern chiropractic is bringing back the personal touch to the health care profession. For this reason, I attended one of the top chiropractic colleges in the nation. I continue my quest to better serve my patients by attending numerous post-graduate seminars, workshops, and training. I feel that on-going learning is essential to bringing together the mind, body, and spirit in the healing process.”


Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College, Old Westbury, NY


Member International Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, Dynamic Essentials Club, President’s Circle, N.Y.S. Chiropractic Association


Bachelor of Science, York College, CUNY


Dr. Handt founded New York Chiropractic Life Center upon graduating in 1978, to fill the void left on the Upper West Side when the chiropractic college relocated its out-patient facility to Long Island. Dr. Handt, in his dedication to create and maintain a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship both with his patients and the community, opened his office. To this day he still cares for patients once seen by the college facility.


“I feel that learning is a never-ending process. While in active practice, I continue to keep on the cutting edge of developments in chiropractic wellness care, both learning from and teaching colleagues in the health field.”


Diplomate: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Applied Spinal Biomechanics, Pierce Stillwagon techniques, Cheatwood Research Institute, International Chiropractic Pediatric (Life University, School of Chiropractic), courses in Electromyography and Radiation Safety, Certified Experiential trainer


“Throughout my career and in the pursuit of my mission to create excellence in others, I have always believed in the importance of giving back to my profession and to the community that has given me so much. I accomplish this by serving as a guest speaker, trainer, and lecturer for many groups and organizations.”


Board of Directors and speaker for New Beginnings For A New Future, guest speaker for New York Chiropractic Council, International Chiropractic Association, and developer of Inner Winners Seminars. His office is always available to support the members of the community with their health care needs

Dr. Josh Handt


“My purpose is to serve the community with the safest, smartest, and most beneficial form of health care on the planet. To educate the community about the best doctor in the world, the one that resides within all of us. My Mission is to be the catalyst that allows the human body to connect to that inner wisdom (Innate Intelligence) so that it can function, perform, and heal at optimal levels through chiropractic.

I take pride that I was born into a Chiropractic family. A drug-free, vaccination free lifestyle allowed me to develop a naturally strong body. As a second-generation Chiropractor, I can share the many benefits of a Chiropractic lifestyle -vs- drugs and surgery.”


Cumae Laude graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, in Port Orange, FL. Graduate School Activities- International Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, president of the Chiropractic Philosophy Club, New Beginnings student representative, Clinic Abroad in Morocco, Africa.

Undergraduate Training

Bachelor of Business Administration from PACE University, NY.

The New York Chiropractic Life Center

Being part of the team since 2006 allows me to bring new techniques and technologies to an already established practice since 1978.

Dr. Jenene Cherney

Team Chiropractor

I stand for a world where each and every person is reconnected with their life force. We have within us the ability to uniquely express ourselves to the highest possible potential. It is my mission to create a world where we shift the conversation to the innate wisdom that resides in each of us, helping others to deeply understand the power within and its accessibility to us at all times!

I have a background in performing arts, hence the penchant in my heart for serving musicians, artists, and creative types of all kinds. I also welcome those in the LGBTQIA+ community and I pledge to provide a safe space for care.

Outside of practice, I enjoy spending time with family, reading about financial literacy and entrepreneurship, traveling to and exploring new places, and lifting weights.


Summa cum laude graduate of Life University in Marietta, GA. Recipient of a doctorate in chiropractic, and the Chiropractic Philosophy Distinction award. Masters and Bachelors in Music Performance from Rutgers and IUP, respectively. Certificate in Nutrition from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ.

Daria DiBennardo

Massage Therapist

Daria has over 20 years of experience in massage therapy and energy medicine. A graduate of Marymount College and the Swedish Institute, she specializes in working with doctors, therapists, spiritual teachers, and indigenous healers to construct multi-faceted wellness plans for her clients. In addition to her hands-on healing work, Daria was a consultant for the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute as they created their Complementary Medicine program. Her individually tailored treatments utilize her extensive knowledge of the structural body as well as her knowledge of the energetic body in order to optimize the client’s ability to heal and maintain optimal life force.