Dr. David Ness is a board-certified sports chiropractor who specializes in helping athletes and other active people to quickly relieve pain and heal injuries. Dr. Ness is dedicated to working with his clients to improve their strength, mobility, and flexibility.
David Ness is a husband and father of two children. When he is not at work, he enjoys yoga, golf, mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking. He teaches yoga workshops periodically at Rock Yoga in New Paltz. A competitive volleyball player and skydiver, he competed at two National Championships and was part of the New Jersey state record for largest formation skydive in 1997 with 100 jumpers from 6 airplanes. Dr. Ness knows the pain of injury and the consequences of competing, having injured both knees and his ankle, all of which required surgery and rehabilitation.
Dr. Ness serves as the official chiropractor and ART provider for the ARMY WEST POINT football team, Marist College, and Vassar College, working onsite at the colleges when school is in session. Dr. Ness has treated athletes at the IRONMAN Triathlon in Lake Placid and the Survival of the Shawangunks (S.O.S.) Triathlon in New Paltz since 2004.
At our New Paltz office Dr. Ness provides on-going chiropractic care for many athletes from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, as well as local professional and recreational triathletes and duathletes in the Hudson Valley. He has served as the provider of ART for the Hudson Valley Triathlon Club, and as provider and organizer of ART for the New York Triathlon Club races. Dr. Ness also works with adult and juvenile equestrian show jumpers from local stables including Lucky “C” stables in New Paltz, musicians, and performers from New Paltz School of Ballet.
Twenty-eight years of professional experience give Dr. Ness the ability to diagnose and treat a very wide range of injuries and conditions for athletes and non-athletes alike. He has advanced training in sports medicine, spinal decompression, skeletal radiology, Kinesio taping, yoga, and golf fitness.
Dr. Ness also holds all certifications in the innovative Active Release Technique (ART) Soft Tissue Management System, including the latest treatment for complex protocols. ART is highly effective in treating most sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other overuse injuries. Dr. Ness is one of only a few chiropractors in the Hudson Valley authorized to provide ART Ironman Performance Care, Complex protocols, and long tract nerve release treatment.
Through his work as a certified Titleist Golf Fitness Instructor, Dr. Ness can provide interested patients with strategies for increasing core strength and flexibility in their spine and muscles. These strategies help relieve pain and improve overall health, swing bio-mechanics, and athletic performance.