I was born and raised in New York by Southern Italian immigrant parents. At the age of 13 I was first exposed to Chiropractic care. At that time, under the tutelage of my first chiropractors, while gearing up to enter Chiropractic school, I began to study the philosophy of both Chiropractic care and of NetworkSpinal care.
In 1990 I graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. And, in 1994 I received the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. I also received the President’s Award for excellence in clinical work.
After graduation I moved to Boston and founded The Back to Life Wellness Center which became the largest privately owned wellness center within the city of Boston. The center’s team of practitioners aided the Boston community by customizing an integrative approach to each client’s needs. The center earned the “Best of Boston” award 4 years in a row from The Improper Bostonian.
Along with private practice, I currently am the International Director for SomatoRespiratory Integration® Technologies for the EpiEnergetics® Institute, and assist as an international staff SomatoRespiratory Integration (SRI) facilitator, instructor, Gate Staff member and NetworkSpinal® teacher. I am also an adjunct faculty member at Sherman College of Chiropractic and Life Chiropractic College West.
Since 1995 Dr. Abate has been active in bringing wellness care to the HIV/AIDS communities of Boston and New York. He was the president of ‘A World of Choices’, a group dedicated to delivering complimentary holistic care to those with HIV/AIDS. He served on the board of directors for the AIDS Care Project and provided complimentary Network Spinal Analysis to their clients in need.
Dr. Abate has also participated in the Boston to New York and the Northeast AIDS rides since 1997; and was the official chiropractor for Avon’s Breast Cancer Walk.
In 2011 Dr. Abate, along with a team of NSA/SRI practitioners provided complimentary care to the residents of Integrity House—a drug rehab program in Newark, NJ.
Dr. Abate was awarded the “Best Chiropractor in Manhattan Award” by the US Commerce Association for 2011, 2012 and 2013.