Westhampton Beach native Dr. K.J. Malone has moved back home to open a new chiropractic office in the village he loves.
The new office, called Essential Chiropractic, located at 204 Montauk Highway, is professional and relaxed, said Malone.
"We are really aiming to cater to our individual patient needs, instead of getting stuck in a rut where we use one technique on all our patients," said Malone.
Malone, who graduated from Westhampton Beach High School in 1991 and has degrees from LIU in Southampton and Life University, in Marietta, GA, says he doesn't treat patients as a number and works to educate his clients.
"Most people aren't educated about their own bodies and you can't fault them," said Malone, who says that he has come across many people who were not aware of what a chiropractor can do for, for example, people who have chronic ear infections or pregnant women who have breached babies.
"Instead of having to have a c-section, there is a technique that will adjust the spine in a way that will help flip the baby around," said Malone.
Walking into Malone's new office, patients will be pleased to find the walls filled with the art of local artists, said Malone, who is an artist himself.
"It is set up like an art gallery," he said.
Malone said that adorning the walls with art provides not only an opportunity to show off his own art, but to also showcase local art — currently on the walls are the works of Malone and two other artists, but Malone said he has reached out to other local artists.
This is Malone's second practice. In 2002, he opened a practice in Riverhead and was there for seven years before deciding to take a chance and move to Boston.
"Working in Boston made me realize how much I missed my roots and I decided to come back to Westhampton Beach," said Dr. Malone, who said he does not feel that his new practice will create more competition among area chiropractor, including, for example, Hurricane Chiropractic, which opened in Westhampton in January.
"When it comes to chiropractors there isn't competition. People have their preferences. Either they will like my hands or the guy across the street," he said.
Essential Chiropractic is holding a grand opening open house from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a live painting demonstration by artists from the Long Island Creative Vortex. And artwork sold at the event will be donated to the Surfers Healing Program at East End Disabilities and. To find out more click here.
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