Profile: Dr. David Kulla

Dr. David Kulla, D.C.

Dr. David Kulla graduated from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Hofstra University in New York.  Dr. Kulla was very fortunate to be under chiropractic care before he started his doctorate program. While attending college, he interned with his professional mentors, helping to gain a wide range of therapeutic tools he would later use in a clinical setting. Working as a fitness trainer gives him great insight into injury rehabilitation and working with the disabled population has given him the compassion needed to be a well-rounded, successful Chiropractor in New York City.

He also holds several additional Certifications and Diplomas post graduate to help not only professional athletes, but weekend warriors as well. He has competed as an athlete in several sporting events, which gives him great insight and knowledge on sports injuries.

*1x IRONMAN Finisher 140.3

*5x HALF IRONMAN Finisher 70.3

*2x Empire State Games (Swimming) 

*1x Junior Olympics (Swimming) 

*Division 1 Tennis Scholarship Recipient 


*Board Certification in Clinical Nutrition, -CN

*Board Certified Cox Flexion Distraction Practitioner

*Board Certified Neuro-Diagnostic Testing (NCV/EMG)

*Board Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (advanced) -CEAS ll

*Board Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner -C.C.E.P

At the age of 14, he was diagnosed with scoliosis and prescribed an ineffective brace to wear 23 hours a day. After a full year of wearing a brace, the x-ray revealed no change. A surgeon recommended back surgery after failed bracing, but his father wanted a second opinion. He took him to a chiropractor when he was 15 years old. For the first time, he was pain-free, and over a year later his scoliosis was straightened and corrected through Chiropractic and Schroth exercises.

Growing up in upstate New York he was a competitive swimmer from an early age, competing in the empire state games, junior Olympics ranking and swimming against the top junior swimmers in the country. At Hofstra University was awarded a Division 1 NCAA tennis scholarship, after a transfer playing in a Division 3 school for his sophomore year. In Chiropractic grad school, Keeping with his background in swimming he took on a new challenge when a friend dared him to do a triathlon. 15 years later and many triathlons completed, he decided to take on what would ultimately be the biggest challenge of his life an Ironman triathlon (2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2 Run)in under 12 hours in New York City.

In college, Dr. Kulla developed food and environmental allergies which sparked his interest in nutrition. Patients would often come to him with significant nutritional deficiencies, allergies, digestive problems, and skin issues. He decided to pursue further education in Nutritional Counseling because felt he could be of more help to his patients. His personal life experiences with the very symptoms he treats have made him a caring, compassionate and understanding healthcare practitioner.

Dr. David Kulla
Dr. David Kulla, Ironman

All of life’s experiences and health challenges have helped him create, grow and improve what is now Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, Pllc. On 14th Street in New York City. Where chiropractic, physical therapy, and nutrition all play an essential roll in the health and restoration of the human body.

Dr. Kulla has provided care for professional athletes, weekend warriors, families and children, United Nations Ambassadors, professional dancers, and film, theatre, and television industry professionals. He is a sought-after speaker and has performed workshops, ergonomic studies, and wellness programs for corporations such as UPS, Morgan Stanley, Grey Global Group, Inc., and the United Nations.

He is the Owner/Director of Synergy Wellness, a holistic wellness center located in lower Manhattan. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association, International Foundation for Nutrition and Health and the New York Chiropractic Council. Dr. Kulla has been interviewed and featured in the New York Sun.

Also a proud volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps, US Wellness Chamber Of Commerce, and a 14-year mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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