Dr. Michael Dardano

Dr. Michael Dardano

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Holistic Care : Treating the Mind, Body, & Spirit

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Chiropractic

Chiropractors understand that one of the main causes of pain and disease is the misalignment and abnormal motion of the vertebrae in the spinal column called a subluxation. Chiropractic works by removing these subluxations in the spine, thereby relieving pressure and irritation on the nerves, restoring joint mobility, and returning the body back to a state of normal function.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medical therapy that uses very small doses of medicines, or remedies. These remedies are prepared from substances found in nature. Nevertheless, homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine. These two systems of medicine are very different. Herbal medicine uses tinctures of botanical substances, whereas homeopaths use ultradilute “micro”doses made from not only plants, but minerals or any other substance found in nature.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki focuses energy on creating a balance and restoring energy flow through the seven chakra system.

Detoxification

When our bodies become “toxic,” it means that our natural means of ushering out metabolic waste from normal human metabolism, environmental pollution, and what has become known as the Standard American Diet (or SAD diet – funny, right!) have exceeded the threshold for what the body’s innate detoxification system can tolerate on its own. With this toxic load, every system in the human body can become affected. From our head to our toes and everything in between, toxicity makes us sick!

Nutrition

Clinical nutrition or nutrition therapy/services start out by an assessment of the patient; a case history, physical examination, review of current diet and lifestyle, heavy metal testing, food sensitivity testing, kinesiology testing, and neurotransmitter testing. After the evaluation and testing is completed, the doctor will be able to make recommendations on what foods to eat, what foods to eliminate, how to remove toxins, possible supplements for specific needs and exercise. An array of detoxification programs are readily available, if recommended.

Massage

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology, also known as biomechanics, is the study of body movement. Applied kinesiology (AK) which is also know as muscle strength testing, is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal problems such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances or other organ or gland problems. Practitioners contend that by correcting this muscle weakness, you can help heal a problem in the associated internal organ.

Meet the Doctor
Dr. Michael Dardano

Dr. Michael Dardano

Dr. Michael Dardano was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He attended Holy Family Catholic School until the age of 13. He then moved to Tampa Fl in 1998. He attended Vivian Gaither High School and was a member of the Concert Chorus, Showcase Band, and Musical Theater. He graduated with high honors as a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.

He attended and graduated from the University of South Florida in 2000 with his degree in International Economics. Later he went on to study at the University of Bridgeport where he obtained his Doctorate in Chiropractic (cum laude) and a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition (magna cum laude). Michael was the President of his class as well as the Student Clinic representative. He also was a Student-Clinician in the junior clinic. He has completed the Applied Kinesiology 100- Hour certification course in Manhattan.

Michael participated as a volunteer on the medical team for the New York City Marathon for several years. He is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Association, and the North Suncoast Chiropractic Society.

Michael opened the Dardano Wellness Center in 2007 in Tampa and directed that facility for 2 years. The center provided treatments and therapies including chiropractic, nutrition, acupuncture, massage therapy and aesthetics. Michael was also an adjunct professor at Hillsborough Community College in the Biological Sciences department In 2009 Dr. Dardano relocated to Fort Lauderdale Fl and joined the team at the Point Pleasant Wellness Center and Day Spa where he partnered with renowned naturopathic physician Dr. Jessie Keener. During this time, Dr. Dardano honed in his skills of energy medicine, homeopathy, chakra balancing, allergy elimination and emotional release techniques.

Dr. Dardano is now a resident of Manhattan, and is currently working with a diverse team of healthcare professionals at 224 Fifth Avenue in the prestigious Flatiron District. Michael is the newest faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan, as a professor of Anatomy and Physiology. Michael is a Reiki certified practitioner and is currently working towards a Master level certification as well as studying and mastering the art of crystal healing therapy.

Testimonials

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I can't say enough about what Dr. Mike Dardano has been able to do for me. Shortly after my 25th birthday, I came down with a debilitating digestive disease. For two and a half years I traveled to every top gastroenterologist in New York City and Long Island. I saw countless doctors and specialists. I traveled to DC to visit one of the best parasitology labs in the country. No one could figure out what was wrong with me.

After rounds of antibiotics, diets and other strong prescriptions and supplements, I was in the worst condition of my life. I was developing food allergies and rashes now. I was exhausted and couldn't get myself to work. Anything I ate made me terribly sick. And all the side effects from the conventional medicines added 35 pounds onto my frame. It was awful. That's when I came to this site and looked for alternative treatments on Yelp. Despite my skepticism, I had no other options after two and a half years. I found Dr. Dardano, saw all the reviews here and sent him a desperate email on a Saturday. He got back to me on Sunday. By that Tuesday in June, I was in his office.

It's now December. I'm down 40 pounds. I feel better than I have in three years. I got a promotion at work. Things are great and I credit him for all of it. I was a skeptic, but now I will never return to conventional medicine. Dr. Mike guided me and treated me every week during the loneliest and most difficult point in my life when every doctor told me they couldnt do anything for me and that I'd have to get used to living that way.

I'm not yet 100%, but I'm getting my life back for the first time in years and I thank him for giving it back to me. I don't have to lie to my mother on the phone about how sick I feel to keep her from crying. Life is good and Im excited to keep improving. Go see him!

Jason S.

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I've been seeing Dr. Mike for almost two years now and I can't recommend him more highly. Originally came in after a bad case of pneumonia one summer and he immediately helped resolve lingering chest discomfort... Afterwards, he was such a warming spirit and positive energy in my life I decided to see him full time. It was absolutely one of the best decisions I've made for my health in recent years. He really is a jack of all trades when it comes to holistic medicine and healing. Besides being well versed in modern chiropractic care, Dr. Mike dramatically improved my diet and overall well-being through an individualized supplement regiment and nutrition plan. He was a personal trainer prior to his current work, and is filled with invaluable information to help getting in great physical shape.

On top of that, Dr. Mike does Reiki sessions and helps heal energy which I've done several times now and can honestly say I think really works. I had several spiritual experiences during these Reiki sessions and was able to release a lot of stuffed negative emotions quickly without spending a lot of money on talk therapy. The great thing about Dr. D is rather than go to several different doctors specializing in their own particular thing and likely spend a lot of money doing so he is able to combine it all together very effectively. ne last note -- he's probably one of the nicest and easiest persons to get along with I've ever encountered.

Dr. Mike has been such a great positive force in my life. I can't praise him enough!

Jake S.Film

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I can't say enough about what Dr. Mike Dardano has been able to do for me. Shortly after my 25th birthday, I came down with a debilitating digestive disease. For two and a half years I traveled to every top gastroenterologist in New York City and Long Island. I saw countless doctors and specialists. I traveled to DC to visit one of the best parasitology labs in the country. No one could figure out what was wrong with me. After rounds of antibiotics, diets and other strong prescriptions and supplements, I was in the worst condition of my life. I was developing food allergies and rashes now. I was exhausted and couldn't get myself to work. Anything I ate made me terribly sick. And all the side effects from the conventional medicines added 35 pounds onto my frame. It was awful. That's when I came to this site and looked for alternative treatments on Yelp. Despite my skepticism, I had no other options after two and a half years. I found Dr. Dardano, saw all the reviews here and sent him a desperate email on a Saturday. He got back to me on Sunday. By that Tuesday in June, I was in his office.

It's now December. I'm down 40 pounds. I feel better than I have in three years. I got a promotion at work. Things are great and I credit him for all of it. I was a skeptic, but now I will never return to conventional medicine. Dr. Mike guided me and treated me every week during the loneliest and most difficult point in my life when every doctor told me they couldnt do anything for me and that I'd have to get used to living that way.

I'm not yet 100%, but I'm getting my life back for the first time in years and I thank him for giving it back to me. I don't have to lie to my mother on the phone about how sick I feel to keep her from crying. Life is good and Im excited to keep improving. Go see him!

Kevin D.

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Dr. Dardano's 60-day cleanse is my favorite - and I have tried several. I love it because you can eat a large variety of food, so finding something on the menu at my favorite restaurants was not too difficult.

Unlike all of the other cleanses I have tried, this one is the longest. It was my biggest hesitation at first, but after the first week, and seeing how easy the diet restrictions were, I didn't mind at all. In fact, I think the length of the cleanse is the reason why it is my favorite because it allows you to develop healthy eating habits which actually continue once the cleanse is over. I also learned how my body reacts to different kinds of food, so I knew what to avoid going forward. For example, after the cleanse, I just didn't have a taste for bread anymore. So now it is completely out of my normal diet.

The number of supplements was my main complaint, but it was worth the discipline because I went down two clothing sizes, my energy level was great after the first 10 days, and my skin was glowing.

Rita T.

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After seeing Dr. Mike for few months and him studying my eating habits and lifestyle, he suggested a 60 day cleanse. I am in my late twenties and i wasn't sure i needed one, but trusting in Dr. Mikes expertise, I decided to do it.

Cleanse comes with about 20 different bottles of vitamins and minerals. I followed instructions and filled pillbox that it came with for the entire week. Then I studied a customized list of foods and beverages to avoid during my cleanse that Dr. Mike created for me.

First few days were the hardest but then it became a routine to me and it was a lot easier. After my third week, I didn't even think about what should I eat or shouldn't. I just automatically made the right choice. The more I was into my cleanse, the less I missed bad foods that I use to have. I felt better, lighter, healthier and i sleep better. I can focus more at work and I am able to do more with my day.

Now, that I'm done with my cleanse, I find myself making better choices with my eating habits. I want to stay healthier and feel great.

What is so great about this cleanse, is that its so long. At first it feels like forever, but it gives youthe time you need to change your eating habits and change your routine. Everyone can do a 5 or 3 day cleanse, but most of us, go back to what we did before that cleans as soon as its over.

I just did my blood work for life insurance, and i was in their best health bracket given to less then 1% of people who apply. Dr. Mike definitely helped me get there with his medical expertise and guidance.

I would strongly recommend this cleanse, and thank you again Dr. Mike for changing my life for the better.

Martin B.Real Estate Administrator

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Dr. Mike cared for me during a very difficult time in my life. I came suffering from a severe pain in my arm, neck and shoulder. Dr. Mike treated me with many techniques, such as cold laser and gentle manipulation. However, his intuitive skills and unique understanding of energy work and its connection to our emotional body brought to light many significant feelings that came to my awareness. Processing these emotions clearly helped my healing process move much faster. All of the light therapy, massage and various techniques that Dr. Mike incorporated with his intuitive skills helped me very much in my recooperation. In addition to being a wonderful chiropractor he is a kind and wonderful caring human being.

Kris Glassman, Yoga professional

“Dr. Michael Dardano is an innovative physician who thinks outside the box. He uses the knowledge and skills he learned as a chiropractor and nutritionist to work with the body to facilitate the healing process. When going to Dr. Dardano’s office, you are getting more than an adjustment, you are getting an experience. From the moment you walk in to the time when you are finished you can feel kindness and hope. This is the reason why I see Dr. Dardano, he is my favorite chiropractor that I trust with my health. Unfortunately, since he has relocated to NYC my commute is whole lot further but still worth it!”

Dr. Amy Shumway, DC – Shumway Wellness Center

“Dr. Dardano is very professional and knowledgeable about various musculoskeletal disorders. He listened very carefully to what’s going on with me and did a very detailed exam before he even treated me. He explained to me what was wrong and what he was going to do. It’s amazing to find out that the spine has all these nerves that control everything! I feel so much better after just a few treatments and I am looking forward to getting very well.”

Natalya Yakirevic

“Dr. Michael Dardano is an exceptional physician and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has a strong foundational knowledge of nutritional biochemistry, a gentle approach to chiropractic care, and is an intuitive healer. He was able to truly get to the root of my problems and as a result I experienced much better health during and following my work in his office. It is rare when you find a physician with this blend of humanity and intelligence and I cannot speak highly enough about the contribution that his work with me has had on my well-being.”

Dr. Melanie Meyer N.D., M.S.N.
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