Meet The Doctor

Back To Life Sport & Spine Care, PC

Dr. John Jay Fernandez, Chiropractor


43-22 50th STREET, SUITE 1-B


(718) 424-4455


        New York Chiropractic College - Seneca Falls, New York

        Doctorate of Chiropractic - April 22, 1994


        N.Y.C.C. Health Clinic at Levittown


New York State Board of Chiropractic Examiners         

Nevada Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Virginia Board of Chiropractic Examiners

North Dakota State Board of Chiropractic Examiners  

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Parts I, II, III & IV

American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians


Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)

Certified in Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA)

Certified in Neurological Diagnostic testing (NCV/EMG)

Certified in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rECSW)

Certified in Graston Technique (GT)

Certified in Medical DOT Evaluations & DOT Urinalysis Collection  


  • Shockwave UK 3rd Annual Conference 2018 (rECSW)– Validation thru Imaging with MSK Ultrasound, Basic Sciences, Protocols and Application: Shockwave in clinical Practice, uses and technique practical, Use of SWT in Urology.  03/2018 (8hr.) Founding Member of the British Shock Wave Association - London, England
  • Primal 7 / TRX Certification – The Prime Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a pre-participation screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance and may lead to early onset osteoarthritis.  Prime 7 actions are: Push, Pull, Twist, Step, Lunge, Bend & Squat. 05/17 (8 hr.) Austin, TX

  • Occupro Functional Capacity Evaluation – FCE evaluation testing includes the latest evidence based, valid and reliable methodologies. 03/2017 (24 hr.) New Jersey
  • OrthoTalk MSK (Musculoskeletal) Ultrasound – Didactic & Hands-on seminar detailing the Medical Indications & Utilization of MSK Ultrasound, current valid and reliable research methods, MSK Technique & Interpretation of the Spine, Shoulders, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee and Ankle regions. 01/2017 (18.5 hr.)Las Vegas, NV

  • Shockwave: Swiss Dolor Clast Academy: Radial Pulsed Extracorporeal Shockwave – History of rECSW Therapy, Mechanisms of Action, Basic Science, the latest evidence based Literature Review, current Valid Medical based & Reliable methodologies of Use on Calcifying Tendinitis of the Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciopathy, Achilles Tendinopathies, Tendon and Ligament Pathologies, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Pseudo-Arthrosis, Contraindications of Use, both a Didactic and Hands-on workshop.  09/2016 (24hr.)Belfast, Ireland,

                        (Certification of  Provider by Swiss Dolor Clast Association)

  • ACLS Instructor for Healthcare Providers (12/2014)– American Heart Association

        BLS / CPR & AED Instructor for Providers (06/2014) American Heart Association

  • ACLS & BLS / CPR & AED Certification for Health Care Providers  

                        (Certification by the American Heart Association)

  • Chiropractic Sports Physician Certification (C.C.S.P.) - N.Y.C.C., Certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (2007/2008) (120 hr.)

  • Sports Medicine Consultant for POWER Play in Sports Health Professionals conducting workshops for sports teams on the Effects and Prevention of Concussion, Dehydration and Nutrition as well as conducting Pre-Season MSK screenings and lecturing on common Youth Musculoskeletal Injury. (01/2015)

  • J TECH Medical Manufacturer’s Certification in the use of : Inclinometry, ROM, Muscle Testing, Static Lift, Pinch and Grip (05/2015) (8 hrs.)

  • National Chiropractic Leadership Conference – Washington , 24 CEU’s (02/2015)

  • Occupational Medicine: Functional Capacity Evaluation Consultant, utilizing the Occupro, J Tech and Medigraph software to perform the Dictionary of Title and Residual Functional Capacity examinations (DOT-RFC).  This is an objective 28 part examination (3-4 hours) which will delineate the patients’ abilities or disabilities following an injury or Post- Surgical procedures.  21 CEU’s  (09/2013)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation, Certification Course - N.Y.C.C. (2011)(4 hr.)

  • J TECH Medical Introduction to Functional Testing, Functional Assessment & Functional Capacity Evaluations Seminar: Module One (10/2009) (12 hr.)

  • “The Current MRI Classification of Lumbar Spine Disc Lesions” (10/2015) (2hrs)

  • Electrodiagnostics Certification – NCV/EMG Testing and Interpretation- N.Y.C.C. (12/05) (150 hr.)
  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certification (M.U.A.) – American Academy of Manual and Physical Medicine & University of Bridgeport (12/05 & 03/09)

Prevention of Surgical Site Infection: Surgery/Infection Control (145 hr./per course)

  • National Registry of U.S. Department of Transportation Medical Examiners (NRCME)  Registration # 7835245658, Certified Eligible, A.C.A. (06/12) (22 hr.)

  • Life-Loc Phoenix 6.0 Operator & Calibration Technician in accordance with the Phoenix 6.0 Quality Assurance Program & 49 CFR Part 40.233 – Team CME/ACA (06/2014) (4 hr.)  

  • Life-Loc Provisional B.A.T. Instructor, Training & B.A.T. Qualification Refresher Training, per Sub Part J, Sec 40.213 - Team CME/ACA (06/2012) (4 hr.)
  • D.O.T. Urine Collection Personnel, “Train the Trainer”, Qualification Trainer as per Sub Part C, 40.33 (b) & (c) – Team CME / ACA (06/2012) (4 hr.)

  • Edition, University of Bridgeport, Conn.  (8 hr.)

  • Professional Boundary/ Ethics Training # 101-105; Physical Therapy 101, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (BCC) (09/2012) (6 hr.)

  • NYSCA’s Fall Convention (09/2011)- President Delegate of Queens,  Chapter 3, Health Insurance Audits/Billing, National Committee for Quality Assurance Back Pain Program, Gait Analysis, NCQA/CCGPP Program, Medicare, W.C. update (12 hr.)      

  • Certified Graston Technique Practitioner, Parts 1-3 (2009)(38 hr.)

  • Certified in Integrative Systemic Dry Needing for Pain Management by Dr. Yun Tao Ma, PHD and the American Dry Needling Institute (2011)(25 hr.)

  • Evaluation & Management of Scoliosis – N.Y.C.C.  (2010) (6hr.)

  •  Whiplash and Brain Injury Trauma – Module 1, SRISD/LACC (2005) (12 hr.)

  • 2009 ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Science Symposium – San Diego, Ca, LACC (24 hr.)

  • 2008 Connecticut Chiropractic Association Spring Conference, 04/2008 (7 hr.)  
  • 2008 ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Science Symposium, Palm Springs Fl., LACC (24 hr.)

  • 2007 ACA Sports & Pediatrics Symposium, Nike Corp./Oregon, LACC (24 hr.)

  • 6>span class="c0"> Global Scientific Convention of the American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeons – Royal College of Physician and Surgeons (04/2007) (16 hr.)

  • Orthopaedics for Primary Care Provider – Mount Sinai School of Medicine (6 hr.)

  • Hospital Protocols and Procedures – N.Y.C.C., Parkway Hospital (6 hr.)


  • Certified in Kinesio-Taping Techniques Levels 1, 2 & 3 (2009) (24 hr.)


  • Sports Medicine Symposium, Implementing Evidence-Based Intervention for the Treatment of Knee Disorders, TSI/NYSCEPT and NATA BOC approved, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, (2009) (7 hr.)


        Private Practice (04/22/1994 - present)

Back To Life Sport and Spine Care, PC – Family Chiropractic Care, Electrodiagnostic Studies, Sports Rehabilitation, Seminar Series, Integrated Healthcare – (Woodside) Queens, N.Y.

Chiropractic HealthNet, PC – Family Chiropractic Care, Rehabilitation - Jackson Heights N.Y.

Suffolk Family Chiropractic, PC – Family Chiropractic, Sport Rehabilitation - Bay Shore N.Y.  

Max Health Mobile Services – North Dakota (Bakken Oil) Mobile Chiropractic Services : Chiropractic, Care, Physical Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, DOT examinations, Urine Analysis testing, Pre & Post Employment Examinations , Diagnostic X-Ray / Ultrasound    

M.U.A. Associates – Manipulation Under Anesthesia and Post Procedure Rehabilitation

CPR Classes NYC, INC. –CPR Training, Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island



  • Founding Member/Technical Advisor of the British Shock Wave Association3/2018

  • Active Member of the American Chiropractic  Association – 2007- 2018 Member of Governors’ Advisory Cabinet (GAC) & A.C.A. Sports Council,  #199927

  • Active Member of the New York State Chiropractic Association – Member 2006, Secretary (2006 & 2007), Vice President (2008/2009/2010), Past President (2011) of Queens District, Chapter 3, Active Member since 2006.

  • Volunteer Medical Corps - New York State Disaster Preparedness, Suffolk Co. (2012)

  • Dormant License and Member of the Virginia State Chiropractic Association

  • Dormant License and Member of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association

  • Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Medicine (F.R.C.C.M.), an affiliate division of the American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Specialists (A.A.M.I.S.S.)

  • Past-Attending Physician-  The New Parkway Hospital (2006-2008)– Physician # 2089, Hospital closure- 2008  

  • Past Secretary of the Chiropractic Division - The New Parkway Hospital  (‘07&’08)

 Privileges granted by : The New Parkway Hospital (Forest Hills, NY), Queens        Surgical Center (Queens, NY), Boulevard Surgical Center (Long Island City, NY), Osteopathic Surgical Center (Charlottesville , VA), Melville Surgical Center (Melville, NY) and Devonshire Surgical Facility (Manhattan, N.Y.), Physicians Choice (Brooklyn) – all privileges are in “Inactive Status” at this time.

  • Active Member of the American Chiropractic Board of Sport Physicians (CCSP)

  • Active Member of American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM)

  • Active Member of the American Academy of Spinal Physicians (AASP)
  • Member of American Academy of Hospital Chiropractors – N.Y. Hospital Liaison  


        New York State Chiropractic License # X-007735

        Nevada State Chiropractic Board # B01768

        New York State Workers Compensation, I.M.E. Rated – D.C. # C0-007735-6B  

        Commonwealth of Virginia, Chiropractic Licensure# 0104556407*

        North Dakota Chiropractic License #891*      

National Provider Identifier # - 1407978489



*State of North Dakota – (01/2015)

*Commonwealth of Virginia – (06/2016)



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