Alexander Buriak, DC, CGTPI1, FMS1
Dr. Buriak started his education at the University of Pittsburgh. As a student in the School of Health and Rehab Sciences Emergency Medicine program. In 2007 he received his first B.S degree in Emergency Medicine and his A.S. in Biology. In 2008 he received his second B.S. degree in Natural Sciences with a Focus in Medical Sciences. While in school, Dr. Buriak worked as a research assistant for the American Heart Association and for the Center for Emergency Medicine. He also worked as an EMT-B Instructor, ACLS Instructor, Paramedic Instructor, and as a Preceptor for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Before Dr. Buriak left the University of Pittsburgh, he was given the honor and duty to research and help devise the University of Pittsburgh Physician’s Assistant School which is currently active and was recognized as one of the University of Pittsburgh Emerging Leaders.
Dr. Buriak graduated from National University of Health Sciences in December of 2011 with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. While in school he was elected Student Council President, Class President, and received the Joseph Janse Award for Outstanding Graduate. Dr. Buriak received certifications in Active Release Technique (ART), Kinesio Taping, Titleist Performance Institute, and Functional Movement Systems. He is eligible to sit for his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. Dr. Buriak has extensively studied functional anatomy, rehabilitation, and soft tissue techniques to better the outcomes for his patients. Dr. Buriak attends seminars and keeps up with current research on nutrition and supplementation to help increase wellness with chronic conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Endocrine issues, and Weight Management.
Dr. Buriak feels that using new research, an evidenced-based approach to his practice, and collaborating and co-managing with other medical professionals are paramount in relieving the patients’ source of pain and getting them back to enjoying their life again. Dr. Buriak’s philosophy is centered in the belief that the human body intrinsically wants to heal itself, and the physician’s role is to help it achieve homeostasis. His holistic approach combines dietary changes, appropriate lab testing, nutritional supplementation, and a wide range of complementary and traditional therapies to mend to the cause of the problem.