Meet The Team

Get to know more about us before you make an appointment.

Richard Ziarkowski, D.C.

Dr. Z | Owner

I grew up in Lackawanna, NY and graduated from the New York Chiropractic College where I obtained my Doctor of Chiropractic in 1998.  I am certified in the following: the Koren Technique in 2007, the Kennedy Decompression Technique in 2008, the Neuromechanical Technique in 2009 and the Whitten Technique in 2014. I not only come up with personalized treatment plans for my patients, but I was the first to provide affordable decompression to Western New York. I am the owner of both Universal Chiropractic and South Buffalo Chiropractic. My Chiropractic focus is on cooperative multidisciplinary care, patient-centered quality treatment, and in-depth post-surgical spine rehab. My passion is in living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging my patients to do the same. My mission is to help insure that our patients have the highest possible “quality of life.” To improve their health through personal dedication and cutting-edge medical technology. To help them heal, without surgery, in the most affordable manner possible.

Marshall Dornink, D.C.

Chiropractor

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from UW-La Crosse in 2003.  My Master’s degree is in Kinesiology/Sport Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2006 and my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from D’Youville College in 2014.  I am Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and certified in the Graston® technique. Prior to graduating from D’Youville College, I worked as an Athletic Trainer at SUNY-Binghamton, where I cared for the Division I athletes on the Volleyball, Wrestling and Swimming/Diving teams. I have also worked as a personal trainer for several years, working with a variety of clients and athletes and believe that improving strength and stability in the muscles that act on the spine can be a key component for better spine health. When I am not working with my patients, I am spending time with my wife and three children. I believe in a healthy work and life balance. I enjoy strength training and have competed as a power lifter and in strongman competitions. It is with my background, experience, and training that I hope to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

Alana Flitt, D.C.

Chiropractor

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2009 from SUNY Fredonia. I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2013 from D’Youville College and graduated with honors. I have a passion for treating expectant mothers and pediatric patients. With more than 5 years of diverse experiences, especially in chiropractic, I believe my patients are receiving the best quality of care. I live in Hamburg, NY, and spend my time out of the office with my son, husband, and family dog.  I am certified in Graston® Technique, an innovative form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that is used to break down scar tissue or fascial and muscle restrictions. To better understand my patients, I became a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and am certified in the Webster Technique, which has exceptional benefits for pregnant women. I believe chiropractic care is important for my family as well. I adjust my own son.  I strongly believe that chiropractic treatment of children, in addition to helping to reduce pain, can help promote wellness, reduce illness, and encourage optimal health; putting a child on the right path for health and wellness into adulthood.

Tarah M. Wetherby, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Tarah received her Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Brockport in 2009 and her Doctorate of Chiropractic from D’Youville College in 2013. After graduation, she relocated to Pittsburgh to begin her career, and in 2014 she returned to Buffalo to continue chiropractic care and be closer to friends and family. Dr. Tarah enjoys treating patients of all ages and is committed to making Buffalo healthier by educating patients of the importance of spinal health and chiropractic care.

Dr. Tarah is also certified in the Graston Technique®.

Brian Huck, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Brian Huck grew up in Rochester, NY. He has lived with his wife and three sons in the South Buffalo Community for over 20 years. He earned his Bachelor’s of Exercise Physiology from SUNY Buffalo in 1990 and his Doctor of Chiropractic from NYCC in 1995.

Dr. Huck was in private practice in Western New York for over 12 years, operated his own medical sales company working with surgeons and has provided chiropractic care and ergonomic training to the employees of General Mills for many years. When he is not in the office he enjoys exercise, reading, soccer, and time with his friends and family.

His focus over the years and now has been a belief in total wellness. He utilizes chiropractic care, exercise, and nutrition to meet the needs of the patient. He utilizes multiple techniques including adjustments, Graston Technique, myofascial release, decompression, and rehabilitation exercises. He believes patient care can go even further then the adjustment. Combining all these methods and beliefs together helps him to achieve the best care for each individual patient.

Christina Summerville, PT

Physical Therapist

Christina Summerville graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1995.  She is a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  Christina became interested in treating trigger points when she experienced chronic pain herself while in her mid 30’s.  She studied trigger point massage independently through book study and taking a course in NYC.  This was her first step in becoming free from chronic pain.   Since then she has become the only MELT Method® Instructor in WNY and is one of three certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructors in WNY.

Theresa M. Weiskerger, LMT

Massage Therapist

Theresa is a licensed massage therapist. She obtained her degree and licensure from the New York Institute of Massage in 2003. Theresa practices Swedish, Deep tissue, Hot stone, Sports and Medical massage techniques.

Patricia Fenzel

Massage Therapist

Patty is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has a strong passion for massage and healing. A Trocaire College graduate, Patty has been practicing Massage Therapy for over 11 years. A graduate of Villa Maria College with a degree in Physical Therapist Assistant, she has been licensed for over 16 years. Both medical backgrounds help her to incorporate specific techniques to customize your massage experience to your special needs. Due to her strong hands, Patty’s specialty in Deep Tissue Massage has proven to help clients over her career with neck and back injuries.

Office Team

 Anthony Amabile, Elizabeth Sands, Ariel Henderson, Megan Vincent, Caitlin Zakrzewski, Anne Bachowski, Patricia Fenzel, Jordan Nelson

Marketing Management Team

Lauren Fial & Rob Peters

Office Management Team

Elizabeth Sands, Anne Bachowski, Megan Vincent

Chiropractic Assistant Team

Ariel Henderson, Jordan Nelson, Megan Vincent