Dr. Larry Peters, Chiropractor
Dr. Larry Peters is originally from Queens, New York, he studied pre-med at the University of South Florida. In his sophomore year of college, Dr Peters' father suffered a serious neck injury which kept him in near constant pain for most of the following year. During his visits home Dr. Peters helplessly watched his father go from an active, vital person to someone that he barely recognized. When he returned home for summer break, Dr Peters was shocked to find how well his father's health had improved; he was returning to his old self.
Wanting to understand what was behind his father's rapid recovery, Dr. Peters contacted the chiropractor, Dr. Phillip Leon, and was invited to "shadow" him for a day. Dr. Peters was immediately impressed by how the doctor intently listened to what the patient had to say, the care with which he treated them and the feedback he received from them.
This proved to be a turning point in Dr. Peters' career. Soon after passing his boards, Dr. Peters opened an office in midtown Atlanta. In his early years of practice, Dr. Peters noticed that there appeared to be a correlation between the patient's health complaints and postural abnormalities which were noted on the exam. After researching the subject, he discovered that there was a chiropractic subspecialty that focused on the relationship between health and posture called Chiropractic Biophysics.
Dr. Peters began incorporating these principles into his treatment protocols and found that these patients had better treatment outcomes than would normally be expected. Dr. Peters has since modified his procedures to incorporate digitized postural analysis for more precise diagnosis and improved documentation of postural changes. Dr. Peters is excited to bring his experience and knowledge gleaned from treating thousands of patients during his 35 years of practice to his new practice in Little Falls, NJ.
Although Dr. Leon has long since passed, the memory of how he treated his father lives on. That is why Dr. Peters treats each patient the same as how Dr. Leon treated his dad.
Dr. Larry Peters, MS, MPH, DC. graduated from Life University with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1983. He received his bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of South Florida and holds master's degrees in Exercise Physiology and Health Policy and Administration from Georgia State University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, respectively.
Dr. Peters earned an administrative fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center and later served as the Administrative Director of Transplant Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Peters served as the Administrative Director of the Department of Pediatrics at Jersey Shore University Hospital.
Dr. Peters was an assistant professor in the Department of Chiropractic Medicine at Life University.
Dr. Peters currently is an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at the County College of Morris where he teaches anatomy and physiology.
Of all the various roles that Dr. Peters has served the one he is most proud is his role as dad to 2 amazing children, Mollie and Zach.