After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in 1980 Rosemarie Cartagine worked as a social worker in New York and Massachusetts. While managing a group home for developmentally delayed young adults she began receiving chiropractic care for herself and some of the house members. Chiropractic had a profoundly positive effect on her as well as some of the young adults. From this experience her desire to practice holistic health care was born.
Rosemarie Cartagine obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1988. In August of 1988 she began her private practice in Baldwin while working as an Associate Chiropractor in Manhattan. Dr. Cartagine moved to Rockville Centre in February, 1991where she continued to build a successful family practice often seeing multiple generations of one family. The office of Body-Mind Health was created in December, 1999 to embody her whole person approach to health and wellness and to fulfill her vision of holistic well care.
Her desire to provide the best in nutrition counseling motivated Dr. Cartagine to earn a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College in 2011. As a nutritionist Dr. Cartagine incorporates a Functional Medicine approach where each person is treated as an individual to get to the root-cause of his/her health problem.
Dr. Cartagine's training in social work, chiropractic and nutrition allows her a unique perspective to understand the correlation between the emotional, mental, chemical and physical aspects of life. Consequently, Dr. Cartagine uses an inspired approach to health and wellness when taking care of her patients. She uses the very best gentle, hands-on techniques, life-style coaching including exercise, nutrition and stress management techniques to help positively change people's lives. Additionally Dr. Cartagine has dedicated nutrition counseling appointments for those who seek to improve health status through a functional nutrition approach.
Community involvement and education are vital aspects of Dr. Cartagine's philosophy. She provides workshops and information for her patients on a variety of health care topics. She has lectured extensively to community groups, colleges, public schools, businesses and health care facilities as well as professional organizations. Dr. Cartagine has served on the boards of the South Shore Business and Professional Women's Club, The MAX Foundation and, currently, the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Cartagine is a founding member of the International Chiropractic Association's Council on Pediatrics. Other professional affiliations include the New York Chiropractic Council, Association for Network Care, and American Chiropractic Council. Her post graduate professional training includes Network Spinal Analysis, CranioSacral Therapy, Nutrition, Pediatric Chiropractic, Lymphatic Drainage Technique, Addictionology, 12 Stages of Healing, Reiki and Auricular Therapy.
Dr. Rosemarie Cartagine has been serving the community for over 27 yesrs. She is deeply grateful to all those who have entrusted their health care to her and especially appreciates the close bonds she has had over the years with the many patients under wellness care.
- Adelphi University, Bachelor of Science (Social Work)
- New York Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic
- New York Chiropractic College, Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition
- New York
Memberships & Associations:
- New York Chiropractic Council
- American Chiropractic Association
- American College of Nutrition
- American Nutrition Association
- Institute for Functional Medicine