Dr. Ira Shapiro, DC, DACBSP, ICCSP, FICC

Doctor of Chiropractic, Diplomate American Chiropractic, Board of Sports Physicians
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Chiropractor
2006 U.S. Olympic Team Chiropractor

Dr. Ira Shapiro, DC, DACBSP, ICSSD, FICC has over 35 years of experience with patients in Old Bridge, NJ and the surrounding residents of both Middlesex County and Monmouth County.  He has worked with Olympic athletes, is a renowned global lecturer and considered one the premier chiropractic and sports physicians in the entire world.

Dr. Shapiro’s professional credentials are among the highest in his field, as shown below.

Director: Plaza Chiropractic Center, Old Bridge, New Jersey


  • Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in the states of New Jersey and New York
  • Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACPSP)
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Certified Active Release Technique (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine, Nerve Entrapment)
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Instructor Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Chiropractic Rehabilitation, Level 1 Registry
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP)
  • International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD)
  • Fellow, International College of Chiropractors (FICC)
  • International Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (ICCSP)
  • Certified Functional and Kinetic Treatement with Rehabilitation (FAKTR)


  • United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado June 2000


  • Doctors’ Hospital of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York
    An Affiliate of Beth Israel Medical Center
    April 1998 to April 2001


  • Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
    Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic, 1983
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, 1979


  • “Diagnosis and Treatment of Spondylolysis”, DC Tracts, Vol 8, No. 3, pp. 8-10, Fall 1996
  • “Diagnosis and Treatment of Spondylolysis in an Adolescent Athlete”, (Co-author), Chiropractic Sports Medicine, Vol 9, No. 3, pp. 100-105, August 1995.


  • 11th Inductee, American Chiropractic Association Sports Council Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Inductee, New Jersey Chiropractic Sports Hall of Fame, 2016
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition, County of Middlesex Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2013
  • Joint Legislative Resolution, Senate and General Assembly, State of New Jersey, 2013
  • Old Bridge Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition, Borough of Sayreville, 2013
  • Proclamation, Township of Old Bridge,  2013, 2009, 2006
  • Proclamation, Office of the Mayor, City of South Amboy, 2013
  • Proclamation, Township of Manalapan, 2012
  • Major League Football (MLF) Training Staff of the Year, 2011
  • Association of New Jersey Chiropractors Special Service Award, 2006/2009
  • American Chiropractic Association “Sports Chiropractor of the Year,” 2006
  • Proclamation, Township of Old Bridge, 2006
  • Joint Legislative Resolution, Senate and General Assembly, State of New Jersey, 2006
  • Proclamation, Governor of New Jersey, 2002
  • Proclamation, Mayor of Old Bridge, 2002
  • New Jersey Chiropractic Society Sports Council Sports Chiropractor of the Year, 2002
  • Certificate of Recognition, Senator Vincent J. Gentile, July 27, 2000
  • Citation, City Council of New York City, 2000
  • Citation, New York State Assembly, 2000
  • New Jersey Chiropractic Society Distinguished Service Award, May 1997
  • Pro Sport Outstanding Service Award, 1997 to 2001
  • New Jersey Chiropractic Society Certification of Appreciation, 1994
  • National Directory of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 1994
  • Recipient, Wrangler Sports Chiropractic First Frontier Circuit Doctor of the Year Award, 1993
  • Recipient of numerous awards from various civic, fraternal, and service organizations


  • Member, United States Olympic Committee, Sports Medicine Society
  • Member, American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • Member, American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injury
  • Member, Federation Internationale de Chiropractique Sportive
  • Member, Association of New Jersey Chiropractors
  • Member, New Jersey Chiropractic Sports Council
  • Member, New Jersey State First Aid Council
  • Member, Pro Sport Chiropractic


  • Volunteer, Ground Zero, September 2001
  • Board of Directors, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2001 to 2005
  • Board of Directors, United States Sports Chiropractic Federation 2000-2010
  • Executive Committee, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 2001 to 2005
  • President, New Jersey Chiropractic Society Sports Council, 1997 to 2000
  • Vice President, New Jersey Chiropractic Society Sports Council, 1995 to 1997
  • ACA Sports Council, State Event Coordinator, 1997 to 2001
  • President, Old Bridge/Sayreville Rotary Club, 1994 to 1995
  • Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America, 1983 to Present
  • Member, Old Bridge Youth Guidance Council, 1984 to 1987
  • Member, Old Bridge Recreation Center Renovation Committee
  • Central Jersey-Hudson River BBYO Adult Board of Directors


  • Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Personal Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Extremity Adjusting
  • X-Ray Study of Spinal Disorders
  • Industrial injury and Rehabilitation
  • Hospital Protocols
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis Determination Procedures
  • Pediatrics
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