If you’re like most people, your life’s track has been altered in some way due to an injury.

Whether it be an accident, overload or overuse, it happens. You may feel confused, and may very well have accepted that your current symptoms are your “new normal”.


It doesn’t have to be your “new normal”.

YOU get to determine how your injury defines you.

Helping individuals manage their complaints and reach a higher and greater “new normal” is what fuels us. Our goal is not only to get you back to doing whatever it is you want to do, but to give you tools to recover, gain strength and live your life on your own terms.

Climb Chiropractic Sports Health was created to educate and empower our community towards successful treatment outcomes in a comfortable and energetic setting, where health, wellness and community can come together in downtown Utica, NY.



Dr. Nick Aunkst received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology in 2009 from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, he was a full-time Personal Trainer and a Corporate Health and Wellness Adviser in Pittsburgh, PA. It was at this time that Dr. Aunkst found a true passion for health, wellness, and helping others achieve their goals.

Dr. Moody received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Upstate Medical University, and continued on to graduate as a member of Phi Chi Omega Honor Society from the New York Chiropractic College, with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. During her clinical rotations, Dr. Moody was hand selected from a group of her peers to serve as the Student Remote Chiropractic Clerk at the Rochester, NY Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital. She went on to finish her clinical rotations as the first ever selected Chiropractic extern at the Pittsburgh, PA VA.


We’re proud to have a team of highly-qualified and caring professionals on staff at Climb. No matter which services you’re receiving from our staff – you’re in good hands.



Sarah Stevener






Therapy Techniques and Methods


“Active Release Technique”

Commonly referred to as the gold standard soft tissue treatment, A.R.T. is used  universally by professional sports teams and athletes. A.R.T. focuses on breaking myofascial adhesions to increase muscle pliability and range of motion


“Functional and Kinematic Treatment with Rehabilitation.”

Consisting of movement based treatment techniques, along with instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizations, F.A.K.T.R works by mobilizing joints and soft tissues, while improving range of motion, strength and endurance.

Chiropractic Care

Consisting mainly of manual mobilizations and manipulation of joints, chiropractic care works by restoring ranges of motion to joints and reducing pain. Evaluating, mobilizing and manipulating joints and regions has been shown to decrease overall injury length and pain severity.

Functional Rehabilitation

Movement is life. It is essential to move, but just as important to move right for you. Functional Rehabilitation programs will address faulty regions of movement and work to build strength, flexibility or endurance to return to your activity of choice.

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RockTape Certified
Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab
FMT Certified
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American Chiropractic Association

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Our Location

421 Broad St Suite 4,
Utica, NY 13501