About Dr. Michael A. Capogna

Dr. Michael A. Capogna is a chiropractor who grew up in North Massapequa. During his summer breaks from college, he worked with his father in construction where he severely injured his lower back. A chiropractor was the only doctor able to relieve his pain and get him back on his feet. This sparked his interest in the field. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York and continued his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he graduated with honors in 1991.

Upon graduation, Dr. Capogna worked as an associate doctor for three years. He then opened his own practice in Wantagh in 1994 after a complete renovation of his location at 3094 North Jerusalem Road.

Dr. Capogna is a Life Member of the Wantagh Fire Department Company 2 where he served as an emergency medical technician from 1995 - 2005. During his time with the department, Dr. Capogna held the positions of Trustee of Company 2, Lieutenant of Rescue 2 and was in charge of research and development of new ambulance equipment. As Fire Medic, he received many awards, including The Nassau Regional EMS Provider of the Year in 1999 and the Commissioners Award from the Nassau County Police Department in 2001. Dr. Capogna has a son, John, who lives in California. In his spare time, Dr. Capogna enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and aviation.

Dr. Capogna is a member of NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Chiropractic Collaborative program where he provides coordinated patient care, education and outreach to patients in need of both medical and chiropractic care.

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Chiropractic Collaborative program


  • Doctor of Chiropractic
    Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
  • Chiropractic National Board Certification
    Parts I, II, III including physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    St. John's University, Jamaica, New York
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Defibrillation
    Fire-Police Academy at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York

Seminars and Training

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: The Knee, Hip and Pelvis
  • Clinical Examination & Treatment of Muscle Dysfunction
  • Certification in Primary Integrated Spine Care
  • Current Interventional Pain Management
  • MRI Interpretation of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine
  • Neurological Surgery and Chiropractic Practice
  • Dr. Erhardt's X-Ray Pathology (100 hours)
  • Clinical Aspects of Chiropractic Neurology
  • Low Back Pain Diagnosis and Management
  • Dr. Goble's Pediatric Seminar
  • Dr. Mally's Clinical Symposium Evaluation and Treatment of Extremities and Sports Injuries
  • Acupuncture Seminar
  • Dietary Considerations in Mental Illness
  • Best Practice Application of Treatment Goals and Active Care Components
  • The Chiropractic/Neurological Examination
  • Nutritional Considerations in Health and Disease
  • Coursework/Training in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • Clinical Neurology: Headaches, Dizziness and Disc Disease

Employment Experience

  • Capogna Chiropractic Center (established 1994), Wantagh, New York
    Self-employed solo practitioner
  • Eric Piesnikowski, D.C., Wantagh, New York
    Associate Doctor
  • Suffolk Chiropractic Center, Brentwood, New York
    Exam Doctor
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
    Clinic Unit Assistant
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa
    Emergency Procedures Instructor


  • Licensed Chiropractor
    New York - No. X006995
  • Licensed Chiropractor
    Pennsylvania - No. DC-004770-L
  • Licensed Chiropractor
    New Hampshire - No. 088-0492A
  • Licensed Chiropractor
    Massachusetts - No. DC-1711
  • American Heart Association
    Certified BLS Instructor
  • American Red Cross
    Certified Back Injury Prevention Instructor
  • Southeast Back Institute Certificate
    of Advanced Proficiency in Clinical Sciences

Society Memberships

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • New York State Chiropractic Association
  • Foundation for Chiropractic Education & Research
  • ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics


  • Physical Examination
    1990, Capogna & Winchip
  • Emergency Procedures
    1991, Capogna & Kneeland


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Friendly Staff Members

25 Years



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